$65 for a Four-Hour Sailing Trip for Up to Four from The Island Watersports in Fort Walton Beach ($132.50 Value)

East Miracle Strip

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In a Nutshell

Half-day expeditions along Panhandle in stable, easy-to-steer WindRider trimarans that fit up to four passengers

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Commuting via sailboat has a number of advantages: there are no traffic jams, there are no hitchhikers with hooks for teeth, and if you hit a deer it's definitely the deer's fault. Sail past highway hassles with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a four-hour sailing trip for up to four from The Island Watersports in Fort Walton Beach (a $132.50 value).

The recreational sailors at The Island Watersports maintain a fleet of sea-worthy vessels including safe, stable WindRider trimarans. During four-hour sailing stints, up to four people can pile onto the netted canopies and center cockpit to trade the buildings, highways, and Earth elementals of solid land for the freedom of the sea. One person chosen by the group to guide the craft receives a 15- to 20-minute lesson covering the basics of catching breezes for fuel and operating the foot-pedal steering controls. The tri-pronged craft supports up to 800 pounds, and the fully battened main sail on a rotating mast keeps the ship stable even during fish stampedes. MP3 players can belt out favorite songs when plugged into the boat's audio system, and guests are encouraged to bring along a small cooler filled with seaworthy beverages and snacks. Island Watersports' current sailing season will end in October but may go into November if weather permits and the boats don't get grounded for sneaking out to Make-Out Reef. The Island Watersports reopens for the next season on March 1.

Customer Reviews

we very much enjoyed our day and plan to do it again
Genevieve W. · June 20, 2012
Totally enjoyed the experience. Suggestion to sail westward to islands and come back "with the wind" made a lot of sense.
Daniel P. · June 4, 2012
We had a great time and the owner was very friendly and gracious. Next time we're in the area, we will definitely go back!
Marlena T. · May 30, 2012

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