The team had a great time!  It was by far one of the best team building events we’ve had. Couldn’t beat the weather! The activities were quick which was really good. Everyone enjoyed it. Thanks Larissa for your help in putting it together.

-Lissa Pellegrini, CAA South Central Ontario Systems and Services Inc.

The cruise was absolutely everything I had planned for and more! Emily and the crew were super helpful and my mom was genuinely surprised. It was a lot of happy tears and laughter. All my guests enjoyed themselves! A lot of them are not from Toronto and the skyline was absolutely breathtaking and was a crowd favourite. Overall, I have zero complaints and absolutely no negative feedback. The food was so good, the cruise was amazing, and the staff and crew were wonderful. Thank you so much again Larissa for all the amazing help and service you’ve provided since May. I hope to book another event with you in the future!

– Ranzel, Rosemary October

We had our wedding on the Mariposa’s Oriole this July. The experience was amazing from start to finish. First we met with Brenda Tucker to go over the details of what we wanted and reserve our date. She was very helpful and quick to answer any questions we had. From there we were assigned a event coordinator – Lauren Matunin. I was very impressed with Lauren’s attention to detail in handling all our requests. The evening boat cruise was amazing. Dinner was delicious, DJ service was excellent and everyone had a great time. The cruise manager Alisa ensured that everything went smoothly and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. All staff we dealt with provided exceptional customer service. We couldn’t be happier with Mariposa. They are true professionals that offer a unique wedding venue at a great value. Thank you!

– Elena & Alex M,  Oriole 

From the Sales Manager, Brenda, to Lauren, our Event Coordinator and the entire team on board, I was extremely impressed at the level of creativity and professionalism!  They were very accommodating, and made sure that all of my needs were met throughout the entire cruise. Everything was very well received from our employees, and everyone had a great time! Thanks so much!

– Chelsey, 

My unique client event held on the Mariposa Klancy II was an astounding success!  It was a great venue for my clients allowing them to enjoy a magnificent night on Lake Ontario and an opportunity for us to socialize.We had the Mariposa’s catered dinner which was outstanding and the chocolate cake dessert had clients asking for the contact information of the bakery which the staff at Mariposa gladly provided me.

Working with the Mariposa staff organizing this client event helped make this very easy.  They provided me with plenty of photos of the boat which I was able to use in my invitation and they were very accommodating to every request that I had.  Once on the boat, the ship’s crew made my guests feel special. I would highly recommend Mariposa for an event and will certainly look for another opportunity to use them.

– Neil Beube, BMO Nesbitt Burns

“We rented the “Rosemary” boat for a “girls night out” a couple nights before my sister’s wedding. We were a group of 18, ages 25-65, and the boat size (seating, room, etc.) was perfect. We had some appetizers and the vegetarian buffet and the food was great! More than enough for everyone. The staff was very accommodating when organizing the event and on the day of. The crew was friendly to all our guests and overall we had a fantastic night!”

– Ellen Whitney, Rosemary

“We booked a private boat cruise through work. We booked the Klancy II and I can’t say anything but nice things about the staff and tour. I was speaking with Larissa to book the cruise and she was VERY helpful. The captains were very welcoming when we boarded the ship and the manager on board was Tania. I can’t say one negative thing about her – she was amazing!! Everyone had a great time (the average age was 23 years old) and the food was very good. We spent approx. 4hrs on board and it was an excellent amount of time. The Toronto skyline is gorgeous.The DJ rocked and took any requests we have. If you’re thinking about going, do it! You won’t regret it!”

– Stephanie Charron, Klancy II

I’d like to thank Mariposa Cruises for making my first anniversary so special. We both had a phenomenonal time. If you’re looking for a great evening with a killer view, this is the way to go. The atmosphere set by the staff is really memorable, covering all aspects such as decorations, lighting and music. Food is more than enough and surprisingly really tasty. In my honest opinion, this experience is really worth while –  especially when the day is special.

– Johnny Louie, Captain Matthew Flinders

Our customers and staff had a wonderful evening onboard the Captain Matthew Flinders. Not surprisingly, the casino dinner cruise was the highest-rated part of our entire conference! The entire  Mariposa team—from Sales to onboard staff and DJ—were fantastic! Sophie, our Sales Manager, has the ability to make people feel like they’re old friends, and our Events Coordinator gave prompt responses to all questions and was very accommodating. We had some specific requests for the DJ, both prior to and during the cruise, and he graciously accommodated all of them. I would recommend Mariposa Cruises without hesitation!

– Elaine Ruddock – GoldCare, Captain Matthew Flinders

It was a great experience – our participants are all raving about it. Seeing the Toronto Skyline was just awesome!! It would have been nicer if we had a longer cruising time but because of the event running early morning the next day, we had to cut it. This is a great outdoor social option for any event – great job Mariposa Cruises!!!

– Maria Morales – UHN-Toronto Western Hospital, Spondyitis Program, Showboat

Our group had an amazing time! The Northern Spirit is awesome – bright and airy, with a super large top deck overlooking the skyline. The food was great, especially the salmon. It is very filling too. Many of our people commented on how delicious the food was on board. Kudos to the Chef! The crew was very friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand. Our Sales Manager, Sophie is a delightful person to work with. She went well out of her way to accommodate our every request. It was easy to get a hold of her whenever needed. Lauren, our Event Coordinator was very accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Allison, our Cruise Manager was super easy to work with, we nicknamed her “radar Allison”, as she appeared even before we needed her every single time. Allison made certain that our evening ran perfectly smoothly, leaving us with no worries. She even entertained the crowd. Our DJ accommodated our every song request, preparing a play list of all our requests. I wish the night had been longer as there were too many great songs to dance to. I simply can’t wait to take another cruise aboard Mariposa Cruises. I have always wanted the opportunity to go on and plan a cruise. I am so glad to have had the chance to do both this summer.

– Barbara Kruzel – Northern Spirit

We had our Staff Summer Celebration aboard the Northern Spirit and had a wonderful evening. The entire Mariposa Cruises team were fantastic and a pleasure to interact with. The food presentation was very eye-pleasing as well as delicious! The atmosphere was excellent with great music – everyone was up and dancing. We look forward to another cruise on the waterfront soon.

– Liz Murray – The Waterfront Business Improvement Area, Northern Spirit,

The day was amazing and everyone had so much fun. The food and the cruise was better than we could have imagined. I’ll for sure recommend you to all of my friends. Thank-you so much.

– Ahmed Samir, Klancy II, 

The Sales & Catering Team of The Fairmont Royal York, had a perfect day aboard the Klancy II. Everything from booking the event, to organizing the food & beverage, meeting the Crew, cruising the Lake, was absolutely AMAZING! Even the weather was perfect. Thank you to Mariposa for making it so easy to organize a fun event for our team. A Job Well Done!

– Lisa Frivalt – Fairmont Royal York, Klancy II, 

Crew and staff were terrific, very helpful and courteous. Music was great. Our Event Coordinator was terrific right from the get go with helpful and prompt responses. It was so nice of her to show up at the departure. Our Cruise Manager was terrific, well organized and advised us as to timing of meals and deserts so we could accommodate our special events. The cruise was excellent.

– Charles Roden – MSI Spergel Inc., Oriole

Our Sales Manager went above and beyond to ensure our event was successful. Our Cruise Manager was the perfect Coordinator and had her staff working like a well-oiled machine! Fantastic team to work with.

– Diana Deonanan – Lafarge, Northern Spirit

The Hospitality crew worked really hard to keep things organized and clean. Our Sales Manager was always a pleasure to deal with. Friendly and prompt replies all of the time! Also she always follows up after the cruise which is something I really appreciate. Our Event Coordinator looked after the special requirements for some of our guests and was a pleasure to deal with. She explained everything carefully and confirmed everything before the cruise. Our Cruise Manager was very friendly and also a pleasure to work with. She was always around when I needed her and handled everything promptly and professionally for us. We have cruised now 4-5 times with Mariposa and always have a wonderful time. We would highly recommend your cruises.

– Lisa Gabrielson – Total Power Limited, Oriole, 

I would absolutely recommend Mariposa Cruises. The staff was amazing kept the activities going and the face painter and photo booth were huge hits with everyone. We had a great time and positive feedback from all of our employees who could make it.

– Jaime Hepton– DTS Technical, Showboat, 

Wonderful day- our Sales Manager was wonderful and super accommodating with booking last minute (we were waiting for sunshine) and we look forward to doing another cruise soon!

– Kaitlin Bovenizer – Pattern Energy, Rosemary, 

For a company event, we chose to book the Rosemary for a tour and dinner. The boat was perfect for the evening and all were very impressed by the tour and the cruise through the Toronto islands – it exceeded everyone’s expectation. The food and drinks were also very good. Mariposa also accommodated every wish and every last minute change. The customer service was exceptional and very professional. Thank you for having us and kind regards.

– Selena H, Rosemary, 

I turned 50 on June 4th, after an almost year battle with cancer….I was reluctant to have a party at all due to my health and decided to try. I had the most amazing time….the best birthday of my life! I had a lot of compliments on the tasty food. The staff was quick to fill empty food bins when requested. Our Cruise Manager was so friendly and helpful. She was always around throughout the cruise and was sweet and knowledgeable. Andrew and the bar staff were fun and friendly, they seemed truly interested in making my party very special. They were smiling and were very friendly to all of my guests. Our Sales Manager was exceptional. She was helpful and made my booking very very easy! Our Event Coordinator was exceptional. She was helpful on the many phone calls that we had. She was also very accommodating when I asked if we could have cupcakes and a popcorn bar. She was very quick to get back to me when there was something she had to check on. The Captain & Mate were a great team! They were friendly and seemed like they loved their jobs! The DJ played amazing songs. We asked if he could wire a microphone down to make a speech and he did that right away. He made my night extra special by playing all the great songs. People are still talking about how much fun it was. Thank you for making my birthday so special and memorable. I am very thankful for everything that your team did, on all levels to make it such a success. Please send my thanks to the team….you guys ROCK!!!!

– Wanda Goodman, Oriole

The cruise was fun and the boat was perfect for our needs. Great view and smooth trip. Food was good and the team enjoyed the selection. The hospitality team was excellent. They were engaged, fun and really made the event a success. Our Sales Manager was excellent. She was flexible and easy to work with. She helped make this last minute event a great success. Our Event Coordinator was a pleasure to work with. She provided great information and ensured all the details were spot on! Our Cruise Manager was fantastic and friendly. She ran a great event and always had a smile on her face. The DJ did an excellent job – friendly and accommodating with the music. He had our team on the floor the whole time. The music was great and his spirit was perfect for our team.

– Hanan Haddad– InterContinental Toronto Yorkville, Showboat

The sales rep and event coordinator were very friendly, accommodating, and organized. The ship’s crew and DJ were an absolute delight. The party attendants had nothing but glowing feedback, and I will most certainly be using Mariposa again in the near future!

– Tyler Glenen – Marketwired, Klancy II,

Our group had a great experience working with Mariposa. Leading up to the event their team was diligent getting in touch with me to discuss the details of the evening we were to have. I felt as through Mariposa treated us as a unique customer and I felt well supported throughout all of my dealings with their team. The evening itself was very enjoyable. I have been on many events with cruise lines where something was “off”. Late arrival/departure, not enough food, unfriendly staff. Mariposa was very accommodating and scored 10s across the boards in my books.

– Frazer LaChance – Student Works Painting, Showboat, 

We hosted our volunteer appreciation night with Mariposa Cruises and I’m happy to say everyone on board was extremely pleased with the whole night. A special thank you to Sophie who was of great assistance in planning and made sure we had the right selections for meal, boat and entertainment to ensure everyone enjoyed our evening. I would highly recommend Mariposa for an evening out with your team or workplace. I continue to get “thank-you’s” from our volunteers and requests to do this again next year.

– Ben Lyman – TVCOGECO, Oriole

Great service, everything that I asked for was spot on and it was just a smooth sail. Staff was very helpful, any request that I needed was always completed with professionalism. The music was just awesome, the DJ was able to determine what music fit the crowd. Job well done. Our Sales Manager was 120% there for me and my specific requests. She did an excellent job in making sure what I wanted for my executives was done. Our Event Coordinator was also there 120%. You can tell that team work made things really easy for me. She always made sure everything I needed was going to be there that day and it was. We will be back. Keep up the great work as it’s working.

– Cindy Conrejo – Ethoca Technologies, Klancy I

The entire experience was amazing. My wife had an incredible 30th birthday party on the Rosemary. The staff was helpful and attentive from the beginning.I can’t say enough good things about our experience.Thank you Mariposa Cruises!

– Brayden D, Rosemary, 

I planned a surprise Anniversary dinner for my wife with expectations that she would love it; she enjoyed every moment of it. Mariposa Cruises made this surprise memorable, and gave us one of the best times and experiences we have had yet as a couple. The Klancy II Vessel was Clean and well prepared for the occasion, they had balloon bouquets awaiting on our table, the crew members were friendly, the Buffet was amazing, and the DJ was exciting. The 3 hour Cruise around the harbour was un-rushed and the atmosphere was indescribable. Cruising back to the harbour at night marked by the display of beautiful lighting of the city and glamorous sunset in the background was breathtaking. The Cruise was very affordable for the services provided. You sure made my surprise dinner plan the best and our anniversary a memorable one. We hope to see you again soon for our next cruise.

– Kenedy Oginga, Klancy II, 

I planned a surprise 70th birthday party for my wife on the Rosemary and knew that it would be especially meaningful to her for our immediate family only to be present. What a surprise it was and every member of our family were able to attend. Our four children and their partners and 7 grandchildren were all aboard. The advance planning was completed with the most professional and competent staff imaginable and this led to an evening that all of us will remember forever. The food and service was supreme and our comfort was assured with 3 of our grand children safely wandering throughout the boat with their own life jackets on. The setting in the Toronto harbour was to die for and the group picture of 17 of us will have a prominent place on a special wall in everyone`s home. What a celebration! Thank you Mariposa. It is family events that people remember as they go through life–and this one will rank right up there.

– Tom Knowlton, Rosemary,

Participating delegates, of the 2015 National BIA Conference, enjoyed a 3 hour cruise on the Matthew Flinders in April. The staff, food and service was outstanding and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who participated!

– Ontario BIA Association, Captain Matthew Flinders,