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

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Intro to Sailing

An introductory sailing experience onboard a sailboat with an instructor in Toronto’s beautiful harbour.

2 Hours / $170 + HST

Next: May 25, 2024

Sail Canada Basic Cruising

Basic sailing course, ideal for beginners, practical and theoretical learning, internationally recognised certification.

28 Hours / $895 + HST

Next: May 21, 2024

Sailing Camps for Kids

Our sailing camps offer young sailors a fun and safe environment in which to prosper.

Prices vary

See Camps website for availability

Introduction to Power

An introductory powerboating experience, learning basic practical skills onboard our powerboats with an instructor.

1.5 Hours / $150 + HST

Next: June 1, 2024

Sail Canada Basic Power

Basic powerboating course, building core skills and confidence, internationally recognised certification.

18 Hours / $695 + HST

Next: May 25, 2024

Independent Dinghy

Designed for CANSail 2 sailors, teaches the skills needed to sail without an instructor supervising

6 Hours / $195 + HST

Next: June 19, 2024

Intro to Dinghy Sailing

An introductory dinghy sailing experience, letting you try the very basics of dinghy sailing.

3 Hours / $180 + HST

Next: June 22, 2024

Sail Canada Basic Dinghy – CANSail 1 and 2

Basic dinghy sailing course, ideal for beginners, students will work towards their CANSail 1 and 2 standards.

24 Hours / $585 + HST

Next: June 5, 2024

Sail Canada Intermediate Dinghy – CANSail 3 and 4

Intermidiate dinghy sailing course, working towards CANSail 3 and 4, the next step for students with CANSail 2.

24 Hours / $595 + HST

Next: August 17, 2024

Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC)

This Transport Canada license is required to operate any power-driven vessel in Canada.

2 Hours (exam only) / $55 + HST

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VHF-DSC Radio License

Learn to communicate on the VHF marine radio, guided by our knowledgeable instructors.

6 Hours / $225 + HST

Next: September 16, 2024

Toronto Harbour License

This license is required for operating any power-driven vessel in the Toronto Harbour.

3 Hours / $160 + HST

Next: May 23, 2024

Licensing Package Deal

This discounted package includes the Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC), Toronto Harbour License and VHF-DSC Radio License courses.

11 Hours / $395 + HST

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Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising

Intermediate level sailing with internationally recognised certification; recommended minimum for bareboat chartering.

5 Days Live Aboard / $1,585 + HST

Next: May 31, 2024

International Certificate of Competency (ICC) & Bareboat Skipper

A written exam add-on, providing BBS and ICC internationally-recognised certifications on successful completion.

3 Hours / $550 + HST

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Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation

Basic navigation course teaches the fundamentals of navigation, how to read charts and plot passages.

19 Hours / $495 + HST

Next: October 4, 2024

Sail Canada Intermediate Coastal Navigation

Intermediate navigation course teaches the running fix, coping with set and drift, and tides and currents.

16 Hours / $395 + HST

Next: October 19, 2024

Sail Canada Celestial Navigation

Learn to navigate using the sun, moon and stars; basic concepts include sun-run-sun and use of a sextant.

38 Hours / $650 + HST

Next: November 22, 2024

International Master of Yachts (MOY) 200 Tonne – Limited (Offshore) – Theory

This theory course teaches the commercial 200 Tonne Masters Certification of Competency for operating sail or power vessels.

48 Hours / $2,225 + HST

Next: February 24, 2025

International Master of Yachts (MOY) 200 Tonne – Limited (Offshore) – Practical

This practical component for commercial 200 Tonne Masters Certification of Competency is conducted in Florida.

7 Days Live Aboard / $3,095 USD

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International Master of Yachts (MOY) 200 Tonne – Unlimited (Ocean) – Theory

This theory course comprises of celestial navigation, pilot planning and passage planning.

42 Hours / $1,995 + HST

Next: October 28, 2024

Own Boat Tuition

Looking to improve your confidence and control with your own sail or powerboat? Our qualified instructors can teach you the ropes! Prices range from $80 – $160 per hour, plus travel costs to your location outside of downtown Toronto. Contact us to learn more.