Today's side deal offers a fun way to burn calories without having to help your astrologer move into the spire of her seaside estate: for $25, you get one kayaking lesson at Carolina Mike's Kayaking Adventures (a $50 value). A brisk session under the tutelage of Carolina Mike promises outdoorsy adventure for people of all ages and fitness levels. Lessons are scheduled for Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., but additional times may be scheduled based on necessity or a group's request. All equipment is provided.
After you report to the Safety Harbor Marina and strap on your snuggly life preserver, you'll learn the basic kayaking paddle grips and industry slang before boarding your personal fun-sized yacht and drifting out into the bay. While out on the water, Carolina Mike will teach his small class—typically four to eight students—basic kayaking secrets and paddle strokes for moving forward and backward or spinning in a perfectly round circle to impress Tajikistani cousins when they visit on Memorial Day. Each three-hour lesson will equip you with all the basic knowledge you need to jump into your kayak and paddle your way out of any roommate confrontation or uncomfortable seaside breakup. Call ahead to reserve your spot.