“This will not keep you dry. Nothing will keep you dry!”
This was the pep talk we received from the crew as they handed out heavy, yellow rain ponchos prior to the first time I rode the Niagara Rapids. And boy were they right!
I love everything to do with the Environment. And the Whirlpool Jetboat Tour on the Niagara River will get you closer to nature that you ever thought possible!
From Niagara-on-the-Lake, on the shores of Lake Ontario, our flat-bottomed jetboat crawled south along the Niagara River. Until it passed out of the no-wake zone, whereupon the captain released all 1500 horsepower. We blasted towards the entrance of the Niagara Gorge, pausing only to do a couple of Hamilton Turns along the way to start the adrenalin flowing. And from that moment the buzz just built and built!
I could give you all sorts of facts and figures about the boats, the Niagara River, or the Devil’s Hole Class 5 rapids in which the jetboats play. But, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words:
As the second photo shows, you basically get the whole Niagara River landing in your lap!
What! A! Rush!
So much so, one ride isn’t enough. Since that first time, I’ve been back again:
And… No, that’s it for now. Sadly, I’ve only done it three times so far. But I feel a return trip coming on this summer.
And what’s the reward for such adventures?…
Total Saturation! And it feels great!!
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