Americans have always been trailblazers, from laying the track on the first intercontinental railroad to hacking through the petrified forest of national flags on the moon. Conquer the final frontier, the ocean, with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for a two- to three-hour regular inner-tube rental for two (a $46 value) with tube connectors (a $4 value; a $50 total value). Regular tubes can be upgraded to a deluxe river tube for $6 per person, or upgrade to a new river paddle boat for $12 per person. Tube paddles can be purchased for $2 per person.
- $45 for an up to 2.5-hour paddleboat rental for two (a $70 value)<p>
Rentals require a reservation; patrons should arrive 25 minutes before their time slot to check in. River speed may vary due to weather conditions. Tennis shoes or water shoes are suggested attire; flip flops are not allowed. Insurance requires that at least 1 person in each group brings a phone with them in case of a emergency. Please bring appropriate waterproof gear to keep your phone dry or you can purchase a waterproof bag at check-in for an additional fee. The life preservers are one-size fits all ranging from 80 to 300 pounds. Please bring your own Coast Guard approved life vest if your over or under the weight requirements. Only small plastic lap coolers are allowed; no glass is allowed. 8 x 10 pictures of your trip are available for $10.<p>
Saluda River Rafting Adventures
By the time customers climb atop tubes and kayaks from Saluda River Rafting Adventures and begin their sunlit floats down the river they may have already reached the halfway point of their outdoor adventure. That's because the rafting company's staffers also set up rustic riverside campsites that customers can rent the night before their river outings. In the morning Bubba the bus driver steers them through idyllic fields to their float site, passing horses along the way that approach the bus for carrots or advice on how to grow turn signals.
The horses are not just for feeding; staffers also lead camps—along with private and semiprivate lessons—that introduce youngsters to the equestrian arts. Alternatively, patrons can hone the more literal art of paint splattering on a lush Airsoft field, where soldiers armed with paintball guns fight in a sportsmanlike fashion, rather than by force-feeding each other paint pellets. Interested campers can also call to inquire about free rustic camping available for youth groups.