· Redeemed June 7, 2017
· Redeemed March 24, 2017
What You'll Get
- Two-Hour Kayak Rental
- Two-Hour Tandem Kayak Rental
- Four-Hour Kayak Fishing Experience with Fishing Gear and Lunch
Kayaks: Lightweight Masters of the Waves
Better navigate the wide world of the narrow boats known as kayaks with Groupon’s exploration.
In September 2014, 3,150 narrow, human-powered boats eased into the waters of Fourth Lake in upstate New York, setting the Guinness World Record for the largest raft made of canoes and kayaks. Overhead photos show that the densely populated temporary island, with its confetti of bright colors, must have been largely made of kayaks, and with good reason. Shaped like the eye of a needle or an uptight banana, the fiberglass or plastic vessels sit low to the water and tend to be more stable and easy to maneuver than their cousin the canoe. The double-bladed paddles that propel them come in a range of styles: feathered blades cut down on wind resistance during a stroke, curved blades increase stroke power, and flat blades direct the water around the surface upon contact.
Whitewater kayaks, with short, rounded hulls and soft chines (that is, the curve of the sides) enable pilots to execute tricks and rolls in rough water. Surf kayaks are similar, but their front ends curve up more sharply for better maneuverability in higher waves. Sea-touring kayaks, used in coastal waters, such as those off the shores of Hawaii, possess flat hulls and sharp chines to stay upright in choppy waters. Kayaks with enclosed cockpits allow the pilot to roll upright when capsized, and, stretching the limits of the form, sit-on-top kayaks leave paddlers exposed but free to exercise greater mobility.
Though historians have traced the boat’s invention back more than 4,000 years to Alaskan seal hunters—who made theirs by stretching animal skins over a wood or whalebone frame in order to mimic the great whale-boned seal—modern kayaks are primarily used for recreation. Kayaking is popular for vacationers due to the boat’s ability to silently sneak up on wildlife, and athletes are drawn to the sport for its emphasis on upper-body strength. Competitive kayaking took off in 1936 when flat-water racing—which encompasses canoes and kayaks—became an official Olympic sport. Despite its North American origins, today about 90% of Olympic kayaking medalists hail from Europe.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Must be used in one promotional visit. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Sweet and Salty WaterLife
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Sweet and Salty Waterlife gives you several options that you also can combine with each other. We also deliver the kayaks to the places the client wants to or give some good ideas depending on the client's wishes.Other option is to come and get the kayaks from us and drive to the place you want to explore.If you deliver a kayak by yourself be ready to pay for a security deposit!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? We are originally from Finland and had been dreaming about working in the nature for a long time. We fell in love with Florida and we want our clients to do the same!
What do you love most about your job? The Floridian unique nature and of course the customers. We are here to help and give directions and leave the entertainment part to the nature.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? A happy smile is always the best reaction.