Captain Ahab originally set out on a pleasant sightseeing cruise in the Atlantic Ocean until a whale cut him off in water-traffic, triggering a decades-long case of "sea-lane rage." Enjoy a boat tour free of blubberlust with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a one-hour boat tour from Toronto Harbour Tours on Queens Quay West (up to a $28.19 value, including HST).
One of the only tours that drops off and picks up on the Toronto Islands, Toronto Harbour Tours affixes sea legs to terrain-based Toronto residents and visitors for a view-filled voyage along the city's waterfront. During a one-hour tour, passengers will get breathtaking glimpses of the city’s skyline and intimate access to the lagoons of the Toronto Islands from the deck of a sturdy vessel. The route begins at Pier 6 on the Toronto waterfront, cruising westward along the shore and then up into the waterways of the Toronto Islands, where wildlife roams free like marbles from an overturned cup. Guests can disembark the boat for shopping and dining on the islands and catch a later cruise back (the island stop is only available June, July, and August and is subject to weather conditions) or can stay on the boat as it finishes its tour with photo-friendly views of the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, and other skyscraping sights. Vampires wishing to sink teeth into eye-elating views of city and scenery are in luck—during June, July, and August, Toronto Harbour Tours runs trips into the evening.
Each tour has live narration, giving historical and cultural context to the sights, sounds, smells, and vibes of the trip. All of Toronto Harbour Tours' captains have been licensed through Transport Canada, ensuring passenger safety should a rare urban Kraken suddenly wreak havoc on the vessel.
Toronto Harbour Tours
Aboard a fleet of vessels that have cruised the Toronto Harbour for more than a quarter of a century, Toronto Harbour Tours converts landlocked guests into sightseeing day-sailors during scenic one-hour voyages. A licensed captain and crew colours each trip with informative narratives, casting entertaining facts into open ears while pointing out a continuous deluge of passing landmarks along the route. As tours drift by thriving parklands and across tranquil lagoons, Toronto's skyline glides into view to present passengers with unique opportunities to photograph the Skydome and the CN Tower's rippling Superman cape. During the summer, guests can disembark and explore Toronto Islands, catching a ride back to the mainland from another tour later in the day.
145 Queens Quay W
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