What You'll Get
Helicopter pilots are in constant danger of action stars climbing aboard their craft and throwing them out; kayakers, however, need only fear falling helicopter pilots. Steer an unstealable vessel with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a half-day guided kayak tour from Lincoln Canoe & Kayak in Freeport (a $65 value).
Lincoln Canoe & Kayak combines highly qualified guides, sturdy water-faring vessels, and a fervor for nature to usher intrigued wilderness lovers safely out into Casco Bay. Nature hunters meet at the outdoor center before being shuttled to the push-off site, where they will receive a brief paddling lesson and safety talk.
Then, adroit and savvy guides blaze a watery trail to a series of islands seated in the vast bay, while the group's slim kayaks sneak smoothly into nooks and crannies that cannot be navigated by larger boats or orca-pulled inner tubes.
After a brief snack on Little French Island, the pack will paddle peacefully to Whaleboat Island, watching harbor seals play and agile sea birds dart and dive through the air. Whaleboat Island's remote beach also offers the chance for repose, exploration, and opportunities to ingratiate oneself with local mud snails.
Lincoln Canoe & Kayak selects lightweight, tough kayaks for its tours, suitable for all paddling abilities. Aquatic sojourners can choose between a solo and tandem kayak to strike out independently or develop propellant harmony with a friend.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required, subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Lincoln Canoe & Kayak
After a summer spent paddling a cumbersome aluminum kayak through northern Canada, two college students founded Lincoln Canoe & Kayak in an effort to design a lighter, more ergonomic vessel. Although ownership has switched hands since the brand's inception in 1959, the company continues to craft lightweight canoes and kayaks from fiberglass, Kevlar, or carbon fiber. From their retail paddle shop in Freeport, they also corral new and experienced kayakers into tour and expedition groups that explore Casco Bay, Deer Isle, and Muscongus Bay. Skilled guides impart their knowledge of Maine's coast and lead paddlers to discover Maine’s myriad waterways, where no river, inlet, pond, or kiddie pool is off-limits.