The human body, unlike raisins, white wine, and the wit of Oscar Wilde, isn't meant to be dry. Water your exercise routine with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a 90-minute standup paddle tour from Island Riders, redeemable at the Amity Harbor and Amagansett locations (a $125 value).
During each invigorating tour, Island Riders' PASA-certified instructors guide groups of ore-wielding seafarers through the tranquil tides of New York waterways. At the outset of the tour, patrons are equipped with rental gear from standup-paddleboard brands such as JP, Cabrinha, and Surftech before instructors offer each amateur mariner helpful tips on how to stand comfortably on their board and interpret mermaid turn signals. The 90-minute expedition takes tourists through area estuaries, harbors, or wetlands as riders bask in the scenic surroundings, learn about area ecology, and subtly shape paddling muscles. Though all standup-paddle-specific gear will be provided, patrons are advised to provide their own bathing suits, sunglasses, water shoes, earplugs to avoid seductive Sirens, and any other water-appropriate accouterment.