Toronto's only Boat Bed and Breakfast. Have you ever dreamed of living on a boat? Now you can enjoy spacious comfort and privacy aboard a 65 foot private yacht. You can expect to receive personalized service from your hosts in a décor of casual elegance surrounded by a postcard view. WARNING: Marine life is addictive – your first visit will not be your last. Book one or two rooms or the whole boat for your own private use with no other guests. We have a 2 night minimum. Summer Season: May 1 to October 31, 2014 Location: 539 Queens Quay W, Toronto.
This charming VIP guestroom has a double bed and private ensuite with full shower. The room also has a 32-inch HDTV with DVD, a wide selection of movies, housecoats and free wifi internet access. All our bath products are biodegradable. The innkeeper also offers free north American phone calls.
One of the two forward cabins with a shared bathroom. This cozy cabin has a double bed and shares a bathroom with the Varadaro room. This room is perfect for family or friends. Housecoats and free wifi internet access is available. All our bath products are biodegradable. Please check on boatel.ca for our family package pricing.
One of the two forward cabins with a shared bathroom. This cozy cabin has a double bed and shares a bathroom with the Nassau room. This room is perfect for family or friends. Housecoats and free wifi internet access is available. All our bath products are biodegradable. Guests have access to the whole boat...this is just where you sleep!
3.8 on July 07, 2013
Ted and Dianne make hosting look easy. Full of tips and great stories, too
5 on September 23, 2012
Staying on the Boatel was the best getaway we've had EVER! It had the perks of staying in downtown Toronto while so being relaxing that you'd forget you were downtown! The hosts were absolutely amazing and welcoming that it felt as though we were visiting old friends. The breakfast was delicious and a fantastic way to start the day. This is an experience I recommend to everyone traveling to Toronto in the summer. We will definitely be going back!
4.6 on September 04, 2012
We loved our stay at the Boatel very much! Ted & Diane are great hosts. They provided us with information we needed to make our stay an enjoyable one. We hope to someday stay again.
5 on August 29, 2012
Booked our stay on the Boatel with 2 of my girlfriends and we were NOT disappointed! Loved staying right in the harbor in the middle of it all, easy to come and go as we pleased and loved being able to return between seeing Toronto for a hour rest when we wanted. HIGHLY recommend the boatel, Thanks Capt. Ted and Diane, better than a home away form home, a true experience.
5 on August 27, 2012
highly recommendable place to stay in Toronto, the hosts Diane and Ted really make you fell at home at once, breakfast is wonderful!
3.8 on August 21, 2012
One of a kind B&B get away with locations to events in the city close by. The host Captain Ted and Diane were gracious and accomidating making sure the fine details were taken care of . The boat is very clean and facilities more than adaquate. We had our 30th annversary that weekend and enoyed tremendously. We recommend staying here even if this is just a baseball game get away
5 on August 18, 2012
We stayed on the Boatel for three nights in Toronto during our honeymoon. We absolutely LOVED the Boatel! Diane and Ted were excellent hosts, and Diane made wonderful a gourmet breakfast every day. The mainstay cabin with private bath was roomy and comfortable. We loved the privacy and beautiful view of the city and waterfront. It was docked within walking distance of many great restaurants and attractions. We highly recommend staying here.
We are glad that we could make your honeymoon special and that you enjoyed your visit.
4.6 on July 23, 2012
My husband and I had an AMAZING time in Toronto thanks in part to Making Waves Boatel. Ted and Diane are the perfect Toronto hosts. They were so inviting and set such a relaxing atmosphere we felt like we were visiting old friends. They were there to answer any questions we had about things to do in the city. It was nice getting some input from locals. And Diane makes a mean pecan french toast :-) The guest rooms are a lot smaller than the normal hotel room, but there is plenty of space throughout the boat to lounge or get work done (free wifi!). The Boatel is in the middle of everything: a short walk of the Harbourfronte Centre, Roger's Centre, the CN Tower, a streetcar stop, and a Beer Store. You're close enough to go crazy exploring the city. And when you get tired from all the sight-seeing, you can grab a few beers from the honor bar and relax on the bow of the boat with the Lake Ontario as your backdrop (highly recommended). We had such an amazing time that I would seriously consider planning my next trip to Toronto around the Boatel's availability. It's the only way to stay in Toronto.
It is wonderful to read reviews like this to be reminded of how much our guests enjoy the Boatel and our amazing city. We are passionate about Toronto and love sharing that with our guests to make their stay memorable. We look forward to seeing you again.
4.6 on June 22, 2012
Diane and Ted were wonderful hosts, making our stay relaxing and very enjoyable. Their help with sightseeing was very beneficial to our weekends enjoyment. I would recommend this very unique stay to anyone visiting Toronto. There is no better way to see the lovely waterfront of Toronto than being right on the water. Our meals were both nutritional, tasty and her presentation is comparable with a fine dining restaurant.
Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad we could make your birthday weekend special.
5 on November 27, 2011
My partner and I spent the T Giving Weekend with Ted and Diane on their Boatel. Not only is this a most unique way to spend a weekend but it is also a warm, relaxing atmosphere thanks to the Captain and his wife. Breakfasts innovative and flavourful; room quiet and comfortable as heck; and attention to detail clearly shows. Jamila and I will be back without question! JESleeth
We look forward to it. We even have a few new recipes to share.
Toronto, ON, Canada (YYZ-Pearson) 1 miles
Closest airport is Toronto Island Airport (Billy Bishop City Airport)code YTZ with service by Porter Airlines and Air Canada with multiple daily flights to and from New York, Boston, Myrtle Beach, Washington and Chicago as well as other Canadian cities. It's a 10 minute walk from the City airport to the Boatel or a short cab ride. The Pearson International Airport is 1/2 hour away and approx. $50 cab ride or a shuttle bus service.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Water Taxi, Charter boat, Boat rentals, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo
Boat, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Secretarial services, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Boat rentals
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Boat rentals, Sailing lessons, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Diane and Ted Greene
In 2004 Diane and Ted Greene made the radical decision to leave the Canadian winters and their professional careers behind. Their passion for boating led them to the decision to step off the corporate treadmill early and to pursue a life of travel and adventure. They took early retirement from their busy, fast paced careers to live a different kind of lifestyle. So rather than going to work in the fast pace computer business, they prefer to get up in the morning to make coffee and breakfast.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Weight Watchers, Gluten-free
Freshly baked fluffy belgium waffles served with fresh fruit and maple whipped cream. A favorite of guests for years!