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Cruise Check List

When you book a charter on one of our boats for your company or private party there are some basic things you will have to think about. When booking your Toronto Harbour cruise with Yankee Lady Cruises we will need you to make the following decisions:

What time did you want the cruise? Whether you have a 4 or 5 hour package, please note this is broken down e.g., for a 5 hour: ½ hour boarding, 4 hours cruising, ½ hour disembarking time. So if it’s an evening cruise, for example, you might want 7pm to midnight: 7-7:30pm boarding, cruise 7:30 to 11:30pm and disembarking from 11:30 to midnight. There are no set times we cruise, so think about what works best for your group. In general, we prefer a day cruise to end by 5pm and evening cruises to start at 6pm or later.

Do you need a receiving area on the dock? We would be happy to supply a table dressed in linen and a chair or two for your convenience. This area is great for checking in guests, handing out name badges, etc.

What type of music do you wish to hear on your cruise?Both Yankee Lady ships are equipped with Satellite Radio. We can certainly play the station of your choice, or we can add on a Live DJ for your dancing pleasure. We provide each and every client with a music profile to fill out so we know what genres you prefer, if you have any special requests, need a mic, etc.

What do you want to eat? We have many great menu options. And…we would be happy to customize a menu just for you. Let us know whether you wish buffet, plate or cocktail service. Furthermore, please advise if any of your guests have special dietary requirements: vegan, celiac, glucose intolerant, kosher, halal, etc.

What type of bar are you having? Yankee Lady is a liquor licensed establishment, and you have several options to choose from. Check out the bar pricing sheet and options for your choices.

Do you require any extra entertainment/décor from us? At Yankee Lady Cruises we would be happy to help you with some of your other details. Would you like a casino? Some balloons? A Birthday Cake for someone special? Chair covers?

Boat Setup. We can provide you with floor plans of the ship, as well as set up the ship a certain way depending on your requirements. For example, the second deck may be cleared and used for a one room casino.

Your boat cruise itinerary. In general, we serve food about one half hour after setting sail. After that the dancing begins. But if you are doing awards, or karaoke, or have special speeches, please let us know what timeline you would like to work with so we may be partners in providing you a memorable cruise.

Is there anyone on your cruise with special needs? Whether you have a guest who has allergies, or a friend in a wheelchair, we always like to prepare to provide everyone on your cruise with the best experience.  So please advise your cruise coordinator if you know of anyone who has a disability  or other special need so we can assist with whatever they require.

Anything else you need? Yankee Lady Yacht Cruises takes great pride in providing you with a great cruise experience. Just let us know what you need and we’ll be there with the answers and the help you need.

We look forward to cruising with you!