Commuting via yacht has a number of advantages: there are no traffic jams, there are no hitchhikers with hooks for teeth, and if you hit a deer it's definitely the deer's fault. Live it up on the water with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a ticket to a Delta Discovery Cruise that includes a yacht excursion, a meal, entertainment, and more (a $59 value). Available cruises for Groupon holders include:
- Blues and BBQ Cruise
- Bird-Watching Lunch Cruise
- Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Champagne Brunch with Jazz
- Mothball Fleet World War II History Cruise
- Murder Mystery Cruise
Delta Discovery Cruises' yachts give voyagers shimmery views of the California Delta from every seat in their climate-controlled main salons, but the company also makes the cruise itself an adventure with a variety of themes and entertainment. The champagne brunch cruise backs its lustrous brunch menu with live jazz music, while the popular Blues and BBQ cruise does the same with tangier vittles and more soulful self-pity. For a more romantic backdrop to a first date or an elaborate billionaire impersonation, dine on a gourmet meal backlit by the glowing pink and orange hues of the setting sun with the sunset dinner cruise. Avian voyeurs on the bird-watching lunch cruise can do a little sparrow spotting from the ship's open-air upper deck, which also allows plenty of space to practice mating dances. Military buffs, meanwhile, will get to tour the historic U.S.S. Iowa battleship during the Mothball Fleet World War II History cruise. The murder mystery cruise adds an extra layer of fun with an interactive Caribbean-themed whodunit, which you'll get to solve as you munch on Jamaican jerk chicken and key lime pie. Attendees are encouraged to dress like pirates—both for the purposes of a costume contest and for raiding nearby merchant vessels.