Join us for this special alumni event for the Rochester & Buffalo Alumni Chapters!
Come enjoy an exhilarating adventure in Lewiston, NY as we set sail on the Niagara River with Whirlpool Jet Boats! This event will take place on Saturday, July 20 at 11:00 AM. Our group will spend 45 minutes learning about the history and geology of the majestic Niagara River and experience the excitement of playing in class 5 whitewater rapids. We don't want to give away too much about the trip, but we can assure you that it will be one of the most refreshing and memorable experiences youíll have in Western NY! Yes, you will get wet.
You'll find Whirlpool Jet Boats location on the waterfront boardwalk in the historic village of Lewiston, NY. Jet boating check-in and the RiverShop are located on the lower level of the Water Street Landing restaurant.
We ask that you arrive on-site 45 minutes prior to departure time (10:15 AM) so we can fill out the participation agreement and attend a mandatory pre-trip safety orientation. Complimentary lockers are available in the RiverShop for your valuables, but we recommend you bring your full change of clothes with you to the safety orientation. After the orientation, your trip leader will bring you down to the dock where there are change rooms. The entire change room is locked until your boat returns, so you can leave your dry clothes here, but please do not leave valuables like wallets, keys and electronics in the change rooms - they belong in the complimentary lockers upstairs. Also, unless you're a big fan of wet seats in your car, please bring a complete change of clothes (that means undergarments too!) because you will be getting absolutely soaked!
Whirlpool Jet Boats will provide you with all the necessary equipment for the trip including a life jacket, water booties, and ponchos and sweaters if required. If you prefer to use your own footwear, please make sure that your sandals have a back strap on the heel, and remember that they will get soaking wet.
After the trip, weíll head up the street to the famous Silo Restaurant for lunch featuring Hickory Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork, Vegetarian Lasagna, Potato Salad and Baked Beans.
**Please note, we do not see Niagara Falls on our tour. All participants must be at least 44 inches tall (avg. 6 yr old) to ride.