$32 for a Two-Hour Guided Kayak Tour for One from Kayak Annapolis ($65 Value)

Annapolis

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In a Nutshell

Scenic tours pass historic state capitol and naval academy and through harbor and historic Eastport, with snacks and gear provided

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Promotional value expires Sep 10, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required; booking begins on 4/1. Subject to weather and availability; weekend availability is limited. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 3 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 6 per visit. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $32 for a two-hour guided kayak tour for one ($65 value)

After a brief paddle-school session, the educational tours depart from the headwaters of Spa Creek in Truxtun Park, stopping at landmarks such as the maritime town of Eastport and the US Naval Academy. Water, juice, and snacks are provided, and tours run at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Passengers should check in 15 minutes before their tour; for more information, see the tour page and what to bring.

Kayak Annapolis

When Pete and Kate Vonderheide moved from Hawaii to Annapolis to live closer to their family, they thought they'd have to give up a career of ocean kayaking to resume responsible office jobs. Soon they recognized the historic city harbor's lack of kayak tours and knew they couldn't stay inside forever. Their shared passion for history spurred them to research and interview the locals until they'd compiled enough historic material to start leading tours. Today, their tours can teach something new even to locals.

The Vonderheides continue to assemble a team of outdoor guides certified in CPR and first aid who all bear a well-researched knowledge of area wildlife and history. These experts lead two-hour scenic tours through the historic harbor. Starting each excursion with a brief paddling lesson, they put first-timers at ease with basic instruction and an amiable demeanor, unlike guides who rely only on their convincing Captain Ahab impressions. Excursions begin at the Spa Creek headwaters in Truxtun Park and lead participants into open-harbor waters to drift in full view of the state capitol building, the US Naval Academy, and historic Eastport. Trips peak at the City Dock, where participants receive a break to take photos and rest. On the return trip, guides field open-ended questions about city history such as presidential visits, the crabbing and oystering trade, and whether George Washington had to swim using floaties.

Customer Reviews

Loved every second of this experience!
Sarah S. · August 25, 2015
Trip was great. Our tour guide, Dustin, was wonderful
M M. · August 8, 2015
The guide was great -- relaxing day on the water!
Christian S. · August 2, 2015

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