National Ferry Corporation: (DC Harbor Cruises)

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87 ft. Patriot II catamaran ushers tourists through scenic rides with wine or champagne tastings & cheese & fruit platters

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older. Subject to weather. Tickets are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 a sea launch with today’s Groupon from DC Harbor Cruises. Cruises depart from either the City Marina in in Alexandria, Virginia, or the Gangplank Marina in Washington D.C. Choose between the following options:

  • For $36, you get one ticket for a 2.5-hour wine-tasting cruise (up to a $75 value). For departure times and locations check here. The wine-tasting cruise includes:

    • One ticket for wine or microbrew tasting
    • Assortment of cheeses and fruit

  • For $36, you get one ticket for a 2.5-hour champagne-tasting cruise (up to a $75 value). For departure times and locations check here. The champagne-tasting cruise includes:

    • One ticket for champagne or bloody-mary tasting
    • Continental breakfast

DC Harbor Cruises ushers guests aboard the plush 87-foot Patriot II catamaran for scenic tours filled with music, conviviality, and live narration. During both tasting jaunts, the double-decker vessel whisks seafarers down the Potomac River for a 2.5-hour stroll past D.C.’s most famous catatonic landmarks. Crews aboard the wine-tasting trip dish out tickets for guests to sample a glass of wine or microbrewery beer, which complements a tasty assortment of cheeses and fruit. On the champagne cruise, palates can tipple a glass of prosecco or rosé or a mimosa or bloody mary before gobbling down plates full of continental-breakfast fare. Two cash bars supply extra drinks for particularly parched throats. Guests can repose on deck to take in the sweeping panoramic views or sit inside the comfortable cabin to stare at the flat-screen TV until it blinks.

Although DC Harbor Cruises sometimes offers discounts online, today's Groupon still offers the best deal available.

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.

Customer Reviews

Securing the groupon and making reservations was not an easy process, but the staff was wonderful and made sure me and my friends from out of town were able to enjoy the trip.
Ciera A. · July 1, 2017
Good tour and ship voyage!
Anthony J. · June 8, 2017
Great experience when the weather is good. I would suggest to get there early enough if you are concerned about seating. We did not have a seat, but they do have high top tables. The also have hotdogs, chips, and cocktails. It was relaxing and I would do it again!
Aprile H. · May 4, 2017

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