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…)

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 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…)

Zoomers Cruising to the Oldies with AM740 on the Toronto Harbour

Mariposa Cruises’ guests Mary Lou and Chuck Simmons report their experience on the maiden voyage of the AM740 Oldies Cruise aboard the Northern Spirit


AM740-Oldies-Cruise-hosted by Norm Edwards On Wednesday July 30th we had the privilege of joining the AM740 Oldies Dinner Experience provided by Mariposa Cruises on the Northern Spirit, thanks to our granddaughter. Norm Edwards was a gracious host and had friendly interactions with most of the guests throughout the cruise. As soon as the guests arrived on board, he conducted a series of trivia questions and karaoke challenges. 

 

 

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Yo-ho-ho it’s a pirate themed party for ye!

Inject a little fun and swagger into your next party by throwing a swash-buckling, Jolly Roger hoisting, treasure hunting pirate party. A pirate themed party is a great way to lighten the mood and break the ice among guests and it’s perfect for creating a fun and casual setting. Whether it’s a kid-friendly party for wee-lads and lasses or an adults-only celebration for wannabe buccaneers, guests are hooked on the adventurous and fanciful idea that a “pirate’s life” inspires at all ages.

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At Mariposa Cruises we’ve hosted a number of pirate themed parties and cruises over the years. It’s a much-loved party theme among many of our charters. After all there’s nothing that sets the mood of a pirate party better than cruising out on open water, so naturally our fleet is a perfect venue for any pirate party.

For anyone looking to throw their own pirate themed party, here are some helpful tips. (more…)

Johnathan Ryan gets set to play while cruising on the Toronto Harbour

Come aboard and remember the summer nights!

In three weeks’ time we’ll be hosting our very first Summer Sizzle cruise aboard the Captain Matthew Flinders on Saturday August 30th. It will be a night to celebrate the final days of summer with great food, great views and great live music by Canadian singer-song-writer Johnathan Ryan.

To get to know our feature act just a little bit better we decided to ask him some questions. Here’s what he had to say….

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