Like feral cats and domesticated roommates, bodies of water enjoy being poked with paddles every now and then. Give a nearby water body a relaxing paddle puncture with today’s Groupon to Outdoor Adventure Center. Choose from four floatatious forays (all of which include tax):
- For $49, you get a gold-panning family raft adventure (a $103.17 value).
- For $349, you get a six-day total immersion whitewater adventure camp, ages 12–17 (an $863.37 value).
- For $159, you get a two-day Lopez Island kayak adventure (a $379.01 value).
- For $39, you get a Wild Sky Weekends adventure day camp for pre-teens (an $85.79 value).
Outdoor Adventure Center makes it easy to experience the great nonindoors by offering professional instruction and quality equipment for a wide realm of activities. Guests can commandeer a kayak and man a pan during the gold-panning family raft adventure, which introduces aspiring forty-niners to the basics of striking gold as they float down the scenic Skykomish River. Guides apprise paddlers of local history and lead them in pirate songs while they search for shiny flakes to adorn dental braces. The total immersion whitewater adventure camp, for ages 12–17, invites youngsters to engage the river in a challenging six-day paddle-joust, interspersed with swimming, hiking, and camping.
Preteens in the Wild Sky Weekends adventure day camp, valid for ages 9–13, set out on a half day of whitewater rafting and inflatable kayaking, with six campers for every one instructor, and the Lopez Island two-day adventure launches kayaks and their passengers into the sound surrounding the San Juan Islands—landing for biking and hiking, and making camp under the dungaree-clad stars.
Helmets, life jackets, paddles, and other gearstuffs are included in each adventure. Outdoor Adventure Center is an American Canoe Association pro school and staffs experienced instructors who prepare daredevils for their tours by teaching important dos and don'ts, answering questions, and leading interpretative paddle dances.
Outdoor Adventure Center
The Outdoor Adventure Center's wildly experienced guides have led groups off the grid for more than a quarter century, pursuing rugged fun in the scenery and fresh air of mountains, rivers, and coastlines. Explorers at heart, the staff boldly launch kayaks into the ocean around the San Juan Islands and conquer the frothy waters of the scenic Skykomish River, known for its beginner-friendly rapids, migrations of spawning merpeople, pool and drop areas, and breathtaking views of 5,000-foot mountain peaks. Horseback and hiking trips delve into the lush woods, and nature photography excursions pause to celebrate the beauty of the wilderness near Index. The core team of 14 guides takes safety seriously, most with certifications from the American Canoe Association, training in wilderness first aid, CPR, and swiftwater rescue, and life vests tattooed over their chests.