Roll Up, Roll Up thrill seekers and those who enjoy being soaked to the bone whilst being whizzed around the Niagara Falls! Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours will give you the experience of a lifetime – Just remember to bring a spare set of clothes!
There’s experiencing Niagara Falls from a safe distance on dry land perhaps overlooking them over dinner with a glass of wine in tranquil surroundings. Then there’s experiencing Niagara Falls via an action packed thrilling boat ride that encompasses all the twists and turns Niagara Falls has to offer – If the sound of the latter appeals to you more then Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours have you covered!
There are 3 different departure points the company offers, however for either departure point you will travel up the river into Niagara Gorge, making your way through the famous whirlpool and then back down through Devil’s Hole Rapids. Along the way you will encounter breathtaking waves which will crash and descend into the boat as you encounter all the twists and turns the Gorge has to offer.
This a truly thrilling and unique way to experience the Niagara River and also includes information about the history and geology of the area, so be prepared to be informed as much as you get soaked (Above knee height, as many of the 1.5 million people so far who’ve been on the tour will tell you!)
The tours take between 45 minutes and an hour depending on your departure point, and there are free changing rooms for you to get clean and dry in for afterwards, as well as lockers for valuables. At the dock guests will be given poncho’s, water shoes and life jackets to help keep you comfortable but most importantly safe.
If you want to give it a go but are put off by the idea of getting soaked (especially if you are visiting on a colder day!) then Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours offer a domed option – known as the “Jet Dome” tour, whereby you are protected from the elements via a roof covering you in the boat.
This option is also ideal if you have young children with you as the minimum age limit for the Jet Dome is four years old. Also, unlike the uncovered version you are able to bring a camera and record the whole experience, and you don’t have to bring a change of clothes for afterwards. Though it should be noted both tours are unsuitable for anyone with heart, neck or back issues or for expectant Mothers, so it’s a good idea to check this out with your fellow adventure seekers prior to signing up.
Whichever option you chose, you are sure to find a thrilling once in a lifetime experience that puts you right in the heart of Niagara’s main attraction. Plus, how many people can say they’ve cruised down the Niagara in an open top boat having the ride of a lifetime?!
The season for 2017 begins on April 22 so be brave and give it a go! You can find full information and FAQ on the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours as well as booking info.