Sailing in Sacramento


Select Local Merchants

The high-end fleet of Hornblower Cruises & Events fills ports up and down the California coast, as well as in New York, with similar eco-friendly extravagance. Founded by environmental engineer Terry MacRae, Hornblower puts its luxe navy to use hosting dining, entertainment, special-event, and sightseeing cruises, as well as journeying to such storied landmarks as Alcatraz Island and the Statue of Liberty. Beyond these cruises, Terry's team champions green practices through the Respect Our Planet initiative, which works to develop and promote earth-considerate practices such as using hybrid boats that draw power from the sun.
1206 Front St
Sacramento,
CA
US
Ably helmed by three-year veteran skipper Captain Mark Kagel, the Spirit of Sacramento ferries passengers on an aquatic journey past the skyline vistas and waterfront scenery of the San Francisco Bay. Captain Pat Mahoney takes on the role of historical tour guide, bringing San Francisco's maritime past to life with lively storytelling skills, a rich imagination, and a refrigerator box labeled "Time Machine.” Guests peer out from three decks of indoor and outdoor seating as the vessel circumnavigates Yerba Buena Island, steams past Treasure Island and the America's Cup racecourse, and offers up views of the city skyline framed by the warm Pacific sunset. Three captains are onboard at all times for comfort and safety, and four separate restrooms cut down on long waits for the bathroom. During each voyage, crew members serve up tasty cocktails and beverages at the full-service bar, and quell hunger pangs with tasty meals available for purchase.
110 L St
Sacramento,
CA
US
With more than a dozen adrenaline-pumping activities available at discounts of at least 50 percent, the Adventures Pass gives its holders the opportunity to eschew the couch and experience the adventures their local merchants have to offer. With a single pass, customers can get deals on everything from horseback riding and indoor rock climbing to wakeboarding and paragliding, all at companies located within driving or skydiving distance.
5114 Madison Ave.
Sacramento,
CA
US
Since 1981, Sacramento State Aquatic Center has rented fun and educational water vessels to local aquaphiles looking to skitter along the surface of Lake Natoma. Choose from several options for your hour of water-top fun: enjoy the natural landscape at a leisurely pace by cruising out onto the lake in a person-powered canoe, or opt for a tandem or cabo kayak rental for a slightly more X-treme canoe-like experience. If a missed morning spinning class has your legs feeling underworked and lazy, launch onto the lake in a hydro bike and ride over the waves on the pedal-powered pond skimmer.
1901 Hazel Ave
Gold River,
CA
US
With more than a dozen adrenaline-pumping activities available at discounts of at least 50 percent, the Adventures Pass gives its holders the opportunity to eschew the couch and experience the adventures their local merchants have to offer. With a single pass, customers can get deals on everything from horseback riding and indoor rock climbing to wakeboarding and paragliding, all at companies located within driving or skydiving distance.
3443 Laguna Blvd.
Elk Grove,
CA
US
Epic voyaging need not be reserved for classical heroes who speak in dactylic hexameter. Just as Odysseus slayed the hurricane from aboard his inflatable raft, you too can conquer vengeful waters with today's Groupon to Gold Rush Whitewater Rafting. For just $50, you'll go on a heart-pumping, rapid-raging tour of the South Fork of the American River (44% off a $90 value).
6260 State Highway 49
Lotus,
CA
US
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