Are you a huge fan of kayaking? What’s great about this water activity is that there are many destinations that you can visit around the globe which provide amazing kayaking experiences. While some destinations are best for spotting wildlife, others are best for scenery or taking in the local culture and it can be hard to know which one to visit. In this article, you will find our top picks for kayaking destinations and what each of them are best for, so you can make an informed decision about where to jet off to next.
Best for Adventures
If you are looking to go on a fun adventure on your next kayaking trip, then Scotland is the place to visit! We would recommend that you head to the white sandy beaches of the Western Isles or the coastline of West Lewis where you can spot lots of wildlife before heading back to the island or mainland which is never short on lovely local pubs which can offer you a warming dram.
Best for Warm Waters
While kayaking in cold waters can be lots of fun, there really is nothing better than stopping to take a dip in a gorgeous tropical paradise with crystal blue waters. Fiji is the perfect destination for this and you can enjoy a laid-back holiday while paddling in paradise. What’s more, you can also visit the lovely villages and go snorkelling. We would recommend that you visit the chain of volcanic islands called the Yasawas as this is one of the most popular kayaking destinations in Fiji.
When you are on this type of trip the best type of kayaks are sit on top kayaks. This offers an innovative design where you can sit on top for easier exit and entry to your kayak. These types of kayaks are particularly great for the calmer, warm waters of Fiji as they are more safe, nimble and safe than traditional designs.
Best for Wildlife
One of the best things about taking your kayak out onto the open seas is being able to get up close and personal with the amazing wildlife. The best destination in the world for this has to be Baja off the coast of Mexico. Here, there is plenty of amazing marine life and you may even be lucky enough to have close encounters with whales! We would recommend that you head to lagoons such as Magdalena Bay between January and April where grey whales often come to give birth. There is lots of shallow water here for you to kayak on to see the amazing whales, plus there are also dolphins, sealions and lots of bird wildlife too.
Best All Rounder
If you are looking for the perfect all rounder kayaking destination to visit, then we would suggest New Zealand. This has plenty of wildlife, gorgeous scenery and the still waters make it ideal for paddling. Head to the Bay of Islands where you can also enjoy scuba diving and swimming with dolphins.
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