Kayaking is a workout that surrounds you with nature, like chopping down a tree or escaping from a coffin. Look alive with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for a four-hour single-kayak rental (a $35 value)
- $24 for a four-hour tandem-kayak rental (a $49 value)
Kayak renters receive paddles, personal flotation devices, and a map, useful for exploring the island's sandbars and beaches along miles of saltwater trails. Staffers are happy to make route suggestions based on tidal and weather conditions. Though single and double kayaks fit one and two adults respectively, both are capable of holding an additional child aged 5 or younger.
With help from a staff of paddleboarders, surfers, environmental scientists, and a dog named Dillon, Kayak Amelia founders Jody and Ray Hetchka combine their love for outdoor sports with environmental conservation. Ray, a certified naturalist and self-described tree hugger, peppers guided kayak, bicycle, and paddleboard eco tours with facts on flora, fauna, and all the best smells circulating throughout the island's delicate ecosystem. In addition to guided tours, Kayak Amelia teaches paddleboard and kayak lessons, and leads fishing trips and overnight kayak excursions. Guests can sign up for tours, or rent equipment for the day, at Kayak Amelia's storefront, Y.B. Green's General Store, which carries eco-friendly gifts such as beeswax candles, carved bone necklaces, and clay-dyed clothing.