USS “Sequoia” Presidential Yacht

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In a Nutshell

National landmark yacht that chauffeured heads of state motors down Potomac River on cruise enriched by trove of presidential artifacts

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple. Must be 21 or older. Must reserve by 3/1/12. Valid only on 4/15, 4/21, 4/29, 5/19, & 5/20. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Americans have always been determined trail blazers, whether wading through the waist-deep tumbleweeds covering Arizona or hacking through the petrified forest of national flags on the moon. Conquer the final frontier, the water, with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a two-hour yacht cruise plus a complimentary glass of wine on the USS Sequoia Presidential Yacht (a $249.89 value). The Sequoia departs from the Gangplank Marina in Washington, DC. Choose from the following five dates:

  • Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m.

Now privately owned, the USS Sequoia Presidential Yacht earned its name and national landmark status chauffeuring American heads of state since Herbert Hoover on missions and pleasure cruises. The 104-foot yacht motors down the Potomac River, framing a two-hour cruise past the city’s skyline with a collection of presidential memorabilia and Groucho glasses retrofitted with Richard Nixon’s nose. Built in 1925 by shipwright John Trumpy, the Jazz Age vessel glows with extensive wooden paneling, fine china, and brass sconces restored during a $5 million rehab. Climb to the breezy top deck to sip a glass of wine and lounge in the original teak deck chairs that Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill used as stand-ins for a stoic Stalin in pre-Yalta practice negotiations. The dining room table bears a scar memorializing Harry Truman’s frustration during a poker game, and the bedrooms exhibit a chronology of personal photographs and personal effects from various former commanders in chief.

Customer Reviews

They were fantastic!
Jason · July 31, 2012
It was wonderful!
Katherine S. · September 10, 2012
Loved it!
Virginia T. · February 13, 2012

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