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“Crazy wet fun”

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.
Yellowknife, Canada
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Crazy wet fun”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

The set-up of this place was a little confusing, maybe just because it was busy when we were there. You sign in at the location, get a little run-down of the process, and then get kitted out in lifejackets and rain coats. Do yourself a favour and just dress to get wet - go in a bathing suit and flipflops only if you can get away with it. if you have contact lenses wear them instead of your glasses.

The boat ride itself is very fun, but very jarring and even slightly terrifying - you will be hit by waves of water, and you need to be able to breath out when they hit and not panic. I didn't bring my kids, and I'm not sure as a mom I would have wanted to - it does feel like they could have been washed out the side!!!

The interpretive guide was a weird mixture of bro and well-learned historian that seems common in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went on the boat that got u soaking wet through!!!!! this was an understatement i was drenched but loved every min of this amazing and the guy talking to our boat was amazing and made this trip fun and exciting.we looked amazing in our gear that the people gave us to wear (not ) loved every min of it would defo love to do it again. x

Visited October 2013
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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An awesome adventure!”
Reviewed October 13, 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
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Toronto, Canada
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131 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“You will get wet...but a great time will be had by all.”
Reviewed September 29, 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
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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 September 22, 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
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