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New to Event Planning in Toronto?

Let us do the work.

Mariposa by Hornblower all-inclusive events combine an exciting venue, delicious dining, and amazing entertainment to create an unforgettable experience on Lake Ontario. Let our in-house experts help you every step of the way to create a unique event tailored to you and your group.

Showboat Toronto Venue Interior 6

Why Choose a Cruise

Enjoy incredible skyline views along the Toronto waterfront.
Work with a dedicated planner to choose an all-inclusive package, or design your own.
Go big. We can accommodate groups of up to 575 guests.
DJ and dance floor, bars on each deck, games, outdoor patios and more.
Chef-driven, fresh dining with optional enhancements available.
We'll help you pick the right venue for your party size, event vibe and budget.

How it Works

Tell us about your event or occasion

Fill out a request for proposal, with any details you have.

An event planner will reach out ASAP

After reviewing your proposal, one of our event experts will be in touch within one business day.

You'll get a customized proposal

We'll help you pick the right venue to suit your style and event needs.

Cruise Flow

Gather your Crew

Make sure everyone in your group receives their ticket before boarding. Tickets can be picked up at the Ticket Booth next to the ship. Be sure to have photo ID and your reservation number.


You’re welcome to board up to an hour before cruise time. Our ship’s photographer will be on hand to capture the moment for your entire group.


Enjoy the attentive service of our crew and some atmospheric music while you dine. Afterwards, our DJ or onboard entertainment will turn up the tunes.

Soak in the Views

Linger at your table or head out to an outdoor deck for unmatched skyline views.

Let's Dance

After dinner, your onboard entertainment gets into full swing and it’s time to hit the dancefloor.

Something Sweet

Savor a sweet dessert and pair it with a specialty cocktail.

See You Again

Once we’ve docked, you’ll have a chance to pick up your printed boarding photo.

Our Venues

Captain Matthew Flinders

Our flagship vessel is the picture of classic nautical beauty and is stunning from bow to stern.

Our Venues

Northern Spirit

Make any occasion memorable in a contemporary, modern atmosphere with spectacular skyline views.

Our Venues


Experience classic Canadiana on our elegant Great Lakes Steamship Replica.

Our Venues


Cruise surrounded by nostalgic charm of a Southern paddle wheeler on your tour through Toronto’s Harbour and Island Waterways.

Our Venues

Klancy II

Make a dramatic statement for your small group event. Dine in our stylish salon and dance with the Toronto skyline as your backdrop on our outer deck.

Our Venues


Create the perfect atmosphere for an intimate event experience—ideal for small groups to lounge and dine in gracious comfort.

Our Event Planners

From planning to day-of coordination, our in-house experts delight in the details that bring your event to life.

What Our Guests are Saying

"Thank you for making our boat cruise a huge success! I highly recommend! I hope all of your managers know what great assets all of you are to making Mariposa a success!"

- SwissMiss6

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Mariposa cruises wheelchair accessible? +

Our ability to offer wheelchair accessibility is limited based on the the particular ship and water levels at the time of the cruise.


The Oriole is equipped with a special wheelchair ramp which, can accommodate non-motorized wheelchairs dependent on water levels. Once on board, non-motorized wheelchairs will be restricted to the boarding deck, and restrooms are located on the lower level, thus are not wheelchair accessible.


How Do I Board Without a Ticket? +

Because we operate on a paperless ticketing system, we ask that our guests provide photo ID and their order number when boarding.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

What happens in inclement weather? +

Our cruises take place rain or shine. However, in the rare event that the Coast Guard prohibits cruises due to inclement weather, our staff will contact you directly to make other arrangements.

Where can I park to board a Mariposa cruise? +

All of Mariposa’s boats are conveniently docked around the building at 207 Queens Quay West, at the intersection of York St. Easily accessible by public transit, automobile or from foot from the downtown core. There are several paid parking lots within blocks of our location.