When the river wizard cursed canoes by shrinking them, he didn't realize the resulting kayaks would one day plunge through his mouth and dock in his small intestine. Join the never-ending fight against aquatic madmen with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a two-hour, two-person kayak or canoe rental (up to a $40 value) at Cracker Creek Canoeing in Port Orange.
Cracker Creek Canoeing sends paddle partners gliding down Spruce Creek, a natural black-water stream whose banks teem with wildlife and blooming flora. Choose your vessel—a canoe ($30 value), two single kayaks ($40 value), or a tandem kayak ($30 value)—to float along during the two-hour meandering trip, and then enjoy an undisturbed glimpse into the pioneer age of Florida, as the stream winds through more than 2,000 acres of protected ecological treasures. Cracker Creek Canoeing rentals come with paddles and safety gear, allowing river-wranglers to leave their water wings at home.
Water wanderers can propel schooners through a rich bounty of habitats, including dense hardwood forests, coastal marshes, cypress swamps, and gaudily decorated bigfoot estates. Raccoons, bald eagles, and egrets scamper about the riverbanks, while turtles and the occasional manatee float effortlessly past. Post-trip, famished seafarers can pump fuel into empty stomach tanks with a meal at Cracker Creek Café, located on-site at the outdoor pavilion.
1795 Taylor Rd.
Port Orange, Florida 32128