What You'll Get
Red sky at night is a sailor’s delight, but red sky at morning means the ship's been steered inside a volcano. Discover further aquaformation with today’s Groupon: for $149, you get a four-hour rental of any boat 21 feet and shorter at Carefree Boat Club (a $499 value), with locations in Hampton, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach. Customers must put down a $1,000 refundable deposit.
Carefree Boat Club loads groups of up to eight explorers on an eager watercraft for a half day of cruising on the ocean waves. After arriving an hour early and completing a 45-minute training session, captains pocket four-hour boating and fishing licenses, select a seaworthy vessel—such as a Sea Ray 182 bowrider or a Triumph fishing boat—and putter across scenic waterscapes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fishermen can hook flounder and striped bass at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel while water-sports enthusiasts skim past landlubbers on water-skis or develop death grips as they tube within range of historic Williamsburg. After a morning or afternoon of sea skimming and arguing over who should call whom Ishmael, boaters can take shore leave at the various local beaches for a snack or a nap in the sun. Renters are responsible for picking up fuel costs, which can fluctuate daily; water sporters should bring their own equipment, as skis, tubes, and inflatable cabana bars are not available at the club.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2/person, may buy 1 addl as gift. Limit 1/visit. Subj to availability; limited space available on weekends during Aug. 2011. 24hr cancel notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 21+. Must sign waiver. New members only. Credit card reqd at booking. Not valid for holidays. Subj to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.