Are you in the mood for dinner and a view? Don’t sit on the shore. Throw off the bowlines for a Lake Erie dinner cruise. The central coast of Lake Erie offers an array of options for dinner, lunch, and brunch cruises, from inclusive shows to five-star dining. If you’re looking for a dreamy romantic date idea, look no further!
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4 of the Best Lake Erie Dinner Cruises
1. See the Big City From the Waterway
The Nautica Queen renders premier views of the North Coast paired with carefully crafted menu options designed with all palates in mind. With the wind at your back and a glass of Cabernet in hand, you’ll coast gently down the river to the sounds of a local musician. The lavish buffet service provides lunch, dinner, and brunch options seven days a week throughout the summer months.
2. Dance the Night Away on this Lake Erie Dinner Cruise
What would the Rock and Roll Capital of the World be without a foot-stomping cruise around the city? The Goodtime III takes over Saturday nights on the water with themed dance cruises ranging from raspy blues to 80s rock. Cruises include a buffet-style menu with chicken, pasta, and steak choices. The boat boards at 6:30 p.m. and includes a City Lights Cruise yielding one-of-a-kind views after the sun goes down.
3. Customize Your Cruise on BrewBoat CLE
Getting dressed up is exciting, but if you’re in search of something more flip-flop and t-shirt appropriate, jump on BrewBoat. The interactive pedal boat boasts a BYOB mentality. Guests are encouraged to bring aboard their favorite brewskies or vino, desired munchies, and their personally tailored playlist. The vessel accommodates ten people in the pedal seats and an additional four-six at the bow. The five-star excursion is sure to bring out your good-time Charlie. Dance on the deck or pedal and pour, but don’t miss this Cleveland-based cruise.
4. Be a Part of History on the Victorian Princess
If tradition is more your style, then the Victorian Princess has a classic trip for you. This three-story paddle steamer was originally constructed in 1986 for private use in Marco Island, FL. A decade later, the owners realized the need to preserve the boat outside the salty Gulf waters and reluctantly sold it. It was brought to Erie in 1998 and has shown tourists and locals authentic city views ever since.
The Victorian Princess caters to a wide range of dinner and lunch cruises. Italian Family Night is on the first Sunday of each month and allows families to sit around the pasta-lined table and reconnect. Their most popular cruise, the Sunset Dinner Cruise, puts you on the water at the ideal time and provides dinner from Erie’s four-star Colony Pub and Grille.
Stay at The Lakehouse Inn
When you’ve finished your tour of our great lake, come back to The Lakehouse Inn. “Wine” down from your busy afternoon on the water with our Wine Lovers Package. Ready to retire for the night? Reserve one of our luxurious rooms or cottages. Enjoy a relaxing evening with your sweetheart! Each one of our accommodations is uniquely appointed with stylish decorations, elegant furnishings, and comfortable bedding. Are you ready for a getaway?