Check-in, trip departures & duration

Trip departures

Our jet boats depart up to every 15 minutes and operate every day (weather and river conditions permitting) except Christmas day.


Your check in time at the Shotover Jet River Base is 30 minutes prior to departure. 

Jet boat ride duration

Each jet boat ride is approximately 25 minutes.

Complimentary shuttle times

Your check in time at 'The Station' Information Centre is 45 minutes prior to your departure. 'The Station' is located on the corner of Shotover and Camp Streets (25 Shotover Street) in downtown Queenstown. 

If you are using our complimentary shuttle service from Queenstown, allow 1 hour 45 minutes for the return trip.