Summer Sizzle – Date night on the Toronto Harbour

Mariposa Cruises’ guest Graeham Magee recounts his date night as a newlywed aboard the Captain Matthew Flinders for the Summer Sizzle Cruise on the Toronto Harbour.


Summer-Sizzle-Cruise-facebookCaptain Matthew Flinders sacrificed his freedom to become the first to circumnavigate Australia and discover it as a continent. A rugged navigator and respected cartographer, he endured undeniable hardships to explore, discover and further our collective comprehension of the modern world, and in this man’s humble opinion, I believe that he would be proud of the ship at Toronto’s Harbour front bearing his name.

My wife and I… yes wife, it still sounds strange when I say or write it, but strange in the best of ways, (we are newlyweds), decided to take a Saturday night dinner cruise aboard the aforementioned Captain Matthew Flinders, and we were blown away by its majesty and grace. (more…)

How to plan a Luau Party the Mariposa way

Hot summer weather is often a short-and-sweet memory for Canadians. That’s why it is so important to make the most out of our summer months. One of the best ways to celebrate great summer weather is by throwing a luau party.

We’ve hosted a number of luau themed parties and cruises over the years. It’s a favourite theme among many of our charters, not to mention we throw a pretty good Luau themed dinner cruise every August.

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Here are some helpful tips on how to create your own Luau themed party this summer. (more…)

Ahui-hou Summer 2014 – aboard the Luau Cruise

Mariposa Cruises’ guest Catrina Ascenuik recounts her experience aboard the Captain Matthew Flinders for the end of summer Hawaiian Luau Dinner Cruise on the Toronto Harbour.


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My significant other and I decided to toast to the end of summer with Mariposa’s Luau Cruise on the Toronto Harbour. It was the perfect night to say goodbye to summer and ring in September.

From the start, a beautiful luau dancer named Olivia, who placed lei’s around our necks, greeted us. My boyfriend was particularly thrilled by the idea and thoroughly enjoyed that experience.  (more…)

Retro date night on the Toronto Harbour

Mariposa Cruises’ guest John C Recker recounts his date night experience on the Toronto Harbour with his girlfriend aboard the Northern Spirit on the 80’s & 90’s Retro Dinner Cruise


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On a sunny and bright Friday evening, my girlfriend and I attended Mariposa Cruises’ Retro Dinner Cruise on the Toronto Harbour.

Before boarding, we were greeted by some of the friendly crew, and a photographer for a local paper covering the outing. We had our picture taken and promptly boarded the Northern Spirit while being welcomed warmly by more of the crew already on board.
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Lobster lovers go East Coast on the Toronto Harbour

Alexander Keith's Lobster Galley Party CruiseToronto lobster lovers can rejoice this week. On Thursday, July 23rd, Toronto’s love for lobster will be celebrated down on the Toronto Harbor.

Alexander Keith’s & Mariposa Cruises are partnering up to bring a little East Coast flavor to the Toronto Harbour with the maiden voyage of the Alexander Keith’s Lobster Galley Party Cruise aboard Mariposa Cruises’ flagship the Captain Matthew Flinders. (more…)

Win Your Perk is back in 2015!

Win-Your-PerkThe year 2015 will be “the year” to host your event on the Toronto Harbour, now that the impressive revitalization of Toronto’s Waterfront is scheduled for completion in early spring and the Pan Am games will be hosted in Toronto this summer.

The Toronto harbourfront will be a flutter with fun and excitement for all visitors to enjoy and the perfect backdrop for your next big event. The only thing that could top hosting your 2015 event with Mariposa Cruises in 2015 would be to win one of our four premium perks in our 2015 Win Your Perk competition.

When you book your special event with Mariposa Cruises by March 20th, 2015 you will be entered into the draw for a chance to win one of four premium perks to enhance your 2015 cruise experience! Winners will be drawn on March 23rd 2015.

HERE ARE THE PRIZES YOU COULD WIN

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Johnathan Ryan remembers the summer nights aboard the Summer Sizzle Cruise

Mariposa Cruises’ guest performer Johnathan Ryan recounts his experience performing on board the Captain Matthew Flinders for the end of summer, Summer Sizzle Cruise on the Toronto Harbour.


Summer-Sizzle-Cruise-facebook I boarded the Captain Matthew Flinders for the first time on the hottest Saturday of the summer to perform for the Summer Sizzle Cruise.

When I arrived on deck I met some of the crew members who were working hard to prepare for the cruise. They took a moment to stop and introduce themselves and offer any assistance I might need. Everyone was so kind and I felt very welcome to be on board.

I was excited to play 3 sets on 3 different decks of the ship and was looking forward to getting the show started. As I finished my sound-check and went to the deck for some fresh air passengers began boarding the ship. (more…)

A New Year’s Eve close to the action far from the crowds

New-Year's-Eve-Dinner-Cruise-BlogTOIf you are looking to escape the crowds this New Year’s eve but still want more excitement than sitting on your couch watching the clock count down then come aboard one of the largest ships in Toronto and ring in the New Year with Mariposa Cruises.

For over 25 years, Mariposa Cruises has been cruising Toronto’s harbour capping off each year with a magical New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise. The gala cruise marks the end of the year and the end of the cruising season until the following April, when operations start up once again for a busy season on Toronto’s harbour.

Mariposa Cruises New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise is the perfect way to be part of the action on New Year’s Eve in Toronto while still avoiding the manic energy and overcrowded nature that characterizes so many New Year’s events in the city. (more…)

A Fun Party Aboard The Z103.5 Boat Cruise

Mariposa Cruises’ guest Sarah Mangat writes about her experience on board the Z103.5 boat cruise party on the Captain Matthew Flinders on the Toronto Harbour.


Z103-boat-cruise-partyI was born and raised in the GTA and yet never seemed to find the time to really enjoy its beauty, so when I came across Mariposa Cruises’ Z103.5 boat cruise I was excited to attend an amazing party and to experience views of Toronto from the water!  I quickly phoned a girlfriend who is always up for something new and fun to do and we eagerly awaited the night of the party. (more…)