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Waiatoto River Safari
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New Zealand’s only Jet Boat tour to take you from the Ocean to the Alps – within a UNESCO World Heritage Area

Our family owned and operated business is rated as one of the best boat tours in NZ by Lonely Planet.
Take a jet boat safari on the Waiatoto River where the jet boat is the form of transport allowing us to go up a remote backcountry river that would have previously taken several days.

When you take our tour you arrive as acquaintances and leave as friends.
The tour is ideal for all ages, including families and is situated between Queenstown/Wanaka and the Glaciers. We are often told we are the most outstanding tour for extreme value for money.

What to expect

This is a premier Jet boat tour of between 2.25 to 2.5 hours including an optional forest stroll. Wander through 1000 year old Beech forest and learn about the pioneers that worked this land.
The Ocean to Alps Jet Boat Tour is simply a must do when planning your West Coast Activities.

There are ample photo and commentary stops on your journey up the river. What makes this journey so special is that the scenery changes around every corner of the river. Wayne is deeply passionate and knowledgable on the West Coast area from his previous life as a commercial pilot and from his time spent on the river. As he says, it is a different experience even for him each time he boats the river.

Established 1997, our tour is suitable for all ages from baby to grandparents and is a must do when deciding on your West Coast activities.

Summer departures – 1 Nov to April 2nd: 10am, 1pm, daily. 4pm from December 25.
Winter: 11am daily
Due to popularity, we highly recommend to book your seat before arriving, as you may miss out on your preferred departure time.

Price Range
$139.00 to $199.00