Helicopter pilots are in constant danger of action stars climbing aboard their craft and throwing them out; jet skiers, however, need only fear falling helicopter pilots. Steer an unstealable vessel with today’s Groupon to Barefoot Billy’s, valid at its locations at The Reach Resort, the Casa Marina Resort, and The Marriot Beachside Hotel. Choose between the following options:
- For $85, you get a watersport adventure for one (up to a $170 value).
- For $150, you get watersport adventure for two (up to a $340 value).
Each adventure includes:
- One jet-ski tour (up to a $130 value/person)
- Two hours of paddleboard or kayak rental (a $40 value)
Knowledgeable tour guides and instructors at Barefoot Billy’s lead explorers out into the cerulean sea on jet-propelled crusades and equip them with paddles and craft for self-guided voyages. On the guided two-hour jet-ski tour, people saddle up single-seat Yamaha WaveRunners to circumnavigate the island on a 28-mile trek. Expert tour guides call halts at five areas of interest along the way, including military installations, the southernmost point of the United States, and Sunset Key, where people might be able to spot celebrities or ask for a nautilus’s autograph. Tours embark several times a day from each location. After the tour, customers can rent paddleboards or kayaks, encouraging races between competitive pairs or solo paddles to meditate amongst the undulating waves and seagulls whistling muzak.
Though Barefoot Billy’s sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Billy figured that with Key West's powdery beaches and paradisiacal waters, a business could grow itself if it supplied high-quality watersports rentals and guides who could unveil the beauty of the area. To that end, he began building a team and a fleet that would take guests on adventures both above and below water. Today, guides conduct jet-ski tours on Yamaha WaveRunners, as well as lead groups of kayakers and standup paddleboarders on tours that meander along the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. They also lead underwater ventures, such as scuba diving and snorkeling to technicolor coral reefs and historic ships that have lost the will to float. Individual equipment rentals cater to guests who prefer independent explorations. It's this breadth of tours and rentals that has earned Barefoot Billy's a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor.