Toronto’s only Boat Bed and Breakfast

Boatel = Boat + Hotel

Closed due to COVID-19 & closure of the NY Canal 
(see our Captain’s Log below for more details)

Relax, unwind and enjoy staying in the heart of Toronto’s most sought-after waterfront location, all within walking distance to everything. Canada’s first floating bed and breakfast 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. 

The Service: Enjoy the hospitality offered by your hosts who not only share their home but their knowledge of Toronto to enrich your stay. 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.

Sustainable Travel: 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.

Easy Access: Guests enjoy easy access by UP Express from the Airport or 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. Convenient parking is available at the Marina Quay West.  Business travelers can book the whole boat for business meetings or enjoy easy access to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for conference travel. 

Important: The Boatel remains dockside as you enjoy the access to downtown Toronto. Please ask about reservations for a 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:
COVID-19 update: Due to the closure of the NY Canal we are unable to return the Boatel to Canada. We spent the winter in the Bahamas providing humanitarian relief in the hurricane raved Abaco, Bahamas. Please stay tuned to our newsletter to find out more details of re-opening if the canal opens. We will also be listing the Boatel for sale. Stay safe Diane & Captain Ted Greene