Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry, due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with today's Groupon: for $48, you get a 90-minute sailing tour for two people from Scovare Expeditions, located at Willamette Park (a $96 value).
Grab a partner, best friend, or pet crash-test dummy to fill the second spot on your cruise aboard the Scovare II, a 26-foot-long yacht with two private cabins. The boat holds two to six passengers, keeping the company and the experience intimate. Kick back as the captained vessel coasts down the vibrant Willamette River and historic Holgate Channel, all the while snapping spectacular city riverfront views with your eye cameras. The run concludes with an exhilarating run up the west side of Ross Island and the south waterfront, ensuring passengers are not indefinitely trapped on a Möbius strip.
Lunch cruises ($48 per person) are offered Monday through Friday from 12-1:30 p.m., and include a six-inch sub sandwich and a soda. For those preferring the moon to the sun, the 7:30 p.m. City Lights cruises serve complimentary soft drinks onboard, eradicating the need to bring astronaut packets full of Tang. A full crew services each sailing adventure.
Mention your Groupon ID when calling to reserve your tour. Tours are subject to availability.
Six Citysearchers give Scovare Expeditions an average of five stars.
Scovare Expeditions Inc.
With more than 25 years of maritime experience, Shane St. Clair captains Scovare Expeditions' fleet of sailboats, unveiling the windblown channels of the Willamette River to budding sailors and sightseeing passengers. During sailing tours, passengers can bob across the river while taking in the views of the volcanic caldera of Elk Rock Island or feast on three-course meals as the sails fill up with wind like a balloon ruining its dinner. A new 40' ocean going yacht is available for private and corporate events and a fast pontoon boat keeps guest boating in style. Those interested in learning the ropes can sign up for sailing lessons, where savvy instructors teach novices how to command the helm, guide the lines, and barter with miserly seagulls.
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