- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesEnglish
- Duration15 min
- Opening seasons:
Are you ready to take on an 18ft shark?! Meet Hydro Attack – The ultimate blend of shark and machine.
Operating from the berth in central Queenstown, Hydro Attack will take you on an adrenaline-packed tour of stunning Lake Wakatipu. Hydro Attack is the world’s first tour operator of this unique submersible watercraft.
Get your aquabatic adrenaline fix!
Experience the ride of your life as the boat’s 260hp supercharged engine accelerates from 0 to 80 kilometres per hour in 3.9 seconds. Throw in leaps of up to 18 feet out of the water, dives up to 5 feet below the water, a low centre of gravity, 90 degree barrel rolls and a few doughnuts and you’re on a heart-pumping roller-coaster ride.
It’s all about you!
Sit back in the state of the art, pneumatic-sealed cockpit and get ready to feel the G-forces as Hydro Attack’s friendly and highly skilled drivers give you on an adventure you’ll never forget. Hydro Attack can make your personalised one-on-one trip as mild or wild as you like. Push your limits flying above or below the crystal clear waters.
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement
3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
You'll spend 15 minutes on and in the water. Please make sure you check in 15 minutes before your departure time and allow up to 30 minutes for the whole experience.
Departs from: Hydro Attack operates from the Lapsley Butson Wharf on the Queenstown Lakefront.
Check in at the kiosk in front of Patagonia Chocolates by Earnslaw Park.
They don’t provide accommodation pickups.Activity requirements
There is a height restriction of 193cm (6ft 4'') and weight restriction of 110kg (240lbs or 17 stone). If you are around this height or weight, you are encouraged to come down to the operating berth prior to booking, so one of the team can assess whether you’ll be comfortable in the craft.Special terms
Weather check: Trips are weather dependent - Hydro Attack’s operation can be affected by high swell on the lake, heavy rain or stormy conditions and Hydro Attack reserves the right to modify trip times and cancel trips for safety reasons. Please call Hydro Attack an hour before your check-in time for a weather check.
Why choose Hydro Attack?
Hydro Attack Queenstown is the first company in the world to offer commercial rides in the Seabreacher X Watercraft. Millions of people have watched Youtube videos of this unique craft and now you have the opportunity to take a ride in one and experience the thrill of diving and leaping in Lake Wakatipu for yourself! A ride in Hydro Attack is a one-on-one experience so the professional drivers can adjust their tour to be as wild or as mild as you want. It truly is an experience like no other.
Where do your trips go?
You’ll start the trip by cruising out of Queenstown Bay. Once you’re past the marker, the driver gives a run-down of which area of the lake you’ll be heading to based on the current lake conditions.
Will I get wet?
The inflatable aircraft seal and thick acrylic canopy keeps the cockpit protected from the water and the weather, making Hydro Attack a great winter adrenaline activity. As this is a water-based activity there is the potential at times to get a small bit of spray or damp feet, but nothing to worry about. Wet weather gear isn’t required to be worn in the craft, only the streamlined life jacket that is provided.
Can I drive?
Currently Hydro Attack only offers passenger rides. Due to the boat availability and the technicality of the machine’s controls they don’t offer a self-drive option.
Is there a minimum age?
Yes, the minimum age is 6 years old and a parent or guardian must check in with any child under 16 years old to sign a consent form. If you’re booking a trip for your child please note that the trip is one on one so it’s only suitable for kids who are confident away from their parents.
Can I ride in Hydro Attack if I have an injury?
If you have any specific medical condition including a break or fracture or if you suffer from back or neck problems please advise at time of booking so a team member can assess and advise whether the trip is recommended. Unfortunately if you’re pregnant or have a serious heart condition it is not advise that you ride in Hydro Attack.
How fast can the Hydro Attack Seabreacher X watercraft go?
The X Model is capable of 43 knots (80 km/h) on the surface and 22 knots (40km/h) under water.
Where can I put my belongings?
There are canvas bags to hold your belongings inside the booking kiosk while you take your trip.
- Life jackets
- For safety reasons, the use of handheld personal cameras and video cameras are not permitted aboard
- Eyewear (sunglasses / glasses) optional
- Loose comfortable clothing particularly loose trousers or shorts