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.

What others are saying

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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