After I experienced the Whirlpool Jet Boats at Niagara-on-the-Lake, I can never return to that town without booking a ride! Who would have thought a small town like this would be home to something so much fun? True, it's best if you come prepared to get the soaking of your life and to get plenty of Niagara River water in your face (and DON'T FORGET TO BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHING FOR AFTERWARDS ... or at least wear a swinmsuit during the tour!), but the excitement generated by the guides and the people around you while you're shooting through whirlpools and The Devil's Hole and spinning around in Hamilton Turns more than makes up for any little discomforts (such as wet clothing)! The personnel are very careful about their passengers (safety and health first seems to be their motto); they always give a full briefing before boarding the Jetboat, make sure everyone has a properly worn and secured life vest, and make sure that people with back problems DO NOT sit in the first four rows. The changing rooms for before and after are always handy, but a new innovation is the thumbprint-coded lockers for storing personal belongings during the tour located inside the main office. They also now now provide a USB drive for purchase after the tour which contains action photos and a two- or three-minute video taken (via helmet-cam on a front-row passenger) of your tour and charge through rapids!
There's another Whirlpool Jet Boat station in Niagara Falls, but I think you're probably better off avoiding the tourist crowds there and coming HERE to enjoy this mad dash up and down the river!
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