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You will sail over 10 cm depth, along the Shotover River and deeply into the Shotover River Canyons.
You will sail over 10 cm depth, along the Shotover River and deeply into the Shotover River Canyon. It' an astonishing whitewater rafting trip as the Shotover Canyon cliffs rise above you, your experienced rider puts his ultra-modern Big Red Jet Boot to the test. With 85 km/h he skilfully whips the mighty ship past cliffs, glides through rocks and rocks and races through the tragic and tight gorges.
Rocks are blurred in your periphery and the splashes of whitewater with every turn. Big Red was build here in Queenstown and was developed especially for the Shotover River Canyons. Two Hamilton 212 jet engines deliver 760 liters of clean air per second for drive, guidance and controls.
Combining style and configurations, this exclusive feature means that Big Red can sail up to 85 km/h in just 10 cm of clear waters and rotate 360°, something no other Jetboat in the world can do. At the bottom of the vessel, two nozzle assemblies with inner propulsion systems are used to pressurize the sea and expel the sea air through two jets at the stern with almost 400 liters of air per second per nozzle assembly.
It is the power of this sea that drives the jet boat. The control is carried out by turning the jet jets, which change the jet stream from the stern of the jet boat. Leave 1. 5 h Queenstown behind, 25 min on the sea for your jet boat trip.
The Big Red Jet boats run for up to 15 min and are in daily use (if the meteorological and fluvial circumstances allow it), except at Christmas. Free shuttle buses leave up to 15 min from the information centre'The Station' (corner of Camp and Shotover Street). On-site photo services and'jet cam' videos of your boat will record your experiences and photographs and videos of your journey will be available to you immediately after your journey without commitment.
It is strongly advised to wear hot clothing, a coat, cap and mittens in cold weather (although the handrails of the jet boats are heated). The use of manual camcorders and videocameras on board the Jet Boats is not allowed for security purposes.