$35 for a One-Hour High-Speed Baltimore Harbor Tour from RIB Adventure Tours ($80 Value)

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In a Nutshell

High-speed guided tour of historic Baltimore Inner Harbor to Key Bridge

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 31st, 2013. Limit 6 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Online reservations required; subject to availability. Minimum 48hr notice required to schedule or cancel. Schedule subject to change. Must be 18 or older to reserve; must be 7 or older to board. Must be in good overall health with no pre-existing medical conditions; not pregnant, frail, or elderly. All passengers subject to full liability waiver. Not valid until 10/1/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $35 for a one-hour high-speed tour of the Baltimore Harbor (an $80 value)

Tours cover the history of Baltimore Harbor as guides point out forts and other historic sites, such as Patapsco River, Francis Scott Key Bridge, and Fort McHenry. As the speedy watercraft slices through the spray, participants outfitted with life jackets trace a stoplight-free path. Patrons with disabilities or special needs may call to arrange a similar tour.

RIB Adventure Tours

RIB Adventure Tours conduct informative history tours and scavenger hunts around Baltimore Harbor, even when the horizon becomes a blur; all tours take place aboard 26-foot-long rigid, inflatable speedboats. Built to Navy SEAL specifications by a local Massachusetts boat manufacturer, the boats keep riders secure aboard jockey seats. On guided history tours, passengers snag high-speed glimpses of harbor landmarks including lighthouses and forts, whose history guides can expound upon. During scavenger hunts, guides prompt passengers to look for environmental clues and give individual scores. Captains and tour guides brief passengers on safety before all excursions and supply them with high-grade waterproof cameras to take pictures of passing scenery.

More relaxed cruises from partner Hestia Cruises, onboard the 32-foot sailing yacht Hestia, might drift past the USS Constitution or out into the outer harbor. The ship is manned by a captain, a full crew, and friendly cocker spaniel named Ensign. Guests can help with the sailing duties, but padded seats and a BYOB policy for those of age may encourage them to sit back and relax.

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