Sailing aboard a yacht is a pastime that has endured for centuries, much like playing golf or teasing the neighborhood barrow boy. Enjoy time-honored recreation with today's Groupon: for $20, you get tickets for two for a Wednesday evening Hudson River excursion, from Marco Polo Cruises.
For more than 15 years, Marco Polo Cruises has facilitated floating fun along the Hudson River and New York's twinkling skyline. Departing from Pier 81 on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., the 150-foot Cabana yacht heads out for three-hour excursions around Manhattan, passing noteworthy landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, which was constructed before the invention of boats made all bridges obsolete. Each passenger can feel aquatic breezes waft over the boat, whose two spacious decks can accommodate up to 300 revelers. Unlike the string quartets of Viking warships, an on-board DJ fills the vessel with danceable tunes to facilitate maritime move-busting.
W 41st St. & 12th Ave.
Manhattan, New York 10036