These guys are so down to earth and what great senses of humour!!! They were amazing with the young kids who by the way thought it was "terrific" and "go faster" and the ride was not toned down for them. Huge hi 5 to our very witty driver Simon .... history lessons, geography lessons, movie trivia and awesome all round great host on our thrilling, flying, bouncing, very wet..... but must repeat, rapids ride. Way to go team. Thanks for a great experience.
Visited March 2017

B4446ZOsoniar - Mar 13th, 2017

Thrilling, fun and wet! Best seats were at the back if you like getting flung around and getting wet. The driver, Simon, was informative and fun. The photos were well worth buying with some great closeup shots. Will defiantly go again

Terri-and-Co-2017 - Mar 13th, 2017

We chose the Rapids Jet Boat ride because of the awesome area, the length of the ride offered, and the value for money, and they didn't disappoint. We arrived a bit early, so after sorting out the usual paperwork, the staff suggested we head down the road to see the 10am dam release which feeds the river they operate on. Very cool. Back at the ride, Dave (our driver) was brilliant. He's a highly skilled driver and gave us one very thrilling ride, with the added bonus of some excellent local knowledge about the river and area (something I always appreciate). He was also very accommodating with the kids we had on board, with having a turn up front in the navigators position (next to the driver), which was a big thing for them. All in all, Rapids Jet is a definite "must do" when in and around Taupo. I couldn't be more impressed with the ride and the staff who operate it. These guys are not a huge commercialised business like other operators, so there's plenty of personal touches that make it that extra bit special. There is no compromise on safety either. These guys are professionals. Highly recommend you pay them a visit

Kylie W - Oct 29th, 2016

What a great experiance!! As a bit of a non-thrill seeker I was so nervous, the team were so friendly and made me feel so safe. By the end I was having so much fun that I didn't want to get off! Thank you for a day I will never forget!

A TripAdvisor Member - Mar 13th, 2017

Good fun. Great ride through the rapids and more than once...lost count of how many times we went through them!!! Informative as well as making sure we were all ok. Felt safe even though it was fast and exciting. Worth going on!!!

petiteone - Mar 13th, 2017

Just finished at the rapid jets with my partner and it was an incredible experience right from the moment we got there staff are amazing and so welcoming and our driver Simon topped the whole experience off. Thank you rapid jets will definitely tell everyone about it

Haylee K - Oct 29th, 2016

We loved our Rapids Jet ride, Simon our driver was very informative and the ladies at the desk were really friendly and helpful. The river is incredible and such a great experience doing it from the jet boat

Fleur L - Mar 13th, 2017

A real thrill ride. Boat capitan was great. Have been on other jet boats but this was the best. Well worth the money

youlie2 - Mar 13th, 2017

Amazing location and scenery. Great operators and get ready to get wet. The Most fun you can have in Taupo

Andrew G - Mar 11th, 2017

Amazing amazing AMAZING So so so much fun and great knowledge of the Rapids jet company and surrounding areas

LeoninJosh - Mar 13th, 2017

Great boat and Simon our driver was great fun and kept everyone safe and informed. Jumping the boat on the pressure wave was the highlight the photos taken by Soph were great and we have already sent a few home.

Wayne A - Mar 13th, 2017

Absolutely awesome. The whole experience fantastic first time we have ever done anything like it and won't forget it . Brilliant

1804RICK - Mar 13th, 2017