Beaumont Jet is a commercial Jet boat Adventure Tour & River Taxi service pioneered in 2004 and owned by Dave & Ali Crawford. They own two 10 seater purpose built Jet Boats on the Clutha River (Mata-au), operating between Alexandra and Tuapeka Mouth.
Safety is paramount at all times and we love what we do and love to share it with others.
Your Jet Boat Guide: Dave Crawford
Dave Crawford has over 30 years of experience in the industry, and is considered one of the most experienced jet boat drivers in the country.
His passion for jet boating began when he was a young boy, growing up in the South Island. He developed a love for the rugged landscape and the rivers that ran through it. Over the years he honed his skills and is now regarded as being an expert in the field.
Today, Dave is known for his expert jet boat driving skills and his commitment to providing his clients with a unique and unforgettable experience. His tours take visitors on a thrilling ride through some of the most beautiful and remote areas within the South Island.
What sets Dave apart is his dedication to safety and his deep knowledge of Central Otago and its’ history. He has a deep respect for the rivers and the environment, and takes great care to ensure that his tours have minimal impact. Dave has been described as a “living encyclopedia” and always loves to share a few cheeky stories on his tours.
Dave Crawford is a true pioneer in the jet boating industry in New Zealand. His passion for the sport, his expert driving skills, and his commitment to safety have brought him a lot of respect. With his guidance, everyone on a Beaumont Jet tour can experience the thrill and beauty of jet boating in one of the most stunning landscapes in the world.