Red sky at night is a sailor’s delight, but red sky at morning means the ship's been steered inside a volcano. Discover further aquaformation with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a 2.5-hour river tubing adventure for two from Saluda River Rafting in Easley (a $50 value). The excursion includes:
- Free shuttle service
- Two regular-size tubes
- Two life jackets
- Two tube-connectors
This Groupon expires on October 30, 2011.
Saluda River Rafting equips aqua explorers with rubbery crafts and life jackets to safely navigate the comfortable currents of the Saluda River. Arriving guests can select an inflated throne and bungee-like tube connector before piling into a complimentary shuttle helmed by a knowledgeable tour guide who will impart safety information and tips on fending off would-be equine hitchhikers with carrots and a kindly nuzzle. Once at the river's entrance, swimsuit-clad adventurers slide their raft onto the gentle waves, connect to a partner for tandem tubing, and lazily float past the wooded and rocky river shores for a 2.5-hour race towards relaxation. Patrons can recline weary spines on the backrest of a deluxe tube for an additional $5 fee per person.
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.
570 N Fishtrap Rd.
Easley, South Carolina 29640