Americans have always been determined to blaze new trails, whether wading through the waist-deep layer of tumbleweed covering Arizona or hacking through the petrified forest of national flags on the moon. Conquer the final frontier, the ocean, with today’s Groupon to Native Rentals in Holmes Beach. Choose from the following options:
- For $14, you get a two-hour individual kayak rental (a $29 value).
- For $20, you get a four-hour individual kayak rental (a $45 value).
- For $32, you get a four-hour paddleboard rental for one person (a $69 value).
- For $60, you get a four-hour paddleboard rental for two people (a $138 value).</p>
With roots in Florida for seven generations, Native Rentals’ owner, Shawn, has been equipping Holmes Beach–goers with kayaks and paddleboards for more than 20 years. Paddlers launch their vehicles of choice onto the watery paths, weaving their way through the area’s 2,000 acres of serene, mangrove-lined waters and exploring locales unreachable by motorized vehicles due to bans on engines and the waterway-blocking siren-choir practice. Vessels glide under verdant mangrove tunnels before landing ashore at one of the scenic picnic islands or lookout towers, from where patrons feast eyes upon the breathtaking aquatic landscape before returning to kayaks or paddleboards. The rental shop is open daily 8 a.m.to dusk, arming guests with the means to test muscles against the tides without the exorbitant fees of going through Poseidon’s booking agent.
Individual kayak rentals can be upgraded to a tandem kayak with the use of two Groupons or paying the difference in fees at the time of service.
Owner and operator Shawn can trace his family's roots in the local waterways back seven generations. His deep love of the water led him to launch Native Rentals, which conducts eco-friendly paddle tours, and create the Surfer Bus, a renovated school bus that brims with kayaks, surfboards, and any equipment needed for tours on the go. His eco-tours explore the Robinson Preserve, Neal Preserve, and the Anna Maria Sound aboard single or tandem kayaks, standup paddleboards, and bikes, all of which let guests test their muscles without the exorbitant fees of going through Poseidon's booking agent. Enjoy safe and protected paddling while you wrap around tunnels, tidal lakes, and islands. International travel writer and television personality, Richard Bangs, listed Surfer Bus as Bradenton's top family attraction due to the spectacular views of nature and wildlife it offers paddlers navigating the Robinson Nature Preserve.