Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before setting sail to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to a lake launch with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $79 for an afternoon or sunset picnic sail for two (a $199 value)
- $99 for an afternoon or sunset picnic sail for four (a $249 value)<p>
Sailing duos or quartets glide among the waves of Lake Erie, taking in the picturesque scene and snacking on provisions they brought with them via picnic basket or burro. Those who opt not to bring their own snacks can order one of Seven Seas’ gourmet picnic baskets. Groupon holders each leave with a $50 credit toward sailing classes ($349 for an individual; $599 for a pair). Cruises take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., or from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.<p>
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.
1111 Fuhrmann Blvd.
Buffalo, New York 14203