One-Hour Golf-Cart Rental for Up to Four, Three-Hour Kayak Rental for Two, or Both from Wheels on Padre (Up to 38% Off)

South Padre Island

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In a Nutshell

Guests can explore South Padre Island on four-person golf carts or take to the water aboard an easy-to-operate kayak

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Reservation required. Limit 4 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. May use voucher for golf cart and kayak on different days. Not valid on National Holidays. Expires 90 days from purchase. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $25 for a one-hour golf-cart rental for up to four people ($40 value)
  • $29 for a three-hour kayak rental for two people ($40 value)
  • $50 for both above options ($80 value)

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.

Customer Reviews

239 Ratings

Wonderful experience and good service
Bukky · October 29, 2016
We had a wonderful experience and we will be going back every time we visit the Island! Very friendly and courteous!
Toni L. · October 24, 2016
Fun way to see the island and well worth the price!!! Definitely do this if it's your first time to the island, just to get a look at where everything is.
Lara S. · October 23, 2016
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    South Padre Island

    2412 Padre Boulevard

    South Padre Island, TX 78597

    +19567729944

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