Since the invention of inflation, prices for groceries have skyrocketed and rivers have become traversable. Enjoy the scenic side of economics with today's Groupon: for $24, you get a guided NuCanoe excursion and wildlife tour of Liberty Bay from Northwest Boat Rentals in Poulsbo (a $49.95 value). Tours run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
During two-hour tours, Northwest Boat Rentals' knowledgeable guides lead canoers over the gentle rolling waves of Liberty Bay, identifying its plethora of sea life and waterfowl along the way, such as the salmon that swim and jump through the bay from late September through early October. Atop an easy-to-control NuCanoe, which combines the easy paddling of a kayak with the shape and salty taste of a classic canoe, nautical explorers traverse the protected bay's waters against the backdrop of lush forests and the Olympic Mountains. Northwest Boat Rentals' staff, experts in canoe safety and local wildlife, point out seals frolicking with their babies, bald eagles soaring above, and graceful cranes swiveling long necks to ogle nature's most interesting creature—man.
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.