What You'll Get
Ocean cruises are a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding dolphins equipped with saddles, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with today's Groupon for themed watery excursions at Adventures in Paradise. Choose from the following options:
- For $50, you get two adult tickets for the Shelling and Lunch trip (a $110 value).
- For $35, you get one adult and one child ticket for the Sea Life Encounter Excursion (a $70 value).
A swimsuit, beach shoes, and shelling bag (for the Shelling and Lunch trip) are required.
Adventures in Paradise’s cruises help salty seafarers rub tentacles with local sea life, creating hands-on fun that’s also secretly educational. The Shelling and Lunch trip takes a trip to the outer islands—only accessible by boat, plane, or catapult—where everyone gets to try their hand at shelling along the beaches. Afterward, the group is welcome to dine at Barnacle Phil's, a local favorite.
The Sea Life Encounter Excursion kicks off with a cruise around the bay, where dolphins (and sometimes manatees) are frequently spotted lunching and viewing modern-art exhibitions. After sight-seeing the shores of the spoil and mangrove islands, you'll get to disembark on a deserted island and dip nets into the ocean, bringing slippery critters to the surface for a friendly meet-and-greet. Touchy-feelies of all ages will get to touch seahorses, puffer fish, crabs, and more, after which all sea life is returned, without harm, to its home among the reflected stars.
Although Adventures in Paradise offers a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required. 7-day cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Adventures in Paradise
It only took two weeks on the picturesque shores of Tahiti and Moorea to send Craig Stewart into a tailspin. He and wife Evelyn fell in love with the South Pacific’s crystalline waters and beachy breezes, so much so that the prospect of remaining in their native Oklahoma turned gloomy. Six years after the Stewarts’ Pacific vacation, they stumbled upon Sanibel Island. With a love for the waters still coursing through their veins, they uprooted and moved there, making it home base for Adventures in Paradise. In 1986, they started out with one boat—Miss Paradise—and one tour, the sunset dolphin cruise. Today, the Stewart family maintains a much larger operation. Their tour topics range from fishing and shelling to dolphin watching to historical sightseeing on a trolley.