Since the dawn of humanity, man has longed to conquer the ocean, which is why the invention of the boat was followed swiftly by the adoption of the high-five. Celebrate man's triumphs with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a marine wildlife safari from Discovery Marine Safaris in Campbell River (a $129 value).
This Groupon cannot be redeemed before June 1.
Discovery Marine Safaris' enthusiastic staff and guides escort seafaring voyagers on four-hour expeditions across waterways brimming with wildlife and pristine natural views. Vessels traverse the Arran Rapids, the second-fastest ocean rapids in the world, and sidle up beside the likes of black bears, dolphins, porpoises, and, when in season, stellar and californian sea lions still wearing moustache styles from the '70s. Onboard marine naturalists dispense knowledgeable tidbits and little-known factoids about the area as various sites and animals pass by. Passengers are free to mill about Discovery Marine Safaris' boats, which include enclosed heated cabins, onboard washrooms, and multiple viewing decks. Light picnic lunches satiate customers during their lengthy journey with a plethora of daily-made sandwiches and vegetarian options, plus fresh-baked cookies, organic coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Voyages depart daily at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. or at the nudging of a passing whale.