Ocean 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 $75, you get a two-hour sailing cruise from Sail Channel Islands (a $150 value).
Sea-curious land dwellers relax aboard the Wiley, a 36-foot Catalina yacht, while witnessing gorgeous scenery and watery wildlife of the Santa Barbara Channel and Ventura Coast of Southern California. Captain Dan, a licensed U.S. Coast Guard captain, will guide the schooner toward prime spots to witness whales frolicking and dolphins holding fraternity hazing rituals. Seafarers meet at Vintage Marina to board the aquatic vessel, and then set out from Channel Islands Harbor. Time your voyage to occur at sunset and observe the briny coastline as it floats by, swathed in the sediment-flattering hues of yellow, orange, and pink. Tour-goers can complement their adventure into the watery abyss by bringing snacks or drinks or by having the staff arrange catering. Buy two Groupons for a couple's cruise, or get up to four people together for an on-ship bridge tournament where the losers have to swim back to shore.
While Sail Channel Islands lists the prices for the Wiley two-hour cruise at $350 for up to four people, this Groupon reflects the most up-to date values per person ($150) as of January 26, 2011.
- Travel by sailboat from Ventura, California, through the Santa Barbara Channel to Channel Islands National Park, known for sea lions, seals, whales, and unusual wildlife. These trips feature no pubs or shops. Instead, passengers can experience the native stomping grounds of more than 2,000 plant and animal species. – Jacqueline Froeber, Coastal Living
- The sailboat was amazing. The craftsmanship and lines were incredible and we constantly marveled at how every detail was taken care of for us. There was nothing left to do but sit back and enjoy! – miguel.fowler, Yahoo! Local
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