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JET BOAT THE MIGHTY
CLUTHA RIVER

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Experience one of New Zealand’s most iconic adventure activities in one of the worlds most beautiful landscapes. Marvel at the power and remarkable manoeuvrability of New Zealand’s famous jet boat.

LAKE WANAKA JET BOAT

Come experience a unique combination of beauty and speed, discover our waterways like never before, merging pristine landscape and nature with world renowned jet boat speed and action.

Lakeland takes you on a thrilling 60 minute Jet boat ride; racing across Lake Wanaka and down NZ largest river; the Clutha River famous for its scenery, gold-rush history, and swift turquoise waters. Travel at speed navigating through shallow water and over giant pressure waves, speeding past overhanging trees and of course, what  jet boat ride wouldn’t be complete without the iconic Hamilton Spin!

Enjoy photo opportunities of our unique landscape not to be missed plus get stories from your guide about our lands and our history.
This is an adventure for most so come and experience the iconic NZ Jet boat right in the heart of beautiful Wanaka. Check out our specials page for awesome deals, and come ride with us!

Adults $129

Children $75
(4 - 15 years)

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $329
Minimum Age

The minimum age to ride our Jet Boats is 4 years. We are able to lower this age for private group bookings

Commentary

All our Jet Boat tours include commentary about the region's history and our waterways ecosystems

Duration

Your tour is made of 60 minutes across Lake Wanaka and on the Clutha River. Please allow 90 minutes for the full experience

Capacity

Each of our Jet Boats is design to carry a maximum of 10 passengers; this allows us to maximise thrills whilst keeping our tours personal

Before you arrive

Departure Point:

The Wanaka Wharf 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Please check-in 15 minutes prior to departure at our Lakeland Wanaka beachfront trailer

We provide:

  • 60 minute thrilling ride
  • Historical and ecological commentary
  • Life Jackets
  • Storage for smaller items
  • World famous scenery

What to bring

  • Sunglasses (recommended all year round)
  • Cameras (especially phones), as there will be opportunities for photos - however all electronics are carried at your own risk  
  • Dress for the weather - when in doubt, please bring extra layers

No Availability?

If there is no availability online and that is the only time you can go, please join the waitlist or get in touch by email or phone and we will do our best to try and let you know of any cancellations or if we can accommodate in any other way.

WHY EXPLORE WITH
LAKELAND WANAKA?

WE LIVE, SLEEP AND BREATH LAKELAND WANAKA.

For us, the aim is quite simple – to share our love of the water and the astounding beauty of the region with our visitors. We are 100% locally owned and operated; our team are passionate experts with an absolute love for their jobs, a passion for the outdoors and water, picked for their personalities and a want to share why we love what we do. On top of this, the health and safety of you is our number 1 priority; our guides are put through rigorous training programs ensuring all our guides are competent and confident to provide the best experience to you each and every time.

Lake Wanaka provides the perfect setting – a popular kiwi holiday destination, with world renowned mountain scenery from a picture-perfect lake. The view from the shore is only a snap shot of what is out there to see. The silence when you get out on the lake is breath-taking, the beauty; mind blowing, and the space to play; uninhibited. Come and visit us right by the lake in the centre of town, we are proud to share the beauty of lake Wanaka with you and have fun while we do it.

Why Us?

We are proud to have been sharing our adventures with visitors to the Wanaka region for over 50 years and our goal has never changed – to deliver outstanding personalised experiences.

We understand that each person is different and not everyone wants the same adventures; that’s why we pride ourselves on being your one stop adventure shop with a range of activities from relaxing scenic outings to high adrenaline experiences. All leaving right from the waterfront in the centre of town, we have something to do for everyone

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THE STAFF ALONE SET THIS JET BOAT APART

Jeremiah really knows his stuff when it comes to Lake Wanaka, the surrounding areas and the history. Seeing the lake from the shoreline can’t beat this thrill of a boat ride around the lake and onto the gorgeous turquoise blue water show of the Clutha River- I would recommend it to anybody visiting Wanaka!"

AMBERP03 - Trip Advisor - 12/4/2020

THEY WORK WITH SMALLER GROUPS FOR MORE PERSONALISED TRIPS

The trip takes you along a beautiful river with a lot of hidden treasures and history. I would recommend them if you want to experience a unique Jet boat ride in New Zealand!"

ERWAN C - Trip Advisor - 12/4/2020

FIRST TIME ON A JET SKI AND IT WAS GREAT.

Very easy to operate, but exciting to ride on. We went out onto Lake Wanaka and visited one of the bigger islands, where the guide gave us an explanation about the history. We were free to experiment on the jet ski and try different moves, as well as going fast! Well worth doing, and am thinking about getting one myself now!"

FORD GP - Trip Advisor - 12/4/2020

BEAUTIFUL LOW KEY WAY TO SEE THE LAKE.

We paddled slowly around the shoreline to waterfall creek and back with lots of time to stop along the way."

KYLIE O- Trip Advisor - 12/4/2020

THE BOAT WAS FAST, THE RIVER WAS BEAUTIFUL.

We learned a ton about the area during this ride, amidst the thrills. The Clutha is not a narrow-gorge river, so the excitement comes from running rapids and close to smooth-beach shorelines, as well as the gorgeous water itself. A full hour on the water, super-chill, with a terrific explanation of area history, the boat itself and its workings, and the river. Both fascinating and adrenaline pumping."

DOUG D - Trip Advisor - 12/4/2020

BY FAR THE BEST PART OF OUR TRIP TO WANAKA

Jeremiah was a fantastic guide taking us to some beautiful parts of the lake that you wouldn't see any other way, all while having great fun on the jet skis on the way!!"

JOHN M- Trip Advisor - 12/4/2020

FAQ

What should I wear on the Jet Boat?

We suggest you dress to the conditions, be mindful that there may be a windchill. In the winter dress as though you are going skiing. Make sure you are wearing sunscreen and sunglasses can also be worn if you like. Sun hats may fly off if they are not tightly secured to your head!

Will I get wet?

There is a possibility that you may get slightly wet during the “Hamilton spins”, ask our driver where to sit based on your preference on how wet you want to get!

Can I take a camera?

Yes you can, there will be great photo opportunities during the journey. You will need to be able to secure your camera or phone safely while we are traveling at speed so you can hold on with both hands.

What are the age restrictions for the Jet boat?

Our minimum age is 4 years, our passengers must be able to hold onto the handrail from a seated position.

What does Lakeland Wanaka provide?

We provide life jackets, A secure place for belongings you don't want to bring on the boat. And the experience of a lifetime!

Can we go Jet boating in the winter?

Yes you can! Just dress as though you were going skiing. Bring gloves and woolly hats, and our expert drivers will do our best to keep you dry.

Can I go if I'm pregnant?

Unfortunately you cannot ride the Jet boat when pregnant.

How long is the Jet boat trip?

The approximate time you spend on the boat is  60 minutes, However we like you to arrive at the departure point on the lakefront 15 minutes before departure to allow time to get fitted for life jackets.

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