Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry because of their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable river otters. Set sail into the enigma with today's Groupon: for $40, you get one admission to a 3.5-hour yacht party cruise from City Lights Cruises departing from the north side of Lake Union (a $79.95 value). This Groupon includes the departure fee, two free drinks, and an appetizer buffet onboard.
City Lights Cruises cast off aboard two luxurious yachts, which invite unobstructed views of the harbor and skyline from their open-air sky lounges. During the yacht party cruise, guests can fuel festivities by making faces at seagulls, sampling eats from the hot appetizer buffet, and cashing in their two drink tickets at the fully stocked bar. Hit the dance floor to bust a move to the live DJ's hip-hop, disco, reggae, and salsa tunes, or float to the beats of one's own fluttering sea legs. Trips leave on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and select holidays throughout the year, and typically depart at 7;30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Check the schedule for times and availabilities.
This Groupon is not valid for cruises on New Year's Eve.
Yacht Party Cruises
The party-loving minds behind Yacht Party Cruises wanted a creative way for locals and tourists to explore a city's late-night atmosphere. Eventually they launched a fleet of luxury yachts into the waters of eight of North America's most lively urban waterfronts. On each vessel, festivities abound as DJs spin everything from hip-hop to Sinatra, inviting passengers to shake a leg in between trips to the full bar or buffet lined with hot appetizers. All yachts boast extravagant details such as wraparound decks, fireplaces, or a glass atrium that hangs above the dance floor offering dancers a direct view of the man in the moon's game of solitaire. Guests can also step onto the decks for fresh air or panoramic views of city's skyline.