The best part of canoeing is the exhilaration of exploration, up until you realize the difficulty of paddling through pudding in your bathtub and must face yourself in the mirror. Take to real rivers with this Groupon.
$35 for a One-Hour Watercraft Rental for Two ($65 Value)
Guests can choose from two standup paddleboards, two single-seat kayaks, or one double-seat kayak. Each rental includes a wetsuit, a water-resistant paddle jacket, a life jacket, and a cell-phone dry bag so they can keep track of the time while on the water. Riders receive a basic paddle explanation and safety lesson before they depart.
Half Moon Bay Kayak Company
Half Moon Bay Kayak Company’s fleet of colorful plastic shells slices through the glimmering waters of Pillar Point Harbor, carrying crews of paddlers past playful harbor seals and chattering pelicans. Co-owners Doug Connor—who has conquered rushing rapids as a member of the United States Wildwater team—and Chris Manchester—who has kayaked along thousands of miles of coastline, including the world’s second-largest barrier reef—channel their passion for paddling into a range of kayak and standup-paddleboard rentals, lessons, and tours. With expeditions to locales as far-flung as Honduras and Mexico, Half Moon provides sea explorers with exotic open-water explorations as well as local excursions to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, San Gregorio State Beach, and next-door neighbors’ unattended kiddie pools.