Just as a body of water needs an island, hugs need arms and a shag carpet needs a beanbag chair. Explore one of nature's destined duos with today's Groupon to Scugog Island Cruises in Port Perry. Choose between the following options:
- For $40, you get one adult dinner-dance cruise (up to an $84.20 value, including service charge and HST).
- For $20, you get one lite lunch lunch sightseeing cruise (up to a $43.63 value, including service charge and HST).
Piloted by certified captains and crews, Scugog Island Cruises ferry travellers along the scenic sights of Lake Scugog and its preeminent Seven Mile Island. Three-hour dinner dances combine two of grownups’ favourite pastimes onboard a double-decker steamboat. The floating restaurant and dance floor, whose musical theme varies by the cruise, showcases seaworthy dishes such as Ontario–grown beef, Mediterranean pasta salad, and a school of seasonal vegetables. On the two-hour lunchtime sightseeing tour, passengers glide down the lake while a trusty guide waxes lively on the details of the watery haven's history and how to train seagulls to do one’s bidding. A light lunch menu aids nautical sightseers with a variety of sandwiches, soup and pasta salad, and dessert, while children debate whether or not to make buttered rolls walk the plank. Lunching first mates also gaze at the natural splendour of the lake and glean the lore behind the Ghost Road mystery that’s said to haunt the island. Both cruises’ frequent departures provide ample opportunities to observe nature through the steamboat’s generous windows.
Scugog Island Cruises
Each voyage the MV Woodman takes with Scugog Island Cruises pays tribute to the rich maritime history of the area. The double-decker vessel carries the moniker of an 1850s-era steamship that cruised Lake Scugog for more than 70 years, and the crew recounts tales from bygone days of glamorous lake parties and the time that carp ran for mayor during each sightseeing excursion. Whether they are steering up to 100 passengers for a wedding, birthday shindig, or themed dinner-dance cruise, the trained personnel aim to dip each experience in the colours of the area's rich history.