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Making Waves Boatel

539 Queens Quay West , Toronto, ON M5V 3G3 Canada (Show map)
28 Reviews
CAD 175 - CAD 250
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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.




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Why Boatel is the wave to go in toronto

3.8 on July 07, 2013

Ted and Dianne make hosting look easy. Full of tips and great stories, too

Would choose the Boatel over a Hotel anyday!

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!

Unigue place to stay!

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.

The Girlfriends Toronto getaway!

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.

Best Place to stay, nicest hosts in Toronto

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!

unique experience

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

Our Honeymoon Stay!

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.

Innkeeper Response
We are glad that we could make your honeymoon special and that you enjoyed your visit.

I'm on a Boatel!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

My Birthday Weekend upon Boatel 1

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad we could make your birthday weekend special.

The best darn get away in Toronto

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

Innkeeper Response
We look forward to it. We even have a few new recipes to share.

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Rooms & Rates

Bondi Main Stateroom

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $CAD 225 - $CAD 225

Nightly Rate: $CAD 225 - $CAD 225


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 for our family package pricing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $CAD 175 - $CAD 175

Nightly Rate: $CAD 175 - $CAD 175


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!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $CAD 175 - $CAD 175

Nightly Rate: $CAD 175 - $CAD 175


Location Type

City, Lakeside


Toronto, ON, Canada (YYZ-Pearson) 1 miles

Directions to property:

Directions will be provided at time of booking. Parking is available at a cost of $15 per night.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Boat

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Secretarial services, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Boat rentals

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-9:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Guests may smoke on our outside decks. Ashtrays available.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children must adhere to safety issues on the boat.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night miminum stay
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellation within 5 nights - sorry no refund. If a cancellation is made within 3 weeks written notice, then the client will be billed one nights stay based on the nightly room rate. No Shows' and early departures are subject to full payment for all nights reserved.



Diane and Ted Greene

Languages spoken

English, French

About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 - 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Weight Watchers, Gluten-free

Signature Dish

Belgium waffles
Freshly baked fluffy belgium waffles served with fresh fruit and maple whipped cream. A favorite of guests for years!



539 Queens Quay West , Toronto, ON M5V 3G3 Canada (Show map)

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