As the motorcycles of the sea, jet skis provide their operators with the unbridled joy of open-air wave riding and the opportunity to flaunt "Mom" tattoos while wearing a sleeveless-leather life jacket. Climb aboard an aquatic chopper with today's Groupon to Balboa Water Sports, launching from Newport Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $125, you get a two-hour jet-ski rental (a $250 value)
- For $129, you get a two-hour guided jet-ski ride for up to two riders (a $275 value)
Balboa Water Sports acquaints fledgling wave riders with the thrill of jet-ski adventure and the beauty of coastal California during guided runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m Friday–Sunday during the summer and 10 a.m. - 12 a.m. in the fall and winter and two hour jet-ski rentals. Led by a knowledgeable Pacific pathfinder, riders saddle up on 2011 Sea-Doo GTI 130 jet skis and slice their way through the majestic Southern California coastline while spying popular landmarks and landshark hideouts. Trips launch from the scenic Newport Harbor before striking out toward Laguna Beach, passing pristine sites such as Crystal Cove, Emerald Bay, and the Corona Del Mar beach. Along the way, riders learn the nuances of handling a jet ski, greet native sea lions in their natural environment, and trade unintelligible barbs with dolphins. While only the guided trips head near Laguna Beach, experienced water walkers can eschew the guides, instead opting to undertake a two-hour aquatic adventure alone or with a gaggle of fellow seamen. Atop the Sea Doo, riders utilize intelligent braking and reverse systems to aid their travels. Both of the seaborne sojourns include safety equipment, fuel, and a safety instructions catered to individual needs, ensuring all skiers return from their jaunt on the salty blue in one piece. Spring wetsuits are included when needed or available as well.
Balboa Water Sports
A shiny fleet of fuel-efficient Sea-Doo GTI watercraft lines the dock of Balboa Water Sports, ready to conquer the California coastline anytime of the year. Savvy staffers help customers become aqueous explorers, renting out gleaming white jet skis, stand-up paddleboards, and other modes of transport. On popular guided rides, sea lions romp on the shore as watercraft skim along past Corona del Mar, Crystal Cove, and Emerald Bay. Tours also stretch as far south as Laguna Beach, where sea riders often spot adolescent dolphins playing mischievous games such as Marco Polo and spin the bottlenose.