Fish are elusive prey, fleeing into reefs to evade anglers and spontaneously sprouting legs to run away from Charles Darwin. Track down slippery targets with this Groupon.
$49 for a Twilight Fishing and Fireworks Cruise for Two (Up to $100 Value)
Starting at 5 p.m., up to 75 adults and kids board the Queen Mary to embark on the fireworks cruise. The crew helps guests learn their way around provided fishing rods and then turns them loose at an ideal time for hooking fish that may include bluefish, striper, and fluke. Before the boat redocks at 9:30 p.m., a fireworks display (weather permitting) pops in the sky above and sends reflections shimmering across the waves. Cruises are scheduled every Thursday from June 28 through September 3, with an additional cruise on July 4.
The Jersey Shore famously bustles with Ferris wheels, roller coasters, boardwalk shops, and restaurants, but the action doesn't stop at the waterline. Propelled by twin diesel engines, the 75-foot Queen Mary trolls the waters in search of both entertainment and mammoth striped sea bass, Atlantic bonito, bluefish, and long-buried swim trunks. The crew specializes in teaching newbies—including kids—how to handle a fishing pole, and enclosed lounges and separate women's and men's restrooms keep less sea-weathered sailors comfortable.