Jet boating excursions on the Waimakariri river

Jet boating excursions on the Waimakariri river

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Duration: from 20 min to 1 hr
  • Cancellation policy: 
    super flexible FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity.
  • Meeting point: Offer n° 1
    Canyon Safaris: 651 Rubicon Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand
    Offer n° 2, 3
    Braided Shallows: The Jet Boat launching ramp under the Highway 1 Bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, New Zealand - park entrance: 1 Main North Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7691, New Zealand
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

AN EXPERIENCE- MORE THAN JUST A RIDE!

THRILLING HAMILTON JET SPINS OR ARMCHAIR AIRBOAT CRUISING

Experience, excitement, scenery, and commentary, with Alpine Jet Thrills on the Waimakariri River. This diverse river runs from the mountains to the sea and Alpine Jet Thrills have a departure point at both ends.

You can choose between two categories:

Their “Canyon Safaris” Tours depart close to Springfield just one hour west of Christchurch in the spectacular canyon that runs through the foothills of the Southern Alps. Join the Canyon Safari here. 

Their “Braided Shallows” Tours depart from the Waimakariri Regional Park just 20 minutes north of Christchurch. Enjoy spins and speed in the shallow braided section of this amazing river. Join the Braided Blast and AirBoat here. 

Share the guides' passion for jet boating and New Zealand rivers. A must do when in Canterbury!

 

Offers

1
Canyon Safari

60 minutes of true New Zealand jet boating, giving you enough time to take it all in.

This activity includes:
- Full commentary
- Breathtaking alpine scenery
- Hamilton spins
- Great photo opportunities

Activity requirements

Children aged 5 – 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-schoolers aged 2 - 4 go for free and must be accompanied by an adult.

Pregnant women are advised not to partake in jet boating.

People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Special terms

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.

The jet boats have heated handrails for cooler days.

Minimum of 2 people is required for this activity.

Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothing adapted to the weather conditions
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen - especially in the summer months
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 1 hr
Minimum Age: minimum 2 y/o
Meeting point:
Offer n° 1
Canyon Safaris: 651 Rubicon Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand
Offer n° 2, 3
Braided Shallows: The Jet Boat launching ramp under the Highway 1 Bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, New Zealand - park entrance: 1 Main North Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7691, New Zealand
Included:
  • Spray jackets
  • Beanie hats and gloves
  • All safety equipment. Due to COVID it’s best if you bring your own jackets hats and gloves however we do have them available if you forget.
2
Braided Blast

You will enjoy a 20-minute tour of jet boating on the Braided Shallows of one of New Zealand's most challenging and exciting rivers!

Experience the thrills that only jet boating can offer!

This activity includes:
- Full commentary
- Hamilton spins
- Great photo opportunities of the Waimakariri River

Activity requirements

Children aged 5 – 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-schoolers aged 2 - 4 go for free and must be accompanied by an adult.

Pregnant women are advised not to partake in jet boating.

People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Special terms

Passengers are thoroughly briefed on safety requirements prior to all departures.

Boarding is via a 30-foot portable jetty complete with handrails.

The jet boats have heated handrails for cooler days.

Minimum of 2 people is required for this activity.

Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothing adapted to the weather conditions
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen - especially in the summer months
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 20 min
Minimum Age: minimum 2 y/o
Meeting point:
Offer n° 1
Canyon Safaris: 651 Rubicon Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand
Offer n° 2, 3
Braided Shallows: The Jet Boat launching ramp under the Highway 1 Bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, New Zealand - park entrance: 1 Main North Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7691, New Zealand
Included:
  • Spray jackets
  • Beanie hats and gloves
  • All safety equipment. Due to COVID it’s best if you bring your own jackets hats and gloves however we do have them available if you forget.
3
Air Blast

Experience the sensation of skimming over wet stones in a genuine American style airboat in Air Force 2. The only Airboat in New Zealand!

Activity requirements

Children aged 5 – 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-schoolers aged 2 - 4 go for free and must be accompanied by an adult.

Pregnant women are advised not to partake in jet boating.

People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Special terms

Passengers are thoroughly briefed on safety requirements prior to all departures.

Boarding is via a 30-foot portable jetty complete with handrails.

The jet boats have heated handrails for cooler days.

Minimum of 2 people is required for this activity.

Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothing adapted to the weather conditions
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen - especially in the summer months
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 20 min
Minimum Age: minimum 2 y/o
Meeting point:
Offer n° 1
Canyon Safaris: 651 Rubicon Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand
Offer n° 2, 3
Braided Shallows: The Jet Boat launching ramp under the Highway 1 Bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, New Zealand - park entrance: 1 Main North Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7691, New Zealand
Included:
  • Spray jackets
  • Beanie hats and gloves
  • All safety equipment. Due to COVID it’s best if you bring your own jackets hats and gloves however we do have them available if you forget.

Meeting point

Offer n° 1
Canyon Safaris: 651 Rubicon Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand
Offer n° 2, 3
Braided Shallows: The Jet Boat launching ramp under the Highway 1 Bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, New Zealand - park entrance: 1 Main North Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7691, New Zealand

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What a Blast!
  • 5 / 5
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Great view! Great ride! Wonderful experience!

Jet Blast Review
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Jet boating on the Waimakariri River

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