Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry, due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a 90-minute Inner Harbor and Key Bridge cruise from Annapolis Tours and Watermark Cruises (a $20 value). The tour departs from the Light Street Finger Piers and delivers postcard views of the city skyline every Friday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The 90-minute narrated tour, led by expert guides who share insider info about the city and the Inner Harbor, shows off the city's prime sights. From the Annapolitan II, a luxury water van, you can spot Federal Hill, Fells Point, and the USS Constellation, and get a glimpse of Fort McHenry. While the open upper deck is ideal for making eye contact with attractions, a climate-controlled lower level, featuring a full-service bar with drinks and snacks available for purchase, provides some respite from potential awkward encounters with socially inept seabirds.
The best discoveries, like floating boots and Styrofoam, have been made possible by boat, proving once and for all the limiting nature of land navigation. Space is limited for each cruise, so call ahead to reserve your spot. You can also book trips online with a $2 fee for online reservations. Cruises are offered every Friday through October 1, 2010.
500 Light St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21202Get Directions