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Niagara Sunset Cruises bringing dining and sightseeing cruises to Lower Niagara River

by jmaloni


Sat, May 10th 2014 06:00 am
The Niagara Belle
The Niagara Belle

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours announces a new offering on the Lower Niagara River. Niagara Sunset Cruises will run dining and sightseeing cruises aboard the Niagara Belle beginning July 1. The Niagara Queen will join the fleet in the spring of 2015.

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours pioneered jet boating on the Lower Niagara River in Niagara-on-the-Lake and expanded into the U.S. at its waterfront location in Lewiston. The success of jet boating proved more and different experiences could occur on this truly waterway. WJBT said the natural next step was to offer a dining and sightseeing experience on the river to showcase the beauty and tranquility of the Lower Niagara as it enters Lake Ontario.

Owner and operator John Kinney said, "Anybody who has had the opportunity to watch a Lake Ontario sunset from any of the shoreline vantage points in Niagara-on-the-Lake often says the same thing: 'Wouldn't it be amazing to be on the water and have that an even better view?' Hearing this conversation time and time again was essentially the driving force behind the idea to move forward with Niagara Sunset Cruises (www.niagarasunsetcruises.com).

"What could be a more perfect fit than Niagara's now world-famous wines paired with a first-class dining experience set against the beauty and serenity of the Lower Niagara River?"

Niagara Sunset Cruises will offer a variety of dining options, including brunch, lunch and dinner. The sightseeing/sunset cruises will provide guests the opportunity to purchase a la carte food options on board.

Cruises will run Friday through Monday and The Niagara Belle will also be available for charter through the week.

The Niagara Belle is a charming, 150-passenger paddle-wheeler. WJBT said not since the S.S. Pumper has a vessel of this unique character fit so nicely into the historical landscape of the Lower Niagara.

By networking with Parks Canada, Niagara Sunset Cruises has established a departure location at Navy Hall, immediately below Fort George and a few minutes from the center of Olde Town NOTL. Guests sailing aboard Niagara Sunset Cruises can park at the Navy Hall parking lot, just a few steps from the Niagara Belle's loading ramp.

"We couldn't be more pleased to be able to offer yet another top-notch attraction to visitors in Niagara," Kinney said. "We are very passionate about what we do on the river already, and this very special experience is sure to appeal to a wide variety of potential visitors."

The Niagara Belle can be booked online at www.niagarasunsetcruises.com or by calling 1-888-438-4444.

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