The ocean shapes our coasts with currents, tides, waves, and giant sea monsters with an affinity for building sand castles. Spy the sea's fantastical forces with today's Groupon: for $64, you get a mini-speedboat tour from Seaforth Boat Rentals in Coronado (a $128 value). Tours run every day of the week at 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
Seaforth's skilled staff guides water riders on scenic 90-minute mini-speedboat tours through the San Diego Bay, giving guests the mobile sensation of a flying fish and the wind-blown hair of a zooming porpoise. With the thrum of 30-horsepower motors and the roars of seagulls in their ears, tourists get water-top views of local attractions such as the Midway aircraft carrier and the Star of India, as well as gregarious sea life. Seaforth's aqua-steeds feature an electric start, smooth steering, and enough room for only two people⎯ making it ideal for a more personal aquatic adventure or a secluded location to rehearse upcoming karaoke duets. Boats gather in small groups of up to five vessels, as hydro-crafts make wave donuts, search for surface treasure, and chase after accidental ghost ships.
Seaforth Boat Rentals
The experienced staff at Seaforth Boat Rentals play host to watery adventures that were voted finalists for the KGTV San Diego A-List’s Best Water Activities in 2010 and 2011. Guided sailing adventures and WaveRunner tours shoot seafarers along the waterways for exceptional views of the coastline, splashing sea life, and dolphins circling on their own WaveRunners.
Consummate aquaphiles can haul various benefits⎯including reduced rates on the rentals of kayaks, canoes, and other seaworthy crafts, access to all five Seaforth locations, and free bicycle rentals in Mission Bay⎯with the Seaforth Sailing Club membership. Seaforth also offers sailing classes along with myriad sailing, yachting, and fishing charters for luxurious days on the water or early mornings spent serenading elusive sailfish.