Niagara Falls West Jet and Jet Dome boat Tours

For decades, daredevils have challenges the churning waters of the Niagara Whirlpool. Some have survived while others haven’t. Visitors to Niagara Falls who want an adventurous, up-close look at the rapids without risking their lives can board the Wet Jet and Jet Dome boat tours.
The Jet Dome has pneumatic doors that open on both sides of the boat during the tour, which offers awe-inspiring views of the Niagara Gorge, the power plants and the Whirlpool.  When the boat reaches the raging whitewater, the Jet Dome doors close to ensure passengers remain dry.
The guided tours last 45 to 60 minutes, and passengers are given headsets so they can here the guide, who provides insight about points of interest, history and scenery of the gorge, the mechanics of the jet dome and the nuances of the mighty Niagara River.
The minimum age for the trip is four, and many seniors have taken the tour.
Adventure seekers who don’t mind getting wet – soaking wet – will like the Wet Jet boat tour, which journeys into the raging Devil’s Hole Rapids. Passengers are provided with a certified life jacket and a set of aqua socks. Guests can wear their own shoes. Depending on the weather, passengers are given a sweater, a splash suit and a poncho.
The minimum age for the trip is six and many seniors have taken this tour as well.
Before embarking on a Jet Dome or Wet Jet tour, visitors can experience the stories of the many daredevils who have challenged the falls and the gorge and see relics from their adventures are showcased, at the new Daredevil Gallery at Niagara IMAX Theatre. The daredevil exhibit features the world’s largest collection of Niagara Falls history, including actual barrels and artifacts along with the engaging stories of Niagara’s heritage and tales of the daredevils.
The natural splendor of Niagara Falls and the dramatic adventures of daredevils of the past are vividly presented in the IMAX movie, “Legends and Daredevils.” The exhilarating film details the remarkable vistas of the raging waters of Niagara Falls and tells the story of when Native peoples Native peoples worshipped the thunder spirits, and when the first European encountered the region. The movie also introduces viewers to daredevils like the Great Blondin, who completed a death-defying tightrope walk over the river in 1860, and Annie Taylor, a 63-year-old schoolteacher who became the first person to plunge over the falls in a barrel.

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