Sailing & Powerboating

Experience a world of boating at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront.

Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating provides affordable and accessible boating for all – from beginner to offshore and much more! We also offer a wide selection of sailing and power boating courses, services and training.

Courses

Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating is an internationally recognized Sail Canada ‘Centre of Excellence in Training’ Facility, with courses that provide comprehensive theory, and practical on-water experience.

Our range of courses include Junior Sailing, Adult Sail & Power Programs, International Yacht Training & ICC certifications, online Theory Refresher courses, Navigation courses and a variety of Boat Licenses.

Please contact our offices if you would like to purchase a gift certificate.

Registration for the coming year will begins January 1, 2022.

Boat Rentals

We have a fleet of sailboats, powerboats and yachts to suit your needs. We offer bareboat rental opportunities to the public with recognized credentials or equivalent boating experience. Our smaller powerboats are a great opportunity for new boaters to try out the world of boating with proper safety training provided by our knowledgeable staff.

Members receive a 25% discount on all charters and rentals of boats not included in their membership.

A listing of our rental fleet, and a Boating Resume for rentals requiring experience, will be available on our website in March 2022. Until then, please contact us for rates.

How To Rent With Us

To rent a boat, you must be over 21 with a current G level driver’s license or over 18 with a Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC). Contact us to learn how to obtain your PCOC.

For bookings which require an experienced skipper or designated boat driver, you are required to fill in a Boating Resume. We can provide a Skipper to sail or drive the boat for you at an additional cost, if needed.

Cancellation Policy

To book a boat more than 30 days in advance we require a 25% deposit. For bookings within 30 days we require full payment. You may reschedule your booking up to 48 hours prior to departure for a $25 fee. In the event of any cancellation by either party due to weather, refunds will not be issued; an alternative date will be booked within the season.

In the event of thunderstorms or winds over 20 knots, we reserve the right to cancel a charter. In the event of any cancellation by either party due to weather, refunds will not be issued. An alternate date will be booked within the season.

Memberships

Boat ownership is no longer a barrier to boating; we have a fleet of boats waiting for you to experience all of the pleasures and benefits of boating without the hassle or high cost.

If there’s a boat of your dreams in your future, we provide the opportunity to invest your time now building experience and knowledge.

With your own fleet to choose from you don’t have to be in the same boat every time. You can select based on your boating plans and the size of your group. Our club is pay one fee and boat for free. Membership duration is a minimum of 12 months. You don’t have to volunteer time and effort because we do it all for you – repairs, maintenance, insurance and dockage. Some fuel charges may apply.

Plus, our members have a great time on the water, socializing on the back deck and making new friends.


Sailing Club

Sailing Club Members have access to the entire fleet, Tuesday Learn to Race Night sessions, Wednesday Night Racing and Friday Night Social Sails throughout the year.

Basic Cruising Graduate Sail Membership : $98/month*

Sail Membership : $170/month*

Spousal/Student Rates: $122/month*
Spouses and students are entitled to 30% discount on full membership.

Family Membership: $288/month*
Based on family of 5 (2 members + 3 children). Children 17 and under sail for FREE.

Membership Structure

We have streamlined our Sailing Club Membership, which allows members access to our entire fleet of keelboats, with no rental or yacht charter fees. Details will be available by March 2022.

All Sailing Club Memberships include

  • Unlimited boat access with no rental/yacht charter fees
  • Guest Privileges
  • $100 course credit each year (up to $300)
  • 25% off of powerboat rentals
  • 15% off of Corporate Events
  • Monthly payment options
  • $99 initiation fee applies to all new Sailing Club memberships

Member Club Nights

  • Access to Tuesday Night Skills Building. Perfect for sailing graduates and seasoned sailors wishing to improve their skills.
  • Access to Wednesday Race Series Nights. If you like competition this is the night for you!
  • Access to Friday Night Social Sails. Meet new friends and sail into the sunset each and every Friday.

Dinghy Membership: $75/monthly*

Our dinghy fleet includes 420 Performance Sailing Dinghies, Hobies, RS Fevas and RS Zests. Members must be 18+ and have completed CANSail 3 & 4 standard to be eligible for Dinghy Membership.

Dinghy Memberships include:

  • No rental fees
  • Guest Privileges
  • Unlimited usage evenings (5pm – 8pm) and weekends (9am – 6pm)
  • $100 course credit each year (up to $300)
  • $99 initiation fee applies to all new Memberships

* Pricing based on Annual Payment Plan. The monthly payments are over 12 months or 6 months. Monthly fees will increase if over 6 months or 12 months. Monthly administration fees not included. HST not included.

Events and Services

Corporate Team Sailing

Looking for an economical solution to boost company morale and team productivity? Or maybe you don’t have enough time to plan an event yourself and you’re looking for fresh ideas for a fun team building activity. You’ve come to the right place!   

Take your usual corporate event in a new direction with team sailing, an on-the-water adventure in the heart of the city. Your adventure can be customized to engage colleagues in innovative, fun and unique team-building activities.  Simply provide our professional staff with your event objective, and we will create a program to suit your requirements.   

No prior boating experience is necessary to participate. Participants are with an instructor at all times when on the water. For groups of over 30 participants, please contact us.

Team Racing Regatta
6 – 20 participants
  

This classic event features a three-race mini regatta in the beautiful realms of Toronto’s inner harbour. As with all events, each team is briefed on the dos and don’ts of sailing, and then goes on to harness the exhilarating power of nature. They soon learn that communication is everything on the water, just as it is in the office. All positions on a boat are important – each is integral to the team. 

Cruising the Islands
6 – 30 participants
  

If you prefer to cruise, we can set your team sailing on your chosen vessel. Colleagues and clients will enjoy a relaxing sail along Toronto’s breathtaking skyline and islands, or participate in sailing the boat under the guidance of our trained instructors. You dictate the pace.  

Club Racing

Racing takes place at every Tuesday and Wednesday night from the second week in May until mid-September. The racing program provides all club members with the opportunity to test their sailing skills in a competitive and friendly social environment.

Fresh Water Farewells

We provide private ash scattering services on one of our many sail or powerboats, allowing for scenic ceremonies that give you a unique opportunity to say a fond farewell with your closest family and friends.

Releasing ashes onto the waters of Lake Ontario using a biodegradable container is permitted according to Federal, Provincial and Municipal Statute.

The two hour service includes a captained boat ride to the outer harbour where you will be able to pay tribute to your loved one. Three and four hour services may also be available.

Gift Certificates

If you would like to purchase a gift certificate for any of our services, please contact us!

Contact Us

We are conveniently located on Queens Quay, immediately south of the Rogers Centre – easily accessible from Downtown Toronto by foot, bicycle or car. There is public parking nearby and the TTC stops right outside our door.

Winter/Spring Office Hours
October 25, 2021 – May 20, 2022
Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm

275 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5V 1A2

Phone: 416-203-3000
Fax: 416-203-8000
Email: hcsp@harbourfrontcentre.com