Valentine’s Day in “Divorced and Dating” mode is your opportunity to step outside of the usual restaurant scene and try something new. I recall spending the last few “married” Valentine’s Days sitting in dimly lit restaurants with dozens of other couples doing the obligatory romantic dinner. Not that there is anything wrong with that… but if you are anything like me, you might need a break from this stifling, predictable ambviance.
My non-traditional recommendation? A dinner cruise leaving from the Kemah Boardwalk! In 45 minutes or so you can leave Houston’s hustle and bustle behind and step aboard a fabulous yacht. I was surprised at how affordable a dinner cruise could be. Most people easily spend this much on an indulgent Valentine’s dinner for two at an upscale restaurant. Why not relax and celebrate Valentine’s Day in a new way while the open air of the sea blows through your hair?
Single on Valentine’s Day? These cruises are not for lovers only. Some options are specifically designed for singles who know that just because you are not in a relationship does not mean you have to sit at home alone on Valentine’s Day eating bon bons and crying while watching “When Harry Met Sally”.
“Star Fleet Yachts”, one of several Kemah yacht chartering establishments, is located at 280 Grove Road, Kemah, TX 77565. You can call to make your reservations at 281-334-4692. Whether you want to make light of things with a party cruise or get cozy on a private voyage for two, you are guaranteed to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Perhaps you will even start a new tradition.
Here is a general outline of options for your Valentine Yacht Evening:
Private Cruise for Two: This “Lake Limo” accomodates up to 12 guests. At $300 for just the two of you (feel free to add friends at $35 each), you will enjoy a wet bar and climate control all separate from the captain’s station. Although this option usually does not include dinner, you can certainly bring your own meals on board. Feel like you own a yacht, at least for a couple of hours, while you relax and take in the sights along the boardwalk and Galveston Bay.
Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise: For $89 per person, this two hour cruise includes a gourmet buffet dinner, live entertainment, dancing, and complimentary wine, beer, and champagne. This sure beats waiting for your table to open up at a crowded, stuffy restaurant. And dancing too? There is nothing stifling about this dinner cruise.
Valentine’s Day Pajama Party Cruise: Did I mention that you can still celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way even when you are single? At a very affordable $59 per person, you and your friends can enjoy unlimited wine, beer, champagne, party snacks, live music, dancing, and a “P.J. Contest”. Why sit around sulking as a divorced single on Valentine’s Day? Celebrate the joy of future romantic possiblities by cutting loose with your pals on the open waters.
Before or after your two hour excursion, you might stroll the boardwalk, do some sightseeing, ride the ferris wheel, and enjoy a snack and a beverage. If you aren’t the cruising type, Kemah has a wonderful selection of restaurants right there on the boardwalk, although you certainly should make advance reservations. Most of these offer views of the bay with a relaxed atmosphere. Visit www.kemahboardwalk.com for further dining details.
To learn more about Star Fleet Yachts and their cruises, please visit www.starfleetyachts.com.