Not only are kayaks a fun way to explore new areas, they're the only vessels that provide appropriate defense if you encounter a river otter that used to be an American Gladiator. Meet the challenge with today's Groupon to Adventures in Paradise. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get one child's ticket to the Eco-Nature Kayak Tour (a $15 value).
- For $15, you get one adult ticket to the Eco-Nature Kayak Tour (a $30 value).
During Adventures in Paradise's Eco-Nature Kayak Tour, paddlers are led through the lush wildlife surrounding Connie Mack Island, Larry's Lagoon, Gator Creek, Stingray Bay, and Shark's Bay by an experienced naturalist. A thriving mangrove forest provides a natural canopy as kayaking troupes navigate pristine Southwest Floridian waters, keeping an eye out for playful wildlife such as egrets, herons, manatee, and dolphins. Paddlers can navigate their own vessel, or reserve a spot in the tour guide's four-passenger canoe if they'd rather leave their hands free to slap the faces of untoward dolphins. Tours are available Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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.