Jet Boat Ride +Time Tripper
Take a trip back in time, then blast forward!
Jet Boat + Underwater Experience
Take a trip back in time with our newest activity Time Tripper and then Jet boat across three waterways with KJet on our Rewind combo and save $21 by booking in advance.
With both Queenstown activities located at the Main Town Pier, we make it easy for you to get your adrenaline fix as well as learn about Queenstown’s history and explore a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
Firstly, take the stairs down to Time Tripper, our state-of-the-art animated show which takes you back 90 million years. Learn the legend of Lake Wakatipu, and what the region was like long before Lake Wakatipu was formed. The show takes you from 90 million years ago, through to Queenstown as it is now.
Then back in present day, step on board the Big Yellows at the Main Town Pier and get ready for thrills and stunning scenery as we blast you across Lake Wakatipu and down the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers for 60 minutes.
We recommend you do the Time Tripper experience before the Jet boat in case you get a little bit wet.
There’s a reason we’ve been around for over 60 years….it’s in our blood!
- SAVE $21 when you book The Rewind Combo
- 45km Jet boat ride across three waterways
- 360° spins and 360° views in one of the worlds most stunning locations
- 30 minute (approx) Time Tripper experience under Lake Wakatipu, which includes 15 minute show, and then 10-15 minutes of underwater viewing.
KJet: Every hour on the hour, 9am to 6pm until 31 March. Leaves from Main Town Pier, Queenstown. Check in is 15 minutes before departure.
Time Tripper: Every 30 minutes, 9.15am – 8.15pm. We recommend you do the Time Tripper experience before the Jet boat in case you get a little bit wet on the boat. Please note as of 1st April the last combo time available is 3.15pm followed by 4pm Jet boat.
KJet Jet Boat Ride
Q. What should I wear on the Jet boat?
A. For your comfort we recommend that you dress for the weather conditions on the day, keeping in mind that in our boats you will be travelling at 95kph and therefore the wind-chill can be frosty! Don’t forgot to bring your sunglasses, (or goggles in winter) sunscreen, as well as hats and gloves in winter months. Please ensure your little ones are dressed especially warm.
Q. Can I take my bags on the Jet boat?
A. We have complimentary storage for your belongings. There is limited storage available so please keep in mind we can only store handbags and small backpacks.
Q. Can I take my camera on the Jet boat?
A. On our trip there are many fantastic photo opportunities so YES, we’d love you to take your camera on board to capture these moments and share them. However, your camera is taken on board at your own risk, keep in mind with Jet boating there is the risk of getting slightly wet and we need you to be able to hold on to the hand rails, especially during our 360° spins. If you need more information about this please chat to our Reservations Team and Drivers when you check-in for your trip.
Q. Will I get wet on the Jet boat?
A. Part of the fun with Jet boating is the spray and drama! We provide full length spray jackets (with hoods) to wear under your life jacket so you will be kept mostly dry and warm. If you are really worried about getting wet then please request to our staff that you sit the centre seats of the boat. Please note we can’t guarantee seating.
Q. What is your child age?
A. Our child age is 5-14 years. Our Infant age is 2-4 years and travel for FREE with an accompanying adult, as long as they can fit a lifejacket.
Q. What are the weight/height restrictions to ride KJet?
A. Children – there is no height restriction to ride KJet. However, children must be able to fit into one of our life jackets. Adults – we do not have a weight restriction to ride KJet but you must be able to fit into one of our life jackets. We have a wide variety of life jackets available going up to a maximum size of 4XL.
Q. Can I ride KJet if I am pregnant?
A. Unfortunately, pregnant thrill-seekers are unable to ride KJet.
Q. Can you Jet boat in the winter?
A. Absolutely! We also have heated hand-rails to keep your hands toasty and warm.
Q. Can the dinosaurs eat me?
A. Our time travel pilot is very skilled and wants to survive as much as anyone!
Q. Is this ok for kiddies?
A. Absolutely! But for very young ones, we do recommend mum or dad comes along. Dinosaurs can be scary!
Q. Could I get sucked into a time warp?
A. It hasn’t happened yet. Although one time, a tour guides lunch mysteriously went missing. It’s still unresolved…
Q. How long will it take?
A. Technically, this will take 90 million years. But for you, 30 minutes shall do it.
Q. Help, I’m a scaredy-cat!
A. Don’t panic. This might feel like the real deal, but its actually a state-of-the-art virtual experience.
Q. Does time travel have side effects?
A. Nah…but best count your toes and fingers afterwards.
Q. Will I learn something?
A. Only if you have eyes and ears – or at least one of those.
Q. Can you still see the fish?
A. Yes! There’s still opportunity for underwater viewing where you can see the famous slinky eels, diving ducks and trout.
Q. How often do you blast off?
A. Every 30 minutes from 9am – 9pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Q. Can I film the experience?
A. We respectfully request that you don’t take any videos of the experience.
Q. Can I take food and drink?
A. We prefer to have no food or drink in the underwater theater.
Q. It is wheelchair accessible?
A. Unfortunately the Time Tripper experience is not wheelchair accessible as it is 5 meters below the water and accessed by two flights of stairs.
Q. Haven't answered your question?
A. Call our dedicated Time Tripper hot-line on (03) 442 8538