Wedding On a Boat

For Something completely original and special, get married in the middle of Toronto Harbour with the CN Tower and Toronto Islands as your back ground.
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The perfect micro wedding on a boat

For Something completely original and special, get married in the middle of Toronto Harbour with the CN Tower and Toronto Islands as your back ground. Tie The Knot on the Water in your Private and Intimate Wedding. Exchange or renew your vows in a private 75 minute sail for the couple and up to 16 guests in the centre of Toronto Harbour aboard your 41′ luxury yacht. Cap’t Howie is an Ontario Licensed Officiants and will make it legal and forever for you.


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Wedding on a boat with Captain Howie
Your wedding on a boat with Gone Sailing Adventures, officiated by Cap’t Howie is a unique and unforgettable experience that is sure to be cherished for a lifetime. With stunning views, a sense of adventure and excitement, and Cap’t Howie’s expertise and personality, it is the perfect way to celebrate the start of the next chapter in your lives.

*12% Crew Service Fee & 13% HST added at checkout

Extended 3hr Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Your wedding on a boat hosted by Gone Sailing Adventures on a 41′ yacht with up to 12 guests officiated by Cap’t Howie is an intimate and memorable experience that is sure to be cherished for a lifetime. As the yacht sets sail with you and your guests from the Toronto waterfront, you are whisked away to the Toronto Island Lagoons for calm waters and a beautiful view of the city’s skyline.

The wedding ceremony takes place at the bow of the yacht, with the couple standing in front of Cap’t Howie. Your family and closest friends sit casually on the deck, nearby, taking in the stunning views of the Toronto Islands and city while enjoying the wedding on a boat.

As Cap’t Howie officiates the wedding, he infuses the ceremony with his own unique personality, adding humor, wisdom, and heartfelt sentiment. His passion for sailing and love of the water add a special touch to the occasion, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

After your wedding on a boat ceremony, the yacht sails to a nearby beach for a short reception. Your guests may enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinks, or dessert while taking in the stunning scenery. The now married couple may take their wedding photos on the yacht, capturing the magic of the occasion.

Throughout the entire wedding on a boat experience, Cap’t Howie and the crew ensure that you and your guests feel comfortable, relaxed, and cared for. He has years of experience sailing and officiating weddings, and he is able to anticipate and address any potential issues that may arise. He is also skilled at making the occasion feel truly special and personalized to the bride and groom’s preferences.

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A bachelorette party is so much more than a night out with the girls. Get the wedding party or your besties together for a day on the water. Let Gone Sailing Adventures host you on our luxury boat rentals and private yacht. Don’t forget your bathing suits and towels. Start with a tour of the Toronto Island Lagoons then crank up the music as we sail across the Harbour and circumnavigate the Islands. Stop for a swim at Toronto’s famous Hanlan’s Point Beach and see why we call it the “Junk Yard”. Throw in some fun bachelorette party games, snacks from our galley and plenty of libations.
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When considering chartering a yacht in Canada, we know you have many options. Some of these options look super exciting and at ridiculously great prices. Recent trends in the industry have opened the door for many unqualified individuals to purchase boats and offer charter services to the unsuspecting public. It’s easy to create a website and even easier to just list a boat on sites such as Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji, Getmyboat, Boat Setter and many others.

Unfortunately, many of these operators are NOT licensed, insured or qualified to accept your trust on the water.

In order to be licensed and insured a number of items MUST be in place. Listed are just a few.

  • The operator must be licensed by Transport Canada with a commercial license known as either:
    – Limited Master under 60tonne.
    – Small Vessel Operators Permit (SVOP).
  • The name of the vessel must be visible on the stern (back) or the registration number beginning with the letter “C” must be visible on the side of the vessel near the front. Boats with a registration number beginning with “ON” are not licensed for passengers.
  • If the vessel is under 12m (40’) it should participate in the Transport Canada Small Vessel Compliance Program and display a “Blue Decal” and have corresponding certificate.
  • If the vessel is over 12m (40’) or carries more than 12 passengers, it MUST BE INSPECTED by Transport Canada and have an inspection certificate on board.
  • All vessels must have commercial liability insurance and coverage specifically for the number of passengers approved to be carried on board.
  • The vessel must comply with commercial safety requirements beyond recreational standards. Many of these illegal operators do not have the proper training, carry proper safety equipment, nor do their recreational boats meet the design/construction requirements of a commercial, passenger carrying vessel. These illegal operators try to stay under the radar of Police/OPP/RCMP/Transport Canada by:
  • hiding the name of their vessel by hanging items over the stern
  • not letting you know where they will have you board until just before the start of your charter.
  • pick you up at a public park (where docking is not permitted).
  • suggest to you that you are friends of the owner/operator out for a ride and not a paying customer.
  • allow you to drink alcohol while the boat is underway (illegal-same as a car) but tell you to hide your bottles etc.
  • insist on a cash transaction or part of it as a way of defrauding the internet listing company.
  • Make you sign a “Charter Agreement” just before you board without giving you details of the document beforehand.

    Over the last few years there have been a number of deaths and even more accidents resulting from these types of operators. Be safe and know who you are getting on a boat with. All licensed operators should willingly display their credentials, and most are members of the Passenger & Commercial Vessel Association (PCVA).

    Link to Global News Report on Charter Accidents

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