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 $34, you get a ticket from Delta Discovery Cruises that includes a yacht excursion, a meal, entertainment, and more (a $68 value). You can apply the Groupon to your choice of the following cruises: blues and barbecue, eco-educational lunch, sunset dinner, champagne brunch with jazz, Mothball fleet World War II history ($11 extra), and murder mystery ($11 extra). Tax and service (gratuity) are $13 and not included.
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, and the popular blues and barbecue 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.
For an $11 upgrade, military buffs can explore the historic U.S.S. Iowa battleship during the Mothball fleet World War II history cruise, and sleuths can choose the murder-mystery cruise—an interactive Caribbean-themed whodunit that cruisers get to solve while munching 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. Check out the full cruise schedule to decide which experience is best for you.