Sailing bestows people with stylish, windblown hair and gives them the authority to declare storms perfect. Reap boating benefits with this Groupon.
- $899 for a three- to four-hour sailing charter for up to 30 people (a $1,495 value). This works out to $29.97 per guest if all 30 slots are taken.
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Manned by a Coast Guard–certified captain and his crew, charters typically venture from Lake Union to Lake Washington and back. Food and drink can be provided by passengers or catered. All charters start at 6 p.m.; boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. Paid parking is available in nearby lots.
Schooner Mallory Todd
The first time George Todd sailed, he took to the seas for two years. His initial voyage carried him from Hong Kong through the West Indies and, eventually, to America. He was hooked. Looking to continue his aquatic explorations, the former Navy pilot and officer set out to build his own vessel from many of the materials he obtained on his travels. The elegant result was the Schooner Mallory Todd, a 65-foot yacht furnished with the trappings of a bygone nautical age: antique stained glass, rubbed mahogany, and a main saloon outfitted with porcelain fireplaces.
Today, the Schooner Mallory Todd takes to the waters helmed by a dedicated crew. A US Coast Guard-certified captain mans voyages for up to 30 passengers at a time, guiding guests through the mountain-framed reaches of Lake Washington and Lake Union. Along the way, the ship might pass the iconic houseboats featured in Sleepless in Seattle, or drift by bald eagles building their nests and combing over their neck plumage.
Besides running charters, Todd helms his own nonprofit, the Sailing Heritage Society. Every year, the organization grants more than 100 free sailing trips to ill and underserved children. All fees for charters on the Schooner Mallory Todd support the society's charitable voyages.