Although kayak is spelled the same forwards or backwards, palindromic paddling simply spins crafts in circles. Learn smoother sailing with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one of four half-day kayak tour options from Discovery Kayak Tours (a $65 value). You get your choice of the following excursions:
- Withlacoochee River
- 3 Sister's Spring
- Rainbow River
- Silver River
Discovery Kayak Tours is a full-service guide and kayak-tour company offering outings through nature and wildlife in the heart of Florida. After you drive to the launch location, you will be given an overview of instructions and will suit up in Discovery’s top-of-the-line equipment and life jacket. You'll also receive a dry bag to keep accessories arid before you venture on a three to four hour water adventure. The 3 Sister's Spring tour grants you an inside look at the pristine, protected winter home of a number of West Indian manatees, who retire here to sun, swim, and file their taxes. Ogle bathing beauties such as water fowl, fish, alligators, turtles, and even monkeys on the Silver River tour, or marvel at caves and springs on the Rainbow River tour. On the Withlacoochee River tour, glide through Florida's original canoe and kayak trails to spot wildlife and rare nuggets of local lore. Let the guides, who are also naturalists, explain the history of the region and what makes each locale unique. Along the way, stop for a picnic snack and rest hardworking oars.
Two days before your scheduled tour, you will receive an email with instructions on where to meet, what to wear/what not to wear, what to bring/what not to bring, and which alligators are friendly/which are friendlier. Click here to see the tour schedule.