Ocean cruises are a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding dolphins equipped with saddles, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a two-hour sunset cocktail cruise with Statue Cruises (a $36 value). Cruises are scheduled to take place each Thursday night from June 10 to August 26 on New York Harbor.
This decadent sunset cruise provides visitors and locals alike the opportunity to savor spectacular views of the skyline from the harbor, wash down their eye-feast with a complimentary glass of wine and assorted fancy cheeses, then rinse out their cheesy wine mouths with a glass of salty harbor brine. Additional beverages and hors d'oeuvres can be purchased throughout the night. As you coast the early-evening waves aboard the luxurious 125-foot ship, set a scintillating conversation with one of the other passengers to the soundtrack of live DJ music. Come sunset, watch with admiration as the day's ultraviolet rays tuna-melt into a puddle of vibrant pigments behind the Statue of Liberty.
Cruisers from New Jersey can commence their excursion from Liberty State Park, boarding at 5:45 p.m., and then New Yorkers can join them at 6:15 p.m. when the boat reaches Battery Park. Call to reserve your spot on the ship ahead of time, then get all gussied up to impress the home of the gilled. To graciously aid passengers' aquatic appearances, fresh summer breezes off the water ensure hair stays fluffy and bald heads don't collect dust.
Several times throughout the day, Statue Cruises ferries depart from Liberty State Park in New Jersey and Battery Park in New York, traveling towards an iconic symbol of freedom: the Statue of Liberty. So long as the statue isn't away on vacation, passengers can alight at Liberty Island and view the statue. Statue Cruises' vessels also dock at Ellis Island, where guests can explore the rich history of immigrants who came to start a new life in the United States. And the sightseeing doesn't stop once they've stepped back on board—the harbor cruises boast magnificent views of Governors Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more.