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"The genesis of Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours can be traced back to the summer of 1981.  I first witnessed the whitewater spectacle of the Niagara River gorge as a part of a whitewater kayaking expedition to Northern Ontario.  I can recall standing beside the towering waves in astonishment, wondering if I would ever have the opportunity to experience the rapids commonly referred to as the "Mount Everest" of whitewater rapids."

John Kinney – Owner & President
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours


Why Niagara?
The Niagara River collects all the water from the Great Lakes which amounts to about 20% of the world's fresh water.  Over the past 12,000 years, the turbulent currents of the immensely powerful Niagara Falls have carved out a 7-mile (11km) gorge on the lower Niagara.  Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water flow over the Falls every minute and as that water enters the narrow rock gorge, it is compressed into the rapids that create our whitewater playground.

Why Jet Boats?
Safety.  Power.  Again, Safety.  Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours operates a fleet of custom-built vessels designed to the latest innovations in marine technology.  Our boats use a triple turbo diesel water jet system for both propulsion