Whirlpool jets into 25th year

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    When Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours opened its doors in 1992, it was a modest affair.

    A single boat took passengers through soaking whitewater from the Niagara River mouth in Niagara-on-the-Lake through the Devil’s Hole Rapids to the Niagara Whirlpool.

    This year marks the 25th for the business headquartered in the town.

    It now boasts a fleet of eight, 50-passenger jet boats that depart from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls, Ont., (via a shuttle to the Queenston dock) and Lewiston, N.Y.

    Its format: approximately one-hour tours that fold in highlights about the famous river’s complex geology and history.

    Passengers also choose between two types of trips; wet or dry in a covered “Jet Dome.”

    This season is the earliest ever, following one of the mildest winters in recent years. The launch is about three weeks earlier than usual.

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