From Niagara This Week:
Plans by a Youngstown, N.Y.-based jetboat operator to offer trips along the Niagara River and into the Falls basin are not something that will be duplicated on this side of the border.
That’s according to John Kinney, the operator of Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, which has been conducting tours through the rapids on the Niagara River from its docks in Queenston since 1992.
“There is a very basic rule of commercial whitewater boating,” Kinney said. “You never take a commercial passenger into whitewater conditions in which you do not have a plan to conduct a swiftwater rescue.