Enjoy the great outdoors with no engine, noise or pollution – not even a footprint. Here's a selection of some of the world's finest sea kayaking trips, getting you close to nature and places unreachable by any other means. Glide silently through the water in Canada's Johnstone Strait as a whale surfaces just metres away, paddle past ancient Lycian tombs on Turkey's Mediterranean coast or spot a sea turtle swim by as you paddle through the tropical waters of North Queensland, Hawai’i and Fiji.
1) Johnstone Strait, Canada
Explore the many coves and beaches along the narrow strait between the north-eastern tip of Vancouver Island and mainland Canada. Glide through calm waters past rugged coastal scenery as sleek, ebony and ivory orca whales breach, spout and swim nearby. Encounter minke and humpback whales, porpoises and dolphins, sea lions, seals and bald eagles. Johnstone Strait is said to be the world’s best place to watch orcas congregate during the summer months to feed, socialise and rub themselves on pebble beaches. Read more....
2) Hinchinbrook Island, Australia
Paddle the eastern coast of Hinchinbrook Island National Park, an area of breathtaking beauty with granite peaks rising 1000m out of the sea above tropical forest, pristine golden beaches and sandy bays just perfect for sea kayaking. Encounter turtles, dolphins, dugongs, mantra rays and even humpback whales. Go snorkelling, swim in clear fresh water pools and in the evening dine on fresh seafood at beach campsites. Take a bushwalk through the rainforest and try to spot some of the more than 66 species of birds, 22 species of butterflies and many varieties of fish and crustaceans that inhabit this beautiful island. Located in Tropical North Queensland, about 120km north of Townsville and 180km south of Cairns. Read more....
3) Turkey's Mediterranean coast, Turkey
Explore Turkey's Mediterranean coast and discover a smorgasbord of ancient history and culture. Paddle from Köycegiz Lake to Göcek Bay beneath Lycian tombs carved into sheer cliffs, explore ancient ruins, soak in hot springs and stroll through carpet emporiums. Hike up rugged hills for expansive sea views, swim, snorkel and camp under the stars on remote beaches. Look out for giant sea turtles. Board a gulet (traditional Turkish motor yacht) and cruise to Kemer, with onboard sea kayaks for optional day paddles. Along the way explore some of Turkey's ancient cities, royal tombs and historic sites. Read more....
4) Na Pali coast, Kaua’i, Hawai’i
Paddle 27km along one of the most beautiful and remote shorelines in the world – the Na Pali coast on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i. Along the way glide beneath 1000m-high cliffs, see emerald-green valleys, paddle into sea caves and spot dolphins, sea turtles and, if you're lucky, a rare monk seal. The trip begins at Ha'ena Beach on the north shore of Kaua’i, with a lunch stop at Milolii, the site of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village, then continues on to Polihale. Read more....
5) Yasawa Islands, Fiji
Discover Fiji’s stunning Yasawas, a string of 20 pristine tropical islands in Fiji's remote north-west. Paddle in warm tropical currents past limestone caves, snorkel above colourful coral reefs and camp on palm-fringed, white-sand beaches on uninhabited islands. Spend a couple of nights as honoured guests in a traditional Fijian village and experience Fijian hospitality with singing, dancing and a kava ceremony. (Kava is a non-alcoholic drink with mild, numbing effects). Read more....
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