Taking a boat cruise is a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding a dolphin equipped with a saddle, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with this Groupon.
Choose from Six Options
- $79 for a dinner cruise for two ($139.90 value)
- $149 for a dinner cruise for four ($279.80 value)
- $59 for a lunch cruise for two ($119.90 value)
- $115 for a lunch cruise for four ($239.80 value)
- $29 for an adult cocktail cruise for two ($59.90 value)
- $55 for an adult cocktail cruise for four ($119.80 value)
A half-hour before their cruises set off, guests board the riverboat Southern Empress at Sunset Harbor Resort to drift down Lake Conroe. Dinner and lunch cruises include meals; the menu changes each cruise.
Southern Empress Cruises
Floating across the surface of Lake Conroe, the Southern Empress might as well be drifting back in time. The ship perfectly resembles a nineteenth-century sternwheeler riverboat, with two 18-foot paddles churning the water behind it. Inside the three sprawling decks, chandeliers gleam against embossed tin ceilings, and accents of brass and velour flaunt the same Victorian style as the floral carpets.
The boat does boast some modern amenities, however—two of its decks are climate-controlled, which means that its signature cruises can run year-round instead of stopping during iceberg-mating season. They can also head outside to the split-level third deck, which affords the best view of the lake and surrounding forest. Hosts for special engagements, such as weddings or corporate parties, can even reserve this scenery for themselves during private charters.