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Welcome to Making Waves Boatel

Boatel = Boat + Hotel

Closed for the season

Re-Opening May 1st to September 30, 2017

This unique floating hotel is located in the center of downtown Toronto within walking distance from everything your heart might desire. Quite simply Location, Location, Location.  It is a rare opportunity to be close to the pulse of the city and relax on the water. The Boatel is the closest bed and breakfast to the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre, and the Ripley’s Aquarium, so sightseeing is a breeze.  Visit the many attractions, and enjoy shopping and great restaurants – all a short walking distance away. Or, if you prefer, hop on the streetcar to Union Station for full access to city transit or TTC. There are many hotels in downtown Toronto but there’s only one Boatel. 

Often described as the most unique bed and breakfast in Toronto, the Boatel offers a great family vacation holiday, a romantic weekend getaway, or a refreshing change for business travelers. Wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and enjoy gourmet breakfast aboard our 65 foot private yacht, surrounded by a postcard view of downtown Toronto and the harbour. Please have a look at our photo gallery.

Wherever you are on the award winning Making Waves Boatel you will definitely have the enjoyment of relaxation, sunning and watching the sights around you in the comfort of this floating hotel at Toronto’s most sought after waterfront location. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you feel relaxed and your troubles easy away. You will almost forget you are in downtown Toronto because the waterfront with its walking path and Toronto Music Garden is an oasis in the city, and the Boatel is docked in the heart of it.

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Our business travelers love the easy access by train from Union Station or via the Billy Bishop Island Airport with direct flights by Porter Airlines to many Canadian and US cities. Business travelers can book the whole boat for business meetings or enjoy easy access to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for conference travel.

Since 2004 the Boatel has been home to owners Diane & Ted Greene  who liveaboard year around, in Toronto during the summers and then they cruise the Boatel south to the Bahamas for the winter. As the sign says “Home is where the boat(el) is”

Important: Making Waves Boatel remains dockside during your stay as you enjoy the access to downtown Toronto’s. We would be happy to make arrangements for an afternoon or evening dinner cruise aboard one of the cruise boats in the harbour. We love dogs but we do not allow pets onboard except for Apollo who comes for a brief visit every morning. Well behaved children 8+ are welcome.

Languages spoken: English and French

We offer gay-friendly LGBT bed and breakfast accommodations.

Captain’s Log:
The Boatel is closed until April 30, 2017. We will operate between May 1 to September 30, 2017.  For the lowest guaranteed prices book directly with us. Please follow Making Waves Boatel on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter (Boatelboat)
Diane & Captain Ted Greene