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. This Groupon is a mutinous bounty.
Choose Between Two Options
- $175 for a two-hour sunset charter with wine, beer, soda, and snacks for four to six people ($350 value)
- $249 for a three-hour family daytime charter with lunch, soda, beer, and wine for six people ($500 value)
Call him Backwards Columbus. In 2001, DEA Charters' captain David Wilson led a transatlantic voyage from Jacksonville, Florida, to Portugal—approximately the route Columbus took, albeit reversed and with an extra 500 years' worth of boating technology. During more typical times, though, Wilson sticks to the tropical waters of Southern Florida, using his world-explorer-caliber boating skills to helm private charter trips around St. Augustine. On sunset cruises on Wilson's 30-foot, solar-powered catamaran, for example, passengers watch the sky change colors and make champagne toasts. And on trips aboard the company's inflatable boat, passengers can even leave the open water to explore Florida's intracoastal waterways, canals, and novelty-sized bathtubs.