Though tattered ragamuffins with gambling hands are prone to dining with the fishes, it's the esteemed members of land-society who dine atop the fishes. Today's Groupon merges seafaring and supping proclivities: for $55, you get a ticket to your choice of three-hour dinner cruise (up to a $111.22 value after tax and fees) of Boston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston. The rates vary throughout the week, and the maximum value reflects Saturday's dinner cruise. Search for a dinner cruise on the homepage for more information.
The Spirit of Boston treats as many as 600 revelers to three hours of fine dining, music, and dancing with the Boston Harbor lights as a backdrop. Step aboard, grab a drink, and tour the ship as she casts off from Commonwealth Pier in the Seaport District. Shortly after being put to sea, dinner will be served at the grand buffet, where cruisers can load up on prime rib or lean, slow-roasted ham at the carving station. Otherwise, opt for an entree loaded with fresh ingredients, such as the wild Alaskan salmon with lemon, white wine, dill, and a touch of cream. While you're dining or exchanging cannon fire with enemy dinner-cruise ships, don't be surprised if you're serenaded with a pop song by a member of the ship's crew—a motley band of sailor-server-singers who often moonlight as boxer-bartender-bankers.
Once you've gotten your sea legs, take them for a spin on the dance floor, where the ship's disc-jockeyman spins the hottest hornpipes and sea chanteys. Or romantically rest your head against your other head on the ship's top deck, a spacious floating patio that offers breathtaking views of the city. By the time the Spirit of Boston returns to dock, you'll wish you'd listened to your uncle Ishmael and chosen a life at sea.
Ship boards at 6:30 p.m. and docks at 10 p.m. for dinner cruises. This Groupon is not valid for holiday or specialty cruises.
Fifteen Yelpers give the Spirit of Boston an average of 3.5 stars.
- I went to this lovely ship for a friends [sic] birthday party. when you walk on to the ship , it looks terrfic [sic]. They have a buffet style food, but the food is so goood [sic] you go back for 4ths. – Victoria H.
- Most importantly, you get a gorgeous view of Boston and the surrounding area on your cruise. – Ali A.
200 Seaport Blvd.
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