FAQs

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Toronto Harbour Water Taxi – FAQs

Where do you go?

Our Yellow Water Taxis depart from York and Queens Quay and service Wards Island, Centre Island and Hanlans Point Ferry docks as well as several private marinas and yacht clubs on the Toronto Islands

What is the cost?

  • $10 per adult
  • $5 per child under 13 years of age
  • Infants under 1 year – Free
  • Bicycles, strollers and dogs – Free
  • Large freight $40-200

We accept cash, Debit, Mastercard and Visa.

*A $30 minimum fare applies if a Water Taxi leaves with less than 3 people on board

How do we get back from the island?

Passengers have two options to return from the island:

  1. Take another Yellow Water Taxi back at any time from any of the ferry terminals for an additional fare.
  2. Return with the scheduled City Ferry Service from any of the ferry terminals for no additional fare.  (Ferry schedules are available on the City of Toronto website).

Can I bring a bicycle, stroller or dog on the Water Taxi?

Of course! And better yet, they’re free of charge.

How many passengers does a Water Taxi hold?

Our vessels can accommodate up to 12 or 24 passengers at once depending on the particular Water Taxi. For groups larger than 24, we can provide additional vessels with prior notice.

Are Water Taxis available for private charter or prior reservation?

Our vessels are available by the hour or by the day at peak or off peak rates. Reservations are available for groups greater than 12 passengers. Please call our customer service line or email info@torontoharbourwatertaxi.com for a quote.

It’s my first time to the Island, where should I go?

Centre Island is the most popular for tourist attractions and families with children. If you enjoy laid back theme parks, a hedge maze, a family friendly beach, various food options, and an unparalleled view of the Toronto Skyline, we recommend Centre Island.

For those wanting more of a local experience, Wards Island is home to a small community of residents as well as two lively establishments offering more exciting food options – the Riviera and the Wards Island Café. The quaint residential streets on Wards Island and the adjacent Algonquin Island immediately transports you into relaxing cottage country. There’s even a beach!

And for those who just want to lounge on a sunset beach and let loose, Hanlans point is the place to be! Note that part of this beach is clothing optional and probably not as well suited for your family picnic.

All three locations are within a 1.5-2 hour walk or a 30 minute bicycle ride from end to end and if you have a full day, we recommend covering it all.

Can I rent a Bicycle / Canoe / Kayak / Sup board on the island?

Yes you can! During peak season there are several companies that offer rentals for your activity of choice and are searchable online. Just ask one of our employees for more information.

What are your hours of operation?

Please note that our hours of operation can sometimes change depending on volume, weather, and the time of year.  If in doubt, call us to confirm service hours at 416-203-8294. Off peak season (May and October) hours are determined day by day.

Peak Season (June 1st to September 30th)

  • Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am – 8pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 11:00am – late

Where can we park near your dock at York Street?

Paid parking is available at Ontario Square – Harbourfront Centre, 225 Queens Quay West (Queens Quay Ave. and Rees Street), a 3 minute walk from our dock.