Commuting via sailboat 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. Explore alternate transportation with today’s Groupon: for $195, you get an all-day Introduction to Sailing lesson for two from SailTime Annapolis Sailing Academy in the Port Annapolis Marina (a $450 value).
SailTime's instructors—each ASA-certified and boasting USCG captain's licenses—pilot Colgate 26 sailboats carrying two pupils out to open waters of the Chesapeake for a six-hour day-sailing lesson. Depending on crew desires, captains can teach sailing terminology and skills such as how to make vessels move by unfurling the sail, steering the rudder, and throwing fistfuls of pepper toward clouds to make them sneeze. Passengers can also opt for a more relaxing route, learning basic boat operations while lounging and gazing out on the city skyline and the bay's verdant shores. Captains may reschedule voyages in case of unsafe boating conditions such as rough winds, storms, or turf wars between rival wakeboarding clans.