Christmas is less than 2 weeks away, and you find yourself still looking for the perfect romantic gift idea for your special someone. How about a glow boat ride from Eco Boat Rentals? Research has shown that an experience brings more joy than a material possession. While a tangible gift depreciates in value, an experience creates everlasting memories and deeper feelings of happiness. When paired with our suggestions below, a glow boat ride is not only a unique present, but also the perfect date night.
The Centerpiece of Your Romantic Gift Idea is a Glow Boat Ride
A glow boat ride from Eco Boat Rentals is a magical adventure. Each boat is illuminated 360 degrees inside and out and pedaling is as easy as riding a bicycle. Picture gliding across the ocean with amazing views of the magnificent San Diego Skyline in front of you. Imagine taking a moment to snuggle close with colorful lights dancing off the water. It’s only you and your significant other sharing this one-of-a-kind moment together.
Glow boats are available Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at either 6:30pm or 8:30pm. Rides are 60 minutes long. Slots are filling up quickly, so make your reservations now.
What to Bring on Your Unique Glow Boat Ride
Be sure to pack some snacks to nosh on during your expedition. If you are booking the 6:30pm ride, a charcuterie board makes a great appetizer before dinner. Carruth Cellars at Liberty Station offers several options to go starting at just $15.
If you choose the 8:30pm time slot, a dessert might be more appropriate. Try a box of truffles from The Elegant Truffle in Point Loma. Who doesn’t love chocolate!
While alcohol is not permitted on the boat, you can find a variety of non-alcoholic sparkling wines to pair with your lite bites. Read Town & Country’s recommendations for the 13 best here. To stay warm, consider a fluffy blanket to nestle under.
How About Some Romantic Tunes
Each glow boat comes equipped with a Bluetooth speaker and a sparkling disco ball. Download a song list before your ride to set the mood for romance. Whether you choose to go the classics route or pick something a little more modern, music will elevate your experience.
Classic Love Songs
- At Last – Etta James
- When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge
- Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
- God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
- Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
- I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston (or Dolly Parton)
- Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
- Endless Love – Lionel Ritchie with Diana Ross
- Take My Breath Away – Berlin
- I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner
Modern Love Songs
- Left and Right – Charlie Puth
- Sidelines – Phoebe Bridgers
- Late Night Talking – Harry Styles
- That’s Where I Am – Maggie Rogers
- Melt – Kehlani
- The Furthest Thing – Maren Morris
- Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa – Finneas
- All of It All – Lukas Graham
- The Joker and the Queen – Ed Sheeran featuring Taylor Swift
- I’ll Never Not Love You – Michael Bublé
Dinner is an Important Part of the Romantic Gift Idea
You don’t have to go far from Eco Boat Rentals to find a fantastic restaurant to compliment your romantic glow boat ride. Depending on your starting time, these restaurants are a delicious choice for before or after your outing.
Boasting the best prime rib in town, Fiddler’s Green on Shelter Island features a selection of mouth-watering steaks and seafood. Try the Fiddler’s Green Island Famous Bermuda Triangle, a mixture of rum, pineapple, grenadine and orange juice to get things started. For dinner, choose from top quality meats such as a Filet Mignon, New York or Ribeye. Of course, they have lobster. Check out their nautical décor and enjoy live music on select nights.
For sushi lovers, give Umi Sushi a try. Customer reviews highlight the fresh and massive roles, good value and friendly service. Their menu consists of over 30 specialty rolls, appetizers, sashimi and entrees including the popular Chicken Teriyaki.
Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano
Celebrate your amore at Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano in Point Loma. Indulge in true Italian flavors in a rustic yet refined setting. Their wine wall consists of vintages to enhance your entrée selection. Blending classic and contemporary Italian cuisine, diners rave about the Gnocchi Gratinati, Farfalle Salmone E Vodka and the Pork Ossobuco. Don’t forget the Tiramisu.
For dinner with a romantic view, Island Prime fits the bill. Situated above the ocean with wonderous views of Coronado and the city skyline, their California-inspired menu features Wagyu American Beef, Pacific Swordfish and the Local Catch. Start your meal with a Dozen Oysters on the Half Shell, rumored to be an aphrodisiac.
Finish Your Date With Live Music
Your glow boat ride is completed, you have savored a tasty dinner and now it’s time to groove. Humphrey’s Backstage Live at Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn is an intimate lounge and music venue. Showcasing renowned artists and local talent, their calendar consists of a mix of jazz, rock, blues and dance acts. Cover charge is $5 weekdays and $12 on the weekends.
This romantic gift idea is a guaranteed hit. Book your glow boat ride now!
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