What You'll Get
Since our human ancestors once dwelled in water, reentering the sea would cause nostalgic DNA to sprout gills and return to its favorite old haunts. Float safely atop primordial soup with today's Groupon to Channelside Watersports' Ola Avenue location. Choose from the following options:
- For $50, you get a one-hour pontoon rental for up to 12 people with an optional guide (a $100 value).
- For $50, you get a one-hour Yamaha WaveRunner rental for one person (a $100 value).
- For $50, you get a two-hour kayak rental for up to five people (up to a $100 value).
Renters must be at least 21 years old, and a credit card and ID are required as a deposit during rental periods. You must be 23 or older to operate the jet ski alone, and people ages 18–21 can ride alone with a boater-safety card. Previous boating experience is required to drive the pontoon, and guides are available to drive-inexperienced boaters.
Buoyant excursions with Channelside Watersports allow aqua travelers to tour city views from the surrounding waterways and explore natural wonders accessible only by boat. Invite 11 friends on a one-hour pontoon ride and let eyes graze leisurely on Tampa Bay vistas. An optional local guide is available to enrich tours, or to take the helm while passengers send voicemail and phone bills via bottle. Pontoon tours can meander through the bay and alight upon local sights such as the Riverwalk and Harbour Island. The one-hour WaveRunner jaunt zips all of your atoms over waves and through refreshing spray. Add up to two more people to your party for an additional $10 per person; kids ages 4–21 can ride with an adult over 22 years old. Basketball starters and members of long-lost barbershop quintets can reunite the gang in a single-file sojourn during two hours with a five-person kayak.
Channelside Watersports is open every day and near numerous hotels and downtown hot spots, making it an ideal destination for both visitors and resident pillow-mint enthusiasts. Call ahead as reservations are required.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Boating experience required for pontoon boat drivers. ID and credit card required as deposit. Age restrictions apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.