Humans often relax by communing with nature: hiking through mountains, paddling down rivers, and eating berries indiscriminately. Get your fill of nature with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $189 for a bald-eagle river and winery tour with dinner for two (a $458 value)
- $378 for a bald-eagle river and winery tour with dinner for four (a $916 value)
Challenger Ridge Vineyard serves as the hub for this tour, which incorporates a leisurely float down the river, wine tastings, and dinner cooked in a Dutch oven. Starting at noon, guests partake in a lunch of soup, salad, and sandwiches before departing to float for up to three hours down the Skagit River, home to peaceful scenery and the occasional bald eagle hunting for toupees. Around 4 p.m., the group heads back to the winery for tastings of wine, cheese, and spinach wraps as an appetizer to a dinner of jumbo shrimp and strip steak or roasted chicken, each served with rosemary potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and pineapple upside-down cake. Once at the vineyard, visitors can unwind with short hikes, explore the vines, or play games of horseshoes or bocce while taking in the evening mountain air. Each couple also receives two bottles of wine from Challenger Ridge's wine list to take home.
Triad River Tours
Growing up in Idaho, Luke E. Baugh was never far from adventure. His early experiences in the state's rugged backcountry were so formative that, rather than settling down when he got older, he set out to explore the natural landscape of the entire United States. Luke spent years on the nation's most challenging rivers, mastering the art and safety of rafting as he learned to maneuver through their harrowing rapids. But that wasn't enough. Luke had to share the beauty he'd experienced with others.
At Triad River Tours, Luke and his team know that the number-one reason people don't get to enjoy the outdoors is fear, which is why they make it their mission to ease as many of their customers' worries as possible. Every lead rafting guide is a professional outdoorsman who undergoes and graduates from Swiftwater Rescue training. Every tour follows meticulous safety protocols, including the use of a safety kayaker to communicate upcoming river conditions and funny-looking pebbles. And even before they offer a tour, the team spends up to six months scouting, preparing, and analyzing the specific route to ensure that every variable has been accounted for. This is all so that everyone, from the timid to the adventurous, can enjoy the beauty of the water and the inspiration of the outdoors. The result is a range of exhilarating tours for every interest, from the tranquility of romantic dinner tours to the adrenaline boost of Sauk River's Class III rapids.