The sea has much to teach us—its tides foretell the lunar cycle, its salt treats us to delicious shark jerky, and its colorful creatures prove that nature looks better in Blu-ray. Celebrate the big salty puddle's sagacity with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a six-hour lobster-fishing trip at Hook's Landing in Oxnard (up to a $75 value).
Hook's Landing outfits nascent fishmongers with all the accoutrements necessary for a day of fishing off the California coastline. Visitors bob across the ocean for six peaceful hours, reeling in traps that have successfully ensnared delectable fresh lobsters. Armed with hoop nets, guests attempt to snag rockfish, bass, and rock crabs in an effort to find friends for wall-bound Big Mouth Billy Basses. Hooks Landing's armada of ships is stocked with galleyfulls of hot snacks, soda, and frosty beers to fuel the lobster cruise.
Though little known to humans outside of Ventura, Hook's Landing's sailors are notoriously feared in the sea world. That's due in large part to their successful fishing charters, on which they bag hundreds of rockfish, and dozens of whitefish with a crew of tour-goers. The charter's guests can keep any fish they find up to the legal amount, with the option to have their catch filleted, gutted, gilled, or taken whole. Hook's Landing snaps memorable shots of the day's catches and encourages guests to cook their catch, instead of nailing it to a board and trying to make it sing.