Showboat-OktoberfestCome aboard the Showboat on Saturday October 4th when it is transformed into a floating festhallen and beer garden for Mariposa Cruises annual Oktoberfest Cruise on the Toronto Harbour.

It may not be your typical Oktoberfest venue but it certainly will have all the charm and gemuetlichkeit spirit of a Bavarian celebration. It is the perfect alternative for anyone looking to avoid the crowded, boisterous and at times overwhelming experience that so many Oktoberfest celebrations become this time of year.

Trade in the sticky floors, constant jostling and occasional dousing from a random spilled drink for a more civilized experience. Imagine the serene experience of enjoying a cold beer or glass of wine in a beer garden with a 360 degree water view.


The three hour cruise through the tranquil Toronto Islands and past the striking Toronto skyline is something not to be missed. While the sights may be distinctly Toronto the mood will most definitely be Bavarian in spirit with a German menu and playlist to rival any Oktoberfest celebration in the city. Listening to the festive polka music combined with some modern day classics, you may very well be reminded of a trip you took up the Rhine many years ago.

Mariposa Cruises Oktoberfest Bavarian feast will feature the classics of German cuisine such as hanchen schnitzel, bratwurst sausages, potato salad, sauerkraut and a selection of Bavarian desserts. Coupled with our classic blackened roast beef, it has been a favourite menu of Mariposa guests for many years.


With a fully stocked cash bar there will be no shortage of beer, which is a staple at any Oktoberfest celebration, although there will be a diverse selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic choices for anyone looking for an alternative to beer, including a full wine list, a variety of different cocktails or a delicious schnapps to aid with digestion.


Our on board DJ will be spinning some classic Oktoberfest tunes and will be sure to lead our guests in a classic toasting rendition of Ein Prosit. Our DJ will also be happy to take requests and will get the dance floor moving as the night goes on.

Mariposa Cruises Oktoberfest cruise boards at 6:30 PM, cruises from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and disembarks until 10:30 PM.

Tickets are $72.95 plus HST & HSC. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more guests.

To book, please call (416) 203-0178 or you can book online.

The Oktoberfest Cruise is just one of our many Scenic Dining special events that Mariposa Cruises runs throughout the season. Check out our other upcoming Special Events.