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Niagara Falls, USA: Stay Dry Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour on the Niagara River

Youngstown, United States
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you want to experience the power of the Niagara River without getting wet, climb aboard this high-speed 1-hour adventure. 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 photographs and listen to narration from your guide along the way. It's a thrill ride you don't want to miss.
  • 1-hour jet boat ride on the Niagara River
  • Power through the Class 5 rapids of Devil’s Hole and the whirlpool rapids on the Niagara River
  • Enjoy 360-degree spins through the Niagara Gorge
  • Entertaining guide with comprehensive narration
  • Pass by waterfront landmarks like Fort Niagara

What's Included

  • 1-Hour Jet Boat Ride with Inside Dry Seats
  • Guide
  • Pre-Tour Safety & Instruction Tutorial
  • Safety Equipment
  • Live Commentary Onboard
  • Local Taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenirs (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 555 Water St
    555 Water St, Youngstown, NY 14174, USA

    Niagara Jet City Cruises, is located in Youngstown, NY and is only minutes from Niagara Falls USA, and both the Rainbow and Queenston-Lewiston international bridges.

Start time

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Arrive 30 minutes early to register and attend a mandatory safety orientation. Then grab a life jacket, and hop on board to find a seat. Passengers can pick from the climate-controlled main cabin (standard dry seating), which holds up to 24 people.

Take in the shoreline and check out sites like Brock's Monument and Fort Niagara before reaching the Class 5 Devil’s Hole Rapids, where things get really choppy. Hold on tight because it’s about to get even bumpier amid the heart-pounding Class 5 rapids of the swirling Niagara Gorge.

This adventure is about more than just thrills, however. Look around and appreciate the stunning scenery. Learn about the history and geology of the majestic Niagara River while experiencing the excitement of playing in whitewater rapids. It’s sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of any visit to Niagara Falls.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time to register, sign a participation agreement and listen to the safety orientation; refusal to sign the agreement does not merit a credit or refund
  • Minimum age to ride on this jet boat experience is 4 years (no exceptions)
  • Minimum height requirement is 40 inches tall (no exceptions)
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • If Boat Tours are canceled due to weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Please note: You will not see the American Falls or the Niagara Horseshoe Falls on this tour.
  • Accessibility with assistance. Should a guest have a disability and needs assistance getting on the boat, our crew will physically assist them. Guests must be able to hold themselves in an upright position.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Service animals are permitted on property, however, they are not permitted on the boats
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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362 reviews
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Fred_K, Sep 2022
Where they stopped, stalled and flipped it. We enjoyed ourselves. The crew was great. Wonderful time.
Lisa_T, Sep 2022
We had a great experience, our captains on our tour were AMAZING. I highly recommend this adventure too EVERYONE!
We all enjoyed the trip!...
John_H, Sep 2022
We all enjoyed the trip! It was a good time with a entraining crew and music! We all felt safe on this jet boat!
Tammy_M, Sep 2022
Captain Mark and Ryan were funny, had good music choices, and answered all our questions. This ride was fantastic! #22ndAnniversary
Awesome family fun
Sandra_B, Aug 2022
This ride was very scenic. It was also very fun riding the big waves. The two guides were very informative with good energy and the music was very upbeat and made the whole experience super cool
Excellence to both captain.
HASTA_B, Aug 2022
Wonderful trip. Both the captains were nice enough to make the trip well deserving. Amazing splashes. My kids really enjoyed. Can’t wait to go back again
Rudy_C, Aug 2022
Great experience. Would definitely recommend it to everyone. Ryan was a blast. Money well spent. So worth it
Riding the Waves in Ease!
Lindsay_T, Aug 2022
I really enjoyed my experience with the boat tour and the team hosting, including Molly and the two amazing Captains. Molly was a lot of fun and made sure to entertain everyone on the boat. The captains were very entertaining as well and we safely went through every single wave that we came across, especially the high waves. I recommend this boat tour with this particular company!
1 traveler found this review helpful
A great time for the family!
Alan_S, Aug 2022
The staff were fantastic!!!!!!!! Captain and crew were a riot and couldn’t have been more fun!!! This was our second time on the jet boat and we will be back!
Fun ride
XINYU_H, Aug 2022
Worth every minute! highly recommend. My daughter was very happy, and we all enjoyed it a lot. Very nice crews and friendly staff.
Awesome experience, will do it again!
Susan_H, Aug 2022
We had an amazing time! Everyone was professional, and extremely knowledgeable about the local area.
Awesome ride, with awesome guides
Lisa_M, Jul 2022
We started out slow, but that's to be expected. The rapids were awesome and the guides and pilot done awesome. In all it was an amazing boat tour. I would recommend it to anyone.
Don’t miss this experience!
Tony_L, Jul 2022
Captain art and captain mark and crew member molly were Great at explaining everything and keeping everything FUN And amazing!
Super fun!!!
Alfida_S, Jul 2022
We had such an amazing time! I went with my mom and sisters and we are now planning to bring our friends.
Experience one time
VairalakshmiM_S, Jul 2022
1. It wasn't a great experience and we didn't feel the adventure thrill 2. Don't book co-pilot seat as it is nothing extraordinary for the extra price 3. I prefer the wet option but that is also at the back of the boat so you can't experience the real thrill
1 traveler found this review helpful
Stephen_R, Jul 2022
This was a total blast; it was a party from start to stop, it is a wonderful thing to do in the area. Well worth every penny, we loved it so much, we booked it for the next day as well!
Whirlpool Dry Jet Boat is a Total Blast!
Jennifer_M, Jun 2022
We had a blast. Captain Mark and Captain Lloyd were wonderful. My husband smiled and laughed the whole time. It was the most fun we have had for in a long time. My husband can't swim and this is the closest he will ever get to white water rafting. Totally worth the money! A must do in the Niagara Falls area. The place and boat were very clean and well maintained. Everybody was so professional.
Great Adventure
Dawn_G, Aug 2021
The best part was riding the waves and of course the staff was GREAT!!!omg my husband and I had a great time next time I visit the area I will be doing this again most definitely !!
Great experience!!!
Elizabeth_C, Jul 2019
The staff was fantastic. We learned a great deal about Niagara Falls along with a great adventure in the rapids!
Anniversary Vacation
Pocahontas_W, Jul 2019
Exciting, breathtaking ride. You get a tour of the river and a history lesson of the river/rapids while spinning and jumping waves!


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