Roy Bailey from Central Otago Whitewater warns, All paddlers heading into the middle section of the Shotover River, Skippers bridge to Deep Creek, are advised to contact Skippers Canyon Jet before getting on the river. They can do this by phoning 03 442 9434, (this number is also on a sign at the Skippers Saddle where there is good cell coverage) or dropping into their base on your way into the river. Skippers Canyon Base is signposted approx. 2km past Deep Creek. They have a blackboard there to leave a message if no one is around. Please make the effort to let them know you are on the river for your own safety.