Kayakers, unlike pancakes or depressed turtles, muster the will to get themselves upright when flipped upside down. Float through life with today's Groupon: for $28, you get a three-hour double kayak rental or two-hour standup paddleboard rental for two from Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa (a $56 value, including HST).
Perched at the opening of Saanich Inlet, the Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa Marina docks a plethora of pleasure crafts to be captained by voyagers of all experience levels. A three-hour double kayak rental saddles a pair of passengers with all necessary equipment before they embark on a journey over the bay's serene tides. Twosomes may also opt to navigate individual standup paddleboards for two hours ($25 value per person) while passing scenic shores and floating alongside majestic wildlife such as seals, otters, jellyfish, starfish, and eagles. With both crafts, sojourners receive a safety briefing to cover the basics of cruising and what to do if approached by a whale or a bear in whale costume.
Paddlers are free to amble around the resort's expansive park and duck into the tranquil spa (services not included in today's deal) or to sample regional fare while seated on the Pub's picturesque patio or atop an accommodating waiter's shoulders.
Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
Rated one of the Top 10 resorts in Canada and Victoria by Conde Nast's Readers Choice in 2013, Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa is a picturesque destination to enjoy ocean views, comfy beds, roaring fireplaces—and of course, the great outdoors. A variety of packages take the guesswork out of enjoying the surroundings by including amenities such as canoe rentals, narrated cruises through the Cove, and even romantic couples' massages. Afterwards, visitors can kick back on the waterfront patio and enjoy a drink or a meal at the resort's onsite pub