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James Tazewell

James Tazwell

Nickname
Jimmy
Position
Owner/Driver
Home Town
Taupo
Favourite Thing about Jet Boating
Giving people a taste of something they have not experienced before.
Favourite thing about the Rapids Jet ride
The rapids
Favourite Thing about New Zealand
The freedom
Other Hobbies
Motorbikes, fishing, golf
Jet Boating Experience
Commercial driving since 1997
Favourite Quote
Isn’t it funny how the harder you work, the luckier you become

Garry Stephen

Garry Stephen

Nickname
Gazza
Position
Owner/Driver
Home Town
Timaru
Time in Taupo
Since 2004
Favourite Thing about Jet Boating
Putting a smile on peoples dials
Favourite thing about the Rapids Jet ride
The power & sound of our V8’s
Favourite Thing about New Zealand
The great outdoors
Other Hobbies
Boating & Fishing, Snow Boarding, Mountain biking, Jet Sprint Racing & Travelling
Jet Boating Experience
Commercial driving since 1995.
Favourite Quote
It’s a great day for the big race………the human race!

David Hooton

David Hooton

Nickname
Hooters
Position
Manager/Jet Boat driver
Home Town
Taupo
Favourite Thing about Jet Boating
The speed & crystal clear water
Favourite Thing about New Zealand
The great outdoors
Other Hobbies
Hunting and Fishing
Jet Boating Experience
Driving since 2006
Favourite Quote
Just another day in paradise

Shannon

Shannon

Nickname
Shan Shan
Position
Jet Boat driver
Home Town
Alexandra
Favourite Thing about Jet Boating
I just like driving things, Jet boats are just “Cool”
Favourite Thing about New Zealand
Everything
Other Hobbies
White Water Rafting
Jet Boating Experience
Started 2017
Favourite Quote
It’s not Rocket Science

Rapids Jet George

Rapids Jet George

Nickname
George
Position
Mascot
Home Town
Taupo
Favourite Thing about Jet Boating
The wind in my fur.
Favourite Thing about New Zealand
All the space to run around in!
Favorite Quote
Fetch.

Rapids Jet Max

Rapids Jet Max (Dog)

Nickname
Mad Max
Position
Security
Home Town
Taupo
Favourite Thing about Jet Boating
The jet boat brings heaps of people to play fetch with me!
Favourite Thing about New Zealand
The endless supply of rocks and sticks!
Favorite Quote
ROCKS! Who needs a tennis ball?
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Adult:

Adult (16 - 120yrs)

$129

Child:

Child (5 - 15yrs)

$75

Family Special:

Family Special: 2 Adults + 2 Children ( = 1 Child Rides Free)

$333

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