Enjoy a jet ski tour exploring all the stunning bays, islands and alpine scenery showcasing the beauty Lake Wanaka has to offer from a different perspective. Release your adrenaline driving our stylish jet skis at your own pace.


Join us on the ultimate adventure and experience the best of both worlds; combine Lake Wanaka’s natural scenery with the thrill of jet skiing.

Come alone, with your partner, family or group of friends and discover the stunning bays, hidden islands and alpine scenery of Lake Wanaka.  Feel the freedom of riding your own jet ski or buddy up as a passenger, it’s your choice.

Release your inner adrenaline as we visit the famous Wanaka Tree from a different perspective, cruise past the popular Ruby Island and discover our favourite parts of Lake Wanaka. No licenses are required and no matter your jet ski experience, Lakeland Jet Ski Tours are set up for your enjoyment whatever your skill level.

Lakeland Jet Ski Tours are the ultimate lake experience. Fun, scenery, freedom and adrenaline – all on offer with our amazing guides to show you the way. Come ride with us for one of the most entertaining and unforgettable moments of your holiday here in Wanaka.



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Driving Age

The minimum age to drive our Jet Skis is 18 years. We do have options for drivers between 16-18, if they have a passenger over 18.

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Water Confidence

You must be confident floating in the water to join our jet ski tours. They is a chance you could fall off your ski and must not panic.

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Your tour is made of 60 minutes on Lake Wanaka itself. Please allow 90 minutes for the experience as you do need to go through a safety briefing.

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We run 3 Jet Skis per tour plus our guide. Each of our Jet Skis have a maximum capacity of 2 people and a maximum combined weight of 230kgs.

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 exciting and scenic tour of Lake Wanaka
  • Historical and geographical commentary
  • Life Jackets
  • Operation instructions
  • Storage for smaller items
  • Latest Jet Skis

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  
  • Clothing that can get wet and suitable for the weather (A windbreaker or waterproof jacket is recommended on cooler days) - 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.


How old do I have to be to drive a jet ski?

To drive our jet skis you need to be 18 years of age. However if you are 16 or over plus accompanied by a guardian over the age of 18 years you can drive the Jet ski with them behind you as a passenger.

What do I wear/bring?

We suggest you wear appropriate clothing for the conditions. Be prepared for wind chill so wear long sleeves and be pre getting your feet wet. Remember to wear sunscreen. For the 3.5 hour Mou Wahu tour bring some suitable walking shoes for the 30 minute walk on the island.

How many people can go on the Jet ski tour?

Each jet ski can sit two people and there are 3 skis available for each tour so a total of six can come on the tour. 

What is the minimum age for a passenger?

Recommended 8 years old, the passenger must be able to hold on by themselves behind the driver. 

Do I need experience?

No experience is required for the jet ski Tour, ourguides will give you an induction on how to drive the Jet ski and will be withyou throughout the tour if you need any help.

Can I bring a camera?

Yes you can bring a camera, The jet ski will have a waterproof pocket to store some belongings such as a camera or phone, we can store other valuables in a secure box in the Lakeland trailer.


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Use the promo code TWICETHEFUN during the checkout process to save 20% on single Jet Skis when booking a minimum of 2 Jet Skis.


Minimum booking of 2 jet skis apply. Direct Bookings only.
Limited promo codes available. T&C's apply. Not available between 25th December and 15th January