$14 for One Seat on a Banana Boat Ride from Hawaii Water Sports Center ($29 Value)

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What You'll Get

As sea monkeys have eaten all real sea bananas, humans have turned to inflatable fruits to safely navigate the macaque-infested waters and lure them away from our endangered peanut coastlines. Help preserve the edible eco-system with today's Groupon. For $14, you get one seat on a banana boat ride (a $29 value) at Hawaii Water Sports Center in Koko Marina Center.

Each buoyant banana barge is capable of conveying up to six riders and is safely towed behind the U.S. Coast Guard Captain-helmed Ski Nautique. You and your fruit-straddling shipmates will laugh and struggle to keep your balance as the puffy plantain bucks and bounces in the waves. Should peel passengers lose their grip, a USCG life jacket (provided) will keep har-har-ing heads bobbing above water, helping them remain incognito among man-eating buoys until the captain immediately comes to pick them up for another rollicking round. Riders of all ages are welcome as long as they have a swimsuit, so check out the video to see what to expect on this inflatable expedition.


Eight Yelpers give Hawaii Water Sports Center a four star average:

  • It [the banana boat ride] was a hold on to for your dear life so you don't fall off kind of ride, but it was still so much fun. – Cindy N., Yelp
  • The [banana boat] idea sounds lame, trying to explain it to other friends sounds lame. But hell, it's fun! – Sarah Z., Yelp

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Reservation required, subject to availability. 24-hour cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. Must provide own swimsuit. Tax, fuel surcharge & gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Hawaii Water Sports Center

From surfing at secluded locations to hiking a private trail to a waterfall at the foothills of the Ko’olau Mountains, the team at Hawaii Water Sports Center designs excursions so visitors can experience thrills and explore Koko Marina’s pristine waters. USCG captains pilot a Ski Nautique that pulls along bumper tubes and six-person Banana Boats, and professional instructors help visitors master the skills of wakeboarding or water skiing through a six-ball course. Their snorkeling trips take place in Hanauma Bay’s reef-filled waters, and their Maunalua Bay scuba excursions are overseen by PADI-certified instructors and trained master divers. On these trips, they guide students along and point out colorful reef fish, sea turtles, and retired goldfish.

Hawaii Water Sports

Sport & Outdoor, Water Sport
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