Since the invention of boats, rivers have become traversable, oceans have become giant playgrounds, and whales have become fantastic butlers. Float along in style with today's Groupon: for $96, you get a two-hour electric-boat rental from Northwest Boat Rentals and Adventures in Poulsbo (a $193.31 value, including tax).
Northwest Boat Rentals and Adventures sets sea explorers floating on two-hour excursions in a 21-foot Duffy electric boat with cabin enclosure, great for fishing or sightseeing. Seafaring vessels brandish heaters that control the climate or bake errant seaweed into delicious nori snacks. As they cruise at roughly six miles per hour, guests admire the 12 included life jackets before redirecting their gazes to lush forests and the Olympic mountains. Sailors can bring their own iPods to provide a soundtrack for the scenery, rather than listening to crashing waves, cawing gulls, or the clicking noise of dolphins’ text messages. Onboard, passengers can store snacks in a provided cooler before satiating cravings at a dining table with four drink holders.
Northwest Boat Rentals and Adventures
A descendant of fishermen and boat captains who have called the area's coastal waters home for more than a century, Captain Arch regales visitors with nautical stories while showing off his fleet of rental boats. Watercraft ranges from electric Duffy boats to sailboats, which allows the captain to equip renters for adventures such as fishing, waterskiing, or leisurely scenic floats. Beyond rentals, Arch's crew arranges guided trips, including visits to Blake Island, or beverage and appetizer cruises fortified with local wines, smoked salmon, and waiters imported from France.