Jet boating excursions on the Waimakariri river

Jet boating excursions on the Waimakariri river

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Duration: from 30 min to 1 hr
  • Cancellation policy: 
    super flexibleFREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity.
  • Meeting point: Offer n° 1, 3
    Braided Shallows: The Jet Boat launching ramp under the Highway 1 Bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, New Zealand - park entrance: 5 Main North Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7691, New Zealand
    Offer n° 2, 4
    Canyon Discoveries: Otarama Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Experience the thrills, excitement, scenery and commentary, jet boating 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 Discoveries” Tours depart close to Springfield just over one hour west of Christchurch in the spectacular canyon that runs through the foothills of the Southern Alps. You can choose between the Adventure and Canyon Safari Tours.

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. You can choose between their Braided Blast and Blas Plus Tours.

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

 

 

Offers

1
Blast Plus tour

60 minutes of adventurous jet boating, giving you enough time to explore the constantly changing braids of the Waimakariri River and the magnificent views of the rugged Southern Alps.

This activity includes:
- Full commentary
- Breathtaking alpine scenery
- 360° 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

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
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:1 hr
Minimum Age:minimum 5 y/o
Meeting point:
Offer n° 1, 3
Braided Shallows: The Jet Boat launching ramp under the Highway 1 Bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, New Zealand - park entrance: 5 Main North Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7691, New Zealand
Offer n° 2, 4
Canyon Discoveries: Otarama Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand
Included:
  • All safety equipment
  • Spray jackets
  • Beanie hats and gloves
  • Refreshments (morning or afternoon tea)
2
Canyon safari tour

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
- 360° 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
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:1 hr
Minimum Age:minimum 5 y/o
Meeting point:
Offer n° 1, 3
Braided Shallows: The Jet Boat launching ramp under the Highway 1 Bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, New Zealand - park entrance: 5 Main North Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7691, New Zealand
Offer n° 2, 4
Canyon Discoveries: Otarama Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand
Included:
  • All safety equipment
  • Spray jackets
  • Beanie hats and gloves
3
Braided Blast tour

You will enjoy a 30-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
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:30 min
Minimum Age:minimum 5 y/o
Meeting point:
Offer n° 1, 3
Braided Shallows: The Jet Boat launching ramp under the Highway 1 Bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, New Zealand - park entrance: 5 Main North Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7691, New Zealand
Offer n° 2, 4
Canyon Discoveries: Otarama Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand
Included:
  • All safety equipment
  • Spray jackets
  • Beanie hats and gloves
4
Adventure tour

You will enjoy a 30 minute tour through the rugged foothills of the Southern Alps.

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

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
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:30 min
Minimum Age:minimum 5 y/o
Meeting point:
Offer n° 1, 3
Braided Shallows: The Jet Boat launching ramp under the Highway 1 Bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, New Zealand - park entrance: 5 Main North Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7691, New Zealand
Offer n° 2, 4
Canyon Discoveries: Otarama Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand
Included:
  • All safety equipment
  • Spray jackets
  • Beanie hats and gloves

Meeting point

Offer n° 1, 3
Braided Shallows: The Jet Boat launching ramp under the Highway 1 Bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, New Zealand - park entrance: 5 Main North Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7691, New Zealand
Offer n° 2, 4
Canyon Discoveries: Otarama Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand
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What a Blast!
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Great view! Great ride! Wonderful experience!

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Jet boating on the Waimakariri River

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