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Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
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Niagara Falls Open Jet Boat Tour from Canadian Side
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Niagara Falls Open Jet Boat Tour from US Side
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Owner description: One-hour whitewater adventure that combines the magnificent scenery and historic highlights of lower Niagara River.
Reviewed 29 December 2011

I had the time of my life during the jet boats!! It was a blast you get to go under the waves and in the whirlpool! I went there with a class so it was a blast going with everyone I knew! If you go to niagara falls you have to go on the jet boats! You will have the time of your life! Recommended by Denis Morris high school

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Reviewed 4 November 2011

We took our daughter and her friends out to celebrate her 18th birthday. She wanted Niagara Falls and we had suggested to her to do something different to celebrate this birthday. I came across the Jet Boat tours. She showed her friends and they all agreed to try it. Getting dressed into the wet sweaters/shoes and raincoats didnt' appear too thrilling to us. Then the boat did the initial turn and we were calf deep in cold Niagara River water. But nothing prepares you for the climb up the rapids and the swell as it douses you. This was an incredible experience. The group of friends agreed this was a memorable moment for them and something they will remember to bring others to. Just remember, what you wear in the boat will be soaked so bring a change of clothes/shoes/towel etc.

2  Thank JDM007
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

This was a great adventure. They tell you to prepare to get wet and they weren't kidding. We got soaked. The staff was great giving the history of the region and preparing you for a soaking. What a rush to have the rapids join us in the boat. This is a must when you visit the Niagara Region.

Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

There are so many things to do when you are at Niagara Falls. From the casinos to the entertainment strip, to other sight-seeing activities - the one of the most memorable one would be on the jet boat.

Before you can board the jet boat, you need to board a bus, which will ferry you about 20 - 30 mins out close to the Niagara river. There are changing rooms and lockers for you to change out of and keep your belongings. You will also be required to sign a waiver, register, don your life-vest and shoes, and you are set!

The kids and I had the "good" fortune of taking the open-air boat. It was enjoyable calm down river ride. You get to see up close the 2 hydro-power plants - one each on the Canadian and US sides. Then the thrill starts!!! You can hear the roar of the 4-engine jet boat come to life as it starts to move up-river. As the boat speeds up, you can feel the power under you, and when it hits the water, that's where your heart will literally jump ... simply exhilarating! The excitement continues ...

Then the jet boat will do a couple of 180-degree turns, and then "runs" down the rapids! Wow! This was awesome!! Be prepared to get wet ... i mean, drenched!! My advice is don't even try to sneak you camera or anything on-board, better to keep the dry on land. In case you did, there is a small pouch in front of you that you can keep it, but trust me, with your two hands firmly holding the rail-bar, you will not have a free hand to use those devices!

The jet boat will do a couple of runs before it gets close the whirlpool. You can literally see the water going round and round and being sucked into at the middle. Of course, the boat / operator is not permitted by law to go closer as it is dangerous. If you are fortunate, you will also be able to see another attraction hanging overhead - the Aerocar. Basically a cable car that takes you over the Whirlpool. My personal take, the jet boat is more worth it compared to the Aerocar.

After this, the boat will make another run down river, passes through the rapids, and you get another round of dunking before you get safely back to shore!! At the gift shop, you will be able to pick up some souvenirs like T-shirts, etc. You can also order your photos or a digital recording of your ride. My recommendation is if you are going to buy the digital recording, don't buy the pictures because it is included in the thumb-drive.

Alternatively, if you want to enjoy the thrill but not get wet, they do have the covered crafts, but i understand that it can get pretty warm in there!!

Overall, i give it a 2 thumbs-up for this ride of a life-time!

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Reviewed 4 October 2011

They are NOT kidding when they say you will be soaked to the skin! But that is part of the fun! We really enjoyed our jet boat tour, just wish it would have been longer. You get a totally different perpective of the beauty of the Niagara area from the river. We felt the "history lesson" from the guide on board was a little biased (American)... perhaps a trip to Fort George would be beneficial! All in all, we felt it was good value.

1  Thank MandB56
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