River cruises are a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding dolphins equipped with saddles, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a ticket to the Cherry Blossom Boat Tour from Fort Washington Potomac River Tours (an $80 value). The Cherry Blossom Boat Tour begins at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Choose from the 18 available dates listed in the sidebar, which run from March 28—April 10.
Fort Washington Potomac River Tours takes to the waterways of the DC-area to provide passengers with an elegant and intimate experience aboard a luxury yacht. Board the custom-built 64-foot Pelican and cruise the currents of the Potomac River in style, taking in up-close views of pastel blooms in the throes of spring. Lounge on the upper deck, snap photos from the stern platform or outside rail, or retreat inside to tune in to live broadcasts from George Washington's gardener on the satellite TV. Passengers are feted with a Blossom Box chock full of decadent pastries from confectioner CMK Pastries, as well as discount coupons to National Harbor's McCormick & Shmick's, McLoone's, Bobby McKeys, Cadillac Ranch, and the Public House. Hop aboard with Fort Washington Potomac River Tours and celebrate the arrival of spring without resorting to making pollen angels in freshly verdant fields.
Capital Yacht Charters
Capital Yacht Charters' fleet of luxury yachts crisscrosses DC's waterways for corporate parties, sightseeing tours, and special events. Tours such as Monuments by Moonlight leisurely motor along the Washington Channel, affording guests the chance to ogle the capital's most famous sights. Each of their luxury yachts also comes equipped with a full bar with snacks for munching or feeding to the landmarks.