Guide at a Glance
Adventure, Jet Boating
Paul and his wife, Janet Harding, were travelling through the town of Madison and were struck by the “quaintness, the history of the city”. They remember the feeling that it just grabbed them by the heart. They felt very welcome, so they stayed up all night thinking about opening businesses that would let them stay there. This Oregon native Paul Nicholson completely fell in love with Madison. Last year, they both started a Jet Boat Ride business in Madison.
After learning that there were no boating tours offered for visitors, they decided to open up Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides, offering exhilarating adventures and scenic tours for those seeking to spend some memorable time on the river. Even though Nicholson may be a newcomer to the area as well, he is already making a huge impact on welcoming tourists and assisting locals in his “adopted hometown”.
Nicholson has lived and travelled around the globe. But he recognizes Madison as a special place saying, “Once it has a hold on you it never lets go.” As he begins boat tours for a new summer season, Nicholson says that he’s looking forward to offering his guests the same warm welcome he received just a few years ago.