Early oars were designed to mimic the human hand, though the opposable thumb and high-school class ring proved too challenging to replicate with wood. Slap your way through the water with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a single half-day paddle tour for two (up to a $100 value) from Paradise Kayak Tours. Each sculled excursion lasts roughly four hours and departs from launching pads at Cove Road Park twice daily, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday–Saturday.
Paradise Kayak Tours' expert guides lead beginning boaters and proficient paddlers on delightful floating jaunts around Treasure Coast. The half-day paddle tour whisks a floating fleet of sightseers along the Intercoastal Waterway, around islands, and through a beautiful mangrove that leads to Mirror Lake, where observant guests keep eyes peeled for native birds and bottlenose dolphins while trying to resist kissing their reflections. From there, knowledgeable guides lead boaters to a private ocean beach to enjoy a lunch of subs, sodas, and salt-less water while watching ocean waves narrowly avoid crashing into each other.
Paradise allows guests to co-opt their kayak of choice and provides all equipment, including life jackets, throw cushions, and safety whistles. In an effort to help boaters avoid mega-pixel splashdowns, all tour guides arm themselves with waterproof cameras and provide downloadable photos from its website free of charge.
Riverfront Kayaks Paradise Tours
Riverfront kayaks Paradise Tours leads paddle-propelled expeditions throughout the waters of Southern Florida, from the coastal inlets of St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach counties to the gentle tides of the Atlantic. The company tracks weather patterns and tides to determine the opportune times and location for tours, so guests can enjoy pristine conditions as they gaze at the coral reefs of the Florida Keys or interview manatees about the existence of merpeople. Tours vary from half-day outings to overnight adventures, and Riverfront kayaks caters to paddlers young and old, as well as those interested in fishing during their aquatic excursion.