If you’re on the hunt for a fun outing during your stay in Flagler Beach, a Dine and Cruise excursion aboard the Lady Dolphin of Daytona in Daytona Beach, Florida, is a great addition. Relax and take in the beauty of the Intracoastal waterway on the Halifax River from the deck of the classic paddle-wheel riverboat. Pair this stunning scenery with dinner, dessert, a full bar, and music, and you’ll have a great evening on your hands.
The Dine and Cruise lasts about an hour and a half, gliding along the river with a tour guide pointing out landmarks, wildlife, and more. While this activity may fall in the more tourist-targeted things to do in Daytona, these tickets are super reasonably priced, only adding to the value of this relaxing ride on the old-school Lady Dolphin of Daytona riverboat.
Daytona Beach is about a half-hour drive along the scenic Florida A1A from Flagler Beach. A day trip to Daytona Beach is an exciting addition to your stay when you stay in our sleepy surf town—Daytona has more of a metropolitan vibe with big attractions like the Daytona International Speedway, the Boardwalk Amusements, and a large selection of restaurants, bars, and clubs. You’ll love retreating to our elegant guest suites at one of the best Flagler Beach Hotels after a day exploring all the best things to do in Daytona. Book your Flagler Beach lodging today!
Dine and Cruise: The Lady Dolphin of Daytona & More Attractions
The drive to Daytona from Flagler Beach is a scenic ride full of classic Florida sights. If you plan on hopping aboard The Lady Dolphin of Daytona Dine and Cruise, there are a few things to know beforehand. There are two sailings each day (this varies by season): an early 2:30 departure or a 5 pm sailing. These tend to fill up and sell out well in advance, so it’s a great idea to plan ahead and get your tickets early.
You’ll choose your dinner on arrival; options traditionally include seafood entrees, prime rib, or pasta options. Complimentary soft drinks are included, and a full cash bar is available for adult beverages. Sit-down tables are first-come-first-serve, so if you’d like to have the best pick, you can arrive as early as an hour before your intended Dine and Cruise departure. As the Lady Dolphin of Daytona heads off, you’ll be immersed in the splendor of the Florida landscape along the lush Intracoastal Waterway on the Halifax River.
More Things to Do in Daytona Beach:
Whether the Dine and Cruise is your type of outing, there are a few more classic highlights of a day trip to Daytona Beach to check out! Here’s our top five things not to miss:
- Daytona International Speedway: If you’re into NASCAR or have an affinity for racing, head to the famous speedway for daily tours behind the scenes. While the Daytona 500 is the most well-known race, they have a long list of events year-round.
- Museum of Arts & Sciences: Head to this museum just minutes from the Dine and Cruise dock, with exhibits that inspire creativity and learning. There are curated one-hour tours for history and art lovers.
- Daytona Boardwalk Amusements: Get nostalgic on a stroll along this classic boardwalk lined with shops, snack bars, restaurants, arcades, and thrill rides.
- Daytona Flea & Farmers Market: If you love treasure hunting for unique finds, antiques, and local goods, this flea and farmers market is one of the best things to do in Daytona Beach.
- A Romantic Dinner at The Cellar Restaurant: This award-winning Italian restaurant in the historic district of Daytona is known for its handmade pasta, sauces, and desserts.
For more personalized recommendations, help with reservations for the Dine and Cruise, or directions, be sure to ask your Innkeepers at our Flagler Beach hotel.
One of the Best Flagler Beach Hotels for Your Next Getaway
Booking a Dine and Cruise is a classic way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Intracoastal Waterway, and it’s just one of our favorite things to do in Daytona Beach. Whatever you decide to do during your stay, you’ll awake refreshed to the sound of the ocean at our Flagler Beach Hotel. Our elegant and freshly remodeled guest rooms set the ultimate romantic tone for unwinding one-on-one.
You’ll want to join us in the cafe each morning of your stay for freshly brewed coffee and orange juice. Our complimentary continental breakfast is the best way to start your day. We offer a rotating mix of lighter fare, including our delicious homemade banana bread, yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit. Take a dip in our luxurious pool or head across our private walkway to the beautiful cinnamon sands of Flagler Beach.
Our list of complimentary and high-end amenities sets our property apart from other Flagler Beach Hotels. You’ll see our attention to detail in which brands we support and our pledge to minimize our impact on the environment is a cause we’re passionate about. This includes free bikes for guests to borrow, carefully sourced bath products, and using local purveyors whenever possible. We can’t wait to host you on your next getaway to Florida; book your room today!