$25 for Huntington Harbor Holiday Paddle Tour with OEX Sunset Beach ($55 Value)

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Customer Reviews

25 Ratings

We had a great time at OEX. We felt like we learned a lot and felt that we were in good company. We really enjoyed our instructor (I think his name was Chris?). We would definitely recommend our friends.
Andrew S. · October 6, 2013
Great time, Great training
Dan · August 5, 2013
I had a great time at OEX, the instructors were very informative and friendly!
Whitney S. · July 8, 2013

What You'll Get

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Row romantically into the sunset and away from the cruel world of infrastructure, technology, and mediocre horse medicine. For $25, today’s Groupon gets you a Huntington Harbor Holiday Paddle from OEX Sunset Beach. Ignore holiday walking and holiday walk-jogging as paddling becomes your new choice of holiday mobility.

Every winter the locals scattered about Huntington Harbor decorate their homes with fanciful lights and eye-pleasing ornamentations in hopes of attracting the beneficent midnight gift-givers who, according to ancient lore, would sprinkle good will and festive trinkets on the doormats of attractive houses. OEX Sunset Beach lets you witness the beautiful arrangements from a kayak on the water. From December 1 through December 30 at approximately 5 p.m. (departure is just after sunset), take yourself or yourself and your family out for a 1.5-hour guided maritime adventure through the harbor and soak in the resplendent views as the sun sets. To sate cocoa-addicted travelers, the journey begins with a complimentary mug of hot chocolate.

Designed for every level of experience, the paddling passage across the harbor follows a guided and predetermined route and the basics of paddling and safety instructions are explained. The relaxing voyage will burn the shapes and configurations of lovely light arrangements into your holiday state of mind. Gather your family members for a festive holiday excursion that also teaches valuable rowing techniques they will thank you for when the water levels rise and we must all return to the sea. Remember to dress warmly.


One Local Yahooer gives OEX five stars and one TravBuddy gives four:

  • the most reasonable, knowledgedable [sic], and organized kayak rental around. – Roger N, Yahoo
  • The staff at the shop are top notch. Very professional, personable and helpful. – sdbleve, TravBuddy

If Santa Is Real, I Hope He Takes Me with Him

Today's Groupon not only gives you a unique view of the holiday-lighted harbor, but also might give you a glimpse of Mr. Santa P. Claus making one of his numerous pre-Christmas Eve practice runs above the harbor. Or will you perhaps spy Santa and his team of reindeer diving deep below the water's surface to his secret underwater North Pole where mermaids entertain him and toys are made by mer-elves? Would you complain if Santa, alerted that you had spied his submerged kingdom, invited you to live with him and to be a part of his experimental Human Labor Force? Can you imagine the delight of stitching Navy-style peacoats for 17 hours a day in exchange for milk, cookies, and the promise of seeing your family again if you work hard enough? Could you awaken your childhood sense of wonder to the possibility that magic is real? Will you believe when Santa says, "Your old freedom was an illusion."? Good luck, Santa!

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The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2009. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required; recommended to make reservation asap. 48-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is invalid. Not valid 12/24-12/25/09. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About OEX Mission Bay

Enthusiastic instructors at OEX Mission Bay invite beginning and experienced adventurers into the cerulean waters of the Pacific. The outpost began as a kayak and freediving center, but has since branched out to include standup paddleboard, outrigger canoes, and poker tournaments with local sea bass. Staff members happily help sea student get fitted with the perfect-sized gear and train them in basic safety before their expedition over and under the blue bay waters.

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