What You'll Get
Excelling at water sports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit yourself for aqua play with today’s Groupon to BC Wake Boats on Granville Island. Choose between the following options:
• For $44, you get a Freeride water-sports excursion Monday–Thursday (a $99.68 value). • For $49, you get a Freeride water-sports excursion Friday–Sunday (a $99.68 value).
BC Wake Boats' Transport Canada– and maritime-first-aid-certified drivers lead aquatic adventurers of all experience levels on water-sporting trips from the shores of Granville Island. Freeride tours equip guests with all the necessary gear before launching them out on the open waves for two sets (20 minutes total riding time) of wakeboarding, tubing, wake surfing, or water skiing. Participants can execute high-speed, behind-the-boat tricks or perfect nightclub-act impressions of skimmed pebbles while gripping a towrope and gliding across the water’s surface on a wakeboard or strapped securely into a set of water skis. Wake surfers attach to a towrope as they accelerate behind the boat but eschew their tethers for free surfing in the speedboat's wake. Guests can also opt for high-speed tubing sessions, which require no special skills beyond an ability to grip an oversized donut and a degree in quantum physics. Though drivers quickly pinpoint the appropriate speed suited to each rider's wave-trimming efficacy, each excursion varies in length depending on the number of on-board participants.
BC Wake Boats also offers deals through social-media platforms. Be sure to plan ahead to get the best value from your Groupon.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather. Must wear at least a size 5 shoe to wakeboard. Must sign waiver, if under 18 must have guardian sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About BC Wake Boats
Music blares from onboard stereo systems as BC Wake Boats' 2011 Tige RZ2 tournament boats tour the scenic waters of Granville and Vancouver Island. But these boat charters aren't just limited to standard sightseeing trips or transporting goldfish into the witness protection program. Every excursion also grants access to on-water activities ranging from leisurely tubing to high-intensity water-skiing or wake boarding. Boat captains, many of whom are marine rescue experts, double as instructors and teach how to operate each piece of equipment.
This commitment to water sport education continues during BC Wake Boats' camps. Throughout each weeklong camp, counselors coach participants one-on-one as they master the art of balancing atop boards and using water skis to pick up giant pieces of sushi.