What You'll Get
Vital skills gleaned while sailing are useful for navigating corn mazes and tying bowline knots around mutinous guinea pigs. Foster nautical knacks with today's Groupon: for $150, you get a three-hour sailboat tour of Bodega Bay for four people from Bodega Bay Sailing Adventures (a $300 value).
Bodega Bay Sailing guides would-be sailors through the natural beauty of Bodega Bay from the deck of a 33-foot, Coast Guard inspected sailboat. Captain Rich Crumley treats seafaring sightseers to a healthy maritime dose of natural rock formations such as Seal Rock, so named for the seals that routinely sun themselves there, and Chimney Rock, regularly swept by Dickensian urchins. Whale sightings are common, so nautical paparazzi should stay on their toes. Captain Rich Crumley has been sailing since childhood, and has logged more than 360 days in Bodega Bay alone. Those who would like a more interactive experience are welcome to take the helm and try their hand at sailing under the kindly Captain's supervision.
- It's a beautiful sailboat, fun to travel on, and Rich is entertaining. He did a bit of fishing while we were out, but didn't catch anything. I imagine he'd be up for a fishing trip if you express interest. – Nathan G., Yelp
- We went sailing with Rich for my 50th birthday in April and it was one of the highlights of our trip to California! Not only is he an experienced sailor but he was very entertaining! I don't know what we enjoyed most the views, watching the sea lions and dolphins or his great stories and wonderful sense of humor! – Twoshoze, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Reservation required; subject to availability and weather. 24-hour cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. Not valid on 12/25 or for month of September. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Bodega Bay Sailing Adventures
Picking a criminal out of a lineup is hard, but at Bodega Bay Sailing Adventures, the staff knows that picking a plant out of a lineup is even harder. On the company’s naturalist tours, naturalist Katja Svendsen arms passengers with comprehensive ID cards, printed with pictures and descriptions of local flora and fauna. As they identify the plants as well as the whales and seals native to Bodega Bay’s hamlet, Svendsen explains topics such as the causes of tides and human’s impact on the bay. Meanwhile, US Coast Guard-licensed captain Rich Crumley steers the sailboat. Crumley can also captain the 33-foot vessel during traditional tours, supervising passengers while they steer to ensure they don’t turn in a tiny circle forever.