What You'll Get
Private cruises are a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding dolphins equipped with saddles, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a two-hour boat rental for up to 10 adults (a $250 value) at SJ Koch Electric Boats, with locations in Baltimore and Annapolis.
At SJ Koch Electric Boats, eager land-lubbers steer themselves along Spa Creek and National Harbor in an easy-to-steer luxury party-boat. On each voluptuous vessel, seafarers have access to a 70-quart ice chest, wine cooler, and refrigerator capable of holding the brewed booty of up to 10 spirited pirates. Other amenities on the heated and enclosed private floating paradise include a bathroom and a four-speaker stereo system complete with a radio, CD player, and iPod hookup. Piloting the electric and eco-friendly craft is breezy for first-timers and veteran captains alike, with most tourgoers likening the steering experience to driving a golf cart. Without the noise, smells, and vibrations of gas engines, the smooth ship also allows guests to coast quietly and stealthily past nearby waterfront shops and restaurants
Customers do not need experience to pilot one of SJ Koch's electric boats, but they must possess a MD boating license, which can be acquired after passing an online exam. Alternatively, for those who don't have the chance to finish the boat-safety class, the boating outpost can issue a 30-day temporary certificate. Guests requiring said certificate are asked to arrive 15 minutes ahead of their reserved boating time.
SJ Koch Electric Boats was mentioned in the Washington Post.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2/person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Reservation req'd. 24hr cancellation notice req'd. Subject to weather conditions. Must be 21 or older with credit card and valid ID. If 29 or younger, must bring MD boating license; 30 day temporaries may be issued. Not valid for holidays or Sat/Sun in July. Must use in 1 visit. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.