Red sky at night is a sailor’s delight, but red sky at morning means the ship’s been steered inside a volcano. Ride life’s waves with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $83 for a two-hour picnic cruise for two, plus $50 per person sailing credit ($299 value)
- $104 for a two-hour picnic cruise for four, plus $50 per person sailing credit ($598 value)
The two-hour cruise on Lake Erie ferries up to six passengers, who may bring their own picnic or purchase a gourmet basket for an extra fee. During the cruise, guests take in scenic views of the buffalo skyline before stopping at the South Buffalo Lighthouse, where guests can debark and walk around the area. Each guest will also receive a $50 credit toward sailing lessons if they find the cruise intriguing and want to learn more.
Seven Seas Sailing Center
Open since 1970, the U.S. Sailing Association–accredited Seven Seas Sailing Center offers landlubbers a taste of the aquatic life aboard sailboats manned by U.S. Coast Guard–certified captains. The team regularly exercises budding sailors' sea legs with certification courses and a seven-part Basic Sail program, and has also instructed students with multiple sclerosis and worked with the Sea Scouts to construct the world's first brick sailboat as part of a mission to take down rogue lighthouses. Seven Seas' headquarters on the Buffalo Ship Canal, complete with on-shore barbecues, a gazebo, and dockside gardens, hosts regular Friday-night family Sailabration events that combine food and fireworks with lively cruises and contests. When not sailing through their own programs, Seven Seas' captains and boats have been featured as crews in The Sullivans and Bruce Almighty.