Sailing smoothly since its maiden voyage last fall, the 155-foot Jacks or Better Casino harbors more than 180 ticket-operated slot machines, which allow bettors to digitally select the stake of each spin (from $.01 to $25). Chomp chicken tenders ($5) or a hot dog ($3) and examine the table games found on deck, featuring blackjack, craps, roulette, three-card poker, and baccarat ($5 to $1,000 limits), or place a wager on the ship's virtual sportsbook, which supplies betting options for collegiate and professional contests across the globe.
Ocala Carriage & Tours provides fully narrated 60-minute rides through scenic Marion County and its famed horse farms. Informed carriage drivers narrate each tour, so patrons can learn about the scenic locales through which they trot. Traipse though the beautiful scenery of arabian-horse farms, where families of happy equines can be seen running and playing, and the quarter-horse farms, where hundreds of dexterous geldings can be seen bouncing coins and doing shots. Tour-takers will also get a glimpse of thoroughbreds, tennessee walkers, and paso finos. Today's Groupon can accommodate up to four people, making it the perfect opportunity for a family outing, a romantic date, or a lonely cowboy's search for a long-lost whinny.
Southeastern Paranormal Investigations leads groups of intrepid explorers on paranormal tours. During each tour, guides weave tales of hauntings and paranormal investigations. Ghost-tour-goers are welcome to bring cameras in an attempt to snap any spooky appearances as they walk along on downtown ghost and history tours.
The dedicated and savvy guides of Ocala Ghost Walks escort groups through historically significant areas of Ocala for up to a 1.5 hours, with excursions to possibly paranormal hot spots along the way. The old Seven Sisters Inn, which was featured on the Sci-Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters, is one of the specter hangouts included on the tour. Guests are encouraged to bring cameras, flashlights, and Bill Murray–approved EMF detectors, and children 12 and younger walk for free. Tours are available by appointment throughout the week, with already-scheduled tours taking place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Captain Pat Needham of Buck N Bass Sports Center & Outfitters equips adventurers on fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities in the nearly 400,000-acre Ocala National Forest. Beneath the mounted bass and 7-foot standing black bear in the shop's interior, an array of gear inspires a multitude of outdoor adventures, from snaring largemouth bass and catfish to sneaking up on squirrels and demanding your Nutter Butters back. Soft baits, such as Reaction Strike, Warrior, and Yum ($3.75–$8.45), undulate beguilingly at the end of ineluctable hooks and tackle ($1.10–$9.99). Jig heads and bodies, such as Fire-Fly, Road Runner, and Jiffy Jigs ($0.60–$4), dance open water at the end of strong spider-silk fishing line, including Vicious, Berkley Big Game, and Sufix ($1.80–$24.10). Dedicate today's Groupon toward storybook-worthy exploits with rugged rods and reels ($10.75–$174.95), camping and hiking gear ($1.90–$200), or hunting ammo and clothing ($2.50–$300) to spur a quest for the buck that grazed insults into your lawn.