What You'll Get
Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water-road ride with today’s Groupon for Northwest Boat Rentals. Select from two options:
- $27 for an hour-and-a-half wine and appetizer cruise (a $54 value)
- $19 for a four-hour NuCanoe rental (a $38 value)
Both options depart from Poulsbo and include tax, but they do not cover ferry fares.
The wine and appetizer cruise glides through Liberty Bay aboard the water version of a limousine, which comes fully equipped with a heater to defy Mother Nature's colder temperaments. Clink two glasses of wine from St. Hilaire Winery in Yakima Valley to toast sightings of seals or of Mount Rainier on clear days. After the appetizer plate of Northwest-style smoked salmon and cheese from Crimson Cove, guests can relax into the boat's well-cushioned seating or play bird bingo to reward those who can spot bald eagles, herons, or biplanes the fastest. Eight people fit in each water topper, but the ship can't sail without the company of at least four seafarers. That's why this option allows you to purchase up to four Groupons to fill your boat with admirers and scientists. Depending on boat availability, small parties may be combined on the same vessel. Guests under 21 may join the wine cruise, but will be served non-alcoholic beverages.
The NuCanoe combines a sit-on-top kayak with a sport canoe. The NuCanoe can fit a combined weight of up to 475 pounds, and includes two seats, though two adults can usually fit comfortably with small children or pets (this deal is good for the rental itself, so one Groupon covers more than one individual granted the weight restrictions are met). The hybrid craft provides plenty of leg room for cramp-less comfort and endless arm space for fishing, rowing, or semaphore practice. Without walls or obstructing columns to block views, paddlers can observe the wilderness or monitor the progress of fellow NuCanoesmen from each of the possible 360 degrees.
Wine cruisers under 21 years of age may drink non-alcoholic beverages. NuCanoers must be at least 18 years old and sign a waiver. Customers must call ahead to reserve both options; a 24-hour cancellation policy applies.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Cruise limit 4 per person, rental limit 1 per person; may purchase multiple for either as gifts. Reservation required. Must be at least 21 for alcohol. Must be at least 18 & sign waiver. Ferry fare and gratuity not include. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.