Hydro Attack

Hydro Attack Queenstown offers an incredible thrill ride like nothing you have ever experienced before. You will enjoy an incredible adrenalin rush and a unique sensory overload, in what is undoubtedly one of the very best things to do in Queenstown.  What is it? The one and only, totally incomparable, extraordinarily exciting and totally unique, shark boat in Queenstown. 

Hydro Attack Queenstown

Speed across Lake Wakatipu at up to 80kph aboard one of Hydro Attack's Seabreacher X Watercraft (Photo credit: Hydro Attack)

Queenstown is the first place in the world where ordinary people can experience the thrill of riding in a Seabreacher X Watercraft. The sleek, stylish bodies and the potent motors of these incredible two-person vessels allow them to travel at high speeds on the surface of the water, dive and submerge, and leap out high into the air. There is no other type of watercraft that can do what the Seabreacher watercraft can do, which is why this experience is guaranteed to be totally unique.

So why is it called the Queenstown shark boat? Because each vessel sports an incredible, unique paint job to look like a shark, and as it speeds, jumps, and rolls through the water it really looks like a live animal.

Ready to get inside a six-metre, high technology Queenstown shark submarine and have the ride of a lifetime? Get on down to the Lapsley Butson Wharf for the ultimate Lake Wakatipu ride. Be sure to make a reservation in advance, because, as you can imagine, this has quickly become one of the most popular things to do in Queenstown.

Underwater in Hydro Attack

Once underwater, Hydro Attack's watercraft are still able to hit 40-kph (Photo credit: Hydro Attack)

Each craft is piloted by an experienced captain, who knows the capacities of the vessel to offer you an extraordinary Seabreacher ride. You sit behind the pilot in a comfortable, ergonomically designed seat, which you are firmly strapped into. A small streamlined lifejacket is provided. The cockpit is fairly small, so wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. As the adrenalin starts to flow it can get warm inside, so have a layer of clothing that you can remove easily. Some drivers may also require you to remove your shoes before entering the vessel.

Once the acrylic canopy is closed, the fun begins. The run starts with a gentle cruise out of Queenstown Bay. Your driver will then pick the best route to take out on the lake, depending on weather conditions, to ensure that your shark attack ride is unforgettable. High lake swells, storms, or heavy rain can make it unsafe to operate so be sure to check the weather before your due departure time.

Once out into the designated area your driver will open up the throttle, and you will experience the incredible G-force of travelling at speeds of up to 80-kph on the surface of the water. You will experience rolls and turns at breakneck speed, and the world becomes a blur of spray. Suddenly, you plunge into the depths of the water and you are afforded an unbelievable underwater view as you speed along at an astonishing 40-kmh beneath the water. Then, the nose comes up, and you shoot skywards bursting out of the water and leaping high into the air.

Lake Wakatipu by shark

Departing Queenstown Bay, Hydro Attack offer an unforgettable way to experience Lake Wakatipu’s famous surroundings (Photo credit: Hydro Attack)

Hydro Attack Queenstown lets you enjoy an incredible almost 360-degree view so you can see all that’s happening below, on, and above the water. You cannot take a camera along, but you won’t need one. The twenty thrilling minutes which the ride lasts will never be forgotten. Shark attack Queenstown will have you screaming from the emotion of this unparalleled experience.   

The individual Hydro Attack shark ride in Queenstown is not for the fainthearted, but if a couple of friends want to join you, check out the boat and shark combination deal. Get the best Hydro Attack price by booking early online, and enjoy a trip that few have had the privilege to experience.      

To make sure you don’t miss out on all Queenstown has to offer, rental cars are available from Queenstown Airport and Omega’s town depot.