Even though water covers most of the earth's surface, humans spend most of their lives on land and a small portion in the air while they’re sleeping. Float on with this Groupon.
$99 for an All-Day Jet-Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks ($209 Value)
Along sweeping rivers, jet boats power through three different states, catching views of towering mountain ranges during this all-day excursion. Narrated by a Coast Guard–certified tour captain, trips cover approximately 200 miles with intermittent stops throughout the day. Passengers learn Native American history, local geology, and the stories of Hells Canyon, including a historical walking tour at Kirkwood Ranch and museum. Coffee, iced tea, and lemonade are available at each of the day's periodic stops, and trips include a boxed lunch with a deli sandwich, potato chips, and a cookie. Tours depart at 8 a.m., return by 6 p.m. that evening, and are free for children 8 and younger.
Beamers Hells Canyon Tours
Beamers Hells Canyon Tours ferries passengers through the vacillating rapids of one of the deepest river gorges in North America. Along nearly 200 miles of majestic landscapes and American history, certified tour captains delve into detailed narratives on geological landmarks, Native American history, and how US mail delivery developed from horseback to the modern-day jetpack. Wine-tasting and brunch cruises complement degustation with stunning scenes of mountain ranges, rivers, and rare glimpses of local wildlife foraging for food or preparing their tax-return forms. Fishing charters let anglers test their mettles against the river’s crafty steelhead, sturgeon, and bass.