Summer may be winding down, but there’s still time to get out on a boat before the season ends. These Labor Day deals are still available to book now, and give you a chance to enjoy the water before it’s too chilly to venture out.
Sailing and Sunsets Off Rhode Island
In Newport, R.I., Hotel Viking is offering a Storied Sunset Voyage package for $299 per night, including two tickets for a two-hour leisure sail (value $150). Breakfast for two ($25 value per person) and valet parking ($40 value) are also included in the package. After the sail, relax on the rooftop bar for 360-degree ocean views.
Rafting and Rock Climbing in West Virginia
At Adventures on the Gorge in West Virginia, a four-night package includes cabin accommodations, a full day white-water rafting trip and two half-day rafting adventures for $799 per person (regularly $1,022, rafting value $99-$149). Guests can also try their hand at fly-fishing, stand-up paddle boarding and lakeside rock climbing. Three breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners with Appalachian microbrews are included in the package.
Glass Bottom Boats and ‘GoldenEye’ in Jamaica
Book four nights for the price of three with the Barefoot Summer package at GoldenEye in Jamaica, the former home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming (rates start at $425 per night). The package includes a daily complimentary glass bottom boating trip and one complimentary dinner per stay.
Sunset Cruising and Private Beaches On Long Island
A complimentary sunset cruise is also available at Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club & Resort, in Montauk, N.Y. The 90-minute Sunday evening cruise departs from the resort marina at 7 p.m. and includes drinks and snacks ($150 value). The resort has a private beach and several pools; rooms start at $395 per night.
Eco-Cruising in the Galápagos Islands
Discounts continue even after Labor Day for some boating adventures, including a 7-night sail aboard Ecoventura’s MV Origin in the Galápagos Islands. Rates for a double cabin on the 10-cabin sustainable yacht are 25 percent off during the Sept. 23 to 30 and Sept. 30 to Oct. 7 sailings ($11,775 compared to $15,700; all meals, snacks, open bar, guided shore excursions, snorkel equipment, sea kayaks and stand-up paddle boards included). Jack Grove, a Marine biologist and photographer, is hosting both departures.