Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water road ride with this GrouponLive deal: for $39, you get one ticket to a lunch or dinner cruise featuring live entertainment with Allen Batista Travel, Inc. (up to an $85 value). Cruises set sail at 2 p.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; boarding begins 30 minutes before leaving the New York Skyport Marina. Choose from the following themes and dates:
- Sunday, September 23
- Wednesday, October 17 - Rescheduled, valid toward comedy show on November 11
- Sunday, October 21 - Rescheduled, valid toward comedy show on November 11
- Sunday, November 11<p>
Each comedy cruise is headlined by three standup comedians tested onstage at clubs across New York City. Upcoming trips may feature the sarcastic stylings of Charles McBee, seen contending in the New York March Madness Comedy Competition and onstage at the Comedy Cellar, or the bait-and-switch one-liners of the unapologetically blunt Leah Bonnema.
- Sunday, October 7 - Rescheduled, now valid toward a magic show on November 11
- Sunday, October 21 - Rescheduled, now valid toward a magic show on November 11<p>
A family-friendly show that amazes even those who know that magic is performed by domesticated fairies, this one-hour performance contrasts the illusory wonders with the spectacle of nonfabricated panoramas. Mind-reading and fire-eating tricks may be on the menu as well.
Belly Dancing on Sunday, October 7 - Rescheduled, now valid toward a belly-dance or magic show on November 11
Professional belly dancers perform a sinuous 30-minute routine with shades of Egypt, Turkey, and Lebanon motions to Top 40 hits and Middle Eastern music. The cruise may also offer a henna-tattoo artist on hand; others may boast a licensed massage therapist.
Salsa Dancing on Wednesday, October 17 - Rescheduled, now valid toward salsa show in April 2013 (specific date TBD)<p>
A DJ spins salsa, meringue, bachata, and Latin house music while salsa instructors lead a 20-minute lesson for spin-ready sea legs. The professionals then perform a half-hour of dazzling salsa choreography, followed by 20 minutes of staring alluringly off into space.
Samba on Sunday, October 28 - Rescheduled, now valid toward samba show on November 11<p>
A Brazilian band grooves through bossa-nova, Brazilian-pop, and samba-reggae music while tour-takers tuck into their complimentary lunch. Audience members may also be able to absorb the insights of samba instructors and learn to shimmy with the best of them.
Zumba on Sunday, October 28 - Rescheduled, now valid for Zumba on November 11<p>
A certified Zumba instructor leads the group in a 45-minute dance-fitness session while the yacht burns calories on the open waves. Top 40 hits provide the soundtrack as sightseers work out in a fun and straightforward format.