Groupon offers great discounts on National Ferry Corporation daytime or cocktail harbor cruises. This is a great way to see Washington and its monuments from the water aboard luxury vessels with exterior decks and climate-controlled interiors. Each ship has a full bar with drinks and snacks for purchase. Entertainment includes music and light narration on historical sites.
Sixty-minute daytime harbor cruises, normally $35, are $15 per person through Groupon.
Ninety-minute cocktail cruises on the PATRIOT II or FREEDOM are great for date night or an evening out with friends. On weekends, there’s an 11 a.m. cruise (try the featured mimosas). A full (cash/credit cards) bar is available. The $35 cocktail cruises are $20 through Groupon.