Humans often relax by communing with nature: hiking through mountains, paddling down rivers, and eating berries indiscriminately. Get your fill of nature with this Groupon.
$125 for a Three-Hour Boat Tour of the Mavericks Surfing Area for Two ($250 Value)
Weather permitting, the captain and crew head out into the wavy waters of the Mavericks area, a spot in Half Moon Bay known for its annual professional big-wave surfing contest, the Mavericks Invitational. Though purchasers of this Groupon won’t see the actual competition, customers may still see local surfers try to ride the towering, curling waves that crash into the coast, depending on the size of the waves on a given day. Passengers can sign choose from tours on October 5–7, 19–21, and 26–28 that depart at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays and both 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Huli Cat Sportfishing & Charter Boat
Each winter, professional surfers migrate to Half Moon Bay to try their luck at riding the massive waves of the Mavericks area. During the competition, the coastline waters are dotted with bobbing surfers and spectator boats. For an up-close look at the waves, Huli Cat Sportfishing & Charter Boat, located at nearby Pillar Point Harbor, transports guests aboard its 53-foot-long vessel, the Huli Cat. The staff captain organizes boat trips to snap photos of jumping humpback whales or to fish for salmon and rockfish. Guests can also schedule coastal tours of Half Moon Bay’s wetlands, which are home to more than 200 species of birds and at least 10 kinds of water.