For centuries of sailors, red skies in the morning have indicated that either the sun is bleeding or there was a lot of rum passed around the night before. Navigate nautical notions for yourself with today's Groupon: for $130, you get a four-hour pontoon-boat rental from Stillwater Boat Rentals in Stillwater.
At Stillwater Boat Rentals, adventurous explorers can enjoy the scenic views of the St. Croix River while perched in a pontoon boat that seats 10–14 passengers, depending on the boat's size. Blaze new trails through thickly-forested waterways while commandeering one of Stillwater’s six novice-friendly, 22-foot pontoon rental boats, available in three styles. The Deluxe ($270 for four hours) seats 12 people and offers plush lounge seating for posteriors of all types, while the spacious Super LX ($255 for four hours) seats 14 passengers, allowing Parliament Funkadelic tribute bands to enjoy maritime merriment in between Minnesota gigs. Stillwater's third and final pontoon style, the Fish & Cruise ($270 for four hours) seats 10 passengers and, with its swivel seats and fish-finder equipment, is ideal for fishing fanatics. Starting out at the Stillwater Marina Gas Dock near historic downtown Stillwater, enthusiastic river pilots can wreak wake havoc for five miles to the north, viewing limestone bluffs, braving backwater mazes, and invading island wildernesses claimed by bearded castaways before reaching the turnaround point at the high bridge. From there, pontooners can pontificate on the origin of river spirits and disrupt random beach parties all the way down to Prescott, Wisconsin, before returning.
Stillwater provides all necessary personal-flotation devices and offers guests a selection of souvenirs and stomach-appeasing snacks in their ship store. Beer kegs, charcoal grills, and pets are prohibited on Stillwater’s pontoons, likely due to last year’s infamous drunken-Chihuahua incident.
Tax, fuel (approximately $20 for four hours), and a $150 refundable damage deposit are not included with the value of this Groupon. This Groupon is not valid on major holidays or Lumberjack Days (July 22-25).
Take a look at what CBS is saying about Stillwater Boat Club:
- These boats handle 10 to 12 people, so split it a dozen ways and it's a relatively inexpensive way to spend a decadent afternoon on the St. Croix River. And you control your destiny. You can decide where you want to go and how long you want to stay… A few hours on the river can clear a lot of mental cobwebs, so if you're mind's been cluttered by things other than a little escape, now might be the time to book a boat. – WCCO CBS
422 Mulberry St. E
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082Get Directions