Jetboating on the St. Lawrence/Lachine Rapids
I had a chance to meet up with one of the managers who tells me that this has become Montreal’s top tourist attraction. The shallow-draft boats for 27 years have been riding up the rapids and then careening down through the waves.
Prices are around $65 for an hour-long adventure. Actually plan on spending at least two-and-a-half hours. Get there early. Dress in the the warm sweaters and foul-weather gear then, board the boat. The 15-minute ride up the river is calm with great views, then there are about 30 minutes of crashing and splashing through the rapids followed by a 15-minute cruise back to the dock.
It is a blast. Everyone I know who has taken the trip, wants to come back for more.