Red sky at night is a sailor’s delight, but red sky at morning means the ship's been steered inside a volcano. Discover further aquaformation with today’s Groupon: for $159, you get a two-day, one-night, all-inclusive Orcas Island kayaking-and-camping experience from Orcas Outdoors (a $389 value). Orcas Outdoors often offers this experience at a discounted rate, but today's Groupon is still the best price. The Groupon can be used June 3 through July 16 and August 12 through September 25.
Orcas Outdoors escorts paddle pushers and nature-lovers on adventures through the scenic vistas of Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands. Like the tap-dancing star of an existential musical sitcom, this overnight tour is a triple threat, incorporating kayaking, hiking, and camping. A gracious guide ushers groups of eight to 16 through each step of the experience, leading ducklings through gentle waters in stable double kayaks, good for seasoned paddlers and raw oysters alike. To their delight, oar shovers might catch sight of a pod of whales and possibly a whale-impersonating otter along the way. The kayaking crew drops anchor at Jones Island State Park, where they set up camp and land-swimmers are free to explore, imagining a world before red-light cameras, dropped calls, and overly literal robot baby-sitters. Meanwhile, tour-troop leaders rustle up some grub, using local produce for every meal to sustain the grumbling tummies of their adopted brood.
Orcas Outdoors supplies most of the gear needed, including tents, kayak gear, and all meals and snacks, plus sleeping bags upon request. Meals can be made vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free if desired. Dry bags are also supplied to keep cameras and waterphobic imaginary friends moisture-free.