Action heroes have the uncanny ability to escape danger using whatever vehicle is at hand, navigating rocky shoals in speeding boats, threading through alleys atop unstable rickshaws, or skipping out on bar tabs aboard the backs of passing busboys. Burnish your adventure credentials with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get an all-day canoeing or kayaking pass to Wahoo’s Adventures in Boone (up to a $45 value).
Voted two-time Outfitter of the Year by the Professional Paddlesports Association, Wahoo’s Adventures' navigators eagerly guide excursionists on a lazy day of kayaking or canoeing on the gentle shallows of the New River. After arriving at the riverside starting point (call or stop in at Wahoo's headquarters before your trip for directions), patrons study up with a brief tutorial to keep too much land from getting lubbed into the vessels.
After acclimating to newly acquired sea legs, oar wielders hit the currents and eddies for hours of drifting, surrounded by picturesque pastures, gorgeous mountain vistas, and the natural harmonies of birds-only barbershop quartets. The only outfitter with an outpost on the New River, the Wahoo crew stands ready to troubleshoot equipment, suggest ideal picnic locations, and educate properly licensed anglers on the congregating points for small-mouth bass, trophy trout, and wish-granting goldfish.
Groupons entitle holders to one to eight hours of paddling pleasure, with convenient shuttles ready to shuttle boaters back to their cars from various points along the river throughout the day.
Wahoo’s specializes in whitewater-rafting adventures on a variety of area rivers, and Groupon holders get a 20% discount off whitewater-rafting trips taken on the day immediately following their canoe/kayaking trip. Wahoo’s experienced crew of outdoorspeople can also lead ramblers through cave explorations, hiking, biking, backpacking, and journeys to the center of the Earth.
Wahoo’s Adventures is one of the original whitewater outfitters, having facilitated outdoor excursions on rafts, tubes, canoes, and kayaks for over the past three decades. Whitewater-rafting tours take place upon the Watauga River, the Nolichucky River, and Wilson Creek Gorge, three waterways with differing levels of frothiness, much like three cappuccinos ordered by a family of bears. Alternatively, adults without rafting experience and children as young as 6 months can lazily drift down the New River while sprawled across tubes. As they pass rugged hillsides and scenic farmland, tubers can smell wildflowers, listen to chirping birds, and keep eyes peeled for Sasquatch footprints. Keeping clients safe is Wahoo’s main priority, which is why their experienced guides equip adventurers with high-quality life jackets, helmets, and paddles before taking the water.