Welcome to Alpine Jet Thrills

We are the premier Canterbury and Christchurch jet boat operator.

The Waimakariri River runs from the mountains to the sea and we have a departure point at both ends of this diverse river.

Canyon Discoveries Tours and Pricing

Canyon Discoveries

Departs close to Springfield just over one hour west of Christchurch in the spectacular canyon that runs through the foothills of the Southern Alps.

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Braided Shallows Tours and Pricing

Braided Shallows

Departs from the Waimakariri Regional Park just 20 minutes north of Christchurch. Enjoy spins and speed in the shallow braided section of this amazing river.

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Spectacular 360 Hamilton Spins

New Zealand Jet Boating at its Best!


What others are saying

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"Awesome!"

We have done quite a few shotover jets before but we would rate today's session as the best! Thank you Paul, our driver, who made our journey fun and exciting. The river was a little unpredictable and we were stuck on some pebbles at one point when the water was quite low. Paul worked hard to get us out of the situation & gave us a few nice 360degrees spin! Would recommend people to try jet thrills on wamakariri river!

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 29 November 2016
Cassandra_cheng Singapore

"Well worth it"

This is a must do if you are in the area! Our pilot Greg was great! He was very friendly and awesome at explaining some of the history of jet boats, how they worked, he pointed out the highlights of the river and some of the history of the area. This was all in addition to the actual fun we had whipping up and down the river and doing 360s while we took in the stunning views. I highly recommend going for the hour trip if you can as it is well worth it. We also lucked out because we were the only people on the boat scheduled for that time.

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 11 May 2018
The_GR_Blade Grandville, Michigan