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What You'll Get
Learning a new skill is a good way to get yourself out of a rut, especially if that skill is building rut escapes. Reach new heights with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for an introductory kayak lesson with a two-hour rental for one ($86 value)
- $89 for an introductory kayak lesson with a two-hour rental for two ($172 value)
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid until 5/1/14. Registration required. Subject to availability. Merchant standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Subject to weather conditions. Must be able to swim. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Lessons hold up to 4 students per session. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About KYSC Boat House
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2 hours
Brands Used: Crescent and Emotion kayaks; Walker Bay 10 and Compac 16 for sail; Sunchaser 20 pontoon
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Lake Arrowhead - the mountain hideaway
Recommended Age Group: 25+
Q&A with Captain Rob, Owner
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
When I was in Vietnam with the US Army. For relaxation, special services provided sailboats for us to use. When I returned from overseas and started managing Sears stores, it was a great therapy to get out on the water.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Watching the faces of my customers change after a lesson or rental. They are so much more relaxed. It is like a mental massage for them. It is a great stress-buster to get out on the water.
Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
Being part of a class and enjoying in the team-building fun.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
My dad was a naval commander. I was born in the Oakland Naval Yard. I built my first boat when I was 8 years old. My wife and I both hold a 50 ton US Coast Guard Sailing Captains License. We have spent 150 days in a 25-foot sailboat circumnavigating Florida. I love the peace being on the water brings.