Water activity

Niagara, USA: Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour on the Niagara River

4.9 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: Niagara Jet City Cruises

Niagara, USA: Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour on the Niagara River

Activity provider: Niagara Jet City Cruises
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From US$ 60 per person

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Experience the Niagara River Gorge all year round aboard a climate-controlled boat. Take a thrilling 1-hour adventure ride along the up to Class 5 rapids of Whirlpool and Devil’s Hole, with 360-degree spins along the way.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Take a 1-hour jet boat ride on the Niagara River
  • Power through the Class 5 rapids of Devil’s Hole and the whirlpool rapids on the Niagara River
  • Enjoy 360-degree spins through the Niagara Gorge
  • Benefit from an entertaining guide with comprehensive narration
  • Pass by waterfront landmarks like Fort Niagara
Full description
Climb aboard a high-speed adventure and experience the power of the Niagara River without getting wet. Travel upriver into the Niagara Gorge and stay dry with indoor climate-controlled seating as the water crashes in around you. Speed through rapids and see the swirling Niagara Whirlpool. Take in the shoreline and check out sites like Brock's Monument and Fort Niagara. Reach the Class 5 Devil’s Hole Rapids, where the thrill ride kicks into high gear. Hold on tight amid the heart-pounding Class 5 rapids of the swirling Niagara Gorge and be prepared for the captain’s thrilling 360-degree spins. Enjoy knowing that photos and video are being taken to purchase after your tour so you can share your experience with family and friends. With entertaining tour guides and comprehensive narration, take a memorable adventure ride filled with thrills, scenery, facts, and fun.
  • 1-hour jet boat ride on the Niagara River
  • Live commentary in English
  • Safety orientation
  • Life jacket
  • Changing and wash room facilities
  • Free parking
  • Hotel pick up or drop-off
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Souvenir Photos (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 300 lbs (136 kg)

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Meeting point

555 Water Street, Youngstown, New York, United States of America. The meeting point is an approximate 15-minutes drive from the American side of Niagara Falls.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This activity operates in the USA, if you are coming from Canada, you will need to bring your passport
  • This activity is U.S. Coast Guard certified
  • Tours are offered throughout the year, as long as there is no ice in the water
  • Children weighing less than 80 lbs cannot sit in the upper wet deck or copilot seating
  • Maximum weight restriction of 300 lbs
  • Note that the wet deck is not available in the colder season
  • Children must be a minimum 40 inches tall and must be 4 years of age or older
  • Climate-controlled seating keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

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We has such an amazing time on our jet adventure boat ride. The facility was very clean and had plenty of private bathrooms with doors and sinks. The staff was friendly and created an air of excitement. We had a very great time in the rapids and just riding down the river. Our only regret was getting seats in the dry area. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for an exciting way to spend an hour.

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July 18, 2022

The Maid of the Mist is not the only amazing boat ride in the Niagara River. Best part of this is that if you want to stay dry, you can by sitting in the “dry” seats. Highly recommend to anybody visiting Niagara Falls. Only about a 20 minute ride North of the Falls.

August 11, 2021

I definitely recommend this!

I was a little skeptical about this at first since i'm a scaredy cat.. but this was really fun. Even though i didn't have a seatbelt, i still felt secure. The seats were really comfortable- i loved how they moved along with the rapids. I also liked that they offered dry seating. I don't think i would have been brave enough to sit outside.. but if you are looking for a THRILL- then do that. I guess YOLO, right?

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October 14, 2019

Product ID: 48798