Going to the beach is a great way to escape the rigors of day-to-day life, especially if days are spent treading in open water in hopes of drifting toward land. Get away from it all with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a paddleboard rental package for two from Holiday Water Sports of Fort Myers Beach (an $72 total value) that includes:
- Two one-hour paddleboard rentals (a $25 value each)
- Full-day rental of two beach chairs and one umbrella (a $22 value)
Holiday Water Sports of Fort Myers Beach, participant in the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, furnishes beach-goers with the proper equipment for a leisurely day amidst the gulf’s soft sands and gentle waves. Outfitted with stable standup paddleboards, wayfarers can propel themselves out into the surf for 60 minutes of nautical exploration. Atop their paddle-powered water steeds, excursionists can venture forth into the placid waters of the gulf, maneuver through mangrove-hemmed waterways, or close their eyes and entertain fantasies of floating along a river of marshmallow fluff. With eyes peeled, paddlers can spot the myriad forms of aquatic wildlife, including manatees and dolphins, that inhabit the surrounding area. After turning in their boards, paddlers can rest their weary arms and wobbly sea legs in a comfy beach chair, shaded from the sun's ultraviolet rays or the moon’s ice beams by the broad canopy of an umbrella.
Holiday Water Sports of Fort Myers Beach
From a distance, the manatees, dolphins, and bald eagles that populate Estero Island make quite an impression. But the staff at Holiday Water Sports of Fort Myers Beach believes up-close encounters are not only the sole way to determine if the animals can talk, but also the best way to enjoy them. To that end, they guide tours and rent out myriad watercraft, from Yamaha 4 waverunners and 10-passenger pontoon boats to paddle bikes, which resemble oversized tricycles as they surge through nimbuses of sea foam. The staff hoists parasailers over their water-bound peers, letting out up to 1,200 feet of slack and allowing riders to plunge into free falls with houses and piers blurring into a cubist painting beneath them. Captains certified by the United States Coast Guard guide the ships back toward the sun-bleached sands, where the company’s rental umbrellas rustle in the breeze above lounge chairs.