Boats allow man to explore the last uncharted territory: the other side of the marina. Chart your own course with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $45 for a three-hour Taste of Sailing lesson for one (a $75 value)
- $85 for a Taste of Sailing lesson for two (a $150 value)
- $245 for a two-day basic keelboat sailing class for one (a $495 value)
Classes bring students aboard Syrenka, a 25-foot Catalina cruiser. The Taste of Sailing class is a three-hour lesson on raising and trimming the sails and maneuvering in the deep. Basic keelboat sessions are more involved, and include two days of exploring the finer points of sailing with the help of entertaining instructors.
Harmonic Seas Charter Co. and Nautical School
A trio of captains—Keith Cooper, Bert Cohen, and Wesley Freeburg—lead Harmonic Seas Charter Co. and Nautical School's voyages around the Hudson, New York Harbor, and Long Island Sound. Sailing classes impart basic knowledge of techniques such as tying knots, raising the sails, and moving the tiller. During charters, riders can enlist the aid of a licensed captain or take to the seas themselves on one of Harmonic’s vessels, including the 33-foot Blue Heron II and the 41-foot Nomad. Power boat charters include guided tours of the skyline, harbor, and the entire Isle of Manhattan. Harmonic Seas can also take patrons on scheduled trips to or around Bermuda, Belize, and the Virgin Islands to taste the seawaters of other countries.