Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sailing on the Tall Ship Kajama

Cruising the waters around #Toronto was a nice adventure on the @Kajama1 which just finished its 2013 season on a superb Sunday afternoon. The traffic leading into the city was jammed and those Blue Jays almost made us miss the ship's launch from their Queen's Quay slip near the Harbourfront Centre - but we parked in the underground garage at the Centre and it was a quick run to the pier.
The Toronto Harbour Cruise has been in operation since 2000 and sails from May to September and includes a 1.5 hour sailing experience and you can volunteer to help raise the sails and watch them set off a small canon at the end of the cruise. The ship features a fully licensed bar and hot meals.
Little volunteers help raise the vessel's large sails. Talking to the crew they note that they keep the engine in neutral when they run under the power of the wind.
Typical weekend boarding times are 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm with a half hour allowed for boarding followed by the cruise through the inner harbour and out into Lake Ontario. From June to Labour Day you can also catch a weekday cruise. You can check the Kajama webpage for more information on the sailing schedules.
The tiny canon

See more of the sailing fun after the jump.

You can also go down below

Best seat in the house for viewing the waterfront
Pulling back into Queens Quay

These are some pictures from our cruise today along with photos from other times I caught the boat in the harbour.

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