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Niagara Falls, ON: 45-minute Jet Boat Tour on Niagara River

1. Niagara Falls, ON: 45-minute Jet Boat Tour on Niagara River

Embark on a stimulating jet-boat tour of the lower Niagara River. Ride the thrilling rapids and take in the stunning natural landscape surrounding you on your tour. Learn about the river, its historical landmarks, and the differences between the American and the Canadian sides of the river from your local guide. Then, let your expert guide navigate the river to deliver a thrilling ride through the Class 5 rapids. Enter the Devil’s Hole, where the rapids begin, and experience the exhilarating 365° Hamilton Turn. Get up close and personal with the river as you get splashed paddling down the rapids as the jet boats are designed with an open top. If you prefer to stay dry, 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.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Cruise & the Falls

2. Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Cruise & the Falls

Dedicate a day to the mesmerizing Niagara Falls on a guided walking tour. Be on the first funicular of the day and descend into the gorge for the Voyage to the Falls boat tour. Walk around the boardwalk before taking part in the Journey Behind the Falls experience. Meet your friendly guide and group in front of the funicular in the morning and take in panoramic views as you make your way down to the Voyage to the Falls boat tour. Climb aboard and feel the power of Niagara Falls up close. Ascend back up and enjoy an informative walking tour around the boardwalk. View the site of the former Honeymoon Bridge, learn about famous celebrities and daredevils who visited this site, and take a great photo at Horseshoe Falls. Arrive at the Table Rock Welcome Center and get ready for the Journey Behind the Falls experience. Climb down the stairs into the rocky caves behind the waterfalls and follow a ledge to a viewing point beside the cascades.

Niagara, USA: Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour on the Niagara River

3. Niagara, USA: Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour on the Niagara River

Climb aboard a high-speed adventure and experience the power of the Niagara River without getting wet. Travel upriver into the Niagara Gorge and stay dry with indoor climate-controlled seating as the water crashes in around you. Speed through rapids and see the swirling Niagara Whirlpool. Take in the shoreline and check out sites like Brock's Monument and Fort Niagara. Reach the Class 5 Devil’s Hole Rapids, where the thrill ride kicks into high gear. Hold on tight amid the heart-pounding Class 5 rapids of the swirling Niagara Gorge and be prepared for the captain’s thrilling 360-degree spins. Enjoy knowing that photos and video are being taken to purchase after your tour so you can share your experience with family and friends. With entertaining tour guides and comprehensive narration, take a memorable adventure ride filled with thrills, scenery, facts, and fun.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

4. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

Benefit from pick-up service from all downtown Toronto or Toronto Pearson Airport hotels, and then journey by climate-controlled mini-coach to Niagara Falls. Listen to an informative commentary about the history of the area and the role of the native people, and discover why the geography makes the Niagara Peninsula so unique. Upon arrival at Niagara Whirlpool, marvel at one of the most violent white water rapids in North America. Then, climb aboard the Hornblower to experience the power, energy and majesty of Niagara Falls up close on the "Voyage to the Falls" boat tour. Be mesmerized by the height of Horseshoe Falls and the volume of water that plunges from its crestline. Travel along the Niagara Parkway to see the power of the Niagara River as it prepares to plunge over the falls. Take in the scenic landscape of Dufferin Islands along the way. Get some free time at Niagara Falls for dinner or to visit Clifton Hill and other attractions. Gaze in awe when dusk arrives and the great cataracts are lit up in a multitude of colors. Opt for a tour with dinner and dine at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel. Feast from the Fallsview Buffet and get panoramic views of Niagara Falls illuminated for the night. Depart Niagara Falls and journey back to Toronto for drop off at your hotel on arrival.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour & Guided Walking Tour

5. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour & Guided Walking Tour

Save and explore with this day trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto. Your tour includes return transport, wine-tasting, two walking tours, and a sightseeing mobile app. Depart from Toronto and head to Niagara. Your first stop is a winery in Palatine Hill. Spend 30-minutes at the winery and taste some of the local wine. The next stop is Niagara-on-the-Lake. Spend 1-hour at Niagara-on-the-Lake and explore the area with its stunning scenery. Arrive at Niagara Falls and join a guided walking tour. Enjoy live commentary from your tour guide as you stroll past tourist hotspots, including Horseshoe Falls, Clifton Hill, and Skylon Tower. This day trip is flexible to suit your schedule, so go and enjoy some free time. Explore more of the city by foot, enjoy a spot of lunch, or visit one of Niagara's many attractions (at your own expense). After a fun-filled day, the transport will return you to Toronto. You can take a guided walking tour of Toronto - which you can join on another date during your stay. Your guide will show you the highlights of Toronto's cosmopolitan city center, including Ripley's Aquarium, CN Tower, Hockley Hall of Fame, and many others.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Private Scenic Photography Tour

6. Niagara Falls, Canada: Private Scenic Photography Tour

Niagara Falls is one of the most dynamically impressive four-season destinations in the world. Your driver/guide on this tour is a well-known local professional photographer who specializes in Niagara, including the falls, wildlife, architecture, and landscape in his portfolio. Your guide will show you some of his favorite photo ops, as well as taking and helping you take photos as you go. Your guide will contact you prior to your tour date to help set the time and pickup details with you so that you catch the best times of the day for photos. On your tour, you can also take a break, visit a winery or two, a craft brewery, a distillery, a cidery, or the chocolate FX Factory. This tour utilizes an upscale private vehicle exclusive to your group. We will create the perfect tour itinerary for you.

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What people are saying about Niagara River

This was so much fun! But believe it when they say you will get wet!! Emma was our tour person and she did a very good job and Captain Mike handled the boat wonderfully.

Great experience! The event was well organized, fun, and well worth the money! The staff was friendly and helpful, and our boat captain gave us a great ride!

It was very exhilarating and fun, be sure to bring an extra pair of clothes or use swim gear as the water will always find you no matter what!

Loved it! Everyone in our party loved as well. We recommend sitting in the front of the boat!

This was an exhilarating experience. You get wet, it's fast and furious and fun!