While tattered ragamuffins with gambling hands are prone to dining with the fishes, it’s the esteemed members of land-society who dine atop the fishes. Today’s Groupon merges sailing and supping proclivities on the waters of Lake Washington with a cruise from Waterways Cruises. Depart from the Seattle or Renton port for one of two deliciously floaty cruises:
- For $45, you get a Friday- or Saturday-night dinner cruise (an $80 value, including taxes).
- For $29, you get a Sunday brunch cruise (a $53 value including taxes).
Ever since ancient Vikings and dignified helmsfolk first broke bread upon the high seas, boats have been a superior dining environment only surpassed by vibrating recliners situated before televisions sitting on top of larger televisions. Evening voyagers set out with a 2.5-hour maritime dining adventure that will bring you back to the days of yore as you feast upon gourmet cuisine and visually explore Seattle’s marvelous lakes. Beginning with a champagne toast upon boarding, the delicious delights will tease taste buds with seasonal appetizers before presenting your choice of either boneless braised short ribs with black mission fig demi-glace, pan-seared albacore, or handmade wild-mushroom ravioli. A decadent dessert sweetly offsets the brisk, salty air. Sunday morning sailors, meanwhile, can indulge in a two-hour cruise with a classic Northwestern brunch menu, including gourmet baked goods, locally made organic jams, house-smoked wild salmon, silver-dollar buttermilk pancakes, poached eggs on brioche, house-made caramel apples, thick-cut bacon, and a variety of ante meridiem aperitifs.
Whether cruising with Waterways Cruises to celebrate an anniversary, test the dating waters, or otherwise, lovey-dovey landlubbers can recapture the old spirit of the high sea-lakes and dine like their oceanic forefathers who enjoyed the finer things, such as eating on boats and cigars rolled with famous paintings.
Nine Yelpers give Waterways Cruises an average of 4.5 stars: > * I had a great time and fully intend to take friends from out of town on this tour as it’s a great way to show them just how beautiful WA state really is. – Katy H. > * The crew was extremely friendly (and kid friendly) and the food was amazing! – Larry W.