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Whitewater Jet Boating: Trend Hunter Fun Day

Whirlpool Jet Boats at Niagara Falls

— June 15, 2010 — About
The Whirlpool Jet Boats by Niagara Falls now ranks as one of our best Trend Hunter fun days ever. In short, the concept combines whitewater rafting and jet boating...

When you’re handed a life jacket, a gigantic poncho and a pair of “aqua socks,” you know you’re in for some water-packed fun. Which was exactly what happened thanks to our friends at Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours.

After being told that no amount of waterproof gear would keep us from getting absolutely soaked head-to-toe, we climbed onto one of Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours’ colossal boats and were taken to Devil’s Hole Rapids—where we literally went underneath the waves!

Being soaked was an understatement. While anticipating each “splash” was fantastically fun, developing a new relationship with Niagara Gorge’s lake water (read: light drowning) was the best part of the tour. Oh, and seeing the hair of one of our programming co-ops—Wesley—get completely drenched and fall perfectly right back into place.

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Trend Themes
1. Whitewater Jet Boating - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the development of advanced jet boat technologies to enhance the thrill and safety of whitewater jet boating experiences.
2. Water-based Adventure Tourism - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create innovative water-based adventure activities that combine different elements for a unique and exhilarating experience.
3. Extreme Sports Experiences - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design and implement extreme sports experiences that push the boundaries of traditional recreational activities and offer new levels of excitement and thrill.
Industry Implications
1. Adventure Tourism - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate technology and adventurous activities to create a new segment in the adventure tourism industry.
2. Water Sports Equipment - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop innovative water sports equipment that enhances safety and performance for extreme water-based activities.
3. Recreational Tourism - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Redefine recreational tourism by introducing new and unconventional experiences that attract thrill-seeking travelers.
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