Public hysteria following the '70s grindhouse film NIGHTSQUID forced boaters to put up their night oars and paddle in daylight, despite the sun's well-known misanthropy. Put the moon back in water travel with today's Groupon: $40 for a full-moon paddle trip for two people at Adventures in Florida, up to an $80 value. Each spooky, relaxing, or romantic outing lasts approximately three hours, and you can set out on any of the available tour dates before your Groupon expires (see sidebar for tour dates).
Adventures in Florida gives you the chance to experience the serene beauty of Florida galaxies away from the T-shirt-cannon-wielding mascots and bedazzled, man-eating airhorns of modern life. After grabbing your favorite life partner for your full-moon paddle, you'll be briefed by an ACA-certified kayak/canoe instructor who will put your paddling apprehensions at ease with a local's deep knowledge of the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Set out in the midst of a sultry sunset and watch the moon come out to drench your vessel in dim, flattering light that's ideal whether you're looking for high romance or an atmospheric night of ghost stories. Adventures in Florida welcomes customers to bring wine and/or spirits to heighten the dizzifying majesty of the moon people that hide in their peripheral vision.
Adventures in Florida was the brainchild of a group of lifelong friends who wanted to share the beauty of Florida with visitors and local haberdashers alike. Committed to preserving the natural beauty of Florida, all guides are certified Wilderness First Responders and are national-outings leaders for the Sierra Club. A romantic natural journey can rejuvenate your relationship and makes an ideal apology for ruining your partner's heirloom XFL jersey with Funyuns dust.
It is recommended that you bring paddling clothes (that can get wet), a headlamp/flashlight, and two glow sticks or LED strobes, along with plastic wine glasses and drinks at your own discretion.
- The birds were plentiful, as indicated by all the calls early in the morning. We saw great blue herons, a little blue heron, flicker, ibis, egret, kingfisher and a tree full of turkey vultures. – Karen Samelson, redOrbit.com
- Good Times: What a wonderful way to spend a weekend. Make sure you check out the full moon paddle. – Roger, Yahoo! Local
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