What You'll Get
In the Victorian era, extreme sports were limited to teatime without doilies, writing witty satires about earnesty, and riding a penny-farthing down a mild incline. Today's Groupon would shock such staid sensibilities: for $140, you get an eight-person whitewater-rafting trip from YD Adventures Idaho (a $280 value). This Groupon is valid from July 23 to August 9.
YD Adventures treats riders ages 11 and up to a rip-roaring 8-mile ride down the Payette River. The main half-day trip (a $35 value/person) shoves off at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5:30 pm each day and floats for 2–4 hours, depending on water level and the current position of Jupiter's moons. Paddle-wielding adventurers drift through a plethora of scenic vistas between Banks and Beehive Bend, enjoying fresh air and wildlife photo ops interspersed with frantic paddling through Class II and III rapids. All of YD Adventures’ guides are certified swift-water- rescue technicians, and the Payette River navigators tweak routes and raft challenges for concentrated spikes in teamwork development as well as adrenaline. While participants are encouraged to tote along a snack, YD Adventures provides all the wetsuits, splash jackets, PFDs, and fake IDs necessary for a trip downstream, as well as convenient shuttle transport to and from the river from the YD headquarters.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per visit. Must sign waiver. Valid only for 7/23/11–8/9/11. Subject to weather. 8 person max per boat. 2,200lbs weight max per boat. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.