Herbert Hoover won America's hearts and votes when he promised a college-educated chicken in every pot and a kayak in every garage. Get a taste of the American dream with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $45 for a 90-minute Redmond to Redhook kayak tour for one (a $79 value)
- $89 for a 90-minute Redmond to Redhook kayak tour for two (a $158 value)
- $45 for a three-hour Lopez Island sea-kayaking tour for one (a $79 value)
- $89 for a three-hour Lopez Island sea-kayaking tour for two (a $158 value)
Beginning and ending at Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, this tour sends paddlers down the Sammamish River to soak up the aroma of blackberry bushes and wildflower meadows and catch glimpses of geese, kingfishers, and majestic, undomesticated mountain bikers. After the kayak tour, Forecasters Pub at the brewery vies with other local dining favorites for adventurers' culinary attentions.
For the Lopez Island tours, seafarers ferry themselves to Lopez Island, where they are outfitted with double or triple kayaks, personal flotation devices, and basic paddling instructions. As skiffs skirt the shoreline, harbor seals and bald eagles might be seen performing their aerial and aquatic waltzes to the castanets of dungeness crabs, so a camera is highly recommended.
Outdoor Adventure Center
The Outdoor Adventure Center's wildly experienced guides have led groups off the grid for more than a quarter century, pursuing rugged fun in the scenery and fresh air of mountains, rivers, and coastlines. Explorers at heart, the staff boldly launch kayaks into the ocean around the San Juan Islands and conquer the frothy waters of the scenic Skykomish River, known for its beginner-friendly rapids, migrations of spawning merpeople, pool and drop areas, and breathtaking views of 5,000-foot mountain peaks. Horseback and hiking trips delve into the lush woods, and nature photography excursions pause to celebrate the beauty of the wilderness near Index. The core team of 14 guides takes safety seriously, most with certifications from the American Canoe Association, training in wilderness first aid, CPR, and swiftwater rescue, and life vests tattooed over their chests.