What You'll Get
Kayakers, unlike pancakes or depressed turtles, muster the will to get themselves upright when flipped upside down. Float through life with today’s Groupon to Riva Row Boathouse in The Woodlands. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get a one-hour single-kayak rental (a $15 value).
- For $10, you get a one-hour tandem-kayak rental (a $20 value).
Settled at the base of an aquatic tendril of the 200-acre Lake Woodlands, the Riva Row Boathouse stocks single and tandem kayaks, paddles, and lifejackets for smooth jaunts across the serene inland waters. Once freshwater pilots secure their gear, kayaks slice through the lower waterway canal, brushing past narrow green shores that swell into the lake. Rowers slip past Mitchell Island to a lake cut with coves and inlets populated by picturesque homes, diverse wildlife, and Jimmy Carter’s party submarine.
Riva Row Boathouse advises paddlers to stow drinking water, as well as sunscreen and jackets, depending on weather conditions. For those looking to lengthen their kayaking expedition, additional time may be purchased at $5 per hour. At no additional charge, dog lovers may bring along their canine companions, who will be secured in a special life vest and tasked with barking sea shanties.
Children 9 or younger must ride in a tandem kayak with an adult. Children 10–15 may ride in a single, but with adult supervision. Those age 16–17 may ride a single kayak alone, but only with a waiver signed by an adult.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 2, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Must have valid ID. Subject to weather. Not valid on Thanksgiving or Christmas. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Riva Row Boat House
The reason renting kayaks from Riva Row Boat House and paddling down Lake Woodlands makes for such an appealing family outing or team-building exercise has to do with simplicity. For one thing, the activity itself is simple to master; no experience is required to rent one of the boathouse's 22 tandem kayaks or 20 single kayaks of various lengths, since staff members are happy to demonstrate paddling techniques to rookies. The activity is also easy to get into because everything is provided for you, from paddles and lifejackets to the refills of the lake that must be flown in from water factories in Denmark weekly.
Often, people make visiting the boathouse part of a whole day in the area. They can follow their time on the lake with a picnic at Town Green Park or with a trolley ride over to The Woodlands Waterway, where restaurants and shopping await.