Meet the GuideMeet the jet ski guide Marina

Made in the US of A. Marina, a self confessed water-sports junkie, hails from Florida and has spent her whole life on and around the water. She’s our first female jet ski guide here at Jet Ski Tours Queenstown and the first to be profiled in our ‘Meet the Jet Ski Guide’ series.


Marina Townsend.


Mariri, Rinababy or Queen B depending on who I’m with.


Jet Ski Guide.

From (town & country):

St Petersburg, Florida, USA.

Where’s your favourite place in the world?

Egmont Key in Florida. It’s an abandoned island with a fort and old buildings dating back to the Spanish-American War.

What’s your favourite food?

Quesadilla from Caribe.

What’s your favourite Queenstown restaurant?

Caribe Latin Kitchen. See above.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Move to the bottom of the world. AKA New Zealand.

If you were a crayon what colour would you be?


What’s your favourite free thing to do in Queenstown?

Jump off cliffs and bridges.

What’s the best thing about being a jet ski guide?

Making someone’s day.

Morning lark or night owl?

What’s the one for the afternoon? I’m a lazy grandma.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

Turn into a mermaid.

Who’s your favourite cartoon character?

Ariel, the little mermaid. My previous answer gave it away.

What’s your favourite Queenstown bar?

Perkys after a fun day jet skiing.

What’s your favourite Queenstown activity that’s not Hydro Attack?

White water rafting on the Shotover River.