About Alpine Jet

The company of Alpine Jet has been privately owned and operated since 1989 when the unique New Zealand jet boating tour was established. Alpine Jet has proven itself as a leader in the industry and is proud to deliver an exciting, safe and personal New Zealand jet boating tour adventure to tourists and visitors who come to experience an untouched part of New Zealand: the breathtaking Waimakariri River canyon!

We have a history of 100% safe and reliable service in the tourist industry. Our friendly and professional staff provide high standards of safety and service to all passengers.

quality endorsed visitor attraction

Alpine Jet is recognised as one of New Zealand's leading tourism businesses by being licensed to carry the Qualmark™ - New Zealand Tourism's official mark of quality. The endorsement reassures potential visitors that we are good operators and that we are going to look after them. We think it is important that visitors have these official and independent benchmarks to refer to when they are making decisions about how to spend their time and money.

We hope you will enjoy your New Zealand jet boating tour with us and we give you our assurance that you will be in the best equipment available and the jet boat drivers you will meet are the best in the industry.

Every one of our New Zealand jet boating tours carries our personal guarantee of delivering a unique, safe, exciting and personal adventure.

The Waimakariri River, or the Waimak as it is called by the locals, was named by a native New Zealand Maori tribe meaning "Cold Water". The Waimak travels a total distance of 126 kilometres - from its birthplace in the rugged Southern Alps through steep rock faces and thick native forest out to the Pacific Ocean. The crystal clear waters of the river often allow views of the salmon and rainbow/brown trout. The Waimak is one of the most jet boated rivers in New Zealand and you will quickly understand why, as the spectacular scenery unfolds before you.alpine jet spray

The world famous Tranz Alpine™ rail line runs atop the Waimakariri River canyon walls parallel to the river. The Tranz Alpine™ train tour is awarded one of the top six rail journeys in the world.

Although river jet boating is an exciting activity, ample time is allowed for you to simply relax and enjoy the magnificent surroundings. The jet boat driver's commentary and many great photo opportunities will fulfill your New Zealand jet boating experience!

We are looking forward to giving you the highlight of your New Zealand vacation!

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What others are saying

"Brilliant day out"

Hospitality and professional service. What a great time we had. Such beautiful scenery. Very exciting on the water. Lunch was beautiful. Very typical Kiwi hospitality. Loved it. Well worth the money and time.

Brilliant day out Trip Advisor

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 30 March 2016
Sue N Melton, Australia

"“Don't miss this adventure!”"

Our first jet boat experience - truly amazing and thrilling experience! We had a wonderful time on a beautiful day. Our driver was fun and pointed out many interesting points during the brief stops along the way! The jet boat experience was part of an excursion booked through our cruise and exceeded our expectations!

“Don't miss this adventure!” Trip Advisor

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 29 March 2016
RoadWarrior876 Mechanicsburg, PA


I absolutely loved the trip. Beautiful weather, clear blue water, the gorge is just beautiful to look at ... You are sitting in a really fast boat .. What could be better?

Amazing Trip Advisor

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 5 May 2016
Sarah D Kassel, Germany