Put away the gift ties and give Dad an experience to remember with a Father's Day cruise on Lake Erie. Cleveland has several sightseeing cruises available that offer special occasion cruises for Father's Day. These cruises offer guests brunch buffets, luncheons or dinner for a reasonable price. Tour guides provide narration with interesting facts about Lake Erie and Cleveland history.
Providing cruises along Lake Erie since 1958, the first Goodtime ship ran from 1924 to 1938. Today's Goodtime III is the largest quadruple-deck luxury ship on the Great Lakes. The ship has room for 1,000 people and has provided passage for celebrities such as Peter Jennings, Halle Berry, Willard Scott, Chuck Norris, Drew Carey and Robert Redford. The Father's Day luncheon runs from noon to 2 p.m. with rates starting at $29.95 for adults and $22.95 for kids as of March, 2010. The first hour of the cruise is narrated with interesting facts about Cleveland and Goodtime history. Luncheon menus include chicken a la king, bacon, sausage, cheddar hash browns, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, muffins, danish, coffee/tea (served on china with silverware). Reservations required.
825 East Ninth Street Pier
North Coast Harbor
Cruising on the Nautica Queen, guests will experience Downtown Cleveland along the Lake Erie coastline. The Nautica offers a Father's Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or early dinner from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nautica Queen dinner menus vary, but often include: fresh fruit, salad, chicken breast, pasta, rolls, a choice of carved beef, ham, or turkey, and dessert. Brunch menus usually have a selection of French toast, croissants, blintzes with fruit toppings, home-fried potatoes, scrambled eggs and dessert. All cruises include coffee, tea or iced tea and musical entertainment (disc jockey or band). Rates for adults start at $31.95, with $15.95 for children as of March, 2010. Call ahead for Father's Day reservations.
The Nautica Queen
1153 Main Ave
Cleveland, OH. 44113
Built in 2002, the Majestic remains the newest charter yacht offering public cruises in Cleveland. The Majestic has a Father's Day brunch with a three-hour cruise down the Cuyahoga River and into Lake Erie. Father's Day brunch cruises start at 1 p.m. and run until 4 p.m. The brunch includes fruit salad, salad, flank steak, pasta salad, sausage, gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, diced potatoes and pastries. The Majestic also has a cash bar. Tickets for the cruise are $43.88 for adults and $27.95 for children as of March 2010. Reservations can be made three weeks before and up to the day of the event.
Aqua Charter Majestic
P.O. Box 45294
Westlake, Ohio 44145