Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry because of their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $28 for a Monuments-by-Moonlight cruise for two (up to a $56 value)
- $55 for a Monuments-by-Moonlight cruise for four (up to a $112 value)
During the one-hour Monuments-by-Moonlight cruise, passengers drift past the city’s monuments and landmarks, such as the Kennedy Center, the Jefferson Memorial, and Washington’s popsicle-stick sculpture of Betsy Ross. Cruises depart from Georgetown on alternating Friday and Saturday nights. Purchasers may also choose the happy-hour cruise and enjoy drink specials while leisurely cruising past the DC skyline.
DC Cruises showcases the capital from an uncommon angle: the waterfront. The open-top yacht has a stylish lounge, air conditioning and panoramic windows. The top deck is the observation/dance deck. Both drift on the Potomac River from Georgetown to the Tidal Basin, taking in views of the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Washington Monument. Sunset and happy-hour cruises cast the buildings against colorful skies. At night, the moon glows on the marble structures, giving them new mystique. DJ parties, wine cruises, and crab feasts combine on-the-water sightseeing with local fare, and cherry-blossom cruises showcase signs of spring: trees dotted with pink blooms and newborn bills cooing in their bassinets on the Mall.