Kayaking Adventures Around the World

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Dec 11, 2013
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Kayaking Adventures Around the World

Are you thinking about doing some kayaking, but have no clue where to go? If this is your dilemma, there’s no need to fret.  Complied below are some of the most amazing kayaking explorations that the world has to offer.

Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Have the time of your life discovering incredible wildlife in dense forests and along the coastal scenery of Broughton Archipelago Marine Park. This place is not only extremely educational, but offers an extraordinary kayaking experience on the Johnstone Strait.

Tours are available that include kayaking among the islands where you can watch for orcas and humpback whales, dolphins, porpoises, black bears, and bald eagles. It is recommended that if you are interested in this type of kayaking tour that you have previous sea kayaking experience.

ACE Basin, South Carolina

If saltwater marshes and creeks are more your type of kayaking adventure, then the ACE Basin in South Carolina may be one place for you to look into.

The Ashepoo, Combahee, and South Edisto (ACE) Basin contains more than 350,000 acres making it one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the East Coast. With this type of space, the kayaking opportunities are endless. The abundance of rivers, creeks and saltwater marshes make for an outdoor exploration that will blow your mind. And did I fail to mention the variety of wildlife, forest and beaches of this astonishingly beautiful area? It truly is a location to add to your discovery dream list.

Kauai, Hawaii

The Na Pali coast in Kauai is a place that experienced kayakers can put their skills to the test. This challenging, but gorgeous stretch of large ocean swells showcases a variety of endangered Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles, and many sea birds.

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada

Looking to make your next kayaking trip one with educational substance? Then you should consider going to the Gros Morne National Park. This stunning UNESCO World Heritage site is home to marvelous bays, forests, coastal views, mountains, fishing villages, and lighthouses. They offer guided kayaking tours with a marine biologist to really explore its wonders.  You can even access and view the dramatic cliffs and waterfalls of a fjord by boat.

New Zealand’s South Island

Kayaking through the tranquil lagoons in search of unusual birds and mammals is one of the benefits offered when exploring New Zealand’s South Island. This is one of the most relaxing kayaking escapades around, but there is so much more adventure available on the island. Glacier walking and overnight cruises among dolphins and penguins in Doubtful Sound are offered.

Croatia

Discover the heart and soul of Europe’s most diverse outdoor destination. The dense forests and leafy national parks have rivers galore for kayaking, rafting and swimming, if you dare.  History and culture can be discovered in ancient towns around the Peljesac Peninsula and the Elafiti Islands.

Vietnam Adventure

Kayaking the Ha Long Bay can be an amazing occurrence.  Northern Vietnam is one of the most beautiful, important, and interesting natural and cultural sites in the area. The three national parks there allow for hiking excursions as well.  

Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Do you have a deep seated desire to hike an active volcano and kayak a cluster of volcanic islands in the largest lake in Central America? If so, pack your bags and head to Nicaragua!

The waters are outstanding and the adventure is always just around the corner. Search for nesting turtles on a remote beach or explore a rare dry tropical forest in a World Heritage Site. This is one escapade that every adventure seeker will love.

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