Since the invention of inflation, prices for groceries have skyrocketed and rivers have become traversable. Enjoy the scenic side of economics with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for a two-hour rental of a single kayak, tandem kayak, or canoe at Wingra Park (up to a $24 value)
- $10 for a one-hour standup-paddleboard rental at Wingra Park (a $16 value)
- $20 for a one-hour standup-paddleboard lesson at Wingra Park (a $35 value)
Trained instructors supply standup paddleboards for one-hour lessons, during which they teach students how to balance and maneuver on the water. After the lesson, riders can continue their practice with an optional hour of free paddling. Alternatively, rental paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes grant the freedom to explore waterways for up to two hours.
Since the 1950s, Wingra Boats has outfitted groups and individuals for treks along the serene, wake-free Lake Wingra with their fleet of water vessels. Starting out with a small squad of canoes, the company has grown to include more than 100 canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, rowboats, and standup paddleboards. In addition to supplying rentals, the staff keep limbs limber with yoga—performed on dry land or atop paddleboards—and strengthens cores with standup-paddleboard lessons. Youngsters get in on the action during Camp Wingra sessions, where they learn to cast, reel, and ask fishes for any seven cards, or paddle and play aboard kayaks and canoes. The staff also lead guided tours and birding expeditions, and tuck vessels away in a private boat marina and storage facility.