Humans often relax by communing with nature: hiking through mountains, paddling down rivers, and eating berries indiscriminately. Get your fill of nature with this Groupon.
$79 for Guided Paddleboard Tour with On-Shore Lesson ($194 Value)
- A brief on-shore lesson, which continues in the water if needed for the tour’s first 30 minutes (a $35 value)
- A three-hour stand-up paddleboard tour of the Napa River’s Northern reaches, which includes a sampling of local wine and fresh Tomales Bay oysters sustainably harvested by TwoXSea. (a $159 value)
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Napa Valley Paddle
Napa Valley Paddle teaches people to walk on water. Armed with a fleet of stand-up paddleboards, instructors get riverine explorers up and standing during a brief on-shore lesson. From there, guests can embark on one of several tours of the pristine and revitalized Napa River. The Living River Tour takes tourists from the bay to the Oak Knoll Viticulture Area in Northern Napa, passing tidal marshes, four bridges, and the restored Oxbow Preserve along their way. Napa Valley Paddle's newest tour departs from their brand new boat launch and culminates in an oyster and wine barbecue on the river at Downtown Joe's.
The sport is known for its cross-training and ab-blasting benefits, and in addition to being an effective exercise, it can also double as bonding experience. To that end, Napa Valley Paddle leads educational tours or team-building excursions. For adventurers who would rather remain seated, Napa Valley Paddle also has kayaks available.