Sunset Canoe Tour on the Toronto Islands

Toronto, Canada

Experience hosted by Alexander

60 mins, Hosted in 27 languages
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

After meet and greet at the Centre Island, we will go over the tour safety rules. Your guide will do some of the paddling technique demonstration on land and guests are free to ask any questions. Before getting into the canoe, we would put on our life jackets. Your guide will be assisting with getting in the canoe. Once everyone is in the position and comfortable, the canoe is pushed off, your guide is at the rear seat and we all start paddling. As we canoe around the islands, your guide will be telling about the islands and its history, as well as the history of the unique historical Voyageur Canoe replica that we are using on our tours. Our first destination is the Bird Sanctuary which is located behind the Donut Island. Once we get there, we stop paddling, and seat for a few minutes quietly, listening to the sounds of nature. The next point of interest is the Toronto Harbour and the stunning views of the city skyline. It's time to get out your cameras and take those million dollar pictures and selfies. As we proceed paddling through the islands lagoons and around some small islands, we can indulge into watching the gorgeous sunset skies. Our program ends after the sunset, as we arrive back to the Centre Island. Your guide will assist you to disembark from the canoe. After getting off the canoe, it will be time to say good bye. We hope to see you again.
Other things to note
No previous experience is required. There is a guide in the canoe with you at all times. There are public washrooms and restaurants in the park. You will need to take the ferry to the islands.
After meet and greet at the Centre Island, we will go over the tour safety rules. Your guide will do some of the paddling technique demonstration on land and guests are free to ask any questions. Before getting into the canoe, we would put on our life jackets. Your guide will be assisting with getting in the canoe. Once everyone is in the position and comfortable, the canoe is pushed off, your guide is at the rear seat and we all start paddli…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Canoe, paddle, life-jacke

Meet your Host, Alexander

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I live on the Toronto Islands and like sharing my knowledge about this unique and beautiful place with others. As a Paddle Canada Canoe and SUP instructor with 20 years of experience of guiding tours and teaching courses, I offer a safe and quality activity at the Islands' lagoons. As a traveler myself, with 30 countries under my belt, I like meeting people from other places and can understand traveler needs. I believe, my passion for outdoors and traveling makes me a good Experience host and I will try my best to make you feel welcomed and comfortable and help you to enjoy my tours.
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I live on the Toronto Islands and like sharing my knowledge about this unique and beautiful place with others. As a Paddle Canada Canoe and SUP instructor with 20 years of experience of guiding tours and teaching courses, I offer a safe and quality activity at the Islands' lagoons. As a traveler myself, with 30 countries under my belt, I like meeting people from other places and can understand traveler needs. I believe, my passion for outdoors and traveling makes me a good Experience host and…
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Where you'll be

During this program you will visit the Bird Sanctuary located in the wildlife are of the Toronto Islands. Paddle to the lookout point for the best view of the Toronto City skyline. Canoeing around some of the islands of the 15-islands archipelago.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 137 reviews.

Nafiseh
October 2021
The experience was good Alex was really nice, he showed us the island and talked about the history of it, the only thing I didn’t like was we were deposited in another place that the point of departure and it was really dark on the island, we had to walk 30 minutes until the ferry knowing that we were only 2 girls
Olivia
October 2021
Totally stunning experience. Everything was relaxed and easy to organise: even when we only got in touch with Alex less than 24hrs before when we wanted to do the tour. The setting was beautiful and the boat in great shape and very traditional but Alex made the evening even more special by pointing out a beaver, a pair of dancing swans, cormorants and by taking us through the islands history. On top of that Alex took great photos of us in the bit for our holiday snaps! Just wonderful! Would totally recommend - 110%: you won’t regret it!
Jessica
October 2021
it was a lot of fun canoeing. The view of Toronto city with the cn tower was just so perfect. definitely would recommend it
Josh
October 2021
Peter was a great guide, super knowledgeable and interesting to talk to during the trip. The islands were lovely despite the wet weather!
James
September 2021
A relaxing trip around some secluded islands of the Centre Island archipelago. The canoe is easy to row, the company is pleasant, and we saw some beautiful birds up close in their natural habitat. Glad we went.
Steven
September 2021
the canoe guide was extremely patient, informative and easy to get along with, definitely made the experience that much better and couldn’t have asked for a nicer date for me and my girlfriend

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 5 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

hat
sunscreen
bottle of water
dry bag for camera

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.