There are many bed and breakfasts in Toronto but there is only one Toronto bed & breakfast afloat on a private yacht. Being the first Boatel in Ontario we have had the privilege of hosting a number of journalists, writers and camera crews over the past 7 years. Below are some of the media collection since the inception of the Boatel in 2004.
The BedandBreakfast.com Blog
Boat and Breakfast: B & B’s on the water
September 9, 2010 B & B’s on the water
Do you like the idea of going on a cruise but don’t want to be stuck on a huge boat packed with tourists? Boat and breakfasts are bed and breakfasts on small boats, but landlubbers rejoice: most afloat B&Bs remain docked in a harbor, allowing guests the experience of living on a boat but the convenience of being able to walk around the local city. Some of the boat and breakfasts can take you on sunset cruises to really get a taste of life aboard a vessel, but the boats remain parked in no-wake zones overnight. While you may feel gentle rocking, you won’t experience rough waters as you’re trying to sleep. Here is a sampling of some of our B&Bs on boats.
Washington Flyer Magazine
Climb aboard Toronto’s most unique bed and breakfast, located at the Waterfront and open until Sept. 30. A fully equipped floating B&B, the Boatel offers the experience of living on the water while being close to cultural festivals at the Harbourfront Centre.
August 8, 2010 boat b&b
Bill Cosby, the Bike Train, a bed-and-breakfast on a boat — and all right here in Ontario. Is there any other place you’d rather be?
Editors choice – BEST OF TORONTO
Moored between the two prongs of the Harbourfront Centre’s HTO Park, a room at Toronto’s only “floatel” is quite the catch. Open May through September, this romantic bobbing B and B aboard the MV Boatel I.
May 30, 2010 Floating Toronto B & B Makes Waves
A new Toronto bed and breakfast offers a unusual experience with a panoramic view of the city.
June 7, 2010 Toronto’s boat hotel is a water lover’s dream
But there’s something special about waking up on a boat, padding upstairs in your bare feet and looking out at the Toronto waterfront and a family of swans gliding past in the morning light. And that’s what keeps folks coming back to the city’s only floating hotel.
The London Free Press
June 12, 2010 Summer Destinations
One of the province’s most unique bed and breakfast proves a great stay on the waterfront in Toronto.
Global News at 6:00pm, Consumer SOS
June 2, 2010 B & B Business
If you like staying at a quaint bed and breakfast, you may be surprised to know you don’t have to leave the city. Laura Zilke reports.
Spring 2010 Empty Nest
Our story describes how 11 years ago, Ted asked his then fiancee how she envisaged her retirement. On a boat in the Caribbean, she replied. And so befan the plan – to abondon the straightjackets of their corporate careers, to buy a boat who would permit them to fulfill that dream, and ten to create a business model that would work for them. Now that’s living the empty nest dream! Don Wall Editor
The Buffalo News
August 10, 2007 Boat hotel
There’s a new way to cool off on a warm summer evening or to relax after a full day of sightseeing.
The Grand Rapids Press
August 05, 2007 Sail and Sleep
Ahoy there! You in the pajamas! Like any great city, Toronto boasts a bunch of bed and breakfasts. But there’s only one “Boatel”.
July 2, 2005 They’ll even make you breakfast in the morning
You Tube video of the CTV News episode on Making Waves Boatel