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.
$99 for a Tall-Ships Boat Excursion for Two (a $198 value)
More than 25 tall ships from the U.S. and foreign navies gather in Baltimore Harbor to 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 for two hours 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. Boats launch at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. daily from Wednesday, June 13, through Tuesday June 19.
During the Star Spangled Sailabration, passengers will board the spacious New Horizons, a 60-foot custom-designed and Coast Guard–certified Tortola motor-sailer on vacation from its home port in Boston, to take in the famous Baltimore Inner Harbor, Fort McHenry, Fells Point, Locust Point and Canton.
Operation Sail, or OpSail for short, participates in Fleet Week 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.
400 Key Hwy.
Baltimore, Maryland 21230