Sailors learn to be experts at knot tying, from securing the vessel with a tight anchor hitch to securing the captain after he succumbs to madness and tries to eat his own hook hand. Experience a mutinous bounty with this Groupon.
$36 for a Wine-and-Cheese Cruise ($75 Value)
- Two-hour cruise aboard PATRIOT II, an 87-foot luxury catamaran
- Two complimentary glasses of wine
- One keepsake wine glass
- Assortment of fruits, cheeses, and veggies<p>
The autumn wine-and-cheese cruise sails about four times a week, and more dates will be added to accommodate demand. See dates for the cruise here.
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.