Over the last year, I have been lucky enough to ride in many, if not most, of the jet boat rides available in the North Island, and I have to admit that this was one of my favourites. While many rides dedicate a lot of the time to spin after spin after spin, and/or long talks about local history and geography, these guys had just enough of that to make it interesting, but had a strong focus on giving the riders a lot of speed, some great air-time going over the rapids, and a willingness to take guidance from the passengers as to how much spinning to do. That, for me, was the one thing that ser this ride head and shoulders above the rest - that desire to tailor the ride to suit the customers, rather than a set routine that is simply repeated a dozen times a day. Ringing in at the last minute to find that there were no runs, then getting called back 10 minutes later to advise that some more walk-in bookings had arrived so there was room in the boat for myself and my travelling buddy, was simply awesome service. While not the longest ride - at 35 minutes - it was certainly one of the most enjoyable I have had. Top notch service from a great crew!
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