$25 for a Four-Hour Kayak Adventure from Artist Boat in Galveston ($50 Value)

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Timothy L. ·
Reviewed September 10, 2014
Bring water, and a good lunch, sandwich etc. Wear water shoes/sandals


Mel K. ·
Reviewed September 4, 2014
This is a great group to go kayaking with. You will learn a lot and have some fun. Great for beginners.


Debra T. ·
Reviewed July 21, 2014
Be sure to pack a snack.

What You'll Get

The best part of kayaking is the exhilaration of exploration, up until you realize the difficulty of paddling through pudding in your bathtub and must face yourself in the mirror. Take to real rivers with this Groupon: for $25, you get a four-hour kayaking adventure from Artist Boat in Galveston (a $50 value). The tour includes all equipment, but this deal does not include the $2.50 online-registration fee. The paddling season began Saturday, March 10, and a full schedule of spring and summer kayaking tours are available; registration is available here.

A team of biologists and artists guides Artist Boat's fleet of kayaks through the scenic waterscapes of Galveston Bay. Guides narrate excursions with facts about the area's ecosystem as part of their mission to promote and preserve this marine environment through the disciplines of science and art. Watery paths range from an easy to intermediate level of difficulty, allowing adventurists to keep up rhythmic paddling while listening to guides elucidate the significance of the Bay to local residents and wildlife. The shop equips riders with all the gear necessary, requiring tour-goers only to bring their biceps, sunblock, and Siren repellent.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 15, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply, $7.50 to reschedule. Subject to availability. Must be 7 or older for 4hr trip, children 5-6 may participate in 2hr trip to East End Lagoon. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a guardian in the kayak. Must sign waiver. Online redemption required. Life jackets not included, must be provided for children under 50lbs. Extra $2.50 fee for online registration applies. Extra $5 fee for entry into Galveston Island State Park if applicable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Artist Boat

Functioning as a non-profit with a mission to promote the preservation of nearby coastal marshes and endangered marine environments, Artist Boat aims to raise awareness through art and science. The team, made up of biologists and artists—all of whom are ACA certified kayak instructors—lead groups on paddles through Galveston Bay, choosing destinations with natural significance. Outings are suited to either beginner or intermediate paddlers, and all gear is provided, so kayakers only need bring along sun-block, outdoor-appropriate clothing, and portable air conditioning units.

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