Safety

Alpine Jet Thrills has a history of 100% safe and reliable operation for New Zealand jet boating. Please relax in the knowledge that all our drivers are trained to the high standards set by the Maritime New Zealand and Qualmark™ and our jet boats undergo annual safety audits by Maritime New Zealand. All Alpine Jet Thrills boat drivers complete 100 hours of New Zealand jet boat driving before carrying passengers and they undertake regular assessment by a senior driver. All drivers are qualified for emergency first aid.

The minimum age is 2 years old, children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking. The gorge is a confined area and often large pressure waves appear. Passengers are thoroughly briefed on safety requirements prior to all departures. Boarding is via a 30 foot portable jetty complete with handrails.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: 100% refund if we cancel due to weather or river conditions being unsuitable. If possible we will re-scheduled your booking for any other suitable day. Please note that less than 1% of scheduled jet boat departures are cancelled due to adverse river/weather conditions. Please confirm your booking on the morning of your tour. Should you not turn up only 50% of your payment will be refunded unless you have made contact with us within a reasonable time prior to your departure.

 

 


What others are saying

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"Truly awesome; one for the memory box"

We booked this from the UK not quite knowing what to expect and were blown away by the experience, definitely one for the memory box.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Paul, he was not only our driver but also owner of the company. He was charming, personable, knowledgeable and clearly very experienced, he knew the river like the back of his hand as he barely took his foot off the throttle for the whole time, he even stopped off for tea and biscuits at the half way point; how civilised!!
I would thoroughly recommend Alpine Jet Thrills to anyone looking for an exciting jet boat experience.

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 28 February 2018
CDJDorset_UK Dorset, UK

"So much fun!"

Our expert driver Greg took us up into the gorge and it was awesome. The kids loved it, especially the 360 degree spins! I’ve paddled the river a few times but it’s great to see it all from a different angle. Thanks to Paul for your recommendation. We’d love to come back and do the longer version.

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 26 August 2018
MP1234 From London