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“An awesome adventure!”

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
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Niagara Falls Open Jet Boat Tour
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Owner description: One-hour whitewater adventure that combines the magnificent scenery and historic highlights of lower Niagara River.
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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“An awesome adventure!”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

This was so much fun! We went on the Jet Dome tour,as we didn't want to get soaked in Octobers 60 degree weather. We were able to see many sights from a new wonderful perspective. Highly recommend!

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Julia C
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Toronto, Canada
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“You will get wet...but a great time will be had by all.”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

This tour is a must for all ages. Your tour starts off with a detailed safety seminar. They provide all the gear you need. They also provide gear that will keep you warmer in cooler weather.

Lockers are available for your belongings.

We were an industry group of 54. The anticipation leading up to the departure sets the stage for the tour. When you get to the White Water you are prepared for a great experience. Going up the rapids was good, but when you come down the rapids...that's when you get wet.

If you get an opportunity to view the Whirlpool from above prior to the tour, you will gain a superior appreciation for the magnitude of the amount of water that passes through the Whirlpool.

Highly recommend this trip.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Sparky-1967
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New York City, New York
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165 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Umm, but, where are the Falls?”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

This was a fun trip, and our kids loved it, but I was under the impression we would see the Falls (from a great distance, obviously). You do not, not so much as a glimpse. It may be my fault for having a different impression, but even on the map they have in their offices it looks as though you see the Falls.

So what you get is a river trip, which includes some eddies and rapids. They drive and turn the boat to maximize the experience, and it's fun. No matter what you do, you will be soaked. Soaked as in, it is not different from jumping into a swimming pool. Some people wore bathing suits, which is a good idea. Bring towels!

PS The trip was narrated the whole time, but it was really inaudible and hokey narration.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank 6ContinentsNCounting
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“Expect to get really wet”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Great fun trip. Make sure to just wear bathers as you get drenched . First hit by 4 foot (1 metre) wave right across the boat. Feels like you have just been hit by a truck. Really cleans out your sinuses. Then a wave passes by inside the boat as the water rushes past trying to get out the back of the boat. Go prepared and have fun. Class 5 rapid passed through about 5 times. They really make sure you get pounded. They do cal it the revenge of the swimming pool, this is when the swimming pool jumps on you not you into the pool. The result is the same every bit of you gets wet. Great set up with security lockers and changing rooms. Slick operation. Recommend and we are in our 60,s.

Visited September 2013
3 Thank emelian
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Tinton Falls
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“Best thing to do around Niagara Falls!”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

This is the first time my family (wife, kids ages 10 and 11) did a high-speed jet-boat ride, and the experience was the best, by far, among all attractions around Niagara Falls. By all means make the 25-30 minute drive (the latter half very scenic through wine country) to the Niagara-on-the-Lake location; there are 2 other launch points, but this one's best. The guides are wonderful, knowledgeable and extremely courteous. Anyone can handle the ride; it's fast (up to 50 MPH), but you hardly notice, and where else can you do donuts around a class 5 rapid and get drenched, all while having a blast. I think we paid something like $60 per adult and $45 per kid or thereabouts, and it was worth every penny. Highlight of the trip!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank billhobo
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