From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon to Acadian Seaplanes in Rangeley. Choose between the following options:
• For $108, you get a 30-minute seaplane tour for two people (a $198 value).
• For $217, you get a 30-minute seaplane tour for four people (a $396 value).
At Acadian Seaplanes, certified pilot Keith Deschambeault escorts passengers on an air adventure soaring over the Rangeley Lakes region in a single-engine Cessna 180 plane. Equipped with thousands of flight hours, Deschambeault starts the 30-minute bird impression by whisking flyers up and over the glimmering Rangeley and Mooselookmeguntic Lakes before gliding above the historic Upper Dam, stopping periodically to allow passengers to skip rocks off cirrus clouds. The aircraft then flutters over Richardson Ponds, Cupsuptic Lake, and the Kennebago River, showing off for fly fishermen grounded in the waterways as aviating eyes feast on views of beaches, coves, and the occasional unsuspecting moose practicing the electric slide in front of a mirror.
With thousands of flight hours under his belt, experienced pilot Keith Deschambeault of Acadian Seaplanes chauffeurs nature-bound groups over breathtaking treetops and seascapes in a single-engine plane specially designed for water landings. Maine's illustrious coastline unfolds below as the small, sturdy planes soar on specialized air tours that seek out moose, remote mountain lakes, or destination fishing for trout and salmon.