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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well-sited viewing areas make this natural phenomenon easy to see, though it might not be quite as spectacular as some of the publicity claims.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank latte-lover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to time it just right, but it is very interesting to see the water reverse direction. Definitely worth the stop to watch.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tracy T
Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

It’s a cool concept, this rivers flows in both directions depending on the tide. Interesting but you’ll never see it actually change directions for obvious reasons. When you go all you would see is a river flowing normally. That’s great if that’s all you want...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GoosetownUSA
Nicole G, Tour Services Manager at Reversing Falls Rapids, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2019

You CAN witness the river reversing. You need to time it correctly. 20 minutes before slack tide, during slack tide and the beginning of high tide. The first 20 minutes you will see it taking its natural flow to the ocean. The next 20 minutes...More

Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

Interesting concept. Cool place to check out if you’re visiting. Wish the refinery wasn’t there but still cool

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Definitely a good spot to stop and have a coffee, tea or a nice lunch while watching the changing of the falls.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank karimacchesney
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

So essentially what you’re looking at is a whirl pool and a bit of an oddity where the river flows backwards depending on the tide. It is an interesting phenomenon however I wouldn’t pay to go into the museum to walk out over it when...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HappyWanderer3276
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I love hanging out around here watching the tides and rapids. Great way to kill time. There is tons of history to learn .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maritimeblaster
Nicole G, Front Office Manager at Reversing Falls Rapids, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2019

Thank You for your review. We hope that you will be back again!

Reviewed January 6, 2019

As part of the Pink Bus HOHO tour we saw this nature stop, we were lucky that we went out first thing and were able to see the low tide and slack we were able to also perfectly time later in the day see the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank penguin28173
Nicole G, Tour Services/Front of House Manager at Reversing Falls Rapids, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2019

Did you have a chance to eat at the restaurant or experience the Skywalk? There is an informational video explaining why it is called the Reversing Falls Rapids. There used to be a waterfall there, however since the sea levels have risen over the years,...More

Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Ok, first of all, let's be truthful. The use of Falls is in relation to Rapids, not waterfall. It's not a reverse waterfall. In the song, I Can't Help Falling in Love With You, from the movie Blue Hawaii, Elvis Presley sang, "like a river...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed December 6, 2018

There are a couple easy ways to view the reversing falls. The easiest, least expensive way is to park in Wolastaq Park and walk over toward the Reversing Falls Restaurant and Skywalk. The second way is to actually patronize the Reversing Falls Restaurant or pay...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Shaluka P
August 12, 2018|
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Response from Linda W | Reviewed this property |
Exactly as Dan said.
May 27, 2017|
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Response from Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
There is a walk way path from the cruise ship but it deosnt go all the way to the falls but u can walk on the side of the road i did it last year and to get back to town would be the same walk back to your cruise ship
November 11, 2016|
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Response from JackofPBFL | Reviewed this property |
As I remember, we disembarked a bit after 9 and we went on a 10:00 tour. There was another tour in the afternoon, think it was at 2. Hope this helps.