Dolphins are the world's smartest creatures, outperforming humans in crossword puzzles, basic accounting, and the echolocation of lost keys. Interact with an intelligent mammal thanks to today's Groupon: for $75, you get a guided jet ski dolphin tour for up to three people (up to a $159 value) at Adventure Water Sports. Before setting out on your dolphin tour of Estero Island, the safety-focused and family-friendly staff will impart detailed safety instructions and a rundown on how to ride and drive their state-of-the-art wave runners. A tour guide who holds a U.S. Coast Guard captain's license will navigate you and your inquisitive crew on a 90-minute adventure through the island's waterways, exploring area wildlife while searching for dolphins to befriend, snuggle, and interrogate about all the fish that went missing last week.
Adventure Water Sports
The gentle clap of paddles against the water and the tenor thrumming of jet-ski motors drift from Adventure Water Sports. On waverunners, diminutive sailboats, and kayaks, patrons spread out across the surf and around Estero Island, their eyes peeled for dolphins and other fauna at all times. The shoreline falls back in quiet bays and estuaries, where little fish dart among tangled knots of mangrove roots. Instructors certified by the United States Coast Guard demonstrate the operation of vessels, lead tours, and knock down sand castles lacking proper fire exits.