Commuting via boat 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. Travel the briny boulevards with today’s Groupon: for $190, you get a privately chartered boat tour to Savannah or Beaufort for up to six people (a $380 value) from Island Time Charters, located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Island Time Charters' four-hour tours ferry seafarers through the Lowcountry's serene backwater marshes and scenic urban waterways. After departing from the Cross Island boat landing, maritime travelers float past the tall grasses of the surrounding salt marshes where herons, otters, osprey, and sea turtles can be seen lounging, playing, and forming chorus lines. Drift blissfully by the sights and landmarks of either historic River Street in Savannah or downtown Beaufort. Excursions take place aboard a 25-foot Stingray 250 LX—a sleek sport boat complete with cushioned seating, a freshwater sink, dinette table, cockpit coolers, and a stainless steel barbecue grill, good for floating picnics and garnering grilling tips from dolphins.
Island Time Charters
Aboard her 25-foot Stingray 234LR, Captain Megan escorts up to six passengers on more than 10 intimate charters. The USCG-licensed captain navigates waters teeming with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins by day, floats through Calibogue Sound at sunset, and cruises past Shelter Cove's summertime fireworks displays from the water at night. Her Stingray 234LR also pulls one- and two-person tubes along the whitecaps and navigates backwater marshes en route to open areas ready for watersports such as wakeboarding, water skiing, and turtle wrestling.
Hilton Head Island
Cross Island Boat Landing
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928