Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $149 for a three-hour, semiprivate BYOB sailing tour for two (a $300 value)
- $189 for a three-hour, semiprivate BYOB sailing tour for four (a $400 value)
- $219 for a three-hour, private BYOB sailing tour for six (a $500 value)
- $320 for an eight-hour private BYOB whale-watching tour for four (an $800 value)
Skippers welcome groups aboard one of Pacific Sailing's boats, which float out of Ventura Harbor to tour the scenic waters of the ocean-side village. As wind blows through their hair or clown wigs, passengers sip on alcoholic beverages brought from home. The whale tour extends the adventure to eight hours, during which passengers can get up close to blue and humpback whales as they break the water's surface.
The sailing aficionados behind Pacific Sailing want as many people as possible to experience the thrills of traveling to untouched islands and docking inside giant wine bottles. That's why they charter sailing tours and eschew the cost of boat ownership with a sailing club, granting members access to boats for a certain number of sailing days each year. Pacific Sailing also trains new captains during one-on-one lessons that cover both basic and advanced techniques.
Its fleet, which includes boats up to 34 feet in length, sails up the coast of Ventura Harbor Village and takes 14-mile trips to Channel Islands National Park. Here, five picturesque islands grant sailors views of lush foliage and wildlife such as blue and humpback whales.