When was the last time you were on a cruise in Toronto? Don’t worry if you haven’t because I’m on the same boat too (see what I did there? Hah!). If you have seen those cruises or boats on the lake by Toronto Harbourfront, then they must be from Mariposa Cruises! And don’t fret, they were actually not too expensive and not exactly filled by tourists. In fact, my boat for that night was 80% locals.
Prior to deciding which cruises you want to do, I recommend going through the list of programs as they have various options from brunch cruise to special events such as New Year’s Eve. For this night, I picked the Sip and Sail event for $24/person on the Oriole cruise by Mariposa.
Although this isn’t going to be your good ol’ all inclusive 7-days cruise like Caribbean or Disney cruises, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge on food and alcohol while on board! 😉
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the food & alcohol weren’t too expensive here, albeit the menu was smaller compare to other cruises. Interestingly enough you can actually pre-order dishes in advance prior to boarding, so if you are looking for bigger bites then check out their menu here.
Overall I was beyond satisfied with the whole experience. From boarding the cruise to the smooth sailing (despite it being a breezy night in Toronto) to the excellent service & entertainment. The highlight for me was definitely the view of the city. Even though it was quite windy (I recommend carrying a light jacket), the views were spectacular especially once it cleared up a little and the sun started to set. I mean, look at this view and the cotton candy sky – which was pretty much the reason why I wanted to go on this cruise haha.
All in all, if you are looking for a quick getaway from the city and its endless construction zones, definitely check out the Mariposa Cruises and you won’t be disappointed!