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 $25, you get a 90-minute noon or sunset cruise aboard the Ben Franklin Yacht (a $50 value).
The Ben Franklin Yacht is a plush, private vessel that provides residents and tourists with river cruises along Philadelphia's scenic and historic waterfront. Enjoy all the sights, sounds, and sixth senses of the city during a Sunday afternoon (1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.) or Friday evening (6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.) cruise on this sophisticated ship. Sailors will receive one complimentary drink, as well as complimentary continental breakfast during the daytime voyage or complimentary appetizers during the evening cruise. A live DJ will provide man-made backup to nature's own soundtrack, and additional libations may be purchased at the full cash bar to provide courage for rug-cutting and semaphore flirting.
Recently refurbished with multiple decks, a dance floor, and luxurious indoor and outdoor seating for 300 people, the Ben Franklin Yacht is an ideal way to enjoy the historic attractions of the 'Delph or celebrate a special occasion. The port of departure is within walking distance of other famed sights, such as the Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, and the cherry tree from which George Washington famously crafted his wooden wig.
"Ben Franklin Yacht"
Sunlight and moonbeams glimmer on Philadelphia harbor, where Ben Franklin Yacht glides silently to reveal a new perspective on the cradle of American democracy and replicate the freedom of the open ocean. Recently refurbished, the modern vessel hosts up to 300 guests in long, low decks whose mirrored ceilings flood the space with reflected light and expose pirates who have "Mom" tattoos hidden in their bald spots. A wooden dance floor and bar fuel parties, and knowledgeable guides propel discussion about the city's history from the breezy top deck. The majestic vessel may also be rented out for private parties. The port of departure is within walking distance of other famed sights, such as the Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, and the cherry tree from which George Washington famously crafted his wooden wig. Boarding begins approximately 30 minutes prior to each excursion.