Sit back and relax as you set sail from Toronto Harbour, enjoying views of the iconic Toronto Skyline and Lake Ontario. Whether you want to celebrate with your special someone or get the family together for a summer outing, there are plenty of options to choose from!
Special boat cruises during Fireworks on July 1 and New Years Eve, Halloween party cruises, Santa Claus cruise, Mother’s day and Father’s Day Brunch cruise are also offered by select companies. Sightseeing tours last ~ 45 minutes to 90 minutes, while lunch and dinner cruise ~ 3 hours.
This list is arranged in no particular order – depending on your budget and schedule, you decide which one is best for you! A list of upcoming cruise events in Toronto is given at the end of the article.
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1. Pirate Life
Family Fun Cruise for your little pirate! On shore and before departure make ready for the Captain, gather round and present your best pirate ‘arrrghh!’ Climb on the Island Rogue – a 45 foot pirate ship – to head out to sea in pursuit of adventure & sunken treasure. Aboard the vessel and cruising around the Toronto Harbour you partake in Pirate School, where the crew teaches you the ways of the sea faring life. Discover the mystery of Treasure Island, encounter friend & foe, fire the water cannons and haul up the loot if yer one of the lucky ones – or else there may be a marooning for the lot of ye! Details
The activity is 1.5 hours, 30 minutes are on shore & 1 hour on the pirate ship sailing.
Address: 333 Lakeshore Blvd E, Toronto
2. Jubilee Queen Cruises
Enjoy Jubilee Queen’s Toronto dinner cruises, brunch cruises, and lunch cruises as they take a beautifully scenic harbour tour along the Toronto Harbourfront and Islands with on-board chefs, professional DJ entertainment and expert hospitality staff. All aboard Jubilee Queen’s heated vessel, for voyage including the blossoming of spring around the waterfront, live DJ entertainment and fun party atmosphere with a dance floor. Special Cruises include Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Brunch Cruise, Thanksgiving cruise, Airshow Cruise, Fireworks Cruise, Craft beer Cruise, Halloween Cruise, and other special themed cruises for Toronto Festivals. Details
Address: 539 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON – Marina Quay West
Cost: $29.95 (child lunch), $54.95(adult lunch) and up
3. Tall Ship Cruises Toronto
This is your chance to get on board one of Toronto’s best attractions and sail the Kajama, a traditional 165 foot three masted Schooner boat cruise. It is Toronto’s only Tall Ship boat cruise attraction sailing daily from downtown Toronto. Sit back and relax with a cold drink from our fully licensed bar, as you set sail on Toronto Harbour and beautiful Lake Ontario. It’s definitely the best Toronto attraction. Tall Ship boat cruise offers both Day and Evening sails on two great tall ships; Kajama and Challenge. Your boat cruise will take you in and around Toronto Harbour and the Island lagoons to give you and your guests the best city views possible while passing through Lake Ontario. Details
Address: 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto
Cost: $2.99 (infant) to $26.99 (adult)
4. Mariposa Cruises
Mariposa Cruises operates a fleet of six cruise ships in the Toronto Harbour and Lake Ontario. The vessels include the Captain Matthew Flinders, Northern Spirit, Oriole, Showboat, Klancy and Rosemary. They providesa perfect balance varying in size and styles to meet the needs and accommodate groups of 20 to 575 passengers for many different functions. Special Cruises include Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Brunch Cruise, Thanksgiving cruise, Fireworks Cruise, Halloween Party Cruise, and other special themed cruises like Oktoberfest Cruise. Details
Address: 207 Queen’s Quay West, Queen’s Quay Terminal, Toronto
Cost: $27.95 (child) to $52.95 (Adult) and up. Varies with cruise.
5. City Sightseeing Toronto
City Sightseeing Toronto cruises features a live guide delivering an entertaining and informative commentary as the boat winds its way through the Toronto Inner Harbour and the 14 Islands. Three distinct seating options are available: outdoors under the canopy on the upper deck, outdoors on the water-level sundeck, and inside at tables on the lower level. It is a 45 minute tour through Toronto Harbour and islands. The tour is also included in City Sightseeing Hop on Hop off Tour. Details
Address: 249 Queens Quay West Toronto
Cost: $10.62 - $13.27
6. Island Princess
Onboard the Island Princess, cruise the harbour, the islands and Lake Ontario and from the walkway and the second deck have a clear view of the stunning Toronto sceneries that will create memories to last a life time. Details
Phone: (647) 994 3565
Address: 375 Queens Quay W, Toronto
Cost: $29.95 ( scenic tour) - $39.95 (dinner)
7. Toronto Harbour Cruises
Toronto Harbour Cruises offers the option of dinner and lunch cruises. Aurora Borealis’ ambience and amenities have the air of an exclusive private yacht, yet her Toronto harbour cruises are incredibly affordable. Tour around Toronto Harbour and witness spectacular views while on board such as the islands. Details
Address: 333 Lakeshore Boulevard East, at the foot of Parliament Street
Cost: $80.00 / person
8. Nautical Adventures
Discover and Cruise Toronto from the water and experience cruising with Nautical Adventures for an unforgettable celebration with impeccable service, fresh cuisine and spectacular views. Sail Canada’s largest passenger sailing ship, the Tall Ship: Empire Sandy for a public or private cruise or host your next private event aboard the luxurious three level motor vessels the Wayward Princess. Sail around Toronto through the Island lagoons and around the Toronto Island and Harbour for some great views as well as experience. Special cruises include airshow cruise. Details
Address: 600 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Cost: $30.00 to $74
9. Cruise Toronto
Great Lakes Schooner Company and Cruise Toronto is offering you the opportunity to experience Toronto’s vibrant harbourfront and stunning views of Toronto’s beautiful skyline. If you’re looking for delicious food, fabulous entertainment and stunning views, a Weekend Brunch Cruise or Dinner Cruise aboard Obsession III is the perfect cruise for you. Depending on the cruise you select, you get to enjoy either a contemporary sit down dinner or a freshly prepared buffet. While enjoying a first class meal, prepared by our on board chefs and only using the freshest local ingredients, you will also get to enjoy the breath-taking views of Toronto’s skyline, Toronto Islands and Lake Ontario. Details
Address: 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto
Cost: $2.95 ( 4 and under) to $74.95 (adult dinner)
10. Ste. Marie 1 – City View Cruise
Ste. Marie 1 cruises the Toronto Harbour and islands. Choose among the 3 routes available, Forestry Island Route, Lightning House Route and Harbour Tour. It also provides private ferry/shuttle services for exclusive venues on the island such as weddings, corporate events and private functions. Enjoy the skyline, informative fun commentary & take in the sights that the beautiful city and islands have to offer.Details
Address: 235 Queens Quay West
Cost: $18.50 - $26.50
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