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 from Scovare Expeditions, located at the Newport Seafood Grill Dock. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get two tickets to a harbor-and-bridge holiday cruise (a $90 value). Harbor-and-bridge holiday cruises embark at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday through April.
- For $49, you get two tickets for any 90-minute sail with Scovare Expeditions (a $118 value). Tours begin May 1, 2012.<p>
Scovare’s salty captains unveil the windblown channels of the Willamette River to budding sailors and sightseeing passengers. On frosty winter days, a heated Norwegian Harbor launch vessel, a cozy, covered Hunter 260 sailboat, or the hot winds provided by a gang of lesser gods keep guests toasty. Steamy scents fill the cabin as passengers sip from mugs of free apple cider, hot chocolate, or coffee, which guests can spruce up with their home-brought fermented add-ons. Pairs of friends, lovers, or knife-fighting sea captains tied at the wrists can gaze out over the darkened shoreline as their craft slips through starlit waters, effortlessly sailing by stranded solar-powered submarines.
During the 90-minute voyages 2–6 passengers bob across the Willamette River as the sails fill up with wind like a balloon ruining its dinner. Take in views of the Waverly Country Club or glimpse the volcanic caldera of Elk Rock Island as gentle waves lap against the craft. Ideal for first dates or escaping a mounted police officer, the City Lights and Full Moon tours spirit guests into the inky expanse where they can gaze upon the night sky.
Additional tours may be scheduled due to demand.
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 Cape Cod Catboat available for charter takes tours, classes, and small dinners on a glide, and a sleek Aquarius sailboat keeps guests 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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