Last year we went on the jet boat ride with the company called Jet Boat Adventures. It was awesome. Plus, it was much more efficient. It is located right at the major intersection and you can have a warm towel and change of clothes waiting for you. This tour takes place on the lower dells starting out at the dam.
Wild Thing, on the other hand, takes place on the upper dells. You take a 10 - 15 minute bus ride to get to the place. Then it is about 100 yards DOWN a loose gravel road. (They do offer golf cart rides down for those who need it.) The problem with this tour is so much of the river here is designated "Slow, no wake". Yes, that's right. No wake....on a thrill ride!! There are a few spots in the beginning where they can go fast and get you wet, but it was a LONG ride to where the real fun begins. They take you waaaaaay down the Wisconsin River, past Witches Gultch and Stand Rock. That's where they play with you. Lots of fast turns, etc. Then the slow ride back.
Just as we got onto the boat the sun hid behind the clouds, so the temp was about 70-75 degrees. Being wet on the boat it was freezing. I've got some pudge on me, so I was okay, but my 9 and 11 year old nieces had goose bumps on top of goose bumps.
But, even before they were cold, without me planting the seed (trying to be a positive role-model), they said Jet Boat Adventures was better. I agree.
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