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 aqua information with today’s Groupon: for $149, you get a four-hour bow rider or pontoon fishing boat rental from Carefree Boat Club in Charles City (a $350 value).
Carefree Boat Club’s armada of bowrider and pontoon boats ushers boaters toward a multitude of exhilarating waterbound escapes. As alternative boat ownership, the Carefree Boat Club enables renters to enjoy the benefits of unlimited buoyancy without having to worry about maintenance or the hassle of coming up with an original name to paint on the back. With today's Groupon, guests can bypass the initiation fee and captain one of the boat club's vessels for up to four hours. Up to eight people can comfortably stretch their sea legs while taking part in aquatic activities such as fishing, water skiing, and water snowboarding. A 30-minute initial training course will precede adventures, and guests will also be charged for their fuel usage during the half-day excursion (approx. 3–5 gal./hr.). After a morning or afternoon of sea skimming and arguing over who should call whom Ishmael, wave tamers can take shore leave and enjoy the nearby array of outdoor activities, restaurants, and golf courses.
Carefree Boat Club
The boating experts at Carefree Boat Club empower their members to explore the region’s waterways at the helm of like-new, professionally maintained water vessels. Safety is paramount, so before club members can take the helm, they must attend a classroom training session and two on-the-water training sessions with Carefree Boat Club’s dock master. During these sessions, they learn navigation, docking, and boat safety. After receiving their safety certificates, members gain access to the fleet of deck boats, fishing boats, sailboats, pontoons, cruisers, and watersports boats.
The club’s dock staff also holds the water vessels themselves to high safety standards. They inspect boats weekly using a 50-point safety checklist, and outfit boats with safety equipment such as flares, horns, flotation devices, and earplugs for blocking out siren songs.