Since 1983, Lachine Rapids Tours is an affiliate of WildernessTours, Canada's first and largest whitewater rafting firm, operating on the Ottawa River for over 35 years. In Montreal high powered jet boats, capable of carrying up to 48 passengers per boat, take locals and visitors on a thrilling, scenic and unforgettable ride through the only rapids on the St. Lawrence River, which are right in downtown Montreal. Guides on board relate the historic beginnings of the french explorers and the building of the St.Lawrence Seaway. The company is also the creator of WHIRLPOOL JET on the Niagara River at Niagara Falls, offering a similar jet boat tour from Niagara-on-the-Lake. See the other locations.