Boats and merrymaking have been inextricably linked since Odysseus’s crew tied him to the mast of his ship and tried to pin a tail on him. Take to the water with this Groupon.
$119 for Two Tickets to the Family Fireworks Extravaganza Cruise on Saturday, June 30 ($251.90 Value)
Boarding and tailgating for the Family Fireworks Extravaganza begins at 5:30 p.m., where an included barbecue meal of ribs, chicken, and draft beer sates guests until the yacht’s 7 p.m. departure. Whether behind oversize windows or feeling the breeze on an open-air deck of the Ben Franklin, revelers take part in the all-night open bar and dance to tunes spun by a DJ until it’s time for the fireworks show at Penn’s Landing. The cruise returns at 10 p.m.
Determined to convert waterways across North America into party corridors, On Cruises deploys its fleet of festivity-ready ships along the rivers and lakes of major cities under the helm of experienced skippers. A host of themed cruises—including a haunted Halloween ghost-ship cruise populated by costumed guests and phantoms in their regular clothes—facilitate floating celebrations, and after-work cruises enable guests to unwind offshore.