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Staying on Our Vacation Boat in Toronto, Ontario


The information below should answer any questions that you have about your reservation however please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

  • B&B nightly rates are based on double occupancy with maximum of 2 people per room. Pricing is subject to change and based on availability.
  • Guestroom with private ensuite $295 per night
  • Two cabins with shared bathroom $210 each per night
  • We have a strict 2-night minimum for all reservations
  • Receive the guaranteed lowest price by booking directly with us on exclusive special offers for families, solo travelers and extended stays of 4 nights
  • Book one of our family packages or for single travelers use discount code Solo
  • A 10% discounts applies when booking 4 nights or more
  • Pricing includes a delicious gourmet breakfast, bathrobes, limited WIFI Internet access, complimentary coffee/tea and water, free North American calling and concierge service but does not include taxes or gratuities.
  • The Boatel remains dockside at all times.
  • Our 2018 season will run from June 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018.
  • See our Exclusive Special Offers and Calendar of Events for 2017.

Check-in and Check-out Times: Check-in is 3:00 pm and Checkout is 11:00 am. Check-in before 3:00 pm or after 9:00 pm are by appointment only. We appreciate  knowing your approximate time of arrival. Please ask if you need to drop off bags early or leave them on your checkout day.

Deposits and Cancellation:  A credit card is required to hold all reservations. As a seasonal business cancellations have a significant impact on our business, therefore guests who cancel within 7 nights of arrival will be billed the full amount of all nights booked. If we can rebook the room, then we will credit those nights. No Shows and early departures are subject to full payment for all nights reserved.

Rates and Payments: Rates are quoted in Canadian dollars and exclude taxes (13%) and are payable in cash, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or Diners Club. American Express is available for business travelers.

Breakfast & Beverages: A delicious hot breakfast is served from 7:00 to 9:30 am. We are also pleased to offer celiac, gluten free, lactose-free, Weight Watchers or healthy low-fat breakfast options upon request. Please advise us of any allergies or dietary restrictions. You may bring your own alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks or help yourself to our honour bar.

WIFI Access: We provide free wifi access for checking email, internet browsing and visiting social networking sites. However, we ask you to refraining from: streaming videos, playing online video games, downloading or uploading large files (including photos) or using data-intensive applications such as Skype, Facetime, Youtube, Facetime, ect. on our free wifi. We reserve the right to restrict wifdi to anyone using excessive bandwidth. Starbucks across the street has free wifi access.

Children & Pets: Well-behaved children are always welcome (8 years or older). Due to allergies of visiting guests, sorry no pets and sorry no exceptions even if your dog is very cute and friendly.

Smoking: For everyone’s comfort smoking is permitted only outdoors in designated areas. Please ask for an ashtray.

Boatel Access: Guests are given full access to the Boatel except for captain’s quarters, engine room and kitchen. There is a fridge on the sundeck for guests for cold drinks; however, our kitchen is not for guest use. Access to the boatel is limited to the registered guests only; please refrain from inviting friends aboard.

Gay Friendly Accommodations: LGBT guests are most welcome at the Making Waves Boatel.

Parking: Parking is available in the parking lot at our marina at a cost of $15 with in-and-out privileges. If you request parking then we will send you directions and instruction on getting your parking pass with your confirmation.

Boat Charters: We do not do boat cruises on Lake Ontario. The boat remains at dock at all times while guests are onboard. We are please to recommend various options for a public or private boat or dinner cruise for you with our partners in the harbour.

Luggage & Shoes: Soft collapsible luggage is highly recommended for easy stowage. The main (Bondi) can accommodate large luggage. The two forward cabins have not room for large hard-shelled luggage however we do provide a luggage  storage in a common area with easy access.  The interior is all mahogany and the floors are Brazilian cherry wood, so we ask you to take particular care when moving luggage around as in can damage the wood interior. No outside shoes inside the boat please.

Baseball Tickets: 2 tickets for the Toronto Blue Jays baseball game tickets are available for guests in just left of home plate on the upper level. The cost for two tickets is between $28 and $58 depending on the category of game. Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis so please reserve in advance. The Rogers Centre is a 10 minute walk from the Boatel. Please see the Blog Post for more details.

Bike Rentals: Two bikes are available for rental for $20 +13% tax per day. BikeShare bikes are also available down the street.

Welcome Package and Concierge Services:  Upon arrival a welcome package including maps and local information awaits you. As the most unique Toronto bed and breakfast, we are your ambassadors to the city of Toronto.  Please ask us about spa services, flowers and champagne, birthday cakes, tickets, dinner or theatre reservations, water taxi and many other services the city has to offer.

Your Hosts:  For Diane and Ted Greene have been living aboard the Boatel since 2004. To learn more about them please see the Hosts Page or read Diane’s blog post that answers the most commonly asked questions

“Everything was wonderful as usual. I love everything about it. We are so happy to have found the Boatel. We will be back again (and again).” ~ Barbara and Jim, Duxbury, Mass