Biologists estimate that water makes up 65% of the human body, 71% of the planet's surface, and 0% of the R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire. Conquer the planet’s most prevalent liquid with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $12 for a two-hour kayak rental (a $25 value)
- $12 for a two-hour standup-paddleboard rental (a $25 value)
- $15 for a one-hour introductory standup-paddleboard clinic (a $30 value)
Rentals are available during normal hours of operation, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday–Friday or from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and holidays.
During a one-hour introductory clinic, the instructor teaches groups of up to eight how to maneuver a standup paddleboard. After going over the equipment, safety skills, and fundamentals of paddling, the instructor takes students out on the water to apply newly learned skills. Clinics take place at the Lake Ahquabi beach in the state park on July 5, 6, and 7, with five clinic times scheduled throughout each day.
Two decades ago, Jeff Holmes founded the original CanoeSport Outfitters in a space so tiny he could only display five or six boats. Today, CanoeSport Outfitters’ Indianola location sprawls out across more than 20,000 square feet of retail space dedicated to stocking shimmering hulls and essential accessories.
Five miles south, on the sandy shores of Lake Ahquabi, lies CanoeSport Outfitters' satellite concessions outpost, which rents canoes, kayaks, and standup paddleboards to those who forgot to bring their pet dolphins. The outpost also teaches basic and advanced paddling classes—including water-based yoga—and sends groups on guided tours of the surrounding waters. No matter the task, the team members from CanoeSport Outfitters hold true to their philosophy of supporting sustainable recreation that minimizes environmental impact.