Robert Frost could have used a local guide when he decided to take the road less traveled by, as he discovered only too late that it was patrolled by feral park rangers. Learn how a tour guide makes all the difference with today's Groupon: for $70, you get a one-hour jet-ski tour or one-hour open ride from Gulfside Watercraft Adventures in Clearwater Beach (up to a $150 value). Jet skis can fit up to three people, with a fee of $10 per additional rider due at the time of service.
Gulfside Watercraft Adventures' experienced guides lead guests on a one-hour tour of the scenic islands dotting the Gulf, where riders can catch glimpses of local wildlife and Caladesi State Park from atop a three-person jet ski. Wave riders cruise 15 miles in the wake of a knowledgeable guide, who narrates interesting facts about the picturesque islands, mangrove landscapes, and beachside mansions belonging to wealthy residents and savvy Lego owners. Aquanauts cruise alongside three to five other jet skis and spy wildlife such as birds, dolphins, manatees, or reclusive Florida swimming black bears that frequent the Gulf shores. Tide tamers in search of thrills can forgo the tour and opt to put jet skis through their paces in an open riding area, where pilots can make hairpin turns that douse beach-goers in ocean water like seahorses drench their coaches after winning the Super Bowl. Jet skiers should make sure they meet all rental requirements before using this Groupon.