Join us for a tour of the harbour and islands aboard the only boat in Toronto to offer a 360-degree view from its upper deck. Photography lovers will be in paradise as the Harbour Star gradually pulls away from its berth at Harbourfront Centre, offering countless photo opportunities of the ever-growing skyline as it heads toward the 14 islands. Once inside the canals and lagoons of the islands, you’ll be enchanted by the beauty and tranquility of an area considered by many to be one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Relax on the side deck or enjoy a drink at the bar as your friendly guide tells you the fascinating story of the harbour and the islands as well as the ambitious revitalization that is boldly transforming Toronto’s waterfront.
The Harbour Star is a 70 ft / 21.3m, 100-passenger touring vessel that has guided hundreds of thousands of tourists and locals through the Toronto harbour and islands since arriving at its current berth at Harbourfront Centre in 1999.
Map to the Harbour Star
Three distinct seating options are available.
You can sit on the upper deck of the boat. This fully-unobstructed upper deck is the only one of its kind in Toronto, affording passengers a 360-degree view of the skyline and some of the city’s best photo opportunities. There is a canopy on this level that provides protection from the sun and rain.
Another seating option is the wraparound outdoor deck located slightly above water level. Passengers looking for some sunshine usually find a cozy seat here where they can relax and watch the waves lap up against the side of the boat.
The naturally-lit interior of the Harbour Star is laid out in bistro style and features tables and cushioned chairs as well as restroom facilities. Kick back and enjoy a cocktail here and watch the captain navigate through the harbour and into the canals and lagoons of the islands.
The Harbour Star spends about half the cruise exploring the Toronto Inner Harbour and the rest of the time traveling through the canals and lagoons of the 14 Toronto Islands.
Here are just a few of the sights you can expect to see from the boat
There is a tour guide on board the boat who will deliver a fun, friendly, and informative commentary as the boat winds its way through the harbour and islands. This official City Sightseeing Toronto guide would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and to offer thoughtful advice on how to make the most of your stay.
The harbour and islands cruise is available from May through October. The cruise lasts 45 minutes. In the summer season, the cruise departs every hour and fifteen minutes with the first tour departing at 11:45 am. In the spring and fall seasons, please contact us as your travel date nears for the most current departure schedule.
Note: Rates do not include sales tax of 13%. Rates are subject to change. Children 0-2 years of age are free.