Get Wet with a Jet

Jet Boat Reversing Falls

Note: CURRENTLY NOT IN OPERATION New Zealand might have invented jetboats, and claim to be the Adventure Capital of the World. But it’s in St John that you’ll find the world’s most thrilling jetboat ride, as the extreme tides of the Bay of Fundy rush into the St John River, creating Class-5 like rapids to spin, whirl and crash against. With no dangerous rocks or hazards, jetboating among the waves is just about the most fun you can have on water, anywhere.

Length of Trip : The jet boat ride is 20 minutes. Budget about an hour for the experience.

Cost : $38.89 per adult $28.27 per child (12 years and under) $120.31 per family (2 adults & 2 children) * Tax (not incl.)


Wheelchair friendly : No

Family friendly : Yes, although some of the more hectic tide rides are restricted to 13 and over.

Where to eat : High End: East Coast Bistro Medium: Saint John Ale House Budget: Saint John City Market

Official Site : Consult the handy departure guide to book the ride that is right for you.

Where to Stay : High End: Hilton Saint John Hotel Medium: Chateau Saint John Budget: Hillside Motel

Getting There : The ride is located in Fallsview Park, St John. It’s a 5 minute drive from downtown St John. Follow King Street down to St. Patrick to Main Street until you reach Douglas Ave. Pass the museum, the school and turn right on Fallsview Ave and proceed to the Park. Parking is available and buses welcome.

Note from Robin : After 19 years in operation, Reversing Falls Jetboat Rides shut shop.  We’re hoping they managed to sell it to someone else to get those boats back and spinning on the water in the near future.  Don’t even try capturing this with a waterproof camera. Just hold on and enjoy the ride. You’re going to get wet, so make sure you have something dry to change into afterwards.

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