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.
$12 for Two-Hour Tour aboard the Tall Ship Kajama (Up to $24.80 Value, Including Tax)
Guests board a restored 1930s schooner and embark on a two-hour excursion on Lake Ontario. During the tour, passengers can break from gazing at scenic views of the Toronto skyline to help deckhands raise and lower the sails or spin the helm. The ship's crew sets off a cannon to mark the end of each tour and the start of the all-passenger thumb war. The Kajama departs from Harbourfront Centre two to three times daily from early May through Labor Day. This Groupon is valid for one adult, child, or senior admission.
Great Lakes Schooner Company
The Kajama's white sails billow in the wind as its sharp prow cleaves the waters of Lake Ontario. The three-masted, gaff-rigged 164-foot schooner casts the same striking silhouette as it did 85 years ago during its first incarnation as a trade ship that sailed from Spain to Norway. Today, Great Lakes Schooner Company has restored the German-built schooner to its maiden-voyage splendour. Though they've preserved the boat's 1930s charm, they also retrofitted the Kajama for its daily tours with such amenities as a licensed bar and galley where cooks bring selections from their menu of pub fare to life. Additionally, the 96-foot three-mast Challenge boasts a full-service bar, and the 78-foot motor-yacht Obsession III — complete with spacious salon and retractable roof — provides public dinner cruises and private charters for almost 200 guests.