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Tours departing from Niagara Falls ON and Lewiston NY are 45 minutes (round trip). The tours all follow the same route and spend the same amount of time in the rapids!
From either departure point, we travel upriver (south) and into the Niagara Gorge. Once in the gorge, 175 ft walls ascend from above the water line. The boat makes its way into the famous Niagara Whirlpool and then we head back on down (north) through the Class V Devil’s Hole Rapids. You return to the same location from which you boarded as our tour is a round trip excursion.
Our trip is located down river from the falls, therefore it is impossible for our boats to go over the Falls. The closest our tour gets to the Falls is the Whirlpool, which is approximately one mile north. A good section of class six whitewater keeps us from going any further up river.
No, we do not see Niagara Falls on any of our tours. Our tours travel upriver into the Niagara Gorge, through the Class V Rapids at Devil’s Hole and up to the Niagara Whirlpool. The Whirlpool and Niagara Falls are separated by a stretch of Class VI rapids that are unnavigable (and illegal) to pass through.
We have 9 boats in our fleet. The Freedom Jet holds 62 passengers. Five of our Wet Jet boats hold 48 passengers each and two hold 54 passengers.
For the Wet Jet trip you must be at least 44 inches tall (avg. 6 yr old).
For the DRY Freedom Jet trip you must be at least 40 inches tall (avg. 4 yr old).
For the WET Freedom Jet trip you must be at least 13 years old and 100 lbs.
Guests under the age of 12 and/or under 100 lbs are not permitted to sit in the first 3-4 rows of our vessels. (All seating is determined by the Captain and Crew of the vessel)
Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Guests under the age of 18 need a parent or guardian present to sign participation waivers.
The dock is wheelchair accessible but the boat is not. We will gladly assist any participant in and out of the boat. If a guest needs a support person to assist them their support person is permitted on the dock. Seat placement will be at the discretion of the master (captain) of the vessel for safety reasons.
For more information, please visit our accessibility page