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.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Ask and you shall receive.
When his customers kept asking about the possibility of having dining cruises, Whirlpool Jet Boat owner and operator John Kinny saw the opportunity and decided to do something about it.
Starting July 1, Niagara Sunset Cruises will be offering dining and sight-seeing cruises in the lower Niagara River aboard the Niagara Belle.
Kinney said anyone who has had the opportunity to watch a Lake Ontario sunset from any of the shoreline advantage points in Niagara-on-the-Lake will know what he’s talking about. And, to enjoy that experience on the water would be ever better.
From Buffalo Business First:
Driving along the Queen Elizabeth Way, it is hard not to see the Outlet Collection at Niagara.
At 520,000-square-feet and with 102 stores, the outlet mall — which is scheduled to open on May 15 — is designed to attract shoppers and visitors, especially those who might have otherwise crossed the border and headed to places like Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, the Walden Galleria or Boulevard Mall.
At least that’s what the mall’s developers hope.
A couple of weeks ago I received a newsletter from Niagara Hospitality Hotels, the operator of the The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls.
To subscribe to the newsletter, click on the Email Deals link on the main page of their site.
(This is old, but again, I wanted to post it still)
From the Tonawanda News:
Two historic forts and nearby communities along the Niagara River will be under siege again this month as part of colorful pageantry to commemorate the War of 1812.
The events also marking the 200th anniversary of peace between the U.S. and Canada are set for Fort Niagara in Youngstown, Buffalo, Fort Erie and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
Major reenactments are designed to ignite interest in two of the most destructive attacks on both sides of the border: the Americans destroying Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.) on Dec. 6, 1813, and the British seeking revenge in capturing Fort Niagara Dec. 19, and then torching homes and villages from Youngstown to Buffalo.
A couple of weeks ago I received the latest newsletter from the Days Inn Niagara Falls Clifton Hill Casino.