Awesome experience. The whole operation was exceptionally run. Driver Simon was very informative with history of the area and photographer was able to get those "money shots." Highly recommended!!
We went on the Rapids Jet on our trip through Taupo! It was fantastic! Our guide was great and told us all about the river and land around the area! We got some awesome pictures and got soaking wet along with some cool tricks and spins! The only down side to this is that it didn't last long enough! But in saying that you couldn't do it for longer then a couple of hours or so! 10/10 would recommend!:)
We had an excellent time in rapids jet today. Surpassed expectation!!!! A must do in Taupo... and friendly crew!!!
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
This company was easy to deal with, expert boat driver, knowledgeable of area and river, very safe but awesome fun and scenery was magic
This boat ride was the best rush you can find on this river. The most amazing thing we have done. Our whole family had the best time seriously there truely no words to describe the feeling you get while on the Rapids. The staff are so friendly & helpful nothing was a bother for them. From the jackets lifejackets & the safety talk we were all made feeling that we were safe in thier hands. We can't recommend Rapids Jet enough Thanks for the thrill of a life time
Awesome fun, great scenery, not too long and not to short and will definitely do again when we come back
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
A good combination of excitement and information. Fast and furious with lots of interesting facts from the driver on the river and surrounding area.
If it's a typical NZ thrill with good safety procedures and clarity that your after, we think this is the best jet boat ride in the North Island. Whenever we have friends visit us we always take them to Rapids Jet and at 59 I have no problems going on the boats with them. One mate got off and said later that day, he loved it but his bottom didn't stop twitching like a baby rabbits nose for a good 15mins after! Great fun!
We had a great time, the service was friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend! Kids loved it and are looked after well. Would go again. Not to scary but you can get wet.
We recently took a ride with the Rapids Jet crew and it was a blast. Driver Simon prepared our group really well and was engaging on the short explanatory stops. We went on a very cold day which just added to the experience. My wife and I could not stop smiling the whole time. Our kids (15 & 12) loved it. Highly recommended. Crew are all super friendly and helpful.