Queenstown Lake Cruise +Jet boat ride

This combo is unavailable until 27 May 2022.


There’s no place like Queenstown and one of the best ways to experience it all is from the lake. You have the freedom of choosing when you want to travel with this great double combo, on special for $119!

Soak up the remarkable mountain views on a relaxing one hour thirty minute scenic cruise aboard the Spirit of Queenstown. Discover Lake Wakatipu’s hidden gem – Mt Nicholas, before joining KJet for an hour of power on Lake Wakatipu and the world famous Kawarau and Shotover Rivers.

Pre-purchase a wine and cheese upgrade prior to departure for an additional $22 for a glass of Akarua wine and a cheeseboard, saving $15 ($37 if purchased on the boat).

On your KJet Jet boat trip, you’ll get up to speeds of 95kph on the mighty Shotover and Kawarau Rivers, in water that’s less than 5cm deep in some places.

  • ADULT $119

  • CHILD $69

Spirit of Queenstown is currently on scheduled maintenance until 27 May 2022 and will not be operating during this time.


Conditions: Products must be booked together at the same time to receive combo deal. Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise operates daily at 1.15pm and 3.15pm Thursday - Monday. KJet operates on the hour, every day 10am - 4pm.


  • 60 minute Jet boat ride in Queenstown across three waterways
  • Real Jet boating on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers
  • 1 hour 30 minute Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise
  • Option to pre-purchase a wine and cheese upgrade on the Spirit of Queenstown


Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise: Currently on scheduled maintenance until 27 May 2022. From 27 May, departs Thursday to Monday at 1.15pm & 3.15pm.

KJet Every hour on the hour, 10am to 4pm. Leaves from Main Town Pier, Queenstown. Check in is 15 minutes before departure.


It’s not every day you get the chance to take a spin on the world’s first commercial Jet boat ride. We capture every Jet boat ride, so make sure you check out your trip photos and videos to purchase here.



KJet Jet boat trip

    Q. What should I wear on the Jet boat?

    A. For your comfort we recommend that you dress for the weather conditions on the day, keeping in mind that in our boats you will be travelling at 95kph and therefore the wind-chill can be frosty! Don’t forget to bring a waterproof jacket, your sunglasses, (or goggles in winter) sunscreen, as well as hats & gloves in winter months. Please ensure your little ones are dressed especially warm.

    Q. Can I take my bags on the Jet boat?

    A. We are able to store backpacks or handbags. We do request that you please leave your valuables at home.

    Q. Can I take my camera on the Jet boat?

    A. On our trip there are many fantastic photo opportunities so YES, we’d love you to take your camera on board to capture these moments and share them. However, your camera is taken on board at your own risk, keep in mind with Jet boating there is the risk of getting slightly wet and we need you to be able to hold on to the hand rails, especially during our 360° spins. If you need more information about this please chat to our Reservations Team and Drivers when you check-in for your trip.

    Q. Will I get wet on the Jet boat?

    A. Part of the fun with Jet boating is the spray and drama! We recommend you wear a waterproof jacket. If you are really worried about getting wet then please request to our staff that you sit in the centre seats of the boat. Please note we can’t guarantee seating.

    Q. What is your child age?

    A. Our child age is 5-14 years. Our Infant age is 2-4 years and travel for FREE with an accompanying adult, as long as they can fit a lifejacket.

    Q. What are the weight/height restrictions to ride KJet?

    A. Children – there is no height restriction to ride KJet. However, children must be able to fit into one of our life jackets. Adults – we do not have a weight restriction to ride KJet but you must be able to fit into one of our life jackets. We have a wide variety of life jackets available going up to a maximum size of 4XL.

    Q. Can I ride KJet if I am pregnant?

    A. Unfortunately, pregnant thrill-seekers are unable to ride KJet.

    Q. Can you Jet boat in the winter?

    A. Absolutely! We also have heated hand-rails to keep your hands toasty and warm.

    Q. Is it wheelchair accessible?

    A. Yes absolutely, as long as a Caregiver can help our drivers carry you down a set of stairs and assist you into the Jet boat.

Queenstown Lake Cruise

    Q. What should I bring on the Queenstown Lake Cruise?

    A. It’s a good idea to bring a warm jacket and wear comfortable, non-slip shoes. Don’t forget insect repellent, sunscreen and plenty of memory card space on your camera.

    Q. Where does the Queenstown Lake Cruise depart from?

    A. The cruise on the Spirit of Queenstown departs from the Southern Discoveries Queenstown Visitor Centre at St Omer Wharf, 110 Beach Street.

    Q. How long is the Lake Cruise?

    A. You'll be cruising on scenic Lake Wakatipu for 1.5 hours.

    Q. Can you buy food and drinks on board?

    A. Café snacks and local beer and wine from Akarua are served at the onboard café. A Gibbston Valley cheese board is available when booking Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise Wine & Cheese package.

    Q. Do you provide disabled/wheelchair access?

    A. Spirit of Queenstown has wheelchair access by ramp. There are unfortunately no wheelchair-accessible toilets onboard the vessel.



what to bring:

  • warm jacket

    warm jacket

  • casual footwear

    casual footwear

  • sunglasses


  • camera


  • Sunscreen


we provide:

  • life jacket

    life jacket