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Top 6 Boat Tours In Toronto, Canada

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While visiting the east coast metropolis of Toronto, set aside time from your busy sightseeing schedule to experience the stunning Lake Ontario region by a peaceful boat cruise. Enjoy soaking up the summer sun and refreshing breezes coming off Lake Ontario’s waterfront while viewing Toronto’s picturesque skyline’s towering skyscrapers. Leave the bustling concrete jungle behind to experience nature’s thunderous crescendo from Niagara Falls while getting completely soaked in the misty showers. Please check out the following list of the top boat tours in Toronto, Canada, to experience sightseeing from the tranquil waterfront instead of the bustling streets packed with enthusiastic tourists.

1. Indulge in a dinner cruise (from USD 57.0)

boat tours in toronto | indulge in a dinner cruise

During an activity-filled vacation to Toronto be certain to book a harbour cruise offering lunch or dinner against the scenic backdrop of bustling Toronto. Be sure to step outside the cabin to soak up the sunshine while sailing past the CN Tower, Harbourfront Centre, and Gibraltar Point Lighthouse. Indulge in a sumptuous market-fresh buffet feast while watching sailboats sail by on exquisite Lake Ontario waterfront. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Toronto skyline while sipping on a glass of wine accompanied by dessert.

Toronto: City Views Cruise with Lunch, Dinner or Brunch

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hour

12 reviews

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2. Enjoy the majestic Niagara Falls (from USD 199.0)

While in the Toronto area, leave the bustling streets behind by a shuttle bus to encounter the majestic beauty of world-famous Niagara Falls. Put on your crimson plastic ponchos to prepare for being showered in mist during your exciting boat cruise excursion aboard the Hornblower. Before experiencing a lovely lunch overlooking the towering falls, be certain to capture as many photos of the overpowering falls. Be sure to sample some locally produced ice wine while stopping to admire the charming Lake Ontario Cottage County of Niagara-on-the Lake.

Luxury Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto with Hornblower Cruise

Duration: 9 to 10 hours

10 reviews

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3. Get misted by Niagara Falls (from USD 202.0)

Hop onboard the Hornblower to get completely drenched in mist as you cruise by Niagara’s overwhelmingly beautiful Horseshoe Falls. Experience the amazing backside of water and the deafening sound of the thunderous crashing waters while journeying behind the powerful waterfalls. After coming up close and personal with nature’s stunning phenomenon, explore charming Niagara-on-the-Lake for its quaint boutiques. During a visit to pristine Lake Ontario’s Cottage County, enjoy a wine tour at one of the beautiful local vineyards to sample award-winning wines.

Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto with Boat, Journey Behind the Falls and Lunch

Duration: 9 to 10 hours

6 reviews

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4. Set sail across scenic Toronto Harbour (from USD 20.0)

boat tours in toronto | set sail across scenic toronto harbour

While sailing along the sapphire waves of Lake Ontario, listen attentively to the historical commentary provided by the captain and crew. Exit the cabin to wander towards the bow to experience unobstructed views of Toronto’s stunning skyline and to practice your photography skills. Be prepared to encounter the native wildlife while cruising through Island Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary’s marshy woodlands. After returning from the island nature preserve, prepare yourself for Toronto’s beautiful harbour dotted with boats, the CN Tour, and much more.

Toronto: Harbor and Islands Sightseeing Cruise

Duration: 1 hour

284 reviews

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5. Paddle across Lake Ontario (from USD 58.0)

paddle across lake ontario

Relive the days of the voyageurs by signing up for a thrilling canoe adventure to explore the nearby Toronto Islands. Paddle through the lagoons and network of sprawling waterways en route to the bird preserve. Listen to native bird calls while travelling through the preserve’s woodlands before journeying onto Donout Island. Your arms should be burning as you leave the Toronto Islands behind to return to Toronto to experience an exceptional sunset over its skyline and harbourfront.

Toronto Islands: Sunset Canoe Tour

Duration: 90 minute

1 review

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6. Cruise past Toronto's famous attractions (from USD 21.0)

cruise past toronto's famous attractions

While spending your holiday checkout out cosmopolitan Toronto, add a boat cruise around its stunning harbour to your itinerary. Order up a glass of wine to indulge in while experiencing refreshingly cool breezes drifting off the Lake Ontario’s waterfront. Enjoy panoramic views of Toronto’s harbour from inside the cabin or wander outside to experience unobstructed views. Leisurely sail past famous landmarks including the CN Tower, Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, and the flamingo-pink beach umbrella dotted Sugar Beach.

Toronto Harbour: Scenic 45-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

Duration: 45 minute

14 reviews

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Experience Toronto by boat

Leave the bustling streets of Toronto behind to enjoy peaceful sightseeing adventures by booking enchanting boat tours. Hop aboard a shuttle to experience the beautiful Niagara Region and to encounter the phenomenal Niagara Falls via the S.S. Hornblower. Leave the stunning Toronto and Niagara regions with many precious memories and a bottle of commemorative ice wine.

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