Hestia

North End

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Promotional value expires Sep 26, 2009. Amount paid never expires. Schedule subject to change due to weather and safety Reservations required Minimum 2 people, max 6 people per sail Limit 6 Groupon purchases/person Minimum 48 hours notice required to schedule or cancel Maximum 225 Groupons available Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Is sailing with friends the only item left on your bucket list? Lucky for you, today's Groupon gets you two tickets aboard the Hestia, a 32-foot 2001 model Catalina sailboat, for only $85 (a $170 value). It's the perfect way to see the sights and relax at sea for a fraction of the price of owning, storing, and constantly waxing a sailboat. Buy one and take your sweetheart. Or, since the Hestia comfortably holds six people, buy three and take your friends.

Most people experience the city on land. Whether you’re going to work, driving across town, or selling DVDs on street corners, you probably don’t have an opportunity to sit back and soak in all that is Boston. Even tourists commonly spend their time rushing from attraction to attraction without taking in the bigger picture. The Hestia provides a fresh perspective that even the oldest Bostonian (Mary Higgins, 106) can appreciate.

A sunset sail on the Hestia lasts more than two hours. Boarding begins at 6 p.m. and you return to the dock 30 minutes after sunset. As a Hestia guest, you're welcome to sit back and relax or help with the sail. You can even bring your own food, snacks, and drinks to enjoy as you coast around the harbor. Don't worry if you have sea fears, the Hestia is fully equipped with at least one life vest per passenger and a deck-mounted harpoon cannon.

Check out some photos from a recent Hestia guest here. They look happy and alive. Reservations are required. Click here to read a few other things you should know.

Don't miss out on a great deal for an inexpensive introduction to sailing. After spending a day at sea on the Hestia, you'll probably want to consider an exciting new career. Get your Groupon!

Reviews

The feedback on Hestia's comments section is glowing. Here's what people are saying:

  • "Hestia is a fine sailboat, most competently sailed by Captain Todd. Safety and fun always present" – Kevin Leary
  • "Thank you so much for making my boyfriend and I's [sic] anniversary so special. I think he was wowed and so was I. I will definitely keep your name on my list of great activities to do with visitors to Boston this summer." – Lindsey
  • "I just want to say thank you again for taking Seth and I out sailing on Saturday. We had a great time. Seth wasn't sure if he would like it, but I think hes [sic] sold now." – Karina

Hestia Cruises

Gray-hulled naval ships sit stoically by weathered docks, as sailboats and yachts dart to and fro in graceful traffic. The tide ebbs and flows around islands, piers, and against harbor walls under the Boston skyline. Hestia Cruises' four ships glide among this nautical throng, carving wakes across the busy waters on seasonal cruises in the morning, afternoon, at sunset, or under the light of the moon. As the classic 1948 motor yacht Full Moon rumbles through the water, on-board tour guides divulge facts about harbor history and point out ideal landmarks to photograph. The ship's open decks host passengers for sightseeing tours, and its staff also guides morning cruises with massage services or yoga classes, evening voyages with wine and whiskey tastings, and photo-shoot cruises.

Captains also ferry visitors past harbor sights on an EPA-acclaimed private catamaran or the 32-foot Catalina sailboat Hestia, where passengers can help pull lines, unfurl the main sail, and make a mix-tape of sea shanties. They also pilot a rigid inflatable boat—built to Navy Seal specifications—for adventures to far ends of the harbor at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. The speedy craft lies low to the water, letting passengers feel the harbor's salty spray while hunched securely on saddle-style jockey seats.

Customer Reviews

It was a great and very memorable sunset cruise. The captain and sea-dog were friendly and great hosts. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and was very glad I bought the tickets.
Morris L. · September 12, 2012
Absolutely a wonderful time!
Amanda S. · October 26, 2011
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    Boston, Massachusetts 02109

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