Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water road ride with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get a four-hour fishing trip on the Sea Mist III (a $37 value), located in Boynton Beach. More than 20 species of fish, including snapper, king mackerel, and grouper, swim waters idly, awaiting capture aboard the 72' all-aluminum Sea Mist III. The Garnsey family has been operating the Sea Mist fleet since before the spontaneous generation of color television in the 1950s. A friendly, professional crew assists with instructions concerning baiting, reeling, and keep morale up with occasional humor. Your boat comes equipped with all the necessary fish-apprehending accouterments, including tackle, a trench coat-and-mustached rod, wiretapped bait, and reel to read your catch its Miranda rights. Trips run at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily and are also available at 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Celebrate successful excursions at Hurricane Alley, where prizes are prepared for consumption. Though fishing licenses and taxes are included, bring your own sunglasses, sunscreen, hat or visor, camera, cell phone, coolers (no six-packs or alcohol permitted), and gratuity for the crew.
Nine Yahoo! Travelers give the Sea Mist III an average of four stars:
- The crew of the seamist [sic] was very helpfull [sic] and kind to me and my 3 kids. We all caught a bunch of fish ,mutton snappers and lots of kingfish and yellowtail. I would advise anyone from age 5 to 95 give it a try. – kristofer
- The Crew is always helpful and eager to assist in any way that they can…Have never been disappointed with the service that they provide. – A Yahoo! Contributor on 3/3/10
“Sea Mist III”
The Sea Mist drift-fishing fleet first began scouring South Florida waters in 1956. Today, the 72-foot, all-aluminum Sea Mist III picks up where its predecessors left off. It drifts around Boynton Beach while groups attempt to snag grey grouper, red snapper, yellowtail, or any of the other species that are often encountered during excursions. Also on board, the boat's professional crewmembers dole out occasional humor, steady guidance, and assistance—from baiting hooks to cleaning catches.