Boat captains must master a 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 launch with this Groupon.
$29 for Fireworks Cruise on July 3 ($59 Value)
- One adult cruise ticket
- Hot dog or brat with chips
- Two beers, glasses of wine, or rail cocktails
During the cruise, passengers can admire the lakefront fireworks display aboard either the Voyageur or the Vista King. Boats board at 8 p.m., depart from Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin at 8:30 p.m, and return by 11 p.m.
Milwaukee Boat Line
Passengers on the Iroquois, Vista King, and Voyageur cruise ships have passed under century-old raising bridges and laid eyes on history-rich chunks of Milwaukee skyline. However, they've also sat under squadrons of F-18s performing barrel rolls over Lake Michigan. Licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard to perform tours and charters on the lake, Jake Chianelli and his captains offer their passengers a unique perspective on the city's waterside events. They also partner with the nonprofit organization Historic Milwaukee by using their trained docents to lead history tours, which include facts and anecdotes from the arrival of the first fur traders up to modern day.
With kitchen facilities and a full bar on board, each of the three double-decked ships are equipped for tours as well as a range of corporate events, wedding-rehearsal dinners, and Moby Dick-themed improv shows. Climate-controlled lower decks give passengers shelter in all weather, and open upper decks house a stage space where local indie-rock bands play during a summer concert series.
500 N Harbor Dr.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202