Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry because of their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with today's Groupon to DC Harbor Cruises. Choose between two options:
- For $15, you get one adult ticket to the Happy Hour on the Harbor Cruise (a $30 value; a $25 value for seniors)
- For $15, you get one adult ticket to the Summertime Harbor Cruise (a $30 value; a $25 value for seniors, and $18 value for children 12 and under)
All cruises depart from and return to the Gangplank Marina.
DC Harbor Cruises gives passengers flying-fish-eye views of history-rich riverside vistas from the Patriot II, an 87-foot catamaran that carries up to 149 guests and features two air-conditioned decks. Onboard the 90-minute Happy Hour on the Harbor Cruise, passengers 21 and over can unwind with friends, co-workers, and business-suited parrots while soaking in the historic landmarks, architectural wonders, and beautiful scenery peppering the nation's capital. A cash bar, featuring beer and wine selections ($6), mixed drinks ($7) and weekly specials ($5) ably greases gullets as guests traverse the Patriot II's wraparound deck. The friendly and engaging staff may impart tales of the city's famous events and scintillating backstories, such as the tale behind George Washington’s epic cage match with Abraham Lincoln. Guests can stage a rhythmic toast to the tunes emanating from the ship's top-notch speakers or alight its hardwood dance floor when shaking sea-legs with a Coast Guard–certified crew member.
Or, board a luxury catamaran for the Summertime Harbor Cruise, a family-friendly outing that serves up sightseeing opportunities without the drinks.
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.
Southwest - Waterfront
700 Water St. SW
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