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Showboat Toronto Cruises

Undeniable Charm. Impressive Versatility.

Ship Overview

Along with an all-season upper deck, The Showboat from Mariposa by Hornblower has a comfortable and bright main deck that has been tastefully decorated and includes large picture windows that showcase the city’s ever-changing scenery. With all the magic of a paddle wheeler from the old south, the possibilities for your event aboard are endless. The Showboat hosts mid-sized corporate meetings and private celebrations.

Up to 144 guests
Multi-course buffet
DJ and dance floor
Stunning harbour views
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Private Cruises

You won’t find a venue like this on land. Create an experience your guests will always remember when you customize your menu, music, boarding time and decor, and add enhancements. With unmatched views of the city skyline and surrounding islands, a cruise on Showboat delivers unforgettable moments.

Showboat Docked for a Group or Corporate Party

Group Events on Showboat

It's your cruise. Let our professional event planners create a custom event just for your group aboard Showboat. With a fully enclosed, climate-controlled deck and covered canopy deck offering panoramic views of Toronto's amazing skyline, it’s ideal for your event of up to 144 guests.

Departs Queen’s Quay
Stunning skyline views
Onboard DJ
Multi-course buffet
Up to 144 guests

Virtual Tour & Floor Plans

Take a 360-degree tour of the Showboat and view detailed floor plans to help you plan your next event, celebration, or big night out.

View Deck Floor Plans

Main deck - Seating for 150

Bridge deck - Seating for 100

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Important Information

Get everyone together on the water. Party of 20 or more? Please get in touch.
Express yourself! Most guests choose comfortable, casually stylish attire.
Our ships are equipped to cruise 365 days a year in all weather conditions.
We're docked at 207 Queen’s Quay West at York Street and Queen’s Quay West.

Toronto Harbour Cruise

Pier 6, 207 Queens Quay West


Pier 6, 207 Queens Quay West

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.


Can I purchase tickets online? +

For parties of 19 guests or less, tickets are available for online purchase. We ask that groups of 20 or more contact us so one of our event coordinators can assist with your event.

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.

What is your cancellation policy? +

- Cruise tickets are non-refundable, however, we do allow guests of parties 19 or fewer to reschedule their cruise at no extra charge, provided at least seven days advance notice is given.
-A rebooking fee will be incurred by guests who are unable to provide the minimum of seven days notice. For Lunch and Moonlight Cruises, rebooking fees are $15 per person. For Dinner Cruises, rebooking fees are $25 per person. The cruise will hold the balance of your payment on your account to be applied towards a future cruise booked within the next year.
- All Holiday & Special Event Cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Should your group be larger than 20 guests, we ask you to refer to your Terms of Contract for specific cancellation policy details.

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.


My wife and i had a wonderful time. The experience is worth every penny. Our server Khai was amazing and went beyond to make our trip/dinner amazing.

Johnathan T.
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