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New River Jet Boats

Address: 177 West Main Street, Ansted, WV 25812
Phone Number: (304) 640-0924
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Ansted
Type: Bodies of Water, Adventure
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Type: Bodies of Water, Adventure
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Satellite Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you're not into kayaking or rafting, this is the way to spend some time ON the water. A tram (albeit a short one) takes you down to the river below. This is not a long pointed speedboat, but rather a rectangular shaped boat filled with seats, low enough to the water where you can reach the river from your... More 

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Wainfleet, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stopped at Hawk's Nest Park to take the aerial tram to the gorge and saw that there was also a jet boat tour, so decide to take it. The jet boat is covered and one doesn't get wet in it, but it's a fun ride to see the gorge from a different perspective. The boat captain, Pete, is a... More 

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Fremont, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We decided to try out New River Jet Boats because it seemed like a fun way to see the New River Bridge. You take a tram down to the dock which is a very short trip down the hill. The boats aren't exactly jet boats, pretty old and not very fast at all. The trip only lasts about a half... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Made Hawk's Nest our last stop for our self-made "southern wv loop" VIPP tour and it was a BLAST! We stopped at the lodge and checked out the area. Beautiful layout. Took the aerial tram to the bottom of the hillside (which reminded me of the Lowly Worm from the "Busy World of Richard Scarry"). The highlight of our trip... More 

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hardinsburg, KY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Went for a ride on the river with New River Jet Boats located at Hawks Nest State Park in Ansted, WV. It was a little pricey but what isn't these days. The view of the New River Gorge Bridge was amazing and the ride through the gorge to get to the bridge was interesting. We saw an eagle and a... More 

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WV
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Fast-paced tour of the New River Gorge, including an amazing look at the 2nd highest bridge in the world.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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198 reviews 198 reviews
80 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Like many tourist trap type activities this is over priced. For the money, I recommend a raft trip or take the drive for free under and around the bridge. Its okay for something to do.

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NC. USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I gave a review for tram and jet boat rides under Hawks Nest State park. The ticket is expensive but it is ok once in a life time to see and take pictures of the bridge from below. The visitors area for the park was good and big.

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Milan, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We really enjoyed the jet boats! The captain is really funny and short trip up the river to view the bridge is relaxing.

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Culloden, West Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Something fun to do on a beautiful river, Its simply a lot of fun.

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