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Jet boats take to Niagara River for early season

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours launched five jet boats into the Niagara River Tuesday to get prepared for the summer season of taking people into the river rapids. Read More…

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.

U.S. jetboat company wants to take visitors right to the falls

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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.

test (latest Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours newsletter)

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Last week I received the latest email newsletter from Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours.

(And yes, the subject line of the email was “test”)

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You can sign up for their newsletter by entering your email address in the “Signup” form on the left side of most of the pages of the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours web site.

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