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 $20, you get a two-hour sunset cocktail cruise from Statue Cruises (a $40 value). Cruises depart each Thursday night from June 16 to August 25 from Battery Park.
Statue Cruises enthralls sightseers of all types with spectacular views of New York's skyline and Ellis Island during decadent sunset cocktail cruises. Aboard the luxurious yacht, tour-goers spy on city life from a distance while washing down the harbor's historical eye candy with complimentary snacks. Cruisers can hop aboard the New York–style gondola in Liberty Landing or Battery Park, and she'll set out to sea, graciously aiding passengers' aquatic appearances with two hours of fresh summer breezes and flirtatious compliments from loggerhead turtles. To finalize reservations before the Internet goes out of business, patrons must book their excursions before July 31, 2011.
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.
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