Before Lewis and Clark revolutionized seafaring with sturdy carracks such as logs with saddles, sailors traversed the high seas on boats folded from giant sheets of paper. Experience alternative water transportation with today’s deal: for $20, you get a two-hour kayak, canoe, aqua cycle, or stand-up paddleboard rental at Carlsbad Lagoon, located adjacent to the Agua Hedionda Lagoon.
Carlsbad Lagoon offers aqua-sports enthusiasts of all levels the opportunity to board a floatmobile for a blissful, bobbing adventure. Glide in a kayak (a $25 value for a single, $35 value for a double), surf the waves on a stand-up paddleboard ($50 value), share the blue in a canoe ($40 value), or pedal an aqua cycle ($50 value) across a scenic liquid field without running into boat-gnawing sharks or stray Vikings. You'll find peaceful, secluded spots on the un-crowded waters and take in stunning beachside views, creating mental snapshots of blue skies and sea birds that will one day be digitally uploaded and shared with your grandchildren. Groupon-holders can combine multiple Groupons per visit, ensuring a day of fluid-based relaxation.
Carlsbad Lagoon's on-water adventures take place at a private beach area lined by palm trees. Here, wakeboards, waverunners, and water skis speed across the water’s surface, bouncing into the air with each wave. The fleet also boasts more leisurely watercraft, such as kayaks and aqua cycles—oversized, buoyant tricycles that fulfill the dream of every child who drove his big wheel into the bathtub.
Of course, Carlsbad Lagoon doesn’t leave its customers to paddle hopelessly in circles. The staff includes instructors, who teach the basics of the various on-water activities. The aquatic educators also run a children's camp.