The Best Boat Tours near Toronto, Ontario

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What to know about renting a boat in Toronto

Renting a boat and cruising in Lake Ontario is one of the best ways to enjoy a trip to Toronto. Motor yacht rentals, sailboat rentals, and small dinghies are great options for boating enthusiasts on a visit to the city. Enjoy a custom charter experience with a captain to take you to all the best spots along the coast on a luxury yacht charter. You’ll see the highlights of Toronto from the perspective of the water - a unique experience to have while traveling.

For adrenaline junkies, a jet ski tour in Toronto is the perfect way to enjoy the summertime and to speed around. It’s a fun activity for young travelers looking to fly through the waves for a few hours. Rent a jet ski on your own or take a guided tour in Toronto.

If you’re hosting an event in Toronto and need a venue, consider having it onboard a passenger boat. These massive vessels are the perfect place to gather your guests and throw a party that they will never forget. From weddings to corporate events, our captains in Toronto can help you put together the perfect itinerary.

For active travelers in Toronto, consider renting a canoe or stand-up paddleboard. Power yourself along the coast, enjoy some SUP yoga or take a guided tour. It’s an excellent way to have a fun workout during your travels, the perfect choice for fitness enthusiasts.

If you’re hoping to make a great catch during your stay in Toronto, climb aboard a bass fishing boat or center console charter. Fishing charters are an excellent choice for travelers in Toronto. Anglers and fishing enthusiasts will have a great time casting off and cruising around, visiting all the best spots with a fishing captain in Toronto.

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Other Things To Do

The CN Tower offers stunning views of Toronto both day and night from one of six high-speed glass front elevators. Shoot to the LookOut platform at 1,136 feet in under a minute. Step out on the glass floor at 1122 feet, or head up to one of the highest observation platforms in the world, the SkyPod at 1465 feet. Step out onto the EdgeWalk - a thrilling hands-free outdoor walk. Arrive before 11 or after 7 to avoid the most massive crowds. You can even book your tickets up to 90 days in advance on the CN Tower website.

Explore the only landmark castle in North America, the Casa Loma. This Edwardian era historical attraction offers secret passages and an 800-foot tunnel in addition to decorated suites and unique towers. The magnificent gardens encompass 5 acres. Tour the collection of vintage cars from the 1900s. To avoid the crowds, come before 11 am.

For a full day of delightful animal encounters, visit the Toronto Zoo. At over 710 acres, the Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo in Canada, with over 5,000 animals and 500 species. Download a map of the zoo before you arrive. The Toronto Zoo was opened in 1974, and it has been a leader in conservation efforts for endangered animals through successful captive breeding programs. Several species of fish, snakes, turtles, and toads have been bred at the Toronto Zoo and successfully reintroduced back into the wild. Come to the Toronto Zoo early and plan to spend the entire day so you can explore every inch.

Toronto is a beautiful city with a distinct international flair. With Toronto boat rentals you can explore the coastline and the many rivers in the city. When you are done, there's a multitude of parks to explore. Finally, you can top off your tour of Toronto by visiting one of the many cultural adventures that await. Depending on the time of year that you visit, Toronto offers many different festivals and fairs as well. With so much to provide, Toronto is a city that you will want to come back to time and time again.

Marinas in Toronto

Some of the main marinas in Toronto include Toronto Island Marina, Marina Quay West, and Outer Harbor Marina Toronto. There are lots of great restaurants and bars nearby, and the marinas are easy to access from the city center. Take a stroll to watch the sunset over the lake, ask for boating advice from the staff, or sit and watch the boats cruise in and out of their berths.

Using GetMyBoat to Rent Your Next Boat

Experiencing the water has never been easier thanks to GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat allows you to search quickly, compare prices, submit rental inquiries, and pay for your rental or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for renters to facilitate a seamless rental transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of renters to their boat and provide the security and safety checks on each rental transaction.

Search for the perfect experience now and book your dream day out on the water.

About Toronto

Located on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario, Canada's largest city is all about the water. To explore over 26 miles of Toronto's shoreline or over 190 miles of rivers and creeks that run through the city, we suggest renting a boat or taking a tour to get the most out of your visit. This lakeside city offers 1,600 named parks perfect for biking, golf courses, hiking, and more. In addition to exploring Toronto's beautiful outdoor settings, there are many other fun adventures to consider.

The best time of year to visit Toronto is during the shoulder seasons of summer. April and May or September and October are excellent months for a visit, where you’ll get beautiful weather, warm temperatures, and reasonable prices. The peak summer months of June through August are crowded with high rates but are the time to visit if you want hot, sunny days. The winter in Toronto can be bitter cold and wet.

To get to Toronto, you can easily access the city by flight to its international airport. You can also arrive by bus from other major cities and train to Toronto’s Union Station. Getting around by public transport in Toronto is easy, in fact, the city has one of the best systems in all of North America.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for Tours, Lessons, and Diving in Toronto.

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    Hiba
    Small Group Harbour Tours or Date Night Cruise

    Captain James was beyond exceptional! It was such a wonderful experience. We thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. The tour was very informative, and we learned so much about the island and also see places we would have never explored on our own. We decided to do a sunset time and the views were just stunning. I am so happy I booked this tour and would definitely recommend Captain James and this tour.

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    Akash
    Small Group Harbour Tours or Date Night Cruise

    The Boat: It's a cute boat perfect for couples and even small groups. It actually can go quiet fast and that's something you wouldn't expect at first but a pleasant surprise! The Captain: James is an incredible captain, he is very knowledgeable about the city and gave us a full your, accommodated requests on taking us thru the Toronto Island lagoons and docking at random spots. He is just FANTASTIC!!! I would HIGHLY recommend this one!

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    Bill
    Small Group Harbour Tours or Date Night Cruise

    INCREDIBLE!!! Worth every penny. James was awesome and his boat was beautiful. Planned a surprise afternoon for my girl and I and we both loved it. The time flew by. James’ knowledge of the city and the islands made the trip super interesting. We stopped at a few spots and got to explore the various islands. A beauty of an afternoon!! CANNOT RECOMMEND ENOUGH!

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    Sean
    Small Group Harbour Tours or Date Night Cruise

    Awesome Experience! Professional and friendly! I booked a tour for a birthday surprise for my girlfriend. James accommodated a unique pickup point and allowed our dog to join us. He even brought treats for our pup! We had a small hiccup during the trip and he handled it with ease and professionalism. I cannot say enough about the day. Don't hesitate to book. We will book again in the future.

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    Kinjal
    Small Group Harbour Tours or Date Night Cruise

    The trip was amazing. James made our trip worth every minute.The trip included a visit to the Gibraltar point lighthouse and beach and hanlans point beach and also took us around the toronto island and centre island. He explained the history behind every place we visited. It was such a delightful experience from start to end. James did not only provide an amazing service but he was also a great company.

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    Luke
    Small Group Harbour Tours or Date Night Cruise

    Captain James was very professional and personable throughout the full experience, ensuring we knew where we were going, letting us know that we could swim in the lake if we wanted to before we left our room, and asking if we needed refreshments on board. I booked this experience for my fiancé's 30th birthday, and we had such am incredible time. The view of Toronto skyline from the harbour is amazing. Captain James was very knowledgable about the surrounding area and the Islands, the quiet small beach was a particular highlight and we got to spend some time swimming in the lake. The experience was definitely made unique with the covid19 situation, the harbour was empty and lake and beach wss very quiet, felt like we had the whole of Toronto to ourself! Definitely book Captain James, you will not be disappointed!