Jet Boat Ride +Scenic Helicopter Flight
LAND ON THE REMARKABLES MOUNTAIN RANGE
Discover the best views in town with our great saving, high flying combo. Begin your day on our adrenaline fuelled Jet boat ride and then take to the skies on an incredible scenic Helicopter flight over Queenstown with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. You’ll land 5,000 feet above sea level on the Remarkables spur. There is no better way to experience Queenstown’s stunning scenery.
With KJet the world’s first Jet boat company, you get twice the fun on two rivers, travelling at speeds of 95kph in channels less than 5cm deep in some places. Throw in a few 360° spins, and the fastest meanest Jet boats in town, this is one trip you don’t want to miss.
Price includes KJet Experience, Scenic Helicopter Flight + Underwater ObservatoryBOOK NOW
Please specify weight for all passengers, this is mandatory under Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand regulations*
- SAVE $61 when you book our Remarkable Flyer Combo
- 60 minute Jet boat ride in Queenstown
- Helicopter landing on The Remarkables mountain range
- Scenic helicopter flight over Queenstown
- FREE entry to Queenstown Underwater Observatory
- Great savings – SAVE $61 with our combo deal
This trip departs daily at 2pm and returns at 4pm. Please note this combo does not operate on Christmas Day.
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Only KJet offers over 60 minutes of unforgettable thrills, spins and exhilaration across three waterways in one of the world’s most stunning locations.
KJet Jet boat trip
Q. What should I wear on the 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 forgot to bring your sunglasses, (or goggles in winter) sunscreen, as well as hats and gloves in winter months. Please ensure your little ones are dressed especially warm.
Q. Can I take my bags on the boat?
A. We have complimentary storage for your belongings. There is limited storage available so please keep in mind we can only store handbags and small backpacks.
Q. Can I take my camera on the 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 boat?
A. Part of the fun with Jet boating is the spray and drama! We provide full length spray jackets (with hoods) to wear under your life jacket so you will be kept mostly dry and warm. If you are really worried about getting wet then please request to our staff that you sit 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.
Q. Where do children/infants sit?
A. Because we don't have height or weight restrictions, the decision on whether the child can sit independently or sit on a guardians lap is subject to KJet staff discretion at the time of check-in. When sitting on a guardian's lap, the guardians arms must be wrapped around the child, holding on to the handrail to help secure the child during the trip especially when the boat spins. The guardian has more control seated like this as opposed to the child sitting beside other passengers where there is more chance of movement during spins. As well as the safety aspect, small children can see more during the trip in the elevated position of sitting on a knee.
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 I Jet boat in the winter?
A. Absolutely! We also have heated hand-rails to keep your hands toasty and warm.
Q. What type of helicopters do you fly and how many passengers can they carry?
A. Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters own a fleet of Airbus AS350 Squirrels. These carry a total of 6 passengers plus the pilot, 2 seats are located in the front and 4 along the back.
Q. Where do infants sit?
A. For small infants we provide extra lap belts so that infants are restrained as well as child sized headphones which aren’t connected to the internal PA system so you don’t need to worry about other passengers hearing them if they cry. There is no minimum age to fly and we find that toddlers and babies are very comfortable flying – very often they just fall asleep!
Q. Do you have a maximum passenger weight?
A. No, however for the purpose of aircraft weight and balance and in accordance with Civil Aviation Authority standard, we require all individual passenger weights at the time of booking. Passengers will be weighed again upon check-in to ensure we have accurate weights of all passengers.
Q. What happens if our flight is cancelled or postponed due to weather?
A. If your flight is cancelled due to weather and you are not able to reschedule we offer a full refund for the helicopter portion. Weather plays a big part in what we do and unfortunately none of us have figured out how to control it yet!
Q. How long do you land on the Remarkables Mountain Range?
A. Each landing usually lasts for about 10 minutes which is plenty of time to snap a few photos. The helicopter will not be shut off during the landing.
Q. I have a keen interest in photography, can I reserve a front seat so that I can get good shots from the helicopter?
A. We never like to guarantee the front seat because seating allocation is at the discretion of the pilot who must consider weight and balance for helicopter safety. Because every scenic flight has a landing, there is the opportunity to change the seating arrangements part way through the flight. This makes it fairer for all passengers, giving everyone an opportunity of a front seat or window seat.