Welcome to Making Waves Boatel
Boatel = Boat + Hotel
Open June 1st to September 30, 2019
Location, Location, Location. This unique floating hotel is located in centre of downtown Toronto’s most sought-after waterfront location, within walking distance to everything. Toronto’s award-wining Boatel is the closest bed and breakfast to the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium, shopping and hundreds of great restaurants – all just a short walking distance away. The Boatel is a rare opportunity to be so close to the pulse of the city and be able to relax aboard this restful oasis on the water.
Wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and made-from-scratch 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 You can also take a water taxi to the nearby famous Toronto Islands. The Toronto Music Garden is an oasis in the city, and the Boatel is docked in the heart of it all at Marina Quay West. Convenient parking is available at the marina.
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.