Boating Deals in New Orleans
Laying on the beach with your toes in the sand is serene, but it does little to satisfy your need for speed. Explore the blue waters of the bay with Freedom Boat Club, and as long as you're at least 25 years old, you'll get plenty of wind-in-your-hair action. For $199, enjoy a full-day boating experience from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Marina Del Ray in Madisonville (a $500 value). Or for the same price, make your weekend getaway a real splash with a half-day cruise from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday or Sunday (also a $500 value). Rather than sinking your summer savings into a ship of your own, get a taste of the luxe life through the world's largest members-only boating club. After a brief orientation course, you'll be ready to take six friends out for a summertime voyage that beats sunbathing on a chaise lounge anytime.