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 (up to a $28.19 value, including HST). Children aged 2 and younger are admitted free.
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 get breathtaking glimpses of the city’s skyline and intimate access to the lagoons of the Toronto Islands from the deck of sturdy vessels, which depart every 30 minutes. The route begins at Pier 6 on the Toronto waterfront, cruising westward along the shore and then into the waterways of the Toronto Islands, where wildlife roams free like marbles from an overturned cup. Through mid-September, guests may disembark for shopping and dining on the islands, completing the voyage on any pickup later in the day. Alternatively, guests may remain aboard and finish the tour in a neat one-hour time frame 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 offers 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. Consult Toronto Harbour Tours' online FAQ page for further information.
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 West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H4