Sailing on Lake Ontario – 11: 00 am – 4:00 pm (Tour 11:00 am – 3:30 pm)
Guests Gather in the Main Lobby at 10:30 am. (The guests will take taxis to and from the dock at Queens Quay West. (Space is Limited)
For everyone – Your Host, Dr. David Cowan
We have a fun and relaxing Sailing Adventure planned for this afternoon hosted by Dr. David Cowan on board Chicken Soup VI a Beneteau 49. We will start off our afternoon with a luncheon at the Island yacht club, an Award-winning facility enjoying the fresh air and beautiful views. Then our Sail will continue heading out to Explore Toronto Harbour and outside and around the Toronto islands. Then we will head out to sail in the lake and enjoy the views of our beautiful Toronto from the water.
Lake Ontario takes its name from the Huron or Wendat language meaning ‘large lake’ or possibly ‘lake of shining waters’. It is the most easterly of the Great Lakes. It receives its water from the Niagara River in the southwest corner and empties into the St. Lawrence River in the northeast angle of the lake.
Here are some fun facts about this Great Lake:
- Length: 193mi / 311km
- Width: 53mi / 85km
- Depth: 283ft / 86m
- Deepest: 802ft / 244m
- Surface Area: 7,340sq mi / 18,960sq km
- Coastline: 712 mi/1,146 km (incl islands)
Although slightly smaller than Lake Erie surface-wise, by volume, Ontario is about 3 times larger. There are also two groups of islands in the lake – the Toronto Islands and a group of islands at the eastern end of the lake. The Toronto Islands help form Toronto Harbour. Left over from a long-eroded sand spit, they contain parklands, beaches, yacht clubs, a unique small residential community (no vehicles!) and an airport. At the eastern end of the lake, lie several large islands such as Amherst and Wolfe islands and many more, smaller islands such as Main Duck and Simcoe. You will enjoy this day on the Waters of Lake Ontario!
Fee: $ 155.00 Per Person (Includes Sailing, luncheon, transfer and all taxes and gratuities)
Dress: Warm casual