The human body, unlike raisins, white wine, and the wit of Oscar Wilde, isn't meant to be dry. Exert your humanity with today's Groupon: for $70, you get a one-day guided white-water rafting trip from Pirate Rafting Company in Lotus (up to a $140 value). Hurry to redeem your Groupon, as it expires on September 30.
The briny buccaneers of Pirate Rafting Company helm frothy, fun-filled guided rafting trips on the south fork of the American River. Gutsy guides boast extensive experience riding the waves of the river year-round, making safety their top priority as they lead guests on the daylong Chili Bar Whitewater Adventure. Appropriate for riders as young as 8 years old, the Class III challenge is a perfect fit for beginner to intermediate water wingers or a sea captain with amnesia. Paddle pushers pound waves past rolling hills, pine forests, and majestic canyons as they face friendly watery foes with body-slamming monikers such as the Meat Grinder, Triple Threat, and Trouble Maker, creating a perfect adventure for nature lovers or a crew of dedicated mascara testers. Click here to schedule a rafting trip, and check out the guest info packet for tips on what to bring.
Although Pirate Rafting Company sometimes offers discounted rates online, this Groupon still represents the best deal available.
Pirate Rafting Company
Together, Pirate Rafting Company's guides have logged more than 15,000 miles on dozens of rivers. Their steadfast paddles continue to lead the charge as groups, seated in sky-blue rafts, crash into whitewater, spraying guests with mist like a surprise party for Shamu. Three separate stretches of river set the stage for these adventures. The North Fork American River includes Class IV+ rapids that blast the snowmelt against the dusk-colored rocks. The South Fork American River and Middle Fork American River include intense stretches, but are generally better suited to beginners.
Off the water, the guides demonstrate their expertise by setting up camp along the tree-lined banks and pitching tents beneath the stars.