The second annual charity ball bringing together Toronto’s most influential entrepreneurs and thought leaders to support The Outlaw Ocean Project, an award winning non-profit journalism organization.

Sept 14, 2023, 6:30 to 10pm | Toronto Harbour | Yankee Lady
Ian Urbina speaking at the 2022 Ocean Ball

How far can one night
go to make a difference?

Last year, the Ocean Ball brought 150 entrepreneurs & business leaders together to benefit The Outlaw Ocean Project’s mission to uncover abuses & illegal fishing in the Galapagos & Falkland Islands. This year the Ocean Ball aims to raise funds for a second season of the acclaimed podcast: The Outlaw Ocean.

2022 Results

  • Attendees150
  • Fundraising$170k

2023 Goals

  • Attendees225
  • Fundraising$250k

Join us aboard the beautiful Yankee Lady for the charity event of the summer to support those dedicated to impacting real change.

See last year’s event

Our 2023 Sponsors

Sept 14, 2023, 6:30 to 10pm | Toronto Harbour | Yankee Lady

Enjoy an evening of cocktails & conversation—all while raising funds to deliver tangible results for an organization dedicated to making a real impact.

  1. VIP – 5:30 to 6:30pm

    Exclusive oyster & champagne

    Standard Boarding & Cocktails

    Begin the evening aboard the Yankee Lady with signature cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.

  2. Meet & Greet

    A brief question & answer session with Ian Urbina, director & founder of The Outlaw Ocean Project and a thank you to our sponsors.

  3. Island Cruise & Mingle

    Enjoy signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a mini-casino & music from one of Toronto's premiere DJs—all while cruising the Toronto Islands & socializing among Toronto's business elite.

  4. Last Call & All Ashore

    Wrap up the evening by enjoying a last drink with new friends & arrive back at shore just in time to continue the festivities at Soluna, or head home.

    VIP – 10pm

    Pass the line to after party at Soluna

About The Outlaw Ocean Project

The Outlaw Ocean Project is an award winning non-profit organization solely dedicated to producing investigative stories about human rights, environment and labor concerns on the two thirds of the planet covered by water.

The Outlaw Ocean Podcast

The first season of The Outlaw Ocean Podcast is a seven-part series that explores a gritty and lawless realm rarely seen, populated by traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante conservationists and elusive poachers, seabound abortion providers, clandestine oil dumpers, shackled slaves and cast-adrift stowaways.

About Ian Urbina

Ian Urbina

Ian Urbina is the director of The Outlaw Ocean Project. He has earned numerous awards for his work, including a Pulitzer Prize, two Polk Awards and an Emmy. He spent 17 years reporting for The New York Times and now regularly contributes to The New Yorker, The Atlantic, NPR, NBC News, and The Washington Post, among others. Several of his investigative stories have been converted into major motion pictures. In 2019, he published the best-selling book The Outlaw Ocean.

Join us to raise funds for the second season of the acclaimed series: The Outlaw Ocean Podcast

Supporting those dedicated to impacting real change.

Sept 14, 2023, 6:30 to 10pm | Toronto Harbour | Yankee Lady

Full Pass


  • 1 night cruise on the Yankee Lady
  • Open bar, signature cocktails
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Mini-casino

VIP Pass


All Full Pass Perks +
  • Exclusive Oyster & Champagne, starting at 5:30pm
  • Drinks tickets for after party at Soluna
  • Pass the line to the after party at Soluna

Group Sponsorship


10 VIP Passes +
  • Logo on website
  • Podium recognition by Emcee
  • Logo on conference banner

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