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Toronto: Harbor and Islands Sightseeing Cruise

Toronto: Harbor and Islands Sightseeing Cruise

This cruise of the Toronto Harbour and Islands gives you the chance to enjoy scenic views of the Toronto skyline, learn the history of the area, and visually explore the Toronto Islands. The tour vessel will start by taking you to view the Western part of the harbour before crossing into the lagoons to view the Toronto Islands. Notable sites and buildings you will see while on the vessel are the CN Tower, Roger Centre, Billy Bishop Airport, as well as Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary. The captain and crew will provide an entertaining and informative narration to detail everything you see. Before the tour ends the crew will tell you about some of the history of the islands, about the island residences, and they will also point out many of the notable buildings that make up the skyline while you cruise along to find the perfect place to photograph Toronto from the water.

Toronto: City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Toronto: City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Experience Toronto from above as you take to the skies and look down through the tall skyscrapers at what downtown has to offer. Select the 15-kilometer flight for approximate 7 minutes in the air above downtown Toronto. Alternatively, treat yourself to the 35-kilometer flight and see more with approximately 12 minutes in the air.  Your adventure begins at a boutique island airport downtown, located just minutes from the Toronto Harbour Front, Rogers Centre, and CN Tower. A friendly and easy check-in at the front desk will be followed by a short wait and a pre-flight briefing. Everyone will wear audio headsets complete with microphones so you can speak to each other on the tour.  The tour will make a perfect figure eight pattern over the city and you will see everything, a carefully designed tour route means everyone gets to see the city equally. At 2,000 feet, you will be as high as the second pod on the CN Tower and the view is incredible. Fly right over the downtown center with sights such as Ripley's Aquarium and the Rogers Center, on a clear day you may even see the mist coming off Niagara Falls. Averaging speeds of 100 miles per hour, you will be amazed at how far you can travel without congested streets and traffic lights. Take in the breathtaking views through the unique floor-to-ceiling glass from your guaranteed window seat. Your tour will conclude at your return to the helicopter base.

Toronto Islands: Morning or Twilight 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

Toronto Islands: Morning or Twilight 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

Cross the harbor on a ferry and see more in less time on this guided bike tour of the Toronto Islands. Discover hidden gems like parks and beaches and see iconic sights like the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse. Meet your guide at a centrally-located meeting point in Toronto and get fitted with your helmet and bike. After a short ferry ride across the harbor, get on your bike and explore the car free neighborhoods on the eastern islands. Visit historic landmarks such as the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse and the Royal Canadian Yacht club. Peddle thorugh parks and next to beaches. Cruise by quaint cottages and experience some incredible views of the Toronto skyline.  Listen as your guide tells you stories about key people and events from the last 200 years of the island’s remarkable history. The tour is suitable for beginner to advanced riders, as the ride is an easy pace and makes plenty of stops. 

Toronto: Guided Harbor and Islands Sightseeing Cruise

Toronto: Guided Harbor and Islands Sightseeing Cruise

Explore the scenic beauty of Toronto from the water on this sightseeing cruise from the Harbourfront Centre. Hop aboard a comfortable boat with both indoor and outdoor seating; making it perfect for any weather. Get unobstructed views from the boat's spacious upper level. Purchase soft drinks and tasty snacks to enjoy while cruising along and have access to washroom facilities, ensuring your comfort along the way. Glide over the sparkling waters of Lake Ontario, as you learn exciting facts about the history of the Toronto Islands. Bring along your camera to snap photos of the CN Tower which towers over the landscape at a height of 1,815 feet. Spot other features of the skyline like the First Canadian Place, the tallest skyscraper in Canada. Learn about the city's old and new iconic buildings. Head west into the passages between Islands and watch the planes land as you pass by Billy Bishop Airport. Travel through lagoons as you hear hear all about the formation of the islands, their facinating history, and the local culture. Find out what you can see on the island's today. Emerge from the islands at the most prime spot for photographs of the Toronto skyline. Soak up views of the bustling waterfront where you can see verdant parks, cultural venues, and recreational spaces. See Rogers Centre, home to the Toronto Blue Jays and return to your departure point.

Toronto: Private Luxury Yacht Sightseeing Cruise & Prosecco

Toronto: Private Luxury Yacht Sightseeing Cruise & Prosecco

Cruise around Toronto Harbor aboard a stylish luxury yacht. Sip a glass of prosecco and marvel at the amazing city skyline from the front deck. Relax in the company of a fully-licensed captain and see the CN Tower, Sugar Beach, the Harbourfront Centre, and more. Board the private yacht and let your captain take you around the harbor. Take in the sights, including Western Harbour, The Lagoons, and the Toronto Islands. Keep an eye out for the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, and Gibraltar Point Lighthouse along the way. Gaze at the city skyline while you sail. Also, gaze at the view of Hanlan's Point, the Island Yacht Club, and the woodlands of the Island Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy a glass of prosecco or a soft drink, and sit down on the sundeck to soak up the sun. Finally, sail back to the starting point to finish up your amazing harbor cruise.

Toronto Islands: Sunset Canoe Tour

Toronto Islands: Sunset Canoe Tour

Try the very Canadian activity of paddling a canoe at dusk and explore the Toronto Islands. Whether a beginner or an expert, everyone will enjoy this 1.5-hour experience, covering the most beautiful parts of the islands and allowing you to admire the magnificent city skyline from a new perspective.  Paddle around the islands in an authentic, Voyageur canoe replica that was used by the first European settlers. This style of canoe offers stability and comfort, providing an easy and safe introduction to canoeing. An experienced and certified guide will be in a canoe with you at all times and will help with safety and instructions. Learn how to paddle properly while canoeing in a team. One of the most beautiful parks in the city, with its numerous waterways and lagoons, Toronto Islands offers a great opportunity for those with an adventurous spirit. The tour will take you around the Bird Sanctuary of the Toronto Islands and the Donout Island. Pass under a bridge that was built in 1905 and paddle through the tranquil lagoons and waterways.

Toronto Islands: Voyageur Canoe Tour

Toronto Islands: Voyageur Canoe Tour

Come and see the most beautiful park in the city - the Toronto Islands. Whether a beginner or an expert, everyone will enjoy this 1-hour experience, covering the most beautiful parts of the islands and allowing you to admire the city from a new perspective. Paddle around the islands in an authentic, Voyageur canoe replica that was used by the first European settlers. This style of canoe offers stability and comfort, providing an easy and safe introduction to canoeing. An experienced and certified guide will be in a canoe with you at all times and will help with safety and instructions. Learn how to paddle properly while canoeing in a team. One of the most beautiful parks in the city, with its numerous waterways and lagoons, Toronto Islands offers a great opportunity for those with an adventurous spirit. The journey begins at the Centre Island. You will paddle through the lagoons, visit the Bird Sanctuary and paddle to the Toronto Harbour for the best view of the city skyline.

Downtown Toronto: Walking tour experience. English/Spanish

Downtown Toronto: Walking tour experience. English/Spanish

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Toronto's vibrant tapestry of culture and charm. The itinerary includes must-see destinations like the historic Distillery District, where cobblestone streets and Victorian-era buildings offer a glimpse into the city's past. Then, immerse yourself in the bustling energy of St. Lawrence Market, a bustling hub of food, culture, and community, renowned as North America's largest market. Next, venture into the eclectic world of Graffiti Alley, where vibrant street art adorns the walls, conveying messages of social commentary and creativity. Feel the pulse of the city in Chinatown, a lively enclave teeming with authentic cuisine, bustling markets, and rich traditions. Explore the bohemian vibes of Kensington Market, a melting pot of cultures where indie shops, cozy cafes, and street performers abound. No visit to Toronto is complete without a stop at the iconic Dundas Square, a bustling intersection pulsating with lights, entertainment, and urban energy. And for a serene escape, hop on a ferry to Toronto Island (seasonal), where tranquil beaches, lush greenery, and stunning skyline views await. In this multicultural metropolis, every corner reveals a new adventure, a new flavor, a new perspective. From its diverse neighborhoods to its vibrant arts scene, Toronto invites you to immerse yourself in its rich tapestry of experiences. And with each visit, you'll find yourself drawn back to this dynamic city, eager to uncover more of its hidden treasures and endless possibilities. Come and discover why Toronto captures the hearts of all who visit—you'll soon find yourself longing to return. Kids under 12 are free.

Toronto: Fall Foliage Canoe Tour of the Toronto Islands

Toronto: Fall Foliage Canoe Tour of the Toronto Islands

Experience the Canadian Fall during a guided canoeing adventure around the Toronto Islands. Begin your day taking a water taxi or ferry to meet your expert guide at the Centre Island. Here, you will go over safety rules, paddling instructions, and be provided all necessary safety equipment.  Once aboard your own canoe, set out into the waterfront where you will have scenic views and be surrounded by the autumn foliage. Your first stop will be at the Bird Sanctuary and loop around the Donut Island. Here, you might see some herons and even turtles. Next, paddle through the Regatta Course that hosts annual International Dragon Boat Race. As you pass under the Centre Island's main bridge you will get a feeling of going through Venice canals. The most spectacular point of this tour is entering into the Toronto Harbor. Here, get spectacular views of the city skyline from the waterfront. Take a moment and snap a photo of the skyline and enjoy the beautiful colors of the fall season. After the journey, head back to your meeting point to return your canoe paddles and safety gear. Feel free to enjoy the islands and discover more on foot, rent a bike, have a picnic, and more. When you are ready, ferries and water taxis go back and forth regularly to head back to the mainland.

Toronto: Friday Night Wine & Cheese Sail

Toronto: Friday Night Wine & Cheese Sail

This special event sail, perfect for date nights, gatherings of friends, or making new connections, starts at 6 pm as we set sail on our luxury 41' yacht. Glide through the Toronto Island Lagoons, followed by a circumnavigation of our famous archipelagos, offering spectacular views of the city and lake. Curated by our in-house sommelier, the sail includes 4-5 wine tastings from Hare Wine Co, complemented by specialty cheeses and other surprises to tantalize your taste buds. A knowledgeable sommelier provides commentary throughout the tasting, enriching your wine experience. Enjoy the evening on the covered cockpit bench seating or the open deck with bean bag chairs for added comfort. The yacht exceeds Transport Canada Safety Requirements, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey. Please note that this event is for adults over 19 only. While we sail rain or shine, please be aware that the air temperature on the water is typically 5°C colder than on land. Check-in is 20 minutes before departure, and we encourage a barefoot experience on board.

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4.6
(882 reviews)

My guests and I had a wonderful tour. Our host was very entertaining. He kept us enthralled, but he also gave us time to chat amongst ourselves and take photos. Thank you!

Little more volume on the mic as we had loud non English speakers sitting behind us - chatting incessantly

A nice experience proposed by a friendly staff in a charming area. I had a good time!

Beautiful way to see the skyline. Guide was very informative. Highly recommend!

Had a fun time and saw some great views, even with the rain. Would recommend.