Before paddles, people in rowboats could only float aimlessly downstream unless they befriended a talking dolphin with a working trailer hitch. Maneuver the coast with ease with today’s Groupon from SUP Eco Adventures in Melbourne Beach. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get a 2.5-hour standup-paddleboard tour for one (up to a $65 value).
- For $58, you get a 2.5-hour standup-paddleboard tour for two (up to a $130 value).
- For $110, you get a 2.5-hour standup-paddleboard tour for four (up to a $260 value).<p>
Tours depart from Honest Johns Fish Camp in the morning and early afternoon; board, paddle, water, and snacks are included.
Friendly, safety-certified guides spirit new and experienced paddlers across the flat surfaces of mangrove-lined waterways during SUP Eco Adventures’ paddleboard tours. On shore, knowledgeable staff instruct customers on safety precautions, paddle techniques, board positioning, and tips for effective standing on solid ground before launching them into the water to practice newfound skills. With tour groups capped at eight or fewer, guides can lavish personal attention on each novice rider as they learn to navigate rippling waves. Their skills solidified, groups paddle quietly into winding waterways to scour the secluded area for manatee and dolphins or watch herons and pelicans glide through the air. Paddlers can also peek under the surface to glimpse undersea life, from fish swimming through the currents to string rays darting across the sandy floor and animated crabs serenading red-haired mermaids.
SUP Eco Adventures provides participants with boards, which resemble a hybrid of a surfboard and a kayak, along with lightweight paddles designed to prevent arms or prehensile tails from tiring quickly. Rumbling tummies hush after inhaling included snacks and water, and staff snap digital photos of the trip that travel home with paddlers free of charge. SUP Eco Adventures partners with the Sea Turtle Conservancy and Barrier Island Center to educate patrons, and a part of their proceeds benefit manatee and sea turtle conservation efforts.
Though SUP Eco Adventures sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
750 Old Florida Trail
Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951