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Queenstown: 15-Minute Ride in a Semi-Submersible

3.8 / 5

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Queenstown: 15-Minute Ride in a Semi-Submersible

From $108.66 per person

Experience huge leaps, dives, side rolls and tight G-force turns as your expert driver gives you a 15-minute experience on the water that you’ll never forget.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 15 minutes
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Live tour guide
Private group


  • Take part in a thrilling experience on Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu
  • Dive 2 meters under the water & launch 6 meters out of the water
  • Enjoy a one-on-one experience with an expert pilot guide
Full description
You will be taken on an adrenaline-packed tour of stunning Lake Wakatipu. Sit back in the state-of-the-art cockpit of this semi-submersible machine and get ready to feel the G-force as your expert pilot provides you with an experience you’ll never forget. Looking through the F-16 fighter-grade glass you’ll see the sky disappear as your pilot descends into a dive underwater for 5-15 seconds, and then launches 18ft (6 meters) into the air. You can also roll on a 90-degree angle, do tight doughnut turns and much more. With top speeds of 50 mph (80 kph) on water and 25 mph (40 kph) underwater, this ride is guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Trips are one-on-one with your pilot so you can push your own limits, flying above or below the crystal clear waters.
  • 15-minute experience on the water
  • Safety briefing
  • Use of life jackets and earmuffs
  • Photo/video USB
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People over 6 ft 6 in (200 cm)
  • People over 230 lbs (104 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Trips depart from the berth at Lapsley Butson Wharf, on the Queenstown Lakefront by Earnslaw Park. Check in at the booking kiosk in front of Patagonia Chocolates.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Loose clothing
  • Cameras

Know before you go

  • Trips are 15 minutes on the water. Please allow 25 minutes for the whole experience with safety briefing
  • A parent or guardian must check in with the child to sign the consent form if they are under 18
  • It is recommended to dress in layers as it can get warm in the cockpit
  • You may need to remove your footwear as per driver's request
  • There is a height restriction of 192cm (6ft 3’) and weight restriction of 242lbs (110kg) in place
  • This tour is weather dependent. The tour may not be able to run if there is high swell on the lake, heavy rain or stormy conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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