Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water road ride with today’s Groupon for a luxury yacht charter from Bella Corsa in Annapolis. Choose from the following options:
• For $1,000, you get one weekday luxury yacht charter for up to seven people (a $2,500 value).
• For $2,000, you get a three-day, two-night luxury yacht charter for up to four adults and one child (a $4,050 value). Set sail on your choice of these select dates. All charters run Friday–Sunday.
Bella Corsa welcomes seasplorers aboard its namesake, a 45-foot sailing vessel, to enjoy captained charters of the Chesapeake Bay. Whether embarking on a single-day excursion or setting sail for the weekend, guests' corneas can soak up views of the storied bay from the comfort of the 2010 Jeanneau deck salon sloop, a yacht equally at home on the open ocean or the most grueling of humankind's wave pools. As the Bella Corsa cuts through the chop, guests sprawl across the teak floorboards lining the cockpit or grab hold of one of the twin leather wheels to steer the vessel under the guidance of a seasoned captain. Designed for easy sailing with a short-handed crew, the boat can be helmed at most times by the captain alone, though guests are encouraged to share in the experience. Below deck, an MP3-ready Bose sound system and two-zoned heat and AC work in concert to keep guests comfortable and relaxed. Down below, two heads and three cabins join a fully equipped galley and spacious living spaces awash in natural light from wraparound windows, oversized portholes, and sea lanterns filled with enchanted fireflies.
Each weekday charter typically departs from Port Annapolis Marina by 10 a.m. and allows guests to plot their day's course before a 4 p.m. return. Up to seven guests can embark on a weekday charter, though there must be one adult for each child. Come prepared with a journey of choice, or ask the captain to suggest a favorite destination, such as Bay Bridge Marina, the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, or Round Bay. Point the vessel toward a secluded cove to break for lunch, make port at a dockside restaurant, or ask the captain to patrol the Chesapeake coast for a meal on the water. And if weather, jellyfish, and Poseidon's viceroys permit, guests can swim off the stern of the yacht.
Multi-day charters typically depart by 11 a.m. on Friday mornings and allow guests to explore greater expanses of the bay's more than 11,600 miles of shoreline before a 3 p.m. return on Sunday. Up to four adults and one child can join the captain for three days and two nights spent hopscotching across the Chesapeake to ports rich in maritime history and isolated shores perfect for stashing message-laden bottles. Guests can settle on a custom itinerary or take the popular voyage to St. Michaels, where water taxis ferry guests to town for sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Spend nights anchored in the Miles River or a secluded cove while resting eyes and freshly sun-kissed bodies on private queen-size beds. During the excursion, guests prepare meals for themselves and the captain, and should plan to bring enough food for a typical weekend retreat to a beach house or an uncharacteristically luxurious fallout shelter. Bella Corsa's galley is replete with a refrigerator and freezer plus a microwave, a three-burner propane stove, and an oven suited for whipping up surf 'n' turf.
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