Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to a sea launch with today’s Groupon: for $26, you get a sailing experience from Tropical Sailing (a $53 total value). Click here for the current tour schedule. The exact meeting location will be provided upon booking, but all excursions depart from Bahia Mar Marina. The experience includes the following:
- A 3.5-hour Sail and Splash tour for one (up to a $47 value)
- Two drinks (a $6 value)
Tropical Sailing’s knowledgeable captains ferry passengers through southern Florida’s picturesque seaside on a well-equipped catamaran during the 3.5-hour Sail and Splash tour. Up to 49 seafarers can climb aboard the 50-foot-long Spirit of Lauderdale vessel, then saunter along 1,500 feet of deck space en route to two on-board restrooms and a bar that dispenses wine, beer, and soft drinks. A shaded lounge area shelters skin from intrusive sun rays and offers seating to passengers who haven’t yet mastered walking in their mermaid costumes.
As the ship embarks on its voyage, captains cruise by bustling local attractions, such as prime Fort Lauderdale real estate, historic sites, and the cruise-liner hub of Port Everglades. Calypso music casually shepherds the excursion into the Atlantic Ocean for a stop near a shallow reef, where an arsenal of aquatic toys await patrons’ dips in the aquamarine waters. Guests can plunge into the waves for a swim, bounce atop a floating trampoline, or zip down an onboard water slide. Marine wildlife such as porpoises and sea turtles make occasional appearances to gather material for their standup-comedy routines. Though crew members provide a smattering of snacks, journeyers are welcome to bring their own noshables and can receive 10% off predeparture purchases at the nearby All About Food Deli.
The green-blue Floridian waters and deserted cays seem to call to Tropical Sailing’s experienced crews in a sort of inescapable siren song, beckoning the sailors back to the Atlantic day after day. Tropical Sailing's team of seasoned mariners—composed of licensed Coast Guard-certified Master Captains as well as first mates certified in first aid and rescue—share their love of the sea with visitors via scenic cruises off the coasts of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Crews pilot a meticulously maintained fleet of catamarans along aquatic paths, including the 78-foot Caribbean Spirit whose shaded lounge area shelters skin from intrusive sun rays and offers seating to passengers who haven't yet mastered walking in their mermaid costumes. Tropical Sailing’s daily roster of adventures ranges from picturesque Full Moon Party Cruises in Fort Lauderdale to high-energy Ski and Splash Water Sports Adventures in Miami.