Sailing on international waters allows sailors liberties that can't be taken on land, such as drinking cologne or naming a dog a swearword. Transcend the law with today's Groupon to South River Boat Rentals in Edgewater. Choose between the following options:
- For $199, you get an eight-hour sailboat rental (a $400 value).
- For $199, you get a four-hour powerboat rental including an inner tube or a pair of water skis (a $440 value).
The crew at South River Boat Rentals has launched experienced captains on explorations of the Chesapeake Bay estuary for 20 years. Sailors that have proven their ability to ride the wind's coattails may choose from three sailboats, all of which seat up to six mariners in their cockpits. The 26-foot S2 and Hunter vessels boast fridges and propane barbecues that suggest leisurely, sea-to-table cookouts in the shadow of Thomas Point Lighthouse. By dispatching with such niceties, the lean, 24-foot J-Boat achieves racing speeds that could spirit a party around the point to Annapolis or beat one of the local great blue herons in a telegraph-delivery race.
Alternatively, those with powerboat experience may hop into a 140-horsepower, six-seater Wellcraft and zoom up to Sandy Point State Park in a morning, waking their crew with tunes piped through the iPod-enabled stereo. Fishermen can fit rods into holders, drop baited lines from the back of the ship, and drag laughing water-skiers or inner-tubers to attract bigger game.
Though South River Boat Rentals sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
South River Boat Rentals
Chesapeake Bay is 200 miles long, but that’s not the only reason it’s the United States’ largest estuary. The Bay also serpentines off into hundreds of rivers and creeks, accessible with South River Boat Rentals’ vessels. Seafarers explore the estuary’s fringes in the powerboats and sailboats, cruising past historic sites, such as Jamestown and Tangier Island. Alternatively, fishing parties set sail for piscatorial hot spots, casting from the boats’ decks. To teach newbies the ropes before they hit the water, the company’s team hosts sessions on boating basics, from steering to stopping at fish crossings.