Sailing has an illustrious history of providing refuge for unpopular kings, writers looking for inspiration, and 9-year-olds going to extreme measures to avoid having to eat meatloaf. Escape untenable situations with today's Groupon to Seacoast Sailing. Choose from the following options:
• For $99, you get a public, two-hour sailing adventure for two (a $200 value).
• For $159, you get a public, two-hour sailing adventure for four (a $400 value).
• For $799, you get a private, half-day charter for up to 24 people (up to a $2,174 value).
Seacoast Sailing ferries passengers around scenic Boston Harbor on New Horizons, a 60-foot-long, custom-built, Coast Guard–certified Tortola Motorsailer. Skim across the water and admire views of Boston's dazzling skyline and the legendary harbor in which revolutionaries once dumped barrels of tea to complement a capsized shipment of crumpets. During the two-hour excursion, seafarers sail the Atlantic past the Harbor Islands, affording a glimpse of Georges Island's Fort Warren, a former prison for captured Confederate soldiers. Mariners can relax on the 50 feet of deck space and nosh on snacks like chips and dip, pretzels, and frozen candy bars and drinks like water, lemonade, iced tea, or coffee to ward off bouts of scurvy. Seacoast Sailing also permits passengers to bring aboard coolers of wine or beer.
A private three-hour half-day charter, helmed by a captain and at least one mate, lends the watercraft to groups of up to 24 people for a private coast around the harbor. The cruise comes with a food package that includes gourmet appetizers, including bacon-wrapped scallops, quiche, and meatballs.
Seacoast Sailing suggests Friday at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday at 12 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m., and Sunday at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. as the best times for the public tour. Weekdays are available as well.
Originally built to sail around the world, the New Horizons motorsailer now spends its days providing Maine hospitality to its guests while gliding along the scenic Northeastern coast of the United States. After boarding the sailboat, groups can take in the sweeping views of the New York Harbor, the Hudson River, and past the Statue of Liberty, while sipping drinks and savoring treats such as the classic Maine lobster roll, which can be purchased on board. Seafarers may also embark on special voyages, such as Lobster Day Sail picnics. With its spacious design, semi-private upper deck, and modern sound system, the New Horizons can handle events that range from large family gatherings to old-fashioned ocean-drinking contests.
Jeffries Point - Airport
256 Marginal St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02128