Capturing a sunset is tempting since the rare rays of a wild sun fetch big bucks at underground markets. Today's deal gives compassionate sun chasers the chance to let the sun remain free to go about its setting ways. For $12, you get one ticket aboard a sunset cruise with Newport Landing Cruises, a $25 value. The ship departs from just off East Balboa Boulevard, located on Newport Bay. There is no limit on the number of Groupons that can be purchased per person, and cruises are subject to availability so call ahead to reserve a spot or spots.
A loss of speech is common in the presence of the evening sky's colorful time lapse, though the silence won't last long with the boatload of socialites aboard. Mingle with undiscovered singles or spend some quality time with an established first mate. On a calm evening, careful ears can even catch notes echoing along the waves emanating from coastal music venues. The journey follows the Newport Beach in the elusive illumination of the setting sun. Those who are somehow immune to the spell of the ocean's calming charm can blissfully escape and feast upon the complimentary nirvana of chips and salsa.
As you coast along the coast during the day's most serene hours, pivot your head to catch glimpses of the land you left behind. Seeing Newport from the view of a whale's blowhole brings a gentle appreciation to man's many architectural achievements framed by Mother Nature's prowess for elegant landscaping. After dark, use the sky as your cinema and the gaseous celestial bodies as your stars. Use the calming journey to reflect upon life's simple joys, such as ocean breezes or discovering a completely intact woolly mammoth fossil in your cellar.
Cruisers are too busy basking in the memories of their sunset cruises to write reviews, but 18 Yelpers give Newport Landing Sportfishing an average of 3.5 stars.
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