Frequently Asked Questions Q. How many guests can we have on-board the yacht? A. We charter to groups of 2 to 12 guests. For larger groups from 13 to 300. Contact: HarbourFront Centre
Q. What time should we be at the yacht? A. All cruises include 10 minutes boarding and 10 minutes for disembarking at no extra cost. Have your group arrive 20 minutes prior to departure to ensure you're not waiting at the dock for stragglers to arrive (we know there's always a couple of latecomers... always!)
Q. Where will we go? A. Depending on the time allotment of the tour, we like to cruise to Ontario Place, out into Lake Ontario, around the Toronto Islands and up & down the various channels. If Lake Ontario is too rough, we won't subject our guests to gutwrenching swells. When on board, consult your captain for the best touring options of the day.
Q. Can we bring our own appetizers or, use outside catering? A. Yes, but a galley fee of $50.00 is charged.
Q. Can we wear high-heels or street shoes on-board? A. All Guests are asked to wear soft-soled shoes or barefoot, on our outside decks.
Q. Can we smoke? A. Yes, smoking is allowed but, only on the aft lower deck.
Q. What should we bring? A. First of all, a great attitude is required before getting on board. Remember that you're about to head out for a few hours with great friends in a unique setting. In addition consider bringing along the essentials listed below.:
sunscreen, a must under all conditions
camera, to capture those memories
music, mp3 player can be plugged in to the on board system via the headphone jack
beverages of your choice (preferably in cans, they cool faster and don't tip over as easy)
cups, plates, napkins and cutlery
ice and a cooler to put it all in
sweater, for those of you that get chilled easily
motion-sickness tablets, only for the queasy
bathing suit and towel...we don't provide a linen service
Coordinate amongst yourselves as to who brings what. Temperatures are usually a few degrees cooler on the water than on shore, so dress appropriately. If you do feel chilled or hot, the cabin below is heated/air conditioned and offers respite from the outdoors.
Temperatures on Lake Ontario are very unpredictable. While the temperature at the dock might be 28 degrees celsius, two miles off shore it could be in the low 20's. This is especially true in May and Sept.
Bring along a sweater, jacket and slacks just in case. Rain jackets are recommended if weather conditions warrant. Soft soled shoes, such as tennis shoes or deck shoes are extremely important. Hard soled shoes will scratch and leave ugly marks on the boat deck that are hard to remove.
Bring a camera so you can capture images of the pristine crystal clear blue water, the scenic shorelines and islands. It will be an experience you will never forget. These excursions are an excellent opportunity to collect memories. Remember to bring any personal items such as medications, sun screen, sun glasses, and motion sickness pills, etc.
Heritage Coast Charters 249 Queens Quay West, Unit 110 Toronto, ON M5J 2N5 Canada