Originally used to expand the reach of an empire, boats were usurped by the persecuted, the proud, and the cool uncles of America. Cordially declare your independence from land this Fourth of July with today's Groupon: for $15, you get admission and one drink ticket to a Fourth of July party cruise on the Jacksonville Princess II (a $30 value).
Set sail on St. John’s River aboard a luxury mega-yacht to celebrate our nation’s conception. The party begins at the post-barbecue hour of 9 p.m. on July 4, when dockside downtown boarding begins. The ship will remain docked throughout a dazzling display of traditional pyrotechnic sky-lights, and then set sail on a cruise to celebrate America's independence. Grab a hold of your first (included) libation from the cash bar, and cruise out onto the boat’s dance floor to bust a move to the DJ’s beats. Rejoice in life lived outside the thorny confines of Her Majesty’s fickle whims by dancing up a storm, or pursue your self-evident right to happiness by making eyes with a dashing dentist from across the deck.
The ship, which sails rain or shine (unless instructed otherwise by the Coast Guard), boasts a friendly and professional staff on hand to calm any sea-fearing sailors or reenact dramatic moments directly lifted from the diaries of Continental Congressmen. The cruise returns to shore around midnight.
Must be 21 or over. No refunds for inclement weather.
Past clients rave about the cruises aboard the Jacksonville Princess II. Here's what they are saying in online testimonials: