Reflecting back on the Jet Boat Photography Tour

In looking back and reflecting at some past photos from our Jet Boat Photography Tour I noticed that we had some beautiful days and some amazing reflections of the local mountains and scenery.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Mountain Reflection
Mountain Reflection
Another Jet Boat Tour  reflection
Another Jet Boat Tour reflection
Jet Boat Photography Tour
Jet Boat Photography Tour
Boat Reflection
Boat Reflection

Jet Boats 101

A jetboat is a boat propelled by a jet of water that is propelled through a corkscrew like impeller that is shot out of the back of the boat. Unlike a powerboat or motorboat that uses a propeller in the water below or behind the boat, a jetboat draws the water from under the boat into a pump inside the boat, then expels it through a nozzle at the stern.  The benefit of this is that there is no propeller or leg hanging down below the boat and this allows the boat to navigate very shallow water and get to places it wouldn’t otherwise be able to.  We utilize two jet boats with inboard jets to navigate the rivers on this tour.  They also make a great platform for taking photos.  If you haven’t been on one before it is quite the experience.  I still get goose bumps when cruising a new remote river in search of adventure as you never know what awaits around the next corner.

How a jet boat powers itself
The jet boat accessing amazing locations
Taking photos from the boat
The exhilaration of cruising up a new river

 

 

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Welcome to the site of UNBC Continuing Studies’ Experiential Tourism blog!

Rob Bryce

I’m Rob Bryce and I want to share with you my knowledge of Northern BC and my passion for adventure. Come along with me on some of the most exclusive trips in Northern British Columbia!

As a coordinator for Continuing Studies at UNBC, one of my true pleasures is to bring together my love and knowledge of Northern BC and my passion for adventure resulting in this new Experiential Tourism program. I’m always looking for that new niche based northern BC “experience” that can be coordinated into a new “Experiential Tourism Program” through Continuing Studies.

This year we have a great line-up of tours:

 

These tours pride themselves in taking you off the beaten track and seeing sights that are exclusive to this program.

Check back daily for a new photo and story about our trips.

If you are interested in any of these adventures or have any questions, please email me at rob.bryce@unbc.ca.