Sailing is one of the most romantic activities, as it often entails colorful sunsets, gentle breezes, and tying significant others to pole masts. Examine sailorly knots with this Groupon.
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- $55 for a tall-ships boat excursion for one (a $99 value)
- $99 for a tall-ships boat excursion for two (a $198 value)
More than 25 tall ships from the U.S. and foreign navies showcase the old-fashioned beauty of their many sails, complex rigging, and imposing planks while the Blue Angels fly overhead. To get an up-close view, passengers board a 60-foot sailboat and cruise out to meet them. The BYOB policy allows guests to sip personal coolers of beer or wine as they enjoy the provided snacks and take in the majestic tall ships. The event is available at the Fort Monroe location June 6–8, and at the Portsmouth location June 9–12.
Experience a tall-ships boat excursion during the 36th annual Norfolk Harborfest, which hosts OpSail 2012 VirginiaTM. The festivities take place June 6-12. As part of the national commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner, the fest features fireworks, water activities, and tasty treats procured by local chefs. Sail aboard New Horizons, a 50 ton, 60’, 47-passenger US Coast Guard Certified Tortola Motor Sailer. Guests relax while viewing the historic ships in style and comfort as they cruise past the fleet. Boats launch at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. daily.
Operation Sail, or OpSail for short, participates in Norfolk Harborfest and is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting goodwill among nations, and the development of youth through sail training. In 2012, OpSail will celebrate the bicentennial of our nation's anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, with a parade of tall ships and warships, from over 25 nations, and will sail to five historic ports: New Orleans, Norfolk, Boston, Baltimore, and New York City and join America in commemoration of this national milestone.
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.