Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with this Groupon.
$349 for a Three-Hour Weekday Tiki-Boat Cruise ($705 Value)
Cruises depart from Monroe Harbor and ferry groups of up to 12 to a choice of cruise destinations. Cruises are available Monday through Thursday and do not include a captain’s tip, which is typically 20%. To reserve a time slot, see the reservations page. The season begins May 1.
Tiki Boat Chicago
From the deck of Tiki Boat Chicago’s 40-foot party barge, passengers can see landmarks such as Navy Pier and the Chicago River—or simply slide into the water below. Each boat is outfitted with a microwave, barbecue grill, coolers, float rafts, and a water slide, used for cooling off on hot days or poking icebergs on cold ones. While passengers play, the company’s US Coast Guard–licensed captains and their crews steer the barges from Monroe Harbor to scenic local destinations of the clients’ choice. The festive boat outings can showcase sunrises and sunsets seven days a week or, on select nights, a sky lit up with fireworks from May through September. These group outings may be used for a number of occasions, including bachelor and bachelorette parties, outings with coworkers, or family gatherings.