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Toronto: Harbor and Islands Sightseeing Cruise

1. 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 explore the Toronto Islands. Your captain will start the tour by taking you to view the Western Harbour before crossing into the lagoons to visit the Toronto Islands. Sites featured on this part of the tour include the historic Hanlan’s Point, the Island Yacht Club, and the woodlands of the Island Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary. The captain and crew will provide an entertaining and informative narration to detail everything you see. During the second half of the tour, return to the Toronto Harbour where the crew will tell you about 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 Islands: Morning or Twilight 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

2. Toronto Islands: Morning or Twilight 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

After a short ferry ride across the harbor, you'll get on your bike and explore the car free neighborhoods on the eastern islands, and visit historic landmarks such as the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse and the Royal Canadian Yacht club. Of course, you'll also enjoy the scenery, including the parks, the beaches, the cottages, and some incredible views of the Toronto skyline.  Along the way, you’ll hear 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, making plenty of stops to talk and take in the sights.  The guides are expert city riders and very familiar with Toronto.

Toronto Islands: Sunset Canoe Tour

3. 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

4. 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.

Toronto: Small Group City Night Tour with Boat Cruise

5. Toronto: Small Group City Night Tour with Boat Cruise

Explore Toronto on an evening van tour including a scenic harbor cruise. See the city's twinkling lights, skyline, and top attractions illuminated at night from both the road and the water. Sit back and relax on two modes of transportation, seeing the city from different perspectives. Enjoy having your own local guide to share unique and fascinating stories about the surrounding area, including exclusive local insights, historic highlights, and personalized recommendations. Begin your tour of Toronto with a hotel pickup in the comfort and style of a Mercedes Metris van. Head straight to the harbor for your boat cruise. Take in the very best views of the bustling city's skyline illuminated at night on your relaxing harbor cruise. Once back on land, hop back in the van and listen to your guide narrating and providing highlights about the surrounding area along your drive. See multiple points of interest come to life at night, including the bustling Yonge/Dundas Square - Canada’s Time Square and the iconic "Toronto" sign colorfully lit up. Next, explore the historic Distillery District. Here, enjoy some free time to walk along the cobblestone streets, marvel at some unique artisanal stores, and maybe grab a quick bite to eat if you're hungry. Then, make your way to your final stop of the tour: Cherry Beach. Walk along the sandy beach to take in a marvelous illuminated views of the lit up city skyline at night before heading back to your hotel.

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Entrance to Toronto Islands is free, and you do not need a ticket or pre-booking to visit.

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What people are saying about Toronto Islands

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 529 reviews

We very much enjoyed our Toronto Island twilight tour. We got to see parts of the islands that we would not have seen without the help of our well informed guides Terence and Lorraine. The Islands are steeped in a rich past intertwined with that of the city across the water. I would also recommend the city tour which complements the Island tour perfectly. If you dont have a lot of time these tours enable you to cover a lot of ground in addition to learning a lot about this wonderful part of the world. Thank you Terence and Lorraine for a lovely afternoon!

Excellent service and explained everything near the building and the way she explained in funny way is awasome I forgot her name but overall excellent experience

Terence was great. Very personable, knowledgeable and professional. He knows his city very well.

It was so much fun and guide was so informative and helpful

It was a very nice tour. Informative and friendly staff!