Like fishing for compliments, fishing for fish requires the right bait, the right line, and a friend who is willing to exaggerate. Reel it in with today's Groupon: for $149, you get a 2.5-hour Intro to Fishing trip for three from Reel Kind Fishing, valid at two Marco Island locations (a $300 value).
Reel Kind Fishing's duo of seasoned sailors, one a former coast-guard captain, shepherd up to three pupils to the scenic blue pastures of southwest Florida, introducing them to the patient world of aquatic hunting. Before setting sail on a 2.5-hour excursion from one of two launching points, the duo will scout for the most bustling hotspots to snag fish or singing wall decorations in their natural habitat. Children and other novice anglers, with or without fishing licenses, then embellish hooks with provided bait and tackle before casting included rods and reels into the open sea and bellowing out fish mating calls at the top of their lungs. Captains also provide ice to keep colossal catches on the rocks but recommend passengers schlep along their own snacks, weather-appropriate garb, and sunscreen.
Reel Kind Fishing
Reel Kind Fishing charters boats on which adventurers explore backwater wetlands, protected freshwater, and saltwater regions that are home to diverse marine life. Along with licensed and experienced captains, the company supplies rods, reels, tackle, and bait, ensuring that even novice fishers can participate. Tour-takers might nab snook, redfish, spotted seatrout, and tarpon, the four of which can be housed together in a jumbo aquarium for a fish reality show, as long as a sassy blowfish joins the mix. Each boat seats up to a maximum of six people per boat depending on weights. These are semi-private to private trips for half-days, three-quarter days, or full days, with the vessels heading either inshore or offshore near the Gulf of Mexico. Explorers might bring a hat, sunglasses, snacks, and jackets, according to the weather, and smocks depending on how neatly their co-tourists can eat.