Option 1: Jet boat ride and Niagara Wine Trail Tour and Tasting (U.S. side only)
This Niagara adventure from Youngstown takes about two hours total from pickup to drop-off; the boat ride itself is 60 minutes. Start with an orientation session before boarding the jet boat, where you can take a seat in the climate-controlled interior cabin, which seats 22, or choose the 12-passenger wet deck if you want to get splashed.
As you cruise along the Niagara River with your Coast Guard–certified captain, enjoy views of passing sites like Brock's Monument and Fort Niagara. When you reach Devil’s Hole, hold on tight and enjoy the wild ride as the 1,650-horsepower boat — specially designed to skim the swirling torrents of white water — effortlessly navigates the Class 5 rapids.
Continue through the Niagara Whirlpool and the Class 6 rapids just above it, and travel through the Niagara Gorge, where your captain maneuvers the boat into 360-degree spins. After the ride, you’re returned to Youngstown, where you can dry off in the changing rooms.
Your last stop of the day will be a visit to one of Niagara's award winning wineries. The Niagara Wine Trail is regarded as a new up-and-coming region, but the art and science of grape growing and wine-making has been rooted in the region for many years. While relaxing with some of the fine wines of the region, you can hear about the history and how geography has created a unique micro-climate making it suitable for the production of these fine wines. A tasting is included and is a fine way to cap off a memorable day in Niagara Falls, USA!
Option 2: Helicopter flight and Niagara Falls guided tour (U.S. side only)
12-minute helicopter flight:
Your helicopter experience begins at the Niagara Falls heliport across the street from Whirlpool Rapids. Check in, meet your pilot and board your 4-passenger helicopter, which features large windows perfect for snapping photos.
Soar above all of Niagara’s natural and man-made attractions, such as Whirlpool Rapids, Skylon Tower, Rainbow Bridge and the aero car, and listen through your headset to recorded commentary about the sights. Get a bird’s-eye view of the American Falls and smaller Bridal Veil Falls along the Niagara River, watching for rainbows that often appear in the water.
3-hour guided tour:
Visit Niagara Falls’ top viewing locations with a guide, and hear commentary about each location. Your sightseeing itinerary includes a stop at Terrapin Point and the American Observation Tower. See Goat Island, Three Sisters Islands and Luna Island, and get up close to the thunderous cascades of American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.