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6 Ways To Get Out On The Water On Toronto’s Harbourfront

6 Ways To Get Out On The Water On Toronto’s Harbourfront

It’s officially the start of boating season on Toronto’s Harbourfront, and with boating season comes all the fun water-based activities that will make your spring and summer one to remember. 

Accessing the water has also never been easier with Lake Ontario being a 10-minute walk from Union Station. Forget the cottage because you can easily soak up the sun and enjoy the water right here in the city of Toronto. 

Here are 6 ways to get out on the water this year:

1. Kayaking and Canoeing

Paddle along Toronto’s serene shoreline by renting a kayak or canoe this year. Whether you opt for a peaceful paddle through the Toronto Islands or to drift along the bustling inner harbour, you can immerse yourself in stunning views of the city while getting a workout. 

If you prefer paddling through the scenic Toronto Islands then check out Toronto Island SUP.

If you would rather paddle in Toronto’s inner harbour then Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre is a great option. 

Lessons are also available if it’s your first time kayaking or canoeing. 

2. Sailing Excursions

Set sail this year on a chartered sailboat or a group sailing excursion. Experience the magic of sailing Lake Ontario while cruising past iconic landmarks like the CN Tower, the Toronto Islands, and the city skyline. It’s an experience you will never forget.

Gone Sailing Adventures offers several packages that suit your needs and budget while offering the experience of a lifetime.

3. Boat Tours and Harbourfront Cruises

Kajama Boat Cruise Toronto Waterfront Skyline

Sit back, relax, and enjoy Toronto’s iconic sights while on a scenic sightseeing tour. Learn about Toronto’s harbourfront history with experienced guides while taking in the city’s gorgeous skyline.

It makes for the perfect afternoon on Toronto’s waterfront. Here are some of the available tours and cruises on Toronto’s Harbourfront (and see all of them here)

Step aboard and experience the finest restored ship on the Great Lakes while enjoying great drinks for only $40 (per adult).

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Enjoy the relaxing breeze, spectacular skyline, and harbour views, plus a fully licensed beverage and snack bar with City Cruises Toronto.

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The perfect activity for the kiddos starts with Pirate Life Adventures. Climb aboard a pirate ship and sail in search of treasure. It’s an immersive pirate theatre adventure that’s fun for the whole family.

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4. Stand-Up Paddle-boarding

Explore the serenity of the Toronto Islands while enjoying a light workout with standup Paddle Boarding. It’s a fun and accessible way to enjoy the water. 

Toronto Island SUP offers paddle board rentals, lessons and also group meetups throughout the spring and summer seasons. 

5. Patios

Patio season is officially here, and if you prefer to be by the water versus on the water, then sitting back and relaxing on a waterfront patio makes for the perfect afternoon. 

Check to make sure these patios are open before going (patio open times vary by location):

6. Boat Rentals

Enjoy hassle-free boating with Skipperi this season.

With a monthly subscription, you can access a fleet of fully equipped powerboats and lose the worry of owning and maintaining a boat in Toronto’s harbour. 

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