With today's side deal, $69 gets you two introductory kayaking classes from Desert Adventures in Boulder City, a $168 value. Each Groupon is redeemable for a back-to-back session of Kayaking 101 from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by a rescue and safety course from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A full listing of upcoming class dates is located in the sidebar to the right.
Kayaking 101 ($79) is tailored toward kayak beginners or enthusiasts looking to gain a more-serious understanding of the sport. Proper dress, gear, and stretches are introduced prior to jumping on board. Held on peaceful waters with Desert Adventures’ provided equipment, this class will help paddlers increase control and get the most out of each stroke.
Picking up where the morning left off, the rescue and safety course ($89) focuses on individual and assisted recovery techniques. The friendly and knowledgeable instructors will demonstrate maneuvers and monitor students' progress. Upon completion of this session, newly certified paddlers will be able to rent high-performance kayaks from Desert Adventures to use on their own.
After noticing a lack of guided outdoor-excursion opportunities, James Dingess founded Desert Adventures in 2004 to help locals and visitors to take advantage of Nevada’s stunning natural landscapes. What began as a small paddling outfit with a handful of kayaks and a single employee has since expanded to include ATV, mountain biking, and time-travel adventures led by knowledgeable guides. Desert Adventures stays true to its kayaking roots with a fleet of 125 shells and half- to four-day Colorado River runs. Guides also lead multiday, multisport excursions combining various activities, as well as high-speed ziplining tours that careen from the top of Red Mountain to the base of Bootleg Canyon. Most adventures accommodate all skill levels, but some carry experience or age restrictions.
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