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Toronto Islands: Our most recommended tours and activities

Toronto: Harbor and Islands Sightseeing Cruise

1. Toronto: Harbor and Islands Sightseeing Cruise

This cruise of the Toronto Harbour and islands gives you the chance to enjoy scenic views of the Toronto skyline, learn the history of the area, and explore the Toronto Islands. Your captain will start the tour by taking you to view the Western Harbour before crossing into the lagoons to visit the Toronto Islands. Sites featured on this part of the tour include the historic Hanlan’s Point, the Island Yacht Club, and the woodlands of the Island Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary. The captain and crew will provide an entertaining and informative narration to detail everything you see. During the second half of the tour, return to the Toronto Harbour where the crew will tell you about many of the notable buildings that make up the skyline while you cruise along to find the perfect place to photograph Toronto from the water.

Toronto Islands: Morning or Twilight 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

2. Toronto Islands: Morning or Twilight 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

After a short ferry ride across the harbor, you'll get on your bike and explore the car free neighborhoods on the eastern islands, and visit historic landmarks such as the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse and the Royal Canadian Yacht club. Of course, you'll also enjoy the scenery, including the parks, the beaches, the cottages, and some incredible views of the Toronto skyline.  Along the way, you’ll hear stories about key people and events from the last 200 years of the island’s remarkable history. The tour is suitable for beginner to advanced riders, as the ride is an easy pace, making plenty of stops to talk and take in the sights.  The guides are expert city riders and very familiar with Toronto.

Toronto Islands: Sunset Canoe Tour

3. Toronto Islands: Sunset Canoe Tour

Try the very Canadian activity of paddling a canoe at dusk and explore the Toronto Islands. Whether a beginner or an expert, everyone will enjoy this 1.5-hour experience, covering the most beautiful parts of the islands and allowing you to admire the magnificent city skyline from a new perspective.  Paddle around the islands in an authentic, Voyageur canoe replica that was used by the first European settlers. This style of canoe offers stability and comfort, providing an easy and safe introduction to canoeing. An experienced and certified guide will be in a canoe with you at all times and will help with safety and instructions. Learn how to paddle properly while canoeing in a team. One of the most beautiful parks in the city, with its numerous waterways and lagoons, Toronto Islands offers a great opportunity for those with an adventurous spirit. The tour will take you around the Bird Sanctuary of the Toronto Islands and the Donout Island. Pass under a bridge that was built in 1905 and paddle through the tranquil lagoons and waterways.

Toronto: Small Group City Night Tour with Boat Cruise

4. Toronto: Small Group City Night Tour with Boat Cruise

Explore Toronto on an evening van tour including a scenic harbor cruise. See the city's twinkling lights, skyline, and top attractions illuminated at night from both the road and the water. Sit back and relax on two modes of transportation, seeing the city from different perspectives. Enjoy having your own local guide to share unique and fascinating stories about the surrounding area, including exclusive local insights, historic highlights, and personalized recommendations. Begin your tour of Toronto with a hotel pickup in the comfort and style of a Mercedes Metris van. Head straight to the harbor for your boat cruise. Take in the very best views of the bustling city's skyline illuminated at night on your relaxing harbor cruise. Once back on land, hop back in the van and listen to your guide narrating and providing highlights about the surrounding area along your drive. See multiple points of interest come to life at night, including the bustling Yonge/Dundas Square - Canada’s Time Square and the iconic "Toronto" sign colorfully lit up. Next, explore the historic Distillery District. Here, enjoy some free time to walk along the cobblestone streets, marvel at some unique artisanal stores, and maybe grab a quick bite to eat if you're hungry. Then, make your way to your final stop of the tour: Cherry Beach. Walk along the sandy beach to take in a marvelous illuminated views of the lit up city skyline at night before heading back to your hotel.

Toronto: Walking Tour, Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, and Cruise

5. Toronto: Walking Tour, Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, and Cruise

Become acquainted with the city of Toronto by foot, bus, and water with this flexible sightseeing pass. Enjoy 2 walking tours in the downtown area, travel the city on a double-decker sightseeing bus, and finish your day with views of the city by the water with a harbor cruise. Join the Downtown and Waterfront walking tour and be amazed as you see major landmarks, including the CN Tower, St Lawrence Market, and Ripley's Aquarium. Listen to fun facts and stories told by your friendly guide and enjoy breathtaking views as you stroll along the Toronto Waterfront. Switch over to the Toronto Highlights walking tour and experience the hustle-and-bustle of Yonge-Dundas Square and Union Station. Pass by some of the city's historic gems, including Old City Hall, and St. Andrews Church. Witness a more traditional side of Toronto's cosmopolitan city center. Hop aboard a sightseeing bus and enjoy sweeping views from the open-top deck. Explore iconic sights from Casa Loma and the Hockey Hall of Fame to Harbourfront Centre and The Distillery District. Travel the city and tune into the multilingual audio commentary to learn more about Toronto. Enjoy a Harbour and Islands sightseeing cruise. Sit back and relax as you set sail across the river. Behold 360-degree views of Toronto Island Marina, Forestry Island, and much more. With this pass, you will see: • CN Tower • St Lawrence Market • Casa Loma • Ripleys Aquarium of Canada • Royal Ontario Museum • Yonge Dundas Square • Hockey Hall of Fame • Chinatown • Art Gallery of Ontario • Roundhouse park • Toronto Railway Museum • Simcoe Wave Deck • Meridian Hall • Gooderham Building • Scotiabank Arena • St. Andrews Church • Nathan Phillips Square • Old City Hall • Brookfield Place • Union Station • Metro Toronto Convention Centre • Roy Thomson Hall • St. James Park • Little Trinity Anglican Church • BMO Field • Exhibition Place • Chinatown • Campbell House Museum • Kensington Market • University of Toronto • Ontario Parliament • Casa Loma • Gibraltar Point Beach • Centre Island

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What people are saying about Toronto Islands

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 529 reviews

This is one of the best things we did in Toronto. Very laid back and the captains were helpful and a lot of fun

It was fun for our whole family. And a great view of the skyline!

We had a lovely and very relaxed time. Our guides were amazing!

It is worth every penny you spend Great time Great guides

Fun little cruise, lots of stories about the sights.