Learning to sail bestows people with stylish windblown hair and the ability to talk to clams before putting them in chowder. Reap boating benefits with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a sailing outing for two from Resort Watersports (a $60 total value). valid at its Bahia Hotel and Catamaran Hotel locations. The sailing outing includes the following:
- 30-minute sailing lesson for two (a $35 value)
- One-hour sailboat rental for two (a $25 value)
Resort Watersports' seasoned instructors offer lessons in sailing and outfit water wranglers with sailboat rentals. After climbing aboard a 14-foot sailboat, an instructor teaches each pair of boaters the basic tenets of wave riding over the course of the half-hour lesson, imparting knowledge of wind reading, the parts of the ship, and how to block phone calls from malicious sirens. Undocked duos are then free to explore the watery nooks and crannies of Mission Bay with a one-hour sailboat rental, bobbing on the waves and speed-reciting The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Resort Watersports also rents pedal boats, kayaks, paddleboards, and other beachy paraphernalia, though these conveyances are not included in this Groupon.
Anchored at Mission Bay, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach, the nautical professionals at Resort Watersports continue over 30 years of teaching in maritime navigation, offering lessons in sailing, kayaking, and standup paddleboarding. They also equip recreationalists with quality rentals that range from beach-cruiser bikes to 22-foot sailboats. For more advanced sports such as wake surfing, Resort Watersports’ team packages rental and lesson combinations. Further services include guided segway tours and group events that bring together families, coworkers, and bearded people through activities such as scavenger hunts and building and destroying a sandcastle.
For those interested in sleeping in a bed not their own, the staff can coordinate accommodations at the Kernville Kayak School and Lodge. To complement vacation stays, Resort Watersports also staffs a retail location that carries sports gear and apparel from brands such as Roxy, Quicksilver, and Sanuk.