Toronto boat cruise on the classic schooner, the Empire Sandy, Canada’s largest sailing Tallship

Private Charters

Birthday Parties

Empire Sandy Cruises offers private charters for any occasion. Private boat cruises include birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, religious occasions, bachelor/bachelorettes, retirement parties, engagements or any other event that requires a venue.

With the tranquil beauty of Toronto skyline and Toronto Island, indoor and outdoor spaces, outstanding service, professional crew, delicious dinning and beverage options, a private charter aboard the Empire Sandy is an ideal location for your next event.

Private charters are a great way to clink glasses and celebrate.

We can accommodate a maximum of 275 people aboard our Tall Ship:  Empire Sandy for private charters.  A minimum number of people isn’t required when booking a private boat cruise with us unless a special or package stipulates a minimum number of people.

Empire Sandy Cruises offers many different menus, beverage and décor options.  We will customize your event to meet and exceed your expectations.

For more information about our Private Charters, please contact us by filling out our information request form, send us an email @, or by telephone at 416-364-3244



Our private charter pricing is customized and based on the following:

Charter Rate:

Our charter rate is based on a four hour rental, including a half an hour boarding period, a three hour sail and a half an hour disembarking period.  Additional time can be purchased for an additional charge.  Please feel free to contact us for charter rate pricing.


Our onboard culinary trained chefs offer a wide variety of delicious menus including sit down dinner and cocktail menus.  We would also be happy to customize a menu for you based on your individual tastes.  The cost for our menus are based on a per person price.  Here is our link to our most popular menus.  Please contact us for further information about menu pricing, customizing a menu, or catering your own food.

Beverage Options: 

Empire Sandy Cruises offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for your guests to enjoy on both vessels.   No outside beverages are permitted.


We offer four types of bars to choose from.


  1. Cash Bar: Beverages can be purchase at the bar.
  2. Drink Vouchers: Drink Vouchers can be pre-ordered with a deposit.  The drink voucher can be used in exchange for any beverage on the menu.  Billing is based on actual consumption.
  3. Host Bar: A pre-arranged per person deposit is required one week prior to the cruise.  Billing is based on consumption.
  4. Host Pop and Juice: A flat rate per person is arranged prior to the cruise to offer guests unlimited pop and juice during the event.

Your source for Toronto boat cruises on the classic schooner, the Empire Sandy.

Canada’s largest sailing Tallship.

Our office is located at:
600 Queens Quay West, Suite 103
Toronto, ON M5V 3M3

Where the ship is located:

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