Boats allow man to explore the last uncharted territory: the other side of the marina. Chart your own course with this Groupon.
- $175 for a two-hour pontoon-boat rental, valid Monday–Thursday (up to a $350 value)
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Refreshing zephyrs glide off freshwater lochs and onto SkipperBud's, an all-purpose marina on the shores of Lake Mendota. New and used boats from high-end brands such as Starcraft and Sea Ray bob beside the sprawling facilities, where savvy salespeople bring decades of know-how to the 40-year-old company. Engine parts, safety tackle, and watersports equipment are also on hand, as are adept boat mechanics trained to tinker on most boat models and engine types. Indoor storage facilities fend off the icy barks of Old Man Winter, and, in the summer, make for easy access to Lake Mendota's launch points.