Before fishing boats, aspiring anglers could only gaze longingly at sea creatures or try to tempt them to shore with autographed copies of Flipper. Enjoy the fruits of flotation with this Groupon.
$200 for Six-Hour Scalloping Trip for Four ($400 Value)
Starting at 9 a.m., veteran skipper Bear Smith chaperones excursions on the Crystal River as passengers troll the waters for beds of scallops. Upon finding a potential harvest, hunters don snorkels and fins (not included with this Groupon), dive into the shallow water, and snatch the mollusks with their hands or a net. All told, the trip lasts six hours, until the party has reached its bag limit, or until everyone surrenders to just jamming on castanets.
Captain Bear Smith leads intrepid crews of up to four guests on fishing charters down the scenic Crystal River. Forgoing the need for GPS or inquisitive text messages to Aquaman, amateur anglers can rely on Captain Smith's 15 years of experience as he guides his specially modified vessel on a four-hour excursion. Guests use the provided bait and tackle to attract a wide range of species including redfish, cobia, gag grouper, and mangrove snapper—click here to see stellar examples of past voyages' catches. Guests should bring a light jacket, sunscreen, a packed lunch, and a container to take home any caught fish. Start times will vary depending on the customers’ desired catch and fishes’ erratic lunch schedules.