A popular date for couples is the Lobster Dinner Cruise (Aquatours Marina, Blvd. Kukulcán Km. 6.5, toll-free Mex. tel. 800/727-5391, toll-free U.S. tel. 866/393-5158, www.thelobsterdinner.com , US$89 dinner with open bar, no children under 14, departs at 5 and 8 p.m. nightly), serving three-course lobster, surf n’ turf, and vegetarian dinners aboard an 18-meter (60-foot) Spanish-style galleon.
The ship cruises the Laguna Nichupté for 2.5 hours while diners enjoy the sunset or starry night sky, accompanied by live saxophone. Reservations are required; an additional US$3 per person dock fee applies.
If the lobster cruise sounds too staid, the Galleon of Captain Hook (El Embarcadero, Blvd. Kukulcán Km. 4.5, tel. 998/849-4451, toll-free Mex. tel. 800/010-4665, www.capitanhook.com , US$82–92 dinner, children 5–12 half price, under 5 free, departs at 7 p.m. nightly, 3.5 hours) offers a more boisterous experience, including costumed crew members, tales of pirate conquest, and a pitched “battle” against an attacking galleon while cruising the lagoon. Reservations are required; an additional US$8 per person dock fee applies.