1. Bowrider Charter in Kaiapoi, New Zealand
  2. Bowrider Charter in Kaiapoi, New Zealand
  3. Bowrider Charter in Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Bowrider Charter in Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Welcome to Jet Thrills Christchurch Shallow twisting streams, Turquoise blue water, North-west arch, Swaying broom, the mighty Waimakariri has it all, and since 1984 Jet Thrills have been showing  thousands of international and local passengers what Jet Boating is all about! Jet Boating is a truly unique way of seeing the lower Waimakariri’s braided river system which is constantly changing and ever challenging. Jet Thrills’ experienced drivers, speed and spin in places sometimes only centimetres deep. Our fleet of Hamilton Jet boats make easy work of the swift flowing river as it rushes from the Southern Alps to the sea. PRICES - Adult - $120.00 - Adult with City Transfer - $140.00 - Child - $90.00 - Child with City Transfer - $110.00 - Family Pass 2A up to 3C - $380.00 - Family Pass with City Transfer - $480.00 BRAIDED BLAST Tours - Ex riverAdult $90.00 Child $65.00 - With city transferAdult $110.00 Child $85.00 BLAST PLUS - Ex riverAdult $120.00 Child $  90.00 - With city transferAdult $140.00 Child $110.00  

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
8 guests
Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs


Jet boating began in New Zealand in 1954 among the small streams and channels of the Waimakariri, a river famous throughout the country, for its difficult technical nature, changing moods and shifting channels. The Waimakariri River starts in the Southern Alps and meanders for 126 kilometres all the way to the sea. In a jet boat it only takes 3 hours to cover this distance. This unique river craft is able to skim over shallow streams only centimetres deep and turn in its own length – also known as the 360ᵒ spin. Since 1984 Jet Thrills’ skilled MSA qualified drivers have been showing thousands of overseas visitors and locals alike just what a jet boat can do!

Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Wheel steering
  • Fuel type: Diesel

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 5 days prior.

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