Sailing evokes the freedom of flying through Earth's open spaces without the threat of random ejector seats or rush-hour goose traffic. Enjoy an avian-free excursion with today's Groupon for sailing adventures to NauticShare. All trips depart from Alameda. Choose between the following options:
• For $125, you get a six-hour sailing tour and lesson for two (a $375 value).
• For $300, you get a six-hour sailing tour and lesson for six (a $1,100 value).
NauticShare's experienced crew schools nautical newbies and salient sailors alike, imbuing students with navigational prowess. In classes of up to six sailing students, the intrepid instructors bear down on the basics of boat anatomy, how to tack, jibe, and wail, and the crucial requirements of the major above-deck assignments, such as helm handling. Wave riders can also opt to eschew sailing for on-deck sun-worshipping while noshing on the provided snacks. The boat departs from its Alameda dock, sailing between Alcatraz and Angel Island, before looping around the storied prison, narrowly evading the shackles of temporally displaced prison guards, and returning to Alameda.
The two-person boating package also creates an inviting venue to meet fellow deckhands, as each novice pair will sail alongside a crew of up to four new boat buddies. Larger groups can take advantage of the private introductory-sailing expedition, which enables sailors to bring their family, siblings, coworkers, or clingy imaginary friends. Although the selected sea steed may vary depending on availability, students will earn their chops on a Beneteau, Hunter, Hanse, or Jeanneau, all fine members of NauticShare's fleet.
Offering three membership plans, NauticShare dispenses its fleet of well-maintained luxury yachts, sailboats, and powerboats at ports around the world. Depending on location, members also have access to sailing and boating lessons, which include how to become a skipper or discover the password for getting into secret Atlantis parties.