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Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise

See the view of Virginia’s oceanfront when you visit Williamsburg for a new way to capture the sights and experience the view the colonists did when they arrived on the new land.

The only harbor cruise vessel in Southeastern Virginia, the Miss Hampton II is a narrated tour of the Hampton River and Chesapeake bay.  You’ll enjoy many famous sites including the Jacques Cousteau Center, Waterfront Mansions of General’s Row, the Old Point Comfort Lighthouse, and more.

The waters and land in the area are steeped in history.  Many significant battles of the Revolutionary and Civil wars took place in and around Williamsburg and the harbor.

Hear the terrifying tale of real pirates, like Blackbeard, and learn his fate as you visit Blackbeard’s Point. Visit the location of the Battle of the Ironclads, Monitor and Merrimac and learn fascinating history of this and other important stories that shaped early Colonial life.

Sunset Cruise on the Upper Dells

When was the last time you enjoyed a special night with your special someone?  A nice dinner, some relaxing music while you share the sunset, maybe a moonlight stroll?  Its never too late, or too soon to plan a night out, and enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin Dells.

Take your honey on a Wisconsin Dells Sunset Dinner Cruise for an evening of spectacular scenery, gorgeous sunset views, and enjoy live music while you dine on a feast of grilled surf and turf, mixed green salad, cheesecake and more delectable dinner choices.  Cruise the Upper Dells on the Wisconsin River and marvel at the sandstone cliffs, and unique rock formations.

Wisconsin Dells Sunset Dinner CruiseWhen your cruise ends, walk hand-in-hand along the torch-lit paths of Witches Gulch, where you’ll pass even more stunning rock formations, and incredible natural views in the wooded gulch.  Create some special memories with someone you love, with a perfect evening.

Save Some for the Whales

Take a short, scenic drive from Anaheim to Newport Beach, and be rewarded with the opportunity to climb aboard a 65 foot whale watching ship and head out into the open water for a life-enriching experience.

The Newport Bay area is a healthy ecosystem which provides perfect habitat for abundant marine life.  Recognized internationally as one of the top whale watching sites in the world, and easily accessible for your enjoyment.

Anahiem Whale WatchingOn your marine adventure you can encounter Giant Blue Whales, the largest species of whale, which can reach a length of 98 feet; Finback Whales, a long and slender Baleen Whale, second in size to the Giant Blue; Minke, the smallest of the Baleen Whales; Humpback Whales, the acrobats of the ocean, known to slap the water surface with their tails and pectoral fins; and Killer Whales, also known as Orcas they are actually the largest members of the Dolphin Family.

Speaking of Dolphins… you will likely be visited by several species on your expedition.  Risso’s Dolphin make regular appearances as well as the playful Common Dolphin.  You may even encounter huge pods of Bottlenose Dolphins.

Anahiem Whale WatchingThe Captain and crew of the spacious, comfortable ship all have backgrounds in Marine Biology and are happy to entertain all your questions.  It promises to be a learning experience and an salty adventure the whole family will love.  So while you’re in Anaheim, save time for the whales.

Fine Dining and Sightseeing on the Tahoe Queen

While you are visiting Lake Tahoe be sure to experience the only authentic Mississippi Paddle Wheeler on the lake.  The Tahoe Queen is a trip back in time to the early 1900s, when paddlewheel boats were the premiere way to travel.

You’ll be greeted by friendly staff who offer you a glass of champagne to sip as you gaze upon the shimmering blue water, pristine shoreline and wooded mountains.  Choose a dinner cruise and dine upon Caprese salad, prime rib, seafood, potato gratin, and a decadent dessert of chocolate cake with raspberries, while you are treated to the incredible sunset over the lake.

Live music on board adds to the magical ambience of this nostalgic cruise, making the perfect outing for families, groups, or a romantic sightseeing adventure for couples.

Tahoe QueenBook your cruise on the Tahoe Queen and discover for yourself why its been voted the best boat cruise in the area.

 

 

Walk the Walk – San Antonio’s Riverwalk

Deep in the heart of San Antonio lies an urban oasis of lush backdrops, paved pathways, arched bridges made of stone, picturesque waterfalls and the welcome cool shade of cypress trees lining the smooth flowing water of the San Antonio River.  The San Antonio Riverwalk is a meticulously landscaped 2-1/2 miles along the river from The Alamo through the downtown district of all the best dining, shopping, museums and architecture.

A level below the automobile street and a world away, the Riverwalk is a scene to absorb and from it you can access The Rivercenter Mall, The San Antonio Museum of Art, The Pearl Brewery, and dozens of boutiques, eateries, bars, and attractions.

So many dining options you’ll have a hard time deciding.  You can find Old World, Italian, BBQ, French fine dining, and of course, Tex/Mex.  This is the place to find the very best fajitas, enchiladas, and chile rellenos North, South, East, aaand West of the Pecos!  The Iron Cactus Agave Bar Room features more than 100 kinds of tequila.Riverwalk Cruise

The Rivercenter Mall is home to more than 100 retail shops,  restaurants, movie theaters and the Marriott Hotel.  With your favorite stores from Macy’s and Hot Topic and specialty shops like Life in Alamo City and The Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop you will find this an ideal location for a shopping bonanza.

You can walk along the River enjoying the scenery and stopping at your leisure at the fine shops, restaurants and museums.  You also have the option of biking, or renting a segway for your trek up and down the beautiful riverbanks.  For a very relaxing treat, reminiscent of an Old West Venice, you can cruise along the waterway in a boat.  You’ll float along past the Alamo, The San Fernando Cathedral, and La Villita, San Antonio’s first neighborhood.  Your guide on the river cruise will share area history and point out all the highlights along the way.

OmniThere are plenty of hotels right along the Riverwalk too, so you can stay where you play and have quick and easy access to all the galleries, dining and night-life the Riverwalk has to offer, plus enjoy the view from your room.  The Omni La Mansion del Rio is a Spanish style Hotel that really captures the areas culture, plus they have an indoor pool with dive-in movies, a spa and fitness center and they are famous for the Sunday Champagne Brunch.  Overlooking the Riverwalk and only three blocks from the Alamo its an ideal location for experiencing all the best of the San Antonio Riverwalk.

 

The Belle of the Dells

See the beautiful Wisconsin River from aboard the Princess Kay Paddlewheel Riverboat.  Its like a trip back in time as you enjoy the relaxing pace of a riverboat cruise, and the scenery along the river.

Ride on the open air deck to take in all the amazing rock formations that line the river.  Or head inside to the climate controlled comfort of the dining room or the upper deck full service bar.  Entertainment on board includes DJ and karoke.

Princess KayThere’s plenty of room and the Princess Kay is a perfect choice for reunions, weddings, or other group outings.  The two hour cruise is perfect to enjoy a cocktail, and all the wonders of nature in a peaceful setting.

The beautiful Princess Kay is known as the Belle of the Dells, and its a lovely way to spend a couple hours of your Wisconsin Dells vacation.

The Duck that Doesn’t Quack

It doesn’t walk like a duck, or quack like a duck, but it is called a duck, and you’ll have a fantastical good time when you tour the Wisconsin Dells area aboard the Original Wisconsin Ducks.

So what exactly is a ‘duck?’  Its an all terrain vehicle like no other.  These awesome 6-wheel drive amphibious trucks were originally designed for use in WWII to ferry troops and supplies from ship to shore.  They are now in use as the ultimate tour vehicle to travel over any terrain, and even into the water!

Wisconsin Ducks Sightseeing CruiseOn your one hour tour you’ll go through narrow canyons, a fern glen with dozens of varieties of ferns, right into the Wisconsin River lined with amazing rock formations.  Your knowledgeable tour guide will regale you with tales of history and legend of the area with stories of Indians, civil war and some folk lore.  The ride takes you over an enormous sand bar, past a lily-pad pond conservation area where you are likely to observe abundant wildlife, and right into Lake Delton.

The Wisconsin Ducks Sightseeing Cruise is Part roller-coaster ride, part boat cruise, part scenic panoramas, part history lesson, and all an awesome adventure.

Cruise through NYC Waters

Now that fall has arrived, winter will soon follow, and many of the New York cruises along the Atlantic coast will be closing for the winter soon. While the Big Apple is beautiful covered in delicate flakes of snow, you do not want to miss out on these last chances to enjoy the autumn weather before it gets cold! These cruises and other tours will only be open for a little longer, so make sure to check out the exciting and interesting opportunities below!

Join a Clipper City Sailing Cruise upon a two-masted sailing ship and head out into the waters of New York Harbor for a relaxing sightseeing cruise! On this cruise, you can enjoy many famous monuments, sites, and other attractions from the comfort of your ship, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more! This excellent view of the Big Apple is aboard an actual sailing ship, allowing you to enjoy a luxurious and relaxing way to unwind from the busy New York streets. The Clipper City Sailing Cruises create a unique way to tour the area across the sparkling waters of the New York Harbor!

You can also check out the Shearwater Classic Schooner Sailing Cruises for a trip through Manhattan on a signature schooner! This 1929 schooner, built from native hardwoods and measuring an impressive 82 feet in length, is a designated floating landmark of New York City, and the ship has been sailing passengers around the Manhattan area since 2001. This historic trip is an amazing way to experience the city, giving guests many options of different types of cruises, and it truly provides a spectacular view of Manhattan!

For a magical twilit cruise along the Manhattan coast, consider taking the New York City Twilight Cruise, which will take you on a 90-minute cruise past the Manhattan skyline, providing views of the city that you will never forget! This cruise is accompanied by entertaining and informative commentary, along with food and bar service available on board. As the sun sets and the buildings begin to darken, the Big Apple transforms into a vibrant display as thousands of lights dance across the harbor!

For more information on New York cruises and tours, check out our website!

Enjoy a Relaxing Labor Day Cruise in San Diego

Since summer is slowly coming to an end, that means Labor Day is just around the corner. Take this opportunity to spend Labor Day weekend cruising along the splendid San Diego Harbor. A few relaxing cruises that spotlight the beautiful harbor area of San Diego include San Diego Harbor Excursions as well as the San Diego Grand Tour – Tijuana Day Trip with San Diego City Tour & Harbor Cruise. These cruises offer a rejuvenating experience on your wonderful trip to San Diego during Labor Day weekend.

San Diego Harbor Excursions

Take a great tour of the harbor with San Diego Harbor Excursions where you can enjoy a one or two hour excursion aboard the Spirit of San Diego. You will have the opportunity to see exciting sights along the bay such as North Island Naval Air Station, Cabrillo National Monument, Star of India, Coronado Bay Bridge, and more. Take your pick of three tours including the 1-Hour North Bay Tour, 1-Hour South Bay Tour, or the 2-Hour Full Bay Tour for the ultimate bay experience.

San Diego Grand Tour – Tijuana Day Trip with San Diego City Tour & Harbor Cruise

When you take the San Diego Grand Tour, enjoy a thorough look into San Diego’s harbor as well as a glimpse into nearby Tijuana for an unforgettable trip. Before departing on the harbor cruise, spend some time exploring Downtown, The Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Old Town, and more. See the sights of the busy harbor including Naval ships, marine life, and more before crossing the border into Tijuana. In Tijuana, see great cultural sights and spend some time shopping for unique and hand-crafted items before heading back to the bay.

There are many more wonderful ways to experience the waters of San Diego as well as the thrilling city. Whether you are wanting to take a double decker tour or spend the day relaxing at Rosarito Beach, we offer something perfect for your family trip or a relaxing Labor Day weekend trip. Click here for a list of sightseeing cruises and tours in San Diego.

Celebrate Independence Day in Charleston, SC

If you are looking to make plans for Independence Day, look no further than Charleston, SC. There are several great patriotic activities happening in the Charleston area. Come to a Fourth of July Picnic on the Harbor at the South Carolina Aquarium or enjoy live entertainment, food, and tons of fun at any of the activities happening in the Charleston area for the Fourth of July. No matter what way you celebrate, Charleston is sure to host something for everyone.

South Carolina Aquarium

The South Carolina Aquarium is a great place for the whole family to see several hands-on activities and animal exhibits. There are over 400 different sea creatures just waiting for your visit. All the creatures co-exist in a 350,000 gallon aquarium. The South Carolina Aquarium has the tallest aquarium window in North America so you are sure to get a great view.

Charleston Harbor History Sightseeing Cruise

Hop on board The Carolina Belle then leave port to see the rich history of Charleston. Along the sightseeing cruise you will see sights such as the Holy City, the Battery, Fort Johnson, Fort Moultrie, and Fort Sumter. There will be a snack bar aboard the ship that serves pizza, hotdogs, and beverages. The tour spans over 20 miles and includes over 75 attractions that will be pointed out in detail throughout the duration of your cruise.

Planning on visiting Charleston? You will need a great hotel to top off your fantastic trip. Enjoy one of the hotels located in Charleston.