Top 10 Sunset Cruises

From America’s Cup-style sailing to a jazz band on a catamaran, there’s something for everyone on these early-evening jaunts at sea.


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Top 10 Sunset Cruises: Black Dragon Cruises
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Black Dragon Cruises

Port Isabel, Texas

You don’t have to walk the plank, but you can hunt for treasure aboard The Black Dragon, an authentic reproduction of a 17th-century Spanish galleon. Below the waterline, the boat is a modern seaworthy vessel, but up on deck the experience is a trip back in time—complete with cannons, pirate stories, water pistol battles, sword fighting, and music led by a cast of pirates.

The view: Scan the gold horizon for dolphins.

When to go: Year-round

Rates: $43 (adults), $28 (kids 3–12); 956/943-6283 or


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