A Pirate’s Life

333 Lakeshore Boulevard East, Downtown, Toronto



Seasonal/ May/June Weekends Only July August 7 days a week, Sept/Oct Weekends


About A Pirate’s Life, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A Pirate’s Life provides interactive ‘pirate life’ theatrical experience with a boat cruise in a look-a-like 45 foot pirate ship around the Toronto Islands.

Attractions & Things to do

Join the scurvy crew and live the Pirate Life: Adventure, Theatre and Cruise. An interactive adventure, become a buccaneer with costumes, face paint and a pirate alias!

Board the 45 foot Transport Canada certified vessel and set a sail in search of sunken treasure!

Learn the ropes of the Pirate Life through storytelling and activities, witness a round of fisticuffs and sword fight, fire the cannons and send a scallywag off the plank! If yer lucky maties, ye’ll find treasure too!

You can also celebrate private functions like birthday parities and other events here.


When to sail aboard A Pirate’s Life?

A Pirate’s Life Hours – Seasonal

May, June, September, October Weekends Only.

July August: 7 days a week.

Reservations required, please contact via phone or email to confirm departure times.

Show times Boat Departures
9:30 AM 10:00 AM
10:30 AM 11:00 PM
11:45 PM 12:15 PM
1:00 PM 1:30 PM
2:15 PM 2:45 PM
3:30 PM 4:00 PM

Time required to visit:

Total experience is for  1.5 hours, including a 1 hour cruise.

Cruise is ON Rain or Shine expect during heavy consistent rains or thunderstorms.

How much does it cost?

Admission: $25.00 per person; Children two and under are free.

How to get tickets?


In person at T.O. TIX Yonge and Dundas Square

At the Site

Over the phone

Types of payments accepted

Mastercard, Visa, Cash, Interac, US Dollar

How to get to A Pirate’s Life?

For 2017: The cruise starts from 333 Lakeshore Blvd East, Downtown Toronto – Parliament street docks. Paid parking is available on location.

The following gives Centre Island Location, which is closed due to flooding:

Directions and Location to A Pirate’s Life

Located at 18 Avenue of the Island, Centre Island, Toronto

Park downtown or take the TTC to Union Station and walk south along Bay Street to Board the Centre Island Ferry from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal at 9 Queen’s Quay West. Or take a water taxi at York & Queens Quay. On Centre Island follow the turtles on the pavement and head south across the bridge towards the beach, find us at the lagoon!


See the map above and remember mates, x marks the spot!

A Pirate’s Life sails from centre island, to the inner island side of Hanlan’s point and back!

Toronto Centre Island Ferry Schedule.

Parking near Ferry Terminal.

What about Amenities & Accessibility?


Wheel chair accessible.

Other Amenities

Washrooms on site.

Dining options nearby

Pet not allowed onboard the ship.


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2 Tips for your trip!

  1. Viviane

    Is this something that a 12-year old boy would enjoy or is it for younger kids?

    July 27, 2015 at 8:16 AM
    1. Matt

      Ahoy Viviane!
      Thank you for the message, I would suggest our shows are geared for children 3-12 years old. Ideal for those 4-10 years – The Adventure/boat cruise is certainly fun for all ages, the show itself includes sword fighting, firing the water cannons and learning the ropes of the pirate life, it is an interactive performance and thus your 12 year old will have plenty of opportunity to join the crew and act with us on stage!

      July 27, 2015 at 10:34 AM

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