Escaping the tug of reality for a few hours on the water is the perfect Valentines Day or Valentines date. Have you watched the movie ‘Hitch’? Will Smith’s character invites Eva Mendes on a first date where the couple rides two personal watercraft around the Statue of Liberty. Memorable to say the least. The lure of the water, sunshine and the ability to disconnect from our electronic shackles of e-mail and cell phones can make for a great day.
Our favorite East coast get-away is to launch in Cocoa Beach, Florida early in the morning and cruise down the Banana and Indian Rivers on Florida’s East Coast to Sebastian Inlet aboard GTI models or non-suspended GTX models. It is about a one-hour cruise where couples can leave somewhat of an urban setting and explore nature seeing dolphins, egrets, and sometimes a stray flamingo. The Inlet provides access to the ocean, blue water, and sandbars to visit for a relaxing hand-in-hand stroll while looking for hermit crabs.
After relaxing at the inlet, couples can ride to the western shore in Sebastian to the popular waterfront Captain Hiram’s on Sebastian Riverfront. Captain Hiram’s has coined themselves “Bahamas USA” and have replicated that laid back atmosphere with Caribbean inspired cuisine. After an afternoon swinging in hammocks, the sunset ride back to the North caps a great day on the water.
West coast couples can experience a more adventurous ride by leaving Long Beach Harbor, in California, and making a 26-mile trip to outlying Catalina Island and the town of Avalon. The Sea-Doo GTX or RXT line would be the preferred vehicle of choice for this open water rendezvous, smoothing out the Pacific swells. Avalon offers the perfect destination for a lunch trip or overnight experience with multiple restaurants and hotels all in close walking distance from the harbor.
Sea-Doo, the perfect Valentines date vehicle: sunshine, hours of fun on the water and the opportunity to hug your Valentine when holding on tight!
Do you have a PERFECT Valentines date to share? What is your favorite Sea-Doo escape from reality?
Happy Valentines Day!