Frequently Asked Questions
Congratulations on purchasing your Toronto Harbour Tour ticket through Groupon! With this great deal you can come enjoy a cruise on the Toronto Harbour and through the scenic Toronto Islands. It’s the best view in town!
Here we have listed the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the tour, and how you can use your Groupon ticket.
Q: Do I need to book in advance to take the tour?
A: No, you do not need to book in advance. You simply show up to our dock ahead of a scheduled departure and show your ticket to our staff. They will get you on the next available departure. Our schedule changes based on the season, so click here to see when the tour departs. We do ask, however, for larger groups of 10 or more to contact us ahead of time to reserve a time.
Please note, our vessels have a maximum capacity that is always adhered to. If the next departure is sold out, you may have to wait until the next departure after. But don’t worry! This does not happen too often, and we have departures leaving every 30 minutes through July and August.
Q: Who can use a Groupon ticket?
A: Anyone! The ticket is good for Adults, seniors, students, and children. Please remember one Groupon voucher is good for one passenger.
Q: What about small children?
A: Children two and under are FREE. You do not need to use a Groupon ticket or pay children two years old or younger.
Q: Where do I go to take the tour?
A: Our dock is located at Pier 6, right at the intersection of York St. and Queen’s Quay West, at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront. It is a short walk, or two street car stops from Union Station. Click here for a map of our location.
Q: When Can I take the tour?
A: Your Groupon voucher is valid for one time use, and day of the week. Your voucher expires at the end of our season on October 31, 2015.
Q: Can I get off on the islands?
A: Yes! Toronto Harbour Tours has the only tour that drops-off and picks-up on the Toronto islands. Our island stop starts in May and runs to the end of September. You have the option to get off half way through the tour, and rejoin us throughout the day to take the second half of the tour back from the islands.
Please note that the island stop can be subject to cancellation based on weather conditions and the availability of the island dock. There are a few dates in the summer in which the island dock is not accessible due to special events.
Q: What if I don’t want to get off on the islands?
A: Don’t worry, getting off on the islands is optional. You can stay on and continue with us on the tour. Remember, even if you don’t get off on the islands, the tour goes right through the island lagoons and you get a great chance to see and hear all about them.
Q: Is the tour narrated?
A: Yes! We think you’ll find we have the best tour guides around! Our tour guides are young, energetic, engaging, and the tour has a very interactive feel. It combines education with entertainment, and you will hear all about the city of Toronto, plus our unique perspective on Toronto’s waterfront and the Toronto Islands.
Q: What happens to the tour in bad weather?
A: It may happen that bad weather will alter our tour schedule or require us to shut down tours on a regularly scheduled day. Usually there are only a handful of days throughout the year in which the tour must be shut down for this reason. If a tour is canceled and you have tried to use your Groupon ticket, don’t worry, your ticket is good any time throughout the 2015 season.
Mobile Tour Available Now!
On your Mobile Devices!
Toronto Harbour Tours is now offering a whole new feature to the tour using your mobile devices. You can follow along the tour with loads of extra information and photos. Using our interactive map you will get more info on all the great sights, and see wonderful photos of what the harbour and islands looked like in the past. Best of all, you can follow along in 5 different languages!
Information available in: English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin.
We have tried to cover just a few questions you may have about the tour, but of course feel free to contact us with any other questions. We can be reached at the
Office Phone: 416-203-7786
Sales Desk Phone: 416-203-6994
Please note, on the day of our Groupon feature we are likely to receive a larger number of phone calls and emails. We will do our best to answer all inquiries as quickly as possible.
Thank you, and see you on the water!