Sailing is an excellent way to temporarily clear your mind and escape everyday worries or oddly specific tax audits. Break away from unease with today’s Groupon: for $399, you get a five-hour, half-day charter for up to six people from Carlin Sailing in Key Biscayne (up to a $763 value).
Helmed by Captain Carlin's 45 years of seafaring experience, Carlin Sailing bestows sweeping views and aqueous adventures upon water-recreation enthusiasts. Board the 41-foot Beneteau Valentina sailboat for a five-hour expedition around Biscayne Bay that will be guided by a licensed captain.
The aqua outing is packed with relaxation opportunities, provided refreshments (soda and water), and perhaps even glimpses of schools of dolphins preparing for their underwater medical-school-graduation ceremonies. Tote along family, friends, or your abandoned alter egos for the half-day jaunt, gliding over pristine waves, dropping anchor to float blissfully, or swimming around while contemplating the possibilities of acquiring a mermaid pen pal.
The wind catches a sail, and suddenly the 41-foot vessel springs to life. The sail boat's hull cuts across the water at increasing speeds, racing alongside city skylines and a mangrove-covered shore. The man at the helm is Captain Carlin, and he guides the vessel with a confidence and ease that can only come from more than 45 years of sailing experience. The captain's charters take up to six passengers through the Biscanye Bay: a shallow estuary home to pelicans, manatees, and retired leviathans. Along the way, groups can sip wine as they bask in the midday sun or the soft glow of an ocean sunset.