Until personal watercrafts were invented, mankind's only hope for summer fun involved hitting candied hams with tree branches. Celebrate watery invention with today's Groupon to Windsong Charters in New Port Richey. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get a half-day single kayak rental (a $35 value).
- For $20, you get a half-day tandem kayak rental (a $45 value).
- For $25, you get a full-day single kayak rental (a $50 value).
- For $30, you get a full-day tandem kayak rental (a $65 value).
Windsong Charters furnishes maritime explorers with sleek kayaks for four- or eight-hour excursions through watery tributaries and secluded bays. Guests kick-start adventures with a dry launch, sitting in a kayak atop the dock as staff members gently slide the watercraft onto the sparkling canal surface. Paddlers then cruise over gentle waves, marveling at shoreline mangroves, sunken boats in secret channels, and an assortment of sea creatures and synchronized swimmers gliding underneath.
Windsong Charters equips its customers well, with paddles and life jackets for all and a handy chart detailing the labyrinthine waterways of the area. The kayaks themselves come in two sizes—accommodating expeditions of up to two—and come equipped with enough storage space for picnic lunches and skipping stones.
Windsong Charters & Boat Rentals
"We've got more canoes, kayaks and SUPs than fingers and toes to count them," Captain Wendy explains. "Also, two sailboats, eleven pontoons––all rentable. The funny thing is, this business came from a big accident." She's referring to the company’s inception in 2002, when a devastating hurricane led a friend to sign his company’s single sailboat over to Wendy and her husband, Bruce. "We were in marketing––then, suddenly, we were in boating." More than 12 years later, Windsong Charters & Boat Rentals has flourished under the duo’s stewardship. The company now performs 200 weddings each year and equips a wide range of patrons to revel in the breathless joy of cutting through playful zephyrs and out across the water. Wendy and Bruce encourage fishing and bringing pets on boating voyages, and the two share stories to delight guests or calm champagne bottles propped next to brand-new yachts. As propellers hum to life and paddles make a gentle kissing sound against the surf, visitors scan the horizon for the variety of wildlife that slips along just below the surf's surface or comes wheeling out of tufts of cumulonimbus. "I wish the animals would give us their schedules,” Wendy says, “but, on a given day, you could see manatees, dolphins, stingrays, and lots of birds."