Crazy Hydro Attack Boat & Shark Ride

Enjoy a boat ride over Lake Wakatipu then feel the g-forces in a 6-meter long shark!

map Queenstown, New Zealand
1 hour 30 min
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
10:30am & 2:00pm
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
6 yrs
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
FromNZD $149
ValueNZD $154SAVE NZD $5
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What's Included

  • High-speed thrill ride on a semi-submersible shark
  • Speeds of 80kph on water
  • Speeds of 40kph underwater
  • Feel like you are inside a fighter jet/torpedo
  • Skim across the beautiful Lake Wakatipu
  • Fly 5 metres up into the air
  • Exclusive to Queenstown

Why do we love this

We love that these shark ride trips are one on one so you can push your OWN limits!


Get ready for Queenstown's ultimate adrenaline experience... the Hydro Attack! It's a high-speed thrill ride in a semi-submersible shark and it's tons of fun! Sit back in the state-of-the-art cockpit and prepare to get your heart racing!

To start your adventure, head out in the Hydro Attack passenger boat to the operating area on the main part of the lake. Once in position, it’s time to up the adrenaline. Board the shark from the boat and get ready for some serious fun! It's time to scream in the shark machine!

You'll feel like you're in a stunt plane on the water as you zoom and fly around. Sit back in the cockpit and get ready to feel the g-force as you experience a 12-minute ride. 

Looking through the F-16 fighter grade glass of the shark, you'll see the sky disappear as your pilot descends into a long dive under the water! Then, get the adrenaline pumping as you break the surface and launch the entire 6 metres of the shark in the air. You'll fly 5 metres into the air - awesome!

You'll also love the 90-degree rolls and tight doughnut turns! Reaching top speeds of 80 kph on water and 40 kph underwater, this is a fast-paced adventure you'll never forget. 

After your ride, settle back on the boat to watch your friends, family and other passengers have a turn. 

Trips depart at 10.00 am and 2.00 pm daily. Please check-in 15 minutes before your departure time. 

Allow up to 1 hour and 15 minutes for the whole experience including check-in and safety briefing. Cruise length varies. It can be up to 1 hour, depending on the number of passengers. Your time in the shark is approximately 12 minutes per passenger.

Please note: 
maximum height of 6ft 3 (1.9m) and maximum weight of 105kg for ride. 


Crazy Hydro Attack Boat & Shark Ride

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Early bookings are highly recommended all year round due to limited spaces available. To avoid disappointment please book early through our booking form online.

Please allow 20 minutes for individual shark experience and 1 hour for the boat trip and shark ride option. Please check-in at our booking kiosk 15 minutes before your departure time.

Yes, our minimum age is 6 years old and a parent or guardian must check in with the child to sign the consent form. Please remember Hydro Attack is a one-on-one trip so it’s only suitable for kids who are confident away from their parents.

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

We’ll start your trip by cruising out of Queenstown Bay. Once we’re past the marker your driver will give you a run down of which operating area you’ll be heading for based on the current lake conditions.

Currently we only offer passenger rides. Due to the boat availability and the technicality of the machine’s controls we don’t offer a self -drive option. If you’re interested in purchasing a Seabreacher X from us we do offer Seabreacher training once you have put down a deposit. Conditions apply.

Due to the cosy confines of the cockpit it is recommended you wear comfortable loose-fitting clothes and dress in layers as it can get warm in the cockpit. You also may need to remove your footwear as per drivers request.

Our inflatable aircraft seal and thick acrylic canopy keeps the cockpit protected from the water and the weather. As we are a water-based activity there is the potential at times to get a small bit of spray or damp feet but nothing to worry about. Wet weather gear isn’t required to be worn in the craft, only the streamlined lifejacket we provide.

Due to the cosy confines of the cockpit we need to make sure that all our passengers can get in and out of the cockpit quickly and safely in the unlikely event of an emergency. Due to this there is a height restriction of 191cm (6ft 3’) and weight restriction of 105kg in place. If you’re over the height or weight restriction we would need you to come down to our operating berth prior to booking so one of our team can assess whether you will be comfortable in the craft. 

Yes Hydro Attack can be weather dependent. Hydro Attack’s operation can be affected by high swell on the lake, heavy rain or stormy conditions so we ask that you call HYDRO ATTACK on the phone number provided with your booking details to do a weather check at least one hour before your trip departs. If individual shark rides are cancelled you may have the option to swap to the Boat trip and shark ride option.

If you have any specific medical condition including breaks or fractures or you suffer from back or neck problems please advise us at time of booking so we can assess and advise your suitability to travel. Unfortunately if you are pregnant or have a serious heart condition we do not recommend that you ride on Hydro attack.

In a similar way to a stunt plane the g-forces and extreme maneuvering possible during an extreme ride in the Seabreacher X can affect people who suffer from acute motion sickness. While this only affects a small number of our passengers we recommend anyone coming out on a trip who wants the full adrenaline experience to avoid eating a large meal less than two hours beforehand. Alternatively just let your driver know you’re prone to motion sickness and they can adjust the trip accordingly.

The X Model is capable of 43 knots (80 km/h) on the surface and 22 knots (40km/h) under water.

We have plastic containers to hold your belongings inside our booking kiosk while you take your trip.

Due to the distance that we operate offshore it is difficult to watch the individual shark rides from the shore. We do have spectator spots on a space-available basis on the boat trip and shark ride option for $29 for adults and $19 for kids. Enquire at the kiosk.

Sorry, no loose items can be in your pockets or taken inside the shark during your trip. We provide a secure location to leave your belongings while you’re on your trip. Cameras and bags can be taken on the boat (but not the shark) on the boat trip and shark ride option.

Terms & Conditions:

  • All customers need to do a weather check two hours before their trip departure time. Call on the free phone number 0508 493 762.
  • The boat trip and shark ride option is the windy weather alternative for the individual shark ride trips when it is too rough on the main part of the lake to operate from the wharf. Customers will be offered the option to switch to this trip (at no extra cost) if the 15-minute trips are unable to go. If this option doesn't suit they will be offered the option to reschedule or a full refund. 
  • Very occasionally the weather is so windy we can't run the boat trip option as well. In this event, clients will be offered the option to reschedule or a full refund.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 24-hour cancellation and amendment policy applies.
  • A full refund will be given with at least 24 hours notice prior to your booking.
  • No refunds/changes/transfers with less than 24 hours notice.
  • If you do not show up no refunds will be issued.

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Hydro Attack
Lapsley Butson Wharf, Lakefront


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