Throughout history, humans have relied on myriad modes of water transportation, including woven bamboo rafts, pool noodles, and orca-drawn buggies. Enjoy humanity's conquest of waterways with today's Groupon from Saco Canoe Rental Company in Conway, New Hampshire. Rental season begins Saturday, May 21. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a weekday two-seat canoe rental with shuttle service (a $40 value).
- For $31, you get a weekend two-seat canoe rental with shuttle service (a $55 value).
Saco Canoe Rental Company touts a fleet of 125 canoes, sending pairs of paddlers down the scenic Saco River in peaceful half-day excursions. During the 5-mile trip, boaters cast off from a private, 11-acre beach and propel two-seat schooners downstream in a two- to four-hour adventure. Experience sandy white beaches, White Mountain woodlands, and a yeti swim-up bar before paddling back at the car lot. For a longer expedition, Saco Canoe Rental matches watercraft to rowing duo for an 8-mile trip that lasts up to five hours. Dip your oar into the Saco's clean, crisp water, or scamper up a shoreline rope swing to practice Tarzan hollers or Churchill speeches.
A shuttle service (a $15 value) transports paddlers to the start of the river run, allowing canoers to cruise back to the parking lot and the rental area at their own pace. Saco Canoe Rental Company provides life vests and otter repellent for each trip. Check the schedule for specific trip times before making a reservation.