Ocean cruises are a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding dolphins equipped with saddles, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Toward Fishing Trips, Whale-Watching Excursions, or Fast Ferry Trips
Captains lead adventurers on day or nighttime fishing trips aboard the a member of the Viking fleet ($50+) to hook fluke, porgies, and striped sea bass around Montauk or Block Island with provided bait and tackle. They also pilot one-way ($50) or round-trip ($75+) fast ferry trips between Montauk and ports in Block Island, New London, and Martha's Vineyard. During local whale-watching trips ($75), vessels welcome the expertise of a professional biologist, who narrates the tour and fields questions from passengers.
Captain Paul G. Forsberg first served as a mate on his father, Carl Forsberg’s, boat fleet, where he worked until 1951. At the age of 12, he bought his first 24-foot boat, which he used to practice cruising the waters of Montauk. Today, he owns and serves as the head captain on his father’s Viking Fleet, working alongside a team of captains that includes his son and two grandsons. They ship passengers around the waters of Massachusetts and New York aboard a fleet of four private and commercial fishing boats, a high-speed ferry, and a cruise and whale-watching ship—many of which Captain Paul designed himself.
Captains may showcase local skylines, point out passing whale pods, or drag-race the Flying Dutchman aboard the Viking Starship, a 140-foot cruise ship with a climate-controlled cabin and seating on two outdoor decks. The custom-designed high-speed ferry Viking Superstar transports passengers, their bicycles, and surfboards across the water to Block Island, New London, and Martha's Vineyard. Anglers occupy ships including the Viking Star, Gulfstar, wooden Stariper, and sail-assisted Freedom on day and nighttime fishing trips, taking advantage of onboard gear and sleeping quarters where the crew stays up and talks about which boats are the prettiest.