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The top 10 boat parties in Toronto this summer

Summer in Toronto is the perfect time to hit the party boats in Lake Ontario. There's a ton of options out there, from the loud, electro-thumping rager to more refined affairs that won't bust your ear drums.

Here are my top picks for the boat parties in Toronto this summer.

Toronto Craft Brew Cruise - June 6
Attention all Toronto Craft brewery fans, as part of Beer Week celebrations, you can enjoy craft brewery tastings on Toronto's harbourfront. Enjoy an evening on The River Gambler and samples of the best the city's craft brewers have to offer.

Knot Another Yacht Party - June 13
Dinner, live bands, DJs, prizes and giveaways are all on the docket for this massive summer boat party. With enough room for 550 guests, you can enjoy one of the three bars and stunning views of the Toronto Skyline as the sunsets.

Lost in Floatation 2 - June 21
This is the second iteration of the "Lost in Floatation" party, and it promises even more fun than the first one. This year the team has paired with Crazy Beard Ale and Sage mixology to cover all of your alcoholic bases.

Pride'N'Bass aboard the River Gambler - June 26
Kick off Pride by hopping on the River Gambler and celebrating in style. Sail into the night on Lake Ontario, enjoy the DJ lineup and celebrate the LGBTTIQQ2SA community. I love their tagline: Let the bass drop and show your pride!

Yacht Night in White - July 9
We may not all get an invite to Sean Combs White Party in the Hamptons this summer, but that doesn't mean we can't all party in style. 7 Social events will host Yacht Night in White with a dress code of all white everything. Bonus: All proceeds to this event go to the MLSE Foundation and aid in bringing sport and recreation to youth in communities across the city.

Sailing Race Spectator Cruise - July 12
Toronto Harbour is home to lots of sailing regattas throughout the summer and you can get a front row seat. Book a ride on the Empire Sandy on one of their 15 race dates to watch the race and enjoy a meal and cash bar.

Kajama Midnight Tennis Match - July 17
The only thing that can make a yacht party better is a themed yacht party. House of Dust is hosting this preppy event where the dress code is 80's tennis style. Dust of your whites, sweat bands and visors and rave the night away in style. You may meet the Kournikova of your dreams at sea.

2015 Toronto Pirate Party Cruise - July 17
Party like Jack Sparrow on Toronto's largest tall ship the Empire Sandy. Get decked out in your best pirate garb and get ready for a night of debauchery. They even blow off cannons throughout the night to give you that authentic pirate feel. Good news, on this pirate ship the rum is NOT always gone.

Balance Inc Boat Cruise - August 1
Hop aboard the River Gambler for an afternoon of great dance music with DJ Daniel Portman. This is a great option for all you EDM lovers that want to take the party off shore.

Sail-In Cinema - August 20-22
Take the idea of the drive-in to the next level. You can enjoy free outdoor movies three nights this summer with a 2-sided floating movie screen one of two ways. either bring a chair and cushions to Sugar Beach or hop on your boat and catch the same movie on the other side. A great date night idea!

Will you be boat partying this summer? Let us now where you're headed in the comments. Photo by Matt Forsythe.


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