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Two-Hour Kayakor Canoe Rental, or a One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or Lesson at Wingra Boats (Up to 58% Off)


99% of 561 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Boat rentals promote aquatic exploration; standup-paddleboard lessons teach balance and propulsion and leave time for practice

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 2, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required by 8/1 for lesson; subject to availability. Must be 18 or older or guardian must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.


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.

Wingra Boats

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.


99% of 561 customers recommend

  • “Recommended! They make it so easy and fun”

  • “Peaceful because no motors allowed in lake But its also a party because lots of people and a mix of boating and jumping in to swim!”

  • “The tandem kayaks Wingra Boats has are more like a cross between a kayak and a canoe Yes, you sit down in the bottom and have your legs straight out in front of you,...”

    “The tandem kayaks Wingra Boats has are more like a cross between a kayak and a canoe Yes, you sit down in the bottom and have your legs straight out in front of you, but other than that, it is different from the ocean kayak we have used in the past There is just one big opening that is big enough for both kayakers to access their seats and no rudder We thought it might be easier to maneuver with canoe paddles The ocean kayak that we had used previously had individual openings for each kayaker and you wear a rubber "skirt" that snaps to the kayak to help keep the water out Had fun and learned a lot”

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