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We Went Salsa Dancing with Mariposa Cruises

We Went Salsa Dancing with Mariposa Cruises

What’s a more unique way to learn salsa dancing than with a cruise overlooking the Toronto skyline?

Neither Adam or I are great dancers.

In fact, I try to avoid dancing in every social situation where dancing is involved.

I was a bit hesitant to try salsa dancing, but we thought it’d be interesting to try something new.

So, we braved it out and went on the TD Salsa in Toronto Cruise Night with Mariposa Cruises.

Toronto skyline view from Mariposa Cruises

But first, drinks & food

The bartender insisted we try the mojitos, so we did.

They were really good.

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Salsa dancing cruise in Toronto, Ontario | Mariposa Cruises review | best and most romantic date night ideas in Toronto | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog
Salsa dancing cruise in Toronto, Ontario | Mariposa Cruises review | best and most romantic date night ideas in Toronto | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

There were tons of appetizers as well as multiple food stations.

Every time a food station opened up, we stood close-by so we were the first ones to get our hands on the food.

Typical us. It was all delicious.

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Tacos all day err’ day.

Give me all of the Toronto skyline views

The front of the boat was our favourite spot.

We always had a view of the skyline and we almost always had the space to ourselves because everyone else preferred standing on the top deck.

Apparently people always do the Jack-and-Rose thing on this part of the boat, so one of the crew members always had to supervise it.

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We had a great view of the sunset over the skyline and took some pretty nice photos in front of it.

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Salsa dancing cruise in Toronto, Ontario | Mariposa Cruises review | best and most romantic date night ideas in Toronto | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog
Salsa dancing cruise in Toronto, Ontario | Mariposa Cruises review | best and most romantic date night ideas in Toronto | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

The dish we were most looking forward to all night were the churros, which were super delicious.

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The fruits were also very fresh and sweet.

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Salsa dancing time!

After dinner came the bacha cha lessons.

I’m terrible at following directions (as I discovered during a pole dancing class I took in Hong Kong) and I couldn’t follow along at all.

We ended up watching the lesson from the sidelines, and we still enjoyed watching people dance and have fun.

Salsa lessons came later, but we decided to eat more dessert and drink coffee and tea instead.

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Salsa dancing cruise in Toronto, Ontario | Mariposa Cruises review | best and most romantic date night ideas in Toronto | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog
Salsa dancing cruise in Toronto, Ontario | Mariposa Cruises review | best and most romantic date night ideas in Toronto | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

It was a perfect and romantic night, and Adam and I had so much fun.

Mariposa Cruises is the perfect place for a date night or even a girls’ night out.

They have a bunch of cruises happening all summer, including their Sip & Sail cocktail cruises, which are only $20 a person.

The Salsa in Toronto cruise only happens once every summer during the festival, so our boat was packed with couples and friends out to have a good time.

I do wish I made more of an effort to learn during the dance lessons, but perhaps I will do so next year.

Have you tried salsa dancing before? Would you go salsa dancing with Mariposa Cruises in Toronto? I’d love to know in the comments!

P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on unique summer date ideas in Toronto, or any of my other posts on things to do in Toronto.

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

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