A variation on our classic City Sightseeing Toronto city tour package, the Toronto Bus & Boat Tour has been carefully engineered to maximize passenger and staff safety in these uncertain times. By bundling our bus tour and boat tour together into a pre-scheduled, continuous experience in which passengers board and disembark in a controlled fashion, social distancing during the trip can be maximized and more easily managed.
All double-deckers will be completely open-air from front to back. The boat has the city’s only completely unobstructed upper deck, and outdoor seating and roaming space spread over three decks. Not only will this make for great photo opportunities, but the fresh air and sunlight will keep everyone feeling healthy.
Seating capacities on buses and boats will be reduced and all staff and passengers will be required to wear face coverings throughout the trip. In addition to our nightly deep cleans, buses and boats will be disinfected during the day between tours.
Not only is the Toronto Bus & Boat Tour a safe way to experience the city, but it’s also a fun, efficient, and economical way to explore Toronto, the Harbour, and the Toronto Islands in just the right amount of time.
You can book the Toronto Bus & Boat Tour through this site. You can check for available tours and book tickets by selecting Book Now and navigating through the calendar functions of our shopping cart. Alternatively, you can call us for assistance 7 days a week at 416 410 0536.
Explore. Experience. Discover.
We operate large, modern, open-top double-decker buses that provide excellent visibility and lots of fresh air. Enjoy the summer breeze from the comfort of your elevated seat as the bus winds its way through our lively city!
Tour Duration (approx): 2 hours and 45 minutes in three consecutive sections (bus, boat, bus)
Starting point: Yonge-Dundas Square
Departure times: Seasonal tours depart hourly between 11am and 2pm, 7 days a week. Please book in advance to guarantee availability as seating is limited.
How to book: You can check for available tours and book tickets by selecting Book Now and navigating through the calendar functions of our shopping cart. Alternatively, you can call us for assistance 7 days a week at 416 410 0536.
Your fully open top double-decker bus boards at Yonge-Dundas Square and heads out on first half of the double-decker city tour. A fun and informative live guide hosts the tour in English and is happy to answer questions and provide suggestions and advice. Pre-recorded multilingual commentary may also be available on your trip - if this is of interest to you please check with us prior to booking. Highlights from this section include the Eaton Centre, Church-Wellesley Village, Bloor-Yorkville, Casa Loma, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Bata Shoe Museum, The Annex, the University of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Chinatown, Queen West, Union Station, Scotiabank Arena, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, The Rogers Centre, and Harbourfront Centre.
Your double-decker bus arrives at Harbourfront and everyone heads over to the boat for the harbour and islands cruise. The boat has a bar, washrooms, and a large variety of indoor and outdoor seating options spread over three decks. The top deck is the only fully unobstructed upper deck in the city and offers amazing panoramic views and photo opportunities. A live guide provides entertaining and insightful commentary as the boat navigates the harbour and explores the Toronto Islands. Highlights from this section include the Toronto Police Marine Unit, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, the Island Yacht Club, Hanlan’s Point, Centreville, Forestry Island, Toronto Island Marina, the Royal Canadian Yacht club, Queen City Yacht Club, the Toronto Island Community, and of course stunning, panoramic views of Toronto’s skyline.
Your double-decker bus picks you after the cruise and the city tour resumes. The live guide points out new interesting places and tells you fascinating stories about Toronto as the bus makes its way back to Yonge-Dundas Square where you first started the tour. Highlights from this section include Queens Quay Terminal, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Meridian Hall, St. Lawrence Market, Distillery District, Corktown, St. Lawrence Hall, St. James Cathedral, the Financial District, Nathan Phillips Square, Metropolitan United Church, St. Michael’s Cathedral, Massey Hall, and the Ed Mirvish Theatre.
All of our buses offer a narrated tour, either with a live English-speaking guide and/or a multilingual audio system. Our tours animate the sights and attractions along the route, and our on-board team members are more than happy to give you advice on how to make the most of your stay in our wonderful city.
For availability on live guides and multilingual buses, please call our office or visit our information booth at Yonge-Dundas Square. Multilingual buses offer narration in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Cantonese, and Mandarin. You can bring your own headphones to enjoy the tour, or we can provide them to you free of charge when you arrive.
(with valid student ID)
(3 – 12)
(with valid student ID)
(3 – 12)