Sweet Sailing at Annual Sunset Dessert Cruise
September is a stunning month on the shore. As the spike in summer tourism slows slightly to a steady stream, the residents and businesses in eastern Connecticut get a chance to take a break and enjoy the beauty of life on the water.
On September 25, a sweet sunset is made sweeter at the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT’s Annual Sunset Dessert Cruise aboard one of Cross Sound Ferry’s luxurious high-speed ferries. Boarding begins at 5 p.m. for a 5:30 departure and 8 p.m. return.
Abundant displays of desserts and light bites are provided by restaurants and caterers, who are there to impress and delight. Dessert showcase participants for 2019 include Mohegan Sun, Ivy’s Simply Homemade, Flanders Fish Market, and the Celiac Epicurean, specializing in gluten-free foods. The Cross Sound Ferry provides wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany the delicious food.
The cruise leaves from the New London pier on a scenic sail by nine lighthouses and historical sites along the Thames River, Long Island Sound and Gardiners Bay.
Live entertainment is provided by Josi Davis. The award-winning singer-songwriter, who lends her captivating voice to soulful lyrics, provides the perfect soundtrack for the evening on the water.
One of the Chamber staff’s favorite events of the year, it’s a perfect outing for the whole office or select clients. Perhaps offer a couple of reserved spots as a gift to recognize an outstanding employee or client. The event is open to all and marketed to the public so you will find community members from around the region mingling on the decks and in the dining areas while taking in the sights along the shore. The evening can also be the perfect midweek escape with your sweetie or a great chance to catch up with a group of friends who would love to sample some of the region’s best desserts while sipping wine on the Sound.
Capacity is limited to 180 attendees so early reservations are recommended. Reservations are $35 per person which includes cruise, desserts and drinks. The storm date is September 26. To learn more or register for the Annual Sunset Dessert Cruise, visit ChamberECT.com/dessert or call 860-701-9113.
Sponsorships for the event are also available. Contact the Chamber at Info@ChamberECT.com to learn more about sponsoring.