Sleek structures and sturdy masts help sailboats glide deftly through the water, unlike saleboats, which barely float by on poorly welded auction tables and soggy ATM receipts. Take to the waters in sturdy style with today's Groupon: for $59, you get admission to one morning or sunset sailboat cruise from Blue Waterways on Biscayne Boulevard (a $129 value).
The water-recreation emporium plans joyful aqua romps that guides boating enthusiasts and sightseeing fans alike through Miami's coastal hotspots. Hop on the luxury Zen, a 53-foot sailing yacht equipped with a certified captain and crewmembers, complimentary soft drinks and snacks, and sweeping views of Miami Beach, Fisher Island, Virginia Key, and more. The morning cruise takes up anchor at 10 a.m., skimming participants past pristine beaches and schools of dolphins just beginning their educational day before returning fledging sailors to land at 2 p.m. Opt for the sunset cruise from 4 p.m.–8 p.m. and bring a cooler full of your favorite libations to sip as the earth's favorite star slowly sinks into the horizon Shutterbugs can seek out ultimate click opportunities while learning the difference between the port and starboard sides of the vessel and their political leanings come election season.
With a limit of 10–12 H2O navigators on each trip, the adventurous jaunt is an ideal outing for large familial units or marching-band drum lines reuniting for off-the-field revelry.