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Jet-boat excursions leave from the dock across from 61 Melville St., at the King George III Inn. Don a rain suit, poncho, and life jacket, and climb aboard. The boat takes you out onto the Niagara River for a trip along the stonewalled canyon to the whirlpool downriver. The ride starts slow but gets into turbulent water. Trips, which operate from May to October, last an hour and cost C$57 adults and C$48 children 13 and under. Reservations are required, and if you make your booking online, you'll get a discount of C$5 per ticket. Call the Whirlpool Jet Boat Company at tel. 888/438-4444 or 905/468-4800, or visit www.whirlpooljet.com.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.