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“A nice afternoon cruise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tallship Cruises

Tallship Cruises
235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2B8, Canada (Downtown West)
+1 416-260-6355
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This 165-foot three masted schooner offers non-guided tours of the Toronto harbor on Lake Ontario from the start of May to the end of September. Day and Evening Cruises Available.
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“A nice afternoon cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I find it incredible that anyone would have a bad experience aboard the Kajama. This venue offers a one and a half hour cruise.through the Western gap and out into the lake and back. Anyone who would be expecting the service and amenities of a five star cruise ship would surely be disappointed. However if a quaint little jaunt through the harbour to view the sights of the ever changing Toronto skyline on a lazy summer day, this is definitely for you.

The food isn't gourmet but rather a variety of fast food favorites are offered up. The food is as good as any fast food and reasonably priced. Not only that you can was it down with a cold brew or a glass of wine if these are you preferences.

The cruise is sedate and enjoyable for all ages. No Gravel or sea bands needed. Definitely an attraction
worth looking into.

3 Thank LuthierOnLeave
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We had booked this trip from the UK and it was worth the wait. The ship itself is beautiful and though it was actually quite a still day and the motor kept us moving, the sails went up with the help of any volunteer passengers and this is a marvellous site. The ship then sails out onto Lake Ontario and you have a marvellous view of the Toronto skyline. Refreshments are available at a reasonable price and all the crew members were very friendly and informative. A lovely trip.

Visited July 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lame experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

Went on the kajama and I suppose shame on me. You board the boat and grab a seat ( first they ask if you'd like a photo-we pass-15 bucks for a pic) They give you a quick safety overview and we're off. They start to raise the sails and ask for volunteers - a few people help. And we're sailing...sort of...the motor of the boat is actually powering us.

So we're about 10 minutes in and I'm drinking a beer - thinking when is it going to start. Then 20 minutes and so on they've passed out food menus if you'd like - but I still am waiting for something informative.

Fast forward 90 minutes and were back at dock.

Not one piece of commentary, not one piece of information. It was basically come on the boat we'll look at the Toronto coast and then turn around and come back.

There must be better experiences out there.

As a point of reference I'm a 29 year male who was traveling with a girl.

Maybe the older and younger crowd would like it more...

3 Thank Prez1082
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Casual Harbour Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We did a 2-hour tour of the harbour area. Beautiful tall sail ship with room for plenty. Casual atmosphere and family-friendly. Snack bar on board in case you forget to buy food ahead of time. If you are keen to try hoisting sails or learning about the vessel, you will have to be assertive and seek out the young 'summer student' crew as it's easy to get lost in the crowd. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy the peaceful ride.

Visited June 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Total waste of time and money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I'm not really certain how this can be considered a "tour". Terrible experience. We left the Toronto Harbor and once we got out in to Lake Ontario, the "captain" shut off the engine and we just sat there for an hour. No breeze because we weren't even moving. We thought we would make a little trip around the island, but we didn't. It would have been even an okay tour if we have just kept moving the whole time. There were a few good site of the tower, but other than that a total waste. I'm glad we had a Groupon and only wasted $24 as opposed to $40. SAVE YOUR MONEY!

Visited July 2012
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