Thanks to cartoons, many Americans believe that the correct way to taste wine is to take a sip, then witness something so shocking that it causes them to involuntarily expectorate. Skip the spit takes and sample wine correctly with today’s Groupon: for $47, you get an Orange County wine tasting and harbor cruise for two from OCean Adventures in Dana Point (a $98 value). Cruises run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. The cruise includes:
- A 90-minute catamaran cruise
- Four wine tastings from The Organic Cellar
- Cheese, crackers, dried fruits, and snacks
- A wine host<p>
OCean Adventures’ 63-foot catamaran slices through chilly waters during 90-minute cruises past the illuminated shores of Dana Point Harbor. As the moon ripples in the passing depths, a wine host proffers four tastings of wine from The Organic Cellar, a vino producer whose spirits ferment in the bottle without the use of pesticides, chemicals, or Botox-injected California Raisins. Passengers alternate spirited sips with nibbles of cheese, crackers, and dried fruits or relax with a cocktail culled from the vessel’s full cash bar.
OC Ocean Adventures
Designed and built exclusively for Dana Wharf Sportfishing, OC Ocean Adventures' 63-foot catamaran cruises through the habitats of whales, dolphins, and ocean birds found throughout the waters surrounding Dana Point Harbor. During private charters and public tours, up to 49 people can see the sights from the enclosed cabin or take photos with famous pelicans in open viewing areas. The catamaran is also outfitted with many onboard creature comfort, welcoming guests to peruse a deli-style galley stocked with purchasable snacks and cocktails mixed from a full bar. No matter the occasion for the trip, the vessel leaves waters as clear as it found them; designed for a low impact on the environment, its engine produces less sound and 75% fewer emissions than conventional engines.