These two-hour river cruises offer an exhilarating taste of Haast's wilderness. Knowledgable operators Wayne and Ruth point out bird life and features of the dramatic landscape as the jetboat buzzes past World Heritage forest, in areas otherwise only accessible by helicopter. Birds chatter, ducks race alongside the boat, and there's the occasional white-knuckle rapid on this generally gentle-paced journey.

The base is 19km southwest of Haast Junction.