Traveling via sailboat has a number of advantages: there are no traffic jams, there are no hitchhikers with hooks for teeth, and if you hit a deer it's definitely the deer's fault. Explore a buck-free body with today's Groupon to Sail Dallas located at Pier 121 Marina in Lewisville. Choose from the following options:
* For $49, you get a public, two-hour sailing cruise for one (up to a $99 value).
* For $95, you get a public, two-hour sailing cruise for up to two people (up to a $198 value).
* For $180, you get a public, two-hour sailing cruise for up to four people (up to a $396 value).
* For $250, you get a private, two-hour sailing cruise for up to six people (up to a $594 value).
Experienced seadogs at Sail Dallas captain a small fleet of boats including the Southern Cross, a Hinckley Competition 41 sailboat, around Lake Lewisville to ferry travelers on leisurely cruises. One of only nine Competition 41s produced by the Hinckley Company in 1969, the elegant vessel accommodates up to 20 passengers but will limit its manifest to parties of six for Groupon expeditions. Ships embark on two-hour promenades at any time throughout the day and into the evenings according to each group's preferences and the whims of a parrot trained to mimic and blackmail sailors. Options like sunset and evening cruises give customers the chance to enjoy the view without suffering the heat. Harmonize through sea shanties with friends and other voyagers on public tours, or choose a private adventure that commandeers the whole boat for a group of carousers or a pair of lovebirds seeking solitude.
All trips are BYOB, so riders can share stories over a few brews or complement a romantic expedition with a bottle of wine. A favorite of Sail Dallas's captains, evening cruises bathe faces in soft light and illuminate the shore in warm rays from the setting sun. Visiting sailors should pull on soft-soled shoes to prevent scuffing the deck with hard heels or peg legs and bring life vests for crewmembers 12 and younger.
As waves churn in the mid-Atlantic, Captain Matt Meadows is hard at work. He has to deliver a sail boat to an eagerly awaiting customer at his destination port in Italy. Though the United States Coast Guard Master occasionally delivers boats domestic and abroad, his main passion is teaching. From his home base on Lake Lewisville, Captain Meadows and his team of skippers lead lessons ranging from intro to sailing classes all the way through advanced sailing certifications, during which they teach students essential sailing lingo, such as starboard and Pirates of the Caribbean. They also instruct on specialty concentrations such as celestial navigation and offshore sailing. They lead beginning and advanced racing lessons for students interested in performance sailing, and they also rent out their schooners for all sorts of occasions.
Pier 121 Marina Lake Lewisville
1481 E Hillpark Rd.
Lewisville, Texas 75056