Welcome to Making Waves Boatel

Boatel = Boat + Hotel

Open June 1st to September 30, 2019

Relax, unwind and enjoy living in the heart of Toronto’s most sought-after waterfront location, all within walking distance to everything. This unique floating hotel is set against Toronto’s picturesque lakefront and is a rare opportunity to be close to the pulse of the city and yet be able to relax aboard a restful oasis on the water. 

The Location: The award-wining Boatel is perfectly situated in the Toronto’s Waterfront neighbourhood just blocks from all the nearby Toronto attractions including: the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium, shopping and hundreds of great  restaurants – all just a short walking distance away. 

The Experience: Wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and made-from-scratch homemade delicious breakfast aboard this 65-foot private yacht.  Enjoy relaxing on one of the three outdoor decks with a postcard view of downtown Toronto and the harbour. Help yourself to complimentary tea, water, coffee, or cookies. Walk or bike along the waterfront trail or hop on the streetcar for full access to city transit.  A short stroll takes you to the TikiTaxi (water taxi) to the nearby famous Toronto Islands or to the Toronto Music Garden, which is an oasis in the city offering free weekly concerts. Convenient parking is available at the Marina Quay West.  Enjoy the hospitality offered by your hosts Diane & Ted Greene who not only share their home but their knowledge of Toronto to enrich your stay. 

The Boatel offers eco-friendly accommodations in three guestrooms with a commitment to sustainable travel which means conserving water and the environment, but it also means educating guests on best practices on Green Living. Read more about our Green Travel Commitment.

Guests enjoy easy access by train from Union Station or a 10 minute walk to 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, innkeepers Diane & Ted Greene have been recognized for award winning customer service aboard their floating boat bed and breakfast. You can expect to receive an authentic local experience from these seasoned innkeepers which revivals any 5-star hotel. The Greenes live aboard the Boatel in Toronto during the summer and then cruise south to the Bahamas for the winter.

Important: The Boatel remains dockside as you enjoy the access to downtown Toronto. Please ask about reservations for an afternoon or evening dinner cruise aboard one of the many cruise boats in the harbour. Well behaved children 8+ are welcome. Sorry no pets.

Languages spoken: English and French

We offer gay-friendly LGBT bed and breakfast accommodations.

Captain’s Log:
We’re gone cruising and we will re-open June 1 2019 until September 30th. Please check out our special family or solo traveler packages – where you always get the best price – guaranteed. Packages are now available for Toronto and Niagara Sightseeing.  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter #boatelTO
Diane & Captain Ted Greene