Rising Phoenix Adventures

Pine Forest West

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In a Nutshell

Guided or unaccompanied tours take kayakers down a placid stretch of the Colorado River.

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Promotional value expires Oct 17, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Not valid for holiday weekends. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Just as with shoes or trillions of dollars, two paddles are better than just one. Take control with both hands with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $19 for a single kayak for a 6-mile trip (a $45 value)
  • $29 for a tandem kayak for a 6-mile trip (a $60 value)
  • $39 for two single kayaks on a 6-mile trip (a $90 value)<p>

Expert guides provide each paddler with a map of the river and a life vest before screening a mandatory kayaking-safety video. The 6-mile jaunt down the placid, scenic waters of the Colorado River lasts about two hours, and tours can be guided or taken independently of a group. If opting to flow solo, customers should bring their cell phones to call Rising Phoenix Adventures’s pick-up and drop-off van once they exit the river at a point designated on their map.<p>

Rising Phoenix Adventures

Seasoned kayaker John Cline paddles with a local hotel concierge along the Colorado River, periodically explaining that kayaking is perfectly safe for beginners and an ideal way to savor the pleasant Texas weather. Suddenly, the sky erupts and an onslaught of rain drenches the waterborne duo. They rest their paddles on their laps, look at each other, and start laughing. Rising Phoenix Adventures' kayak and canoe trips create these unique memories so regularly that one Belgian businesswoman even makes annual trips to the area just to ride the class-1 river. Since establishing the outdoor-excursion company in 2004 with barely 10 kayaks and canoes, Cline has more than quadrupled his fleet to accommodate the ever-increasing demand. After alighting one of the trusty vessels, adventurers set off to navigate through the river's islands and beneath a scenic half-mile tree canopy, where the shores offer glimpses of wild pigs, great blue herons, and undomesticated beach umbrellas.

Customer Reviews

The people were friendly on the phone & at the shop. It was a fun experience and I will for sure be going back!
Carly · October 17, 2012
John was great and the accommodations including scheduling were wonderful! I would definitely be going back as well as telling my friends about because its a nice and easy getaway, adventure from the city.
Marielena Z. · October 14, 2012
Very friendly people running this business
Anthony A. · October 14, 2012

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