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Whirlpool Jet Boats

Whirlpool Jet Boats

Whirlpool Jet Boat

Whirlpool Jiet Boat Tours is a thrilling 45- to 60-minute jet boat tour down the Niagara River.

The powerful Jet Boat speeds upriver, making its way into the breathtaking stonewalled canyon that is the Niagara Gorge.
The anticipation builds as the boat splashes into the white water of Devil's Hole Rapids.

Niagara Falls Open Jet Boat Tour from US Side
CAD $ 85.00

The ultimate destination is the legendary Whirlpool, just a half-mile below the tumbling waters of one of the wonders of the world, the mighty Niagara Falls!.

Whirlpool Jet Boats Tour depart daily from 3 locations, two locations in Niagara Ontario Canada, and one location in the United States.

  • Niagara Glen Nature Center at 3050 Niagara Parkway/River Road
  • 2) Niagara-on-the-Lake, 61 Mellville Street
  • 3) 115 South Water St. Lewiston, New York, NY

* The check in location for Niagara Falls departures has changed for the 2017 season. The address and direction will be released shortly.

You need to arrive on-site 45 minutes prior to your departure time so that each member of your group can fill out a participation agreement and attend a mandatory pre-trip safety orientation.

Passengers can choose between either a “Wet Jet” or “Jet Dome” experience. The first one "Wet Jets" is the open style and the other one “Jet Dome” is having completely enclosed cabin for those wishing to have a dry ride.

Experience the excitement of playing in class 5 whitewater rapids. So gear up, get ready for a fantastic experience you will not soon forget. Voted one of the top ten must do attractions in Canada - don't miss out!

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours Rates

All rates are subject to applicable tax

*Child/ Youth Restrictions:
Wet Jet - must be six years of age and a minimum of 44" tall
Jet Dome - must be four years of age and a minimum of 40" tall
Minimum age to take this tour alone with adult 18+ supervision is 16 years of age


Jet Dome Info

Jet Dome

Family fun and excitement are in store for you as you speed upriver in a powerful Jet Boat towards the Niagara Gorge - a 200 foot high stone walled canyon - and into the legendary churning waters of the Niagara Whirlpool.

All trips are fully guided. The river guide entertains and narrates during your entire time on board. History and geography of the river is explained during this fully guided 45-60 minute Niagara River tour. Wearing helicopter style head sets, you will see the sights and all the amazing scenery just a short distance from one of the natural wonders of the world - mighty Niagara Falls - while staying completely dry! Doors on the boat go up and down allowing some great photo taking opportunities. Bring aboard your camera.

Jet Boat Dome

The trip is designed to be a family fun adventure available to a wide range of guests. The minimum age for the trip is 4 years old and many seniors well into their 80's have taken the tour. No tour in Niagara allows a visitor the opportunity to see the historical sites, man-made marvels, beautiful scenery and feel the incredible power of the Niagara River then this unique boating experience. This tour has recently been featured on CBC's The Nature of Things, CBS' The Early Show, The Amazing Race - Family Edition, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, and The Outdoor Life Network, and has been delighting visitors to Niagara for 16 years. This may just be the most exciting tour of Niagara you will find!

Important Inclusions and Guest Services

Jet Dome
  • Jet Dome tour on the Niagara River into the Niagara Gorge and the famous Niagara Whirlpool
  • Coast Guard Certified Captains - fully trained River Guides providing entertaining tour narration
  • Pre-trip safety orientation. All participants must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure time to attend orientation.
  • Lifejacket provided
  • Wheelchair accessible with assisted boarding. (Guests must be able to sit on a bench seat and support themselves without assistance by holding on to a bar in front of their seat)
  • Retail River Shop. Digital photography program to view afterwards in the River Shop
  • All Reservations must be paid in advance. We accept Visa or Master Card.
PLEASE NOTE:
  • Minimum age to take this tour alone without adult supervision is 16.
  • Children under age 4 may not take this tour. Anyone under 40 inches tall may not take this tour.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, pregnant women are not permitted to participate.
  • All participants must be in good health, and not subject to neck, or back injuries.
  • A signed participation agreement is required by all participants.

Wet Jet Info

The Tour

Wet Jet Vacation

Family fun and excitement are in store!! Make your visit to Niagara memorable - Take the WET JET Tour. Our powerful Jet Boats have sped upriver for 16 years, toward the Niagara Gorge - a 200 foot high stone walled canyon and into the legendary churning waters of the famous Niagara Whirlpool. Anticipation builds as the boats splash into the water of Devil's Hole Rapids. You will see the sites and all the amazing scenery just a short distance from one of the natural wonders of the world - mighty Niagara Falls!
The Whirlpool and rapids are legendary for soaking those who challenge their incredible white water - from head to toe! Gear up, prepare to GET WET and get ready for an experience you will not soon forget!


Wet Jet

Be sure to bring a complete change of clothes. This tour is certain to make a splash!! The trip is designed to be a family fun adventure available to a wide range of guests. The minimum age for the trip is 6 years old and many seniors well into their 80's have taken the tour. No tour in Niagara allows a visitor the opportunity to see the historical sites, man-made marvels, beautiful scenery and feel the incredible power of the Niagara River then this unique boating experience.

This tour has been featured on CBC's The Nature of Things, CBS' The Early Show, The Amazing Race - Family Edition, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, and The Outdoor Life Network, and has been delighting visitors to Niagara for 16 years. Called "Niagara's Most Unforgettable Experience" - this may just be the most exciting tour of Niagara you will find!

Three Wet Jet tour departure locations are available
  • Lewiston, NY operation dates to: May 23 to September 27, 2009
  • Niagara On The Lake, ON operation dates to: April 25 to October 18, 2009.
  • Niagara Falls, ON at the Niagara Glen

Hourly departures available in July, August. Many departures daily in May, June, September and October. Reservations are highly recommended.

Please Note: All guests need to arrive promptly 45 minutes prior to departure time to park, register, sign participation agreement, attend pre-trip safety orientation and dress in the Wet Jet gear provided to prepare for the Wet Jet departure prior to boarding the Jet Boat.

Important Inclusions and Guest Services

  • 45-60 minute Wet Jet tour on the Niagara River into the Niagara Gorge and the famous Niagara Whirlpool. Count on your entire visit on site at Jet Boat to be nearly two hours.
  • Pre-trip safety orientation. All participants must arrive at least 45 minutes prior to departure to attend pre-trip orientation.
  • River Gear provided - life jacket, splash suit, poncho, sweaters and footwear. Gear is designed for warmth and to keep guests more comfortable - not any dryer.
  • Change rooms on site. Bring a complete change of clothes. You will get soaked on the Wet Jet tour! The trip can be as wet as swimming.
  • Coast Guard Certified Captains and fully trained River Guides providing entertaining tour narration and Guides.
  • Digital Photography Program in Retail River Shop
  • Wheelchair accessible with assisted boarding. Guests must be able to sit on a bench seat and support themselves without assistance by holding on to a bar in front of their seat.
  • All Reservations must be paid in advance. We accept Visa or Master Card. Reservation are highly recommended.
PLEASE NOTE:
  • Any participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under age 6 may not take this tour.
  • Anyone under 44 inches tall may not take this tour.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, pregnant women are not permitted to participate.
  • All participants must be in good health, and not subject to neck, or back injuries
  • A signed participation agreement is required by all participants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours FAQ

How long is the trip?
The trip is about an hour and we go 18 miles round trip. Trips departing from Niagara-on-the-Lake are 60 minutes (round trip) while tours departing from Niagara Falls ON and Lewiston NY are 45 minutes (round trip). This time difference is because of the proximity to the Niagara Gorge from Lewiston, NY)

Where does the boat go?
From our departure point, we travel upriver, through the Niagara Gorge and into the Whirlpool. (Oh yeah, and back).

Has the boat ever gone over the Falls?
No - we are downriver from the Falls.

How many people does the boat hold?
We have 8 boats in our fleet. The Jet Dome holds 40 passengers. Five of our Wet Jet boats hold 48 passengers each and two hold 54 passengers.

Can you see the Falls from the boat?
No, you see what happens when the water goes over the brink, and through the river canyon, which is some of the most beautiful scenery in Niagara.

How old do you have to be to ride on the boat?
Wet Jet - At least six years old and 44" tall.
Jet Dome - At least four years old and 40" tall. Under 16 you must have a parent or guardian with you.

Can seniors take part in this adventure?
Absolutely! We have lots of people over 65 - in fact entire busloads of seniors have jetboated. Our record holder is 92 years old.

Do you get wet?
Not just wet! Soaked!
We recommend you bring a complete change of clothes.
Change rooms are available on site to use afterwards.

Can anybody jetboat?
Just about, but we suggest you be in good health. You should not be pregnant or subject to heart, back or neck problems.

Can you fall out of the boat?
While falling out is clearly not a norm, it is important to remember there is an element of risk dealing with any water activity. Whitewater rescue is part of our Captain and crew training in order to respond quickly and efficiently to any situation.

How fast does the boat go?
The boat can go up to 65 mph. Really Fast!

We are really good swimmers, do we still have to wear a lifejacket?
Yes - everyone on the water should wear a lifejacket - all of our staff do, and so do all of our guests.

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour Guestbook

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours Reviews
  • WOW! Unbelievable! Never thought you could get that WET!! Just returned from holidaying in Niagara for Civic holiday weekend. This is a must do. We have already planned to return for a 'controlled drowning' as our guide Adrian put it. If planning to go, book this attraction & get yourself the first four rows of the boat. Thanks for the shower.
    - Garth & Tammy
  • I went on the jet boat ride with my school on a class trip. It was the most exciting thing I have ever done in my entire life! I plan on going again many times! I tell everyone I know that is going in your direction.. just from me telling everyone I know you are much more business!
    - Cindy
  • What an exciting ride. I am deathly afraid of WATER. I enjoyed this so much I wanted to get back on it again. We are coming up to the falls for a wedding this summer and are taking everyone on a ride. I loved it!
    - Laurie
  • EXHILIRATING!!!!! Thats simply it... My reco.. dont get the Poncho or the sweater.... just the life jacket.... IT'S AWESOME.... This is the Magic of Niagara... nothing else matters! Kudos to the team .. they are so good at this... Dave, Mark and Katie... here's a hi-Five to you guys...We are back in Nov for the same again.. to get WET and really COOOOLD this time!!
    - Ajit & Anjana
  • Just got back from a 2 week visit to Canada. Hi-light of the hoiday was the jet boat trip. What a great experience. The guide was knowledgeable and funny - a great guy. Can't wait to do it again on our next visit.
    - Ian & Trish

Directions

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours Map
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Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours

61 Melville Street, P.O. Box 1215
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Canada, L0S 1J0

Phone (905) 468-4800
TOLL FREE 1-888-438-4444
Fax (905) 468-7004
E-Mail trips@whirlpooljet.com

Destination: Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: N43 degrees 15ft 21.48", W79 degrees 3ft 49.469"

Niagara Falls, Ontario (approx 30 minute drive, somedays in July/Aug can be a 45min drive)

Drive North on the Niagara Parkway towards Niagara on the Lake. You will know you are heading the proper way if you see the Niagara River and gorge on the right hand side of the car, wineries, farms and fruit stands on the left.

Continue along the Parkway past the Whirlpool, The Whirlpool Aero Car, past the Niagara Glen, past the JetBoat Info Centre, past the Butterfly Conservatory, past the Floral Clock, Sir Adam Beck power station, and down the hill at Queenston Heights.

Keep Driving, at least another 10-15minutes. You will pass McFarland House on your right and as you approach town look on the left hand side for the landmark "Kurtz Orchard". (Note: This is a great place to consider for lunch)

Just after Kurtz Orchards take your first right and continue along the river and around to the first stop sign at Melville St.

Take a right and our building is 100 yards on the left. If you miss the right turn just after Kurtz Orchard - not a problem - continue past Fort George and into the old town Niagara-on-the-Lake.

At the second four way stop you will see the clock tower in the middle of the street. Take a right here.

King St. goes down towards the lake and makes a natural bend towards the right, continue.

At this bend the road changes name to Delater St. Continue along Delater to the stop sign at Melville st. Our Blue and white building is at 61 Melville St...right there!

Toronto, Ontario (approx 1.5 hr drive)

Travel to the Niagara Region via highway Q.E.W towards Hamilton and then Niagara.

Continue into St Catharines and overtop the Welland Canal on the Skyway bridge.

Once over the bridge take the second exit (38B) and veer right and back over top the highway.

Turn left at the second traffic lights and follow the road back underneath the skyway bridge.

Turn right onto HWY 55 towards Niagara on the Lake. Continue down HWY 55 through the town of Virgil.

At East West Line make right hand turn at the lights. (McDonald's Restaurant on the corner) Follow to the absolute end of the road and make a left hand turn onto the Niagara Parkway (also called River Road) in Niagara On the Lake.

On the corner as a landmark is a place called "Kurtz Orchard". (Note: This is a great place to consider for lunch)

Just after Kurtz Orchards take your first right and continue along the river and around to the first stop sign at Melville St.

Take a right and our building is 100 yards on the left.

If you miss the right turn just after Kurtz Orchard - not a problem - continue past Fort George and into the old town Niagara-on-the-Lake.

At the second four way stop you will see the clock tower in the middle of the street. Take a right here.

King St. goes down towards the lake and makes a natural bend towards the right, continue.

At this bend the road changes name to Delater St. Continue along Delater to the stop sign at Melville st. Our Blue and white building is at 61 Melville St...right there!

Destination: Niagara Glen, Niagara Falls, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: N43 degrees 8ft 6.148", W79 degrees 3ft 15.659"

Adddress:
3050 Niagara Pkwy,
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6K2, Canada,
Phone:+1 888-438-4444

Niagara Falls, Ontario

The Whirlpool Jet Ticket and Info Centre at the Niagara Glen is located on the Niagara Parkway (River Road - the road right beside the Niagara River) between the Whirlpool Aero Car/Whirlpool Golf Course and the Butterfly Conservatory.

From the Falls area in Niagara Falls follow the Niagara Parkway north.

Pass under the Rainbow Bridge, pass the Whirlpool Bridge, pass the White Water Walk, the Whirlpool, The Whirlpool Aero Car and the ticket and info centre is located on the right hand side.

If you reach the Butterfly Conservatory when travelling from the Falls area you have gone too far.

Note: There is very limited parking available at Niagara Glen. We encourage all guests to reach our departure location via the People Mover (available May through to October) Service operated by the Niagara Parks Commission. Exit a stop #9 - Niagara Glen. This stop is 8 km from the Falls.

Destination: Lewiston, NY

GPS Coordinates: N43 degrees 10ft 21.533", W79 degrees 2ft 56.973"

Adddress:
115 South Water St. Lewiston,
New York, United States,
14092

Niagara Falls, NY (approx 15 minute drive)

From Niagara Falls, take the Robert Moses Parkway North. The Niagara River and gorge will be on the left hand side of the car throughout the drive.

Continue into the Lewiston area and exit at the "Lewiston/ARTPARK" exit and veer towards the right.

You are now on Centre St (104) and driving through the town of Lewiston.

Continue into the downtown area towards the waterfront.

Whirlpool Jet is located at the Water Street Landing at the end of Centre St along the bank of the Niagara River. 115 South Water St.

Buffalo, NY (approx 30 minute drive)

From Buffalo NY take highway I90N to exit 25A.

Once off the highway take a left onto Military road. Follow down and by a golf course - at which time - you take a right on to Lewiston Rd also know as 104N.

Continue along and proceed towards Lewiston.

Exit at the "Lewiston/ARTPARK" exit and veer towards the right.

You are now on Centre St and driving through the town of Lewiston.

Continue into the downtown area towards the waterfront.

Whirlpool Jet is loacted at the Water Street Landing at the end of Centre st along the bank of the Niagara River. 115 South Water St.

For those of you who prefer to use Mapquest for directions please refer to zip (14092) for Lewiston, NY & postal code (L0S 1J0) for Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.


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