$60 for a Full-Day Kayaking Lesson from Renaissance Adventure Guides ($120 Value)

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Colette W. · 12 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed January 2, 2014
Our teachers/ guides were amazing! Super fun afternoon with my daughter learning how to water board!


Susan Or Dwayne D. · 23 reviews TOP REVIEWER HELPFUL REVIEWER
Reviewed September 27, 2013
I would still love to buy the photos the owner took of my husband & I!


Natalie R. ·
Reviewed August 19, 2013
The staff was very helpful and we truly had a blast learning how to Standup Paddleboard. We likely could have picked up the SUP basics on our own but it was great to learn the right way. Our instructor was also very knowledgeable about what gear to buy and even gave some pointers on where to meet other SUP-ers.

What You'll Get

Herbert Hoover won America's hearts and votes when he promised a college-educated chicken in every pot and a kayak in every garage. Get a taste of the American dream with today's Groupon: a full-day Introduction to River Kayaking lesson (a $120 value) from Renaissance Adventure Guides, at Chatfield State Park or Boulder Reservoir. This Groupon does not cover Chatfield State Park’s $7 entrance fee or Boulder Reservoir's $6 fee, though it does grant you 10% off your next Renaissance Adventure kayaking lesson.

In an Introduction to River Kayaking course, budding 'yakers learn the basic technique for navigating a river with a pointy plastiboat. Renaissance Adventure’s ACA-certified instructors will explain the equipment and talk about the physics of kayak motion before turning you loose in the river. Waterborne, you’ll master maneuvering and fundamental strokes (sweep, forward, and stern draw) while learning to react to the water’s many moods by bracing or making it a home-cooked meal. You’ll also learn to right a dis-upright craft by doing a hip snap, Eskimo roll, or T-rescue. Lessons take place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and your Groupon is valid until September 30; call ahead to reserve a spot on the water, and be sure to check the list of what to bring.

Kayakers must be in good shape and at least 16 years old.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy up to 3 add'l as gifts. Reservation req'd. Subj. to availability. 48-hr. cancellation policy or Groupon forfeited. Must be at least 16, in good health. $6-$7 entrance fee & gratuity not included. Not valid w/ other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Renaissance Adventure Guides, LLC

Lyle Phetteplace fell in love with the outdoors and his home state of Colorado at an early age. Today, he runs Renaissance Adventure Guides so he can pursue his passion and allow others to experience adventure, too. The excursions he curates include hiking, kayaking, climbing, backpacking, and even sea kayaking, a skill beginners hone on the lakes of Colorado before moving on to distant ocean destinations, such as Costa Rica. Lyle and his team also design guided travel tours of the country, which presents excellent terrain for hiking, backpacking, and other activities.

The staff at Renaissance Adventure Guides believe outdoor adventures can bring people closer to their fellow participants and to the environment, so they treat each experience differently. They customize adventures to suit the abilities and goals of their customers, while also keeping groups at a manageable size so everyone receives personal attention and a unique, secret high-five. Because safety is always at the forefront of any expedition, they also offer avalanche training with instructors qualified by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education. Additionally, they pass along their love of exploring to children through kids camps filled with days paddling the river.

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