Canoeing and kayaking are among the most convenient forms of aquatic recreation, allowing for more speed than swimming and fewer bite marks than hitching a ride on a swan. Sail gracefully over the waterways with today's Groupon to Kansas City Paddler, with locations in Lawrence and Peculiar, Missouri. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 toward canoeing or kayaking gear.
- For $25, you get $50 toward the purchase of a kayak or a canoe.
Onwed and operated by a staff of avid kayakers and brimming with 500 brightly colored boats from 25 manufacturers, Kansas City Paddler outfits canoe and kayak rangers with all they need to take to the inland seas. Protect your core from water spray with a Stohlquist Splashdown Shorty spray jacket ($49.95), or conquer the waves with the hydrodynamic contours of a Cannon Escape kayak paddle ($79.95).
The cozy shop offers several floatables, from the lightweight, molded-plastic Perception Impulse kayak for solo sailors ($400) to the tandem Hurricane Santee 140 for two paddlers or a Captain and Tennille tribute group ($1,300). Versatile canoes come in touring models, such as the Bell Rockstar ($1,300), as well as types designed for rapids wrangling, including the Mad River Outrage whitewater canoe ($1,200).