Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with this Groupon.
$67 for a 90-Minute Electric-Boat Rental ($135 Value)
Up to eight passengers can lounge beneath the canopy of a rechargeable, emission-free electric boat as it putters quietly across Newport Harbor. Beachfront mansions sail by as passengers groove to music on the CD- and MP3-equipped stereo and grab beverages from coolers brought from home or rented for an additional cost. The boat’s built-in table lends itself to dockside dining at one of several waterfront restaurants.
Newport Fun Charters
Located at a private patio and dock upon the 880-acre Newport Harbor, Newport Fun Charters launches self-guided or escorted jaunts that allow customers to explore the harbor’s sandy beaches, gentle surf, and varied marine life. Guests ride down the beachfront boardwalk on bicycles, tandem bikes, and surreys, taking in the sights of moored yachts and million-dollar mansions with moored yachts on their roofs. Knowledgeable Newport natives lead Segway tours on land, while kayak and standup paddleboard tours explore the surrounding waters.