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Murder Returns To Mission Bay

Posted May 15th, 2008 Media Buzz

“Rio can be Murder” Murder Mystery Dinner
To Begin Summer Run on the William D. Evans Sternwheeler

San Diego, California (May 2008) - The Bahia Resort Hotel, located on Mission Bay, and the Mystery Café have announced the return of the award winning interactive dinner theater with performances of “Rio Can Be Murder!” dinner murder mystery cruise on the William D. Evans sternwheeler every Wednesday and Thursday evening beginning Thursday, July 10th through Thursday, August 28th.

Intrigue and deception shadow a resort in Rio de Janeiro during the first Carnival celebration after World War II. As masked guests of the “Hotel Ipacabana”, you’ll dine, dance and deduce while watching a suspenseful mystery-comedy that has more twists and turns than a world-class Samba dancer! As an added attraction, this interactive show is performed aboard the William D. Evans Sternwheeler while cruising Mission Bay.

Named “Best Dinner Theater” by San Diego Magazine and the San Diego Reader, this interactive murder mystery allows guests to solve the crime over dinner as the experience unfolds around the sternwheeler and guest’s tables. The fun begins upon boarding the William D. Evans, located at the Bahia Resort Hotel boat dock at 6:30 pm with pre-show appetizers and continues through the beautifully prepared three-course meal. The 2 ½ hour show is priced at $60 per person, $30 for children under 12, price for registered hotel guest is $50 for Adults, $30 for children, including tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be purchased at (619) 544-1600 or at

About the William D. Evans:
The William D. Evans is a beautifully handcrafted 99-foot vessel, which can accommodate up to 600 guests and provides all modern amenities while still maintaining nineteenth century grace and charm. Launched in 1987, the William D. Evans is a masterpiece of fine craftsmanship, where every detail has been painstakingly labored to produce an environment, which stops time and recalls the era when majestic boats ruled the waters. Asian ironwood parquet floors, hand carved mahogany doors and etched glass accents every corner and all three decks. The breathtaking upper deck ceiling is a stained glass vaulted skylight 42 feet long and 18 feet wide. The skylights radiant colors are created with over 50,000 pieces of imported European stained glass. On the first level, the “Boiler Room Bar” is twenty feet of copper and brass resembling massive antique boilers. Lights glimmer, gauges fluctuate and “fire” flickers adding a special excitement to this one of a kind bar.

The Bahia Resort Hotel, located at 998 West Mission Bay Drive in Pacific Beach, is ideally situated on a wide stretch of white-sand beach and is owned and operated by Evans Hotels, the premier purveyor of resort accommodations throughout Southern California, including the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa on Mission Bay, and the Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla. The very model of a “destination resort,” the Bahia offers a wealth of beach activities, guest facilities and extracurricular activities for memory-making family vacations, as well as a spectacular location from which to take in the marine park and the Pacific Ocean just two blocks away. For more information on the Bahia Resort Hotel please call 858-488-0551 or go online

The Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa is owned and operated by Evans Hotels, San Diego. For reservations call 800-422-8386, or for further information please contact the Steve Pelzer at (858) 777-6706,, or visit

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