Until the personal watercraft was invented, mankind's only hope for summer fun involved hitting candied hams with tree branches. Today's Groupon celebrates watery invention: for $70, you get a two-hour jet-ski rental from Fifty - Fifty Water Sports, located at Spinner’s Resort on Lake Murray’s southwest shore in Leesville, South Carolina (a $140 value).
Fifty - Fifty Water Sports saddles up thrill seekers on four-stroke, fuel-injected jet skis and cuts them loose in open water. Fledgling skimmers can accelerate over the calm surfaces of the lake’s many protected coves, while cultivated wake makers can head out to big water, where ample space and larger waves make it easier to increase speeds, execute hairpin turns, and jump over riverboat casinos. Each operator and passenger is outfitted with an included life vest, and Fifty - Fifty’s on-lake support staff stands by in case a renter requires assistance or a fresh coat of suntan lotion.
Though not included with this Groupon, tubes are available to haul around delighted little ones or sunbathing whales. After two hours of overflowing adrenaline, riders can unwind with a swim and sunbathe on the resort’s sandy beaches, or take in a drink, meal, or live music at Spinner’s Sand Bar & Grille.