Water activity

Lewiston USA: 45-Minute Jet-Boat Tour on the Niagara River

Water activity

Lewiston USA: 45-Minute Jet-Boat Tour on the Niagara River

From US$ 68.85 per person

Choose between getting wet or staying dry as you speed through the Class 5 rapids of the Niagara River! This jet-boat tour promises a chance to discover beautiful scenery while enjoying the exciting rapids of the Niagara River.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide


  • Take an adventure through Class 5 rapids on the Niagara River
  • Admire the spectacular and beautiful scenery surrounding you
  • Learn the history of the Niagara River
  • Get wet or stay dry going through Devil's Hole
Full description
Say goodbye to conventional sightseeing as you pile on board an open jet-boat and set off on an adventurous, stimulating tour of the Niagra River. Spend 45 minutes taking in the scenery and learning the history of the river as your professional guide leads you through the rapids. This tour is more than an adventure through the rapids; it is a chance to learn about the history of the Niagara River. Your knowledgeable guide will point out specific historical landmarks, and explain the differences between the American and Canadian sides of the river. Hang on as the boat is navigated through the river to deliver a thrilling ride through the Class 5 rapids. The highlights of this part of the tour include entering Devil’s Hole, where the rapids begin, and experiencing the exhilarating 365-degree jet spin. The Wet Jet boats are designed with an open top to deliver a panoramic view but that means you will definitely get wet as you go through the rapids. You will be provided with the necessary gear to make your trip as comfortable as possible but there are no dry seats with this option. If you prefer to stay dry, you can still experience the excitement of the rapids on the Jet Dome tour. You will take the same journey as the Wet Jet tour, but the covered boat offers shelter from river rapids, keeping you dry and comfortable. Feel free to bring along a camera on this tour.
  • 45-minute jet boat ride (wet or dry seats)
  • Safety orientation and safety equipment (lifejackets)
  • Equipment to keep you comfortable (splash suit, poncho, sweater)
  • Narrated tour
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to the departure location
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Go to the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Waterproof camera

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • The recommended minimum age requirement for this tour is 6 years old
  • Children should be at least 44 inches (112 cm) tall
  • Passengers younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or older
  • This tour departs from the American departure location
  • Souvenir photos from the tour can be purchased
  • This tour takes place on the lower Niagara River and does not go up to the Falls
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 126 reviews

Review summary

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The ride was amazing! So much fun! The poncho did nothing to keep the water off, so it was really just to keep a little warmer from the cold water and wind, lol. Sat in the third row and it was a BLAST!!! Not one dry spot anywhere! The river is beautiful and our host and driver did an excellent job! Definitely recommend this tour! The only negative, is there were a lot of pictures of the back crowd, but none of the front seats. A little video but no stills. Definitely felt cheated out of those pictures!!! There also could have been more photos of our boat instead of generic pictures for the price I paid for the package! I hope you’ll consider making that change for future guests or possibly lower the price of the package and let the people know most of the pictures and videos are of random people.

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September 16, 2022

We looked into this prior to our 25th anniversary vacation and since we are in our mid to late 40's thought it might not be for us. Once in Niagara Falls, we decided to do it. We were able to book just the day before. We are both in good shape and adventurous, however I broke my neck 8 years ago, so I was a bit nervous. This was the highlight of our trip! We felt safe with our Captain Paul, and our boat leader Sam was amazing! We have been whitewater rafting in Maine several times on Class 5 rapids, and this was a whole other level! We were incredibly impressed by the power of the boat. My neck felt great and I felt completely safe the entire time. The trip is so reasonable for the 45 minute thrill & excitement. Even the owner, John, was there to wish us off on our trip. We bought the video and photos to show our daughters and they were so envious, as well as proud of their adventurous parents! On our next trip out, this will be our first reservation. Thank you!

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September 2, 2021

Easy to book and no waiting in lines! It was great fun for all age groups, our party had a 9 and 25 year old, we are in our 50’s. Every one of us loved it! Great crew, everyone was so friendly. Exciting but you always felt safe. I love that they filmed us during the ride and provided us the choice to purchase it at a reasonable price. Highly recommend for fun, a little history and a great scenic view!

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July 14, 2021

Product ID: 23604