The Empire Sandy

Our 200 foot Topsail Schooner the Empire Sandy is Canada's largest schooner.

Our 200 foot Topsail Schooner the Empire Sandy is Canada’s largest passenger sailing ship. Built in 1943, she sails with 11,000 square feet of canvas and has double cannons that are fired.


Sails are hoisted as the tall ship departs and the wind is harnessed to propel the 740 ton Empire Sandy along Toronto’s scenic waterfront. Wide expansive decks and wood paneled dining areas set the tone for a comfortable, exhilarating experience.

empiresandyseatingplan_lgTransport Canada Marine Safety certified to carry up to 275 passengers, the EMPIRE SANDY has hosted a variety of small and large groups. Weddings, corporate functions, dinner dance events, canal tours and more.

The Empire Sandy can seat 166 passengers at one time for dining purposes.  Please view our seating plan for further details.

Moored at the foot of Spadina Avenue at Queens Quay’s water edge in Toronto Harbour, the EMPIRE SANDY is certified for out of town trips. Please enquire for special rates.

For more information please submit an information request, call us at 416-364-3244 or email

We look forward to having you on board!