Kayakers, unlike pancakes or depressed turtles, muster the will to get themselves upright when flipped upside down. Float through life with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get a two-hour kayaking tour from Marshgrass Adventures on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (up to a $35 value).
Marshgrass Adventures’ kayaking kingpins rally fleets of paddlers to venture into waters where dolphins frolic and birds dive for fish. The nature-savvy guides also explain maritime ecology and reveal tide-pool secrets, such as which starfish make the best ninja stars. Life jackets snap around the torsos of seafarers, who are coached on paddling technique before heading out to slice through waves, scan the horizon for dolphins, and snap photos of avian acrobats. Adventurers who have already explored the usual tour haunts can tailor a trip to new aquatic frontiers, which thrum with wildlife homesteaders such as redfish, whose vigorous butter churning creates ocean currents that cross the North Atlantic. Paddlers age 13 or older can captain their own vessels or partner—each with a Groupon of their own—in a double kayak, whereas younger children can serve as coxswains in the rear seat.
Marshgrass Adventures' staff designs expeditions that explore their passion for the diverse ecology of the Lowcountry region. From fishing outings to leisurely kayak tours, the knowledgeable guides enlighten tour goers on the varied flora and fauna that litter the shorelines. The staff supports both catching and releasing or grilling the area's fish, which include trout, tarpon, and redfish. Guests on stand-up paddleboards slip out across the water, perfecting their balance quickly as they cut among swaying grasses and blue herons.
Hilton Head Island
55 Fording Island Rd.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926Get Directions