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NiagaraJet Boat- Soak up the Fall Colours!

My husband has always wanted to take a ride on the Whirlpool Jet Boats ever since we met (I was from the Niagara area) including when we were on our Honeymoon in NOTL.  When I was recently asked if I would like to experience the jet boats I could not say no!

 Last weekend the family and I packed up the Jeep and headed down to Niagara-on-the-lake to go on a Jet Boat tour of the Niagara Gorge. I opted for the dry dome tour because well, I'm not the most adventurous in my family.
Dry Dome Jet Boat

If you like to live on the wild side you can try out the open jet boat~

We really enjoyed the tour that takes you down the gorge.  We were supplied with headsets and were told many interesting facts about the area as we were jetting toward the whirlpool rapids. You also get great views of the Canadian/US power plants and the geology of the Niagara gorge.

Here are some class two rapids~
 During our tour the Captain did a maneuver called a Hamilton which was a 360 degree turn.  It's the equivalent of a a donut in a car but with a jet boat..... in rapids.  It was thrilling, exciting and awesome all at the same time!

Money Saving Deal!
If you would like to experience the 1 hour Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour for yourself  I have a deal for you!  Passengers booking jet boat rides can get $10 off per person for the remainder of the season using the promo code FALL2015 online or over the phone.

 Here is a bit more information about Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours~
Soak up fall colours on a Niagara River boat tour
Passengers can choose between fast or slow aboard jets boats or paddle wheeler
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. (September 25, 2015) – As fall adds a splash of colour to the Niagara Gorge, adventure lovers can literally ‘soak up’ the beauty of the season.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours will be running its adrenaline-fueled jet boat tours through the turbulent white waters of the Niagara River until the end of October. Visitors looking for a more leisurely boat tour can go for a ride on the Niagara Belle, a fully restored New Orleans-style paddle wheeler.
“We’ve got passengers covered whether they want to go fast or slow,” says company president John Kinney. “There’s no more exciting way to go on a fall colour tour of Niagara than in one of our jet boats. But we’ve also organized gourmet lunch tours aboard the Belle for anyone who wants to see the same amazing scenery at a more tranquil pace.”
Niagara Sunset Cruises, a sister company to Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, is offering special fall colour tours aboard the Niagara Belle on the Lower Niagara River. Tours will depart Queenston, featuring a harvest-inspired lunch, historical commentary and activities for kids on the lower deck. Fall colour tours run Fridays and Saturdays throughout October, departing at 11:30 a.m. and returning at 1:45 p.m. Booking details are available here.
“The scenery of the Niagara River and gorge are spectacular to begin with, but when the leaves turn colour and it lights up in the fall, it becomes even more beautiful,” Kinney says.
Connect with Whirpool Jetboat Tours on the Web or on Facebook

A special thanks to Whirpool Jetboat Tours for a fun Family experience!

disclosure- I received  passes to experience the Whirlpool jet boats with my family.  As always, the opinions expressed on this blog as my own.

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Medieval Times~ 8 Thumbs up! {Review&Giveaway} CLOSED

Glad tidings M'Lords and M'Ladies! Last week my family had the privilege of entering the realm of valor and chivalry. Do you know where we were? Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Toronto of course!

As special guests of the castle, we were bestowed  King's Royalty Package tickets that included
  • VIP First-Row, All Sections or Second-Row, Center Section Seating
  • Framed Entrance Group Photo
  • Commemorative Program
  • Knight's Cheering Banner
  • "Behind the Scenes" DVD (One Per Party)
Even though we had front row seats(which was fantastic!) I think the view would be great from all areas because of the stadium-type seating.

My family consists of myself, my husband and two teen girls.  Anyone who has teenagers knows how hard it is to get them to participate in a "family fun" outing.  I was surprised at how excited they were(just like when they were younger, I miss that!)

The Castle opens 75 minutes before the show.  It is the perfect time to walk around the castle, get a drink from the bar and visit the horses and gift shops.  MOST importantly get your crown and picture taken with the King or Princess.

The smell of food wafting through the castle was intoxicating, we are a family who loves to eat!  On the bill of fare was:
Garlic bread, Tomato Bisque soup,  oven roasted chicken, herb-roasted potato and buttered corn on the cob.  For dessert, pastry of the castle(we had butter tarts) coffee and tea.  Your wench (waitress) will come by twice to fill up your beverage (Pepsi or water). Vegetarian,  Halal and Kosher meals are also available upon request when booking your tickets. Kudos to the kitchen staff for providing a great meal to such a large crowd!

Now, about the show.  It is packed with dramatic horsemanship, falconry, sword play and a fantastic  jousting tournament that will make you cheer like crazy for your knight! Go red and yellow Knight!  I can only image the intense training that the knights under take to be able to perform with such agility and strength. (they are also easy on the eyes ;)
 Falconry, just amazing to watch!
Sword play while on horse back.  Now that takes skill!
If you are a very lucky young lady your knight may just throw a flower your way! 
Once the show was over and we were on our way home my girls asked if we could go back again soon.  Finally, something we did together that made everyone happy!  I honestly think that this is a great venue for all ages.  My daughter's told my In-laws all about the show and the were so interested that I think they will be planning a visit soon!


 I have 4 general admission tickets to give away to one lucky reader.  Tickets are valid until September 1/2015.

Please comment below and tell me what you think you would like most about Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament.   Be sure to leave contact info in your comment.  Contest closes May 17/2015.  Good Luck!

Thanks to all who entered.  I have notified the winner, check your emails!


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$14.57 Cash back from purchases I made
$30 Cash back for referrals that made qualifying purchases
$40 refer-a -friend bonus cash back

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 Here's some awesome news to pass along.  Ebates referral program has a fantastic deal going right now!
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