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Sunset Over Lake Pontchartrain
There’s something about watching the sun sink beneath the waves from a boat deck that’s pretty romantic, no matter what the season. “We’ve had eight or ten proposals on the boat just in the past year,” noted Rick Delaune, a licensed captain who has been offering Lake Pontchartrain sunset sailing cruises on his forty-two-foot center cockpit sailboat for decades. Setting out from Bayou Castine in Mandeville, tours begin three hours before sunset and include time spent under sail in Lake Pontchartrain when the wind is cooperating, or a motor cruise through the swamp when it’s not. For parties of up to six people, sunset cruises cost $420. delaunesailingcharters.com.
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