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, to A Cruising Down the River. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a two-hour private charter with up to six people (up to a $72 value).
- For $12, you get two tickets to a two-hour boat tour (a $24 value).
A Cruising Down the River's licensed operator, Captain Erika, ferries sightseers across some of Florida's most scenic waterways aboard her 24-foot pontoon boat, The Anhinga Spirit. Cruisers meander down the Ocklawaha, one of Florida's major rivers, wending their way past floodplains and primeval forests populated by trees up to 1,000 years old grumpily yelling at saplings to cut their hair.
In the two-hour tour, Captain Erika provides illuminating narration, pointing out the various natural sights and wildlife along the way. Passengers may feast their hungry eyes on a wide range of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, snakes, bears, egrets, and the United States' northernmost wild monkey population. The boat itself carries up to six passengers and comes fully equipped with toilet facilities and a canopy to protect against rain, sun, and the hurtful putdowns of airborne birds.
A Cruising Down the River
Captain Erika's roots go deep into Florida's water. Her family has lived in the state since the early 19th century, and she started fishing on the river when she was only 3 years old. That passion for the water carried over into adulthood, and to date she has more than three decades of experience as a tour guide. Nowadays, Captain Erika runs A Cruising Down the River. She leads tours aboard her pontoon boat, which she pilots down the Ocklawaha River. Along the way, she points out some of the area's wildlife and hidden features.