About Alpine Jet Thrills
Alpine Jet Thrills Limited is a privately owned and operated jet boating company which has been jet boating on the Waimakariri River since 1984 under various names. Alpine Jet Thrills is a proven leader in the tourism industry. Our friendly and professional staff are proud to deliver an exciting, safe and personal, New Zealand jet boating adventure to all who come to experience the wonders of the breath-taking Waimakariri River.
Alpine Jet Thrills is licensed under Qualmark™. Qualmark provides evidence that our business has been independently validated as a quality tourism business. You can relax in the knowledge that we are good operators working hard to look after you and make your experience enjoyable.
Although river jet boating is an exciting activity, ample time is allowed for you to simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. The jet boat driver's commentary and many great photo opportunities will fulfil your New Zealand jet boating experience!
The Waimakariri River, or the Waimak as it is called by the locals, was named by a native New Zealand Maori tribe and means "Cold Water". The Waimakariri River travels a total distance of 126 kilometres - from its birthplace in the rugged Southern Alps through steep rock faces and thick native forest, through the braided shallows on the Canterbury Plains, then out to the Pacific Ocean. The crystal clear waters of the river often allow views of salmon and rainbow/brown trout while the shingle beds in the river are home to nesting birds. The Waimakariri is one of the most jet boated rivers in New Zealand and you will quickly understand why, as the spectacular scenery unfolds before you.
We hope you will enjoy your New Zealand jet boating tour with us and we give you our assurance that you will be in the best equipment available and the jet boat drivers you will meet are the best in the industry.
We are looking forward to giving you the highlight of your New Zealand vacation!