Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to an aquatic launch with this Groupon.
- $15 for one ticket to a 90-minute happy-hour harbor cruise (a $30 value)
- Choose from 32 available dates and times, spanning from June 27 to July 28. Click here to view all available options.<p>
Passengers on the happy-hour harbor cruise can indulge in a nautical celebration aboard a luxury catamaran. Cold drinks from the cash bar and concessions area add to the festivities. Arrive early for this event, as the boat will not wait for late arrivals. Cruises sail rain or shine. Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.<p>
National Ferry Corporation
Departing from Washington Marina, a boat skipper begins another journey down the calm, flat waters of the Potomac River. The multi-decked, climate-controlled boats, such as the Patriot II catamaran, power National Ferry Corporation's daily tours of the capital's famous waterway. The tour crafts are furnished with bars, snacks, full audio systems, and plush seating for sightseers to enjoy as they drift along the Potomac's smooth waters and collect eyefuls of national treasures. Guests can admire the imposing Capitol Building and whisper about how silly the Washington Monument looks without its powdered wig. The Coast Guard–certified staff points out other notable visuals such as the National Cathedral's stately towers, the Pentagon, and Fort McNair.