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Niagara Falls, New York 

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Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours 


The Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours offer a thrilling 45-minute experience of the Niagara River, riding down class five rapids and passing some of the most amazing scenes through the Niagara Gorge. The boat tours operate daily from May to October with departures from Lewiston, about 7 miles (11 km) from Niagara Falls. There are also daily departures (May to October) from the Canadian cities of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Passengers are advised to arrive at the docks at least 45 minutes before departure or you may be bumped on the next boat. Passengers must be at least 16 years to ride alone and kids below 16 years must be accompanied by an adult aged at least 18 years.

Niagara River, New York State

Whirlpool on the outskirt of the Niagara Falls by Zwergelstern

The jet boats are equipped with powerful 1,500 horsepower engines to ride the turbulent rapids and are able to reach a maximum speed of 60 mph (97 kph). For most part of the journey, the boat ride is pleasant with a guide explaining about the scenery. The thrill of the ride begins when you reach the powerful white water rapids – you have the option of the “dry ride” in an enclosed boat or “wet ride” in an open boat. The “wet ride” offers a more exhilarating experience and though you are provided with a poncho and aqua socks, prepare to get soaking wet as you reach the rapids. Therefore, bring a change of clothes for the trip.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, Niagara River (New York State)

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours by Wjbt1992

Location: US departure - 115 South Water Street, Lewiston, NY14092. Canadian departure - 3850 Niagara Parkway at Niagara Falls and 61 Melville Street at Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Website: Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours

Tel: 905-468-4800 (Canada)


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