We assume that most travelers who spend more time on airline tickets kayak the rivers and ocean kayaking. But the course of paddle events in Beijing, reminded us all that IgoUgo members sank their boats in the world’s most beautiful waters. Here are some of their picks for the best places to make waves.
1. Boulder City, Nevada: Black Canyon
Rivergirl88 IgoUgo member says, “Below the Hoover Dam is very good on a little secret called Black Canyon. It is gaining in popularity due to its high cliffs, emerald-green waters, and numerous hot springs. You can kayak in the sea caves, paddle on the sandy beaches for lunch, or just watch for bighorn sheep high on the cliffs. All the 745 feet of the Hoover Dam tower above you … what a view! ”
2. Vieques, Puerto Rico: Mosquito Bay
Pisa IgoUgo member says, “It was really a outside the experience of this world. Adding to the light below us was the brightness in the sky. Looking at the stars, we can see the entire band of the Milky Way stretches across the center of the sky. As soon as we left our kayaks, all were planning our next trip to Vieques and their fairy dust sprinkled bioluminescent bay. ”
3. Baja California, Mexico: Cuevas de Ensenada,
Ernieg23 IgoUgo member says, “The most exciting moment of the trip had to be our wild kayaking through caves in Ensenada and in the ocean, where we met many amazing sites. A lion attacking a giant sea of 4 feet long tuna to about 20 yards from us was a terrible fever that became emotion. ”
4. Halong Bay, Vietnam: Amazing Cave
Shammiyap IgoUgo member says, “The kayak is a good way to explore remote locations, and helps you get really close, even touch the stone. Kayak into the caves to another heaven on earth, you will feel that life is so quiet time! ”
5. Moorea, French Polynesia: Les Tipaniers
Aunt IgoUgo member says, “Make sure you drive them Tipaniers Resort, outside the park, and walk along the beach. Here you can rent a kayak and paddle through about two motus (islets). Between the two motus is a beautiful lake with crystal clear water and lots of marine life. ”
6. Kauai, Hawaii: Hanalei River
Idler IgoUgo member says, “pass under a low bridge and are now traveling through the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, home to many endangered birds such as black-necked stilt and Hawaiian geese. In fact, the best way to observe wetland birds is by boat, including access to the refuge itself is restricted. In silence we glided through the placid river, go to my easy pace. Occasionally, an oar splashes rousting a cattle egret flutter of white flash.
7. Seward, Alaska: Fox Island
Virtually There IgoUgo member says, “This is an easy kayak excursion, which includes instruction and a 3-hour guided paddle around the island Desert Fox, one of the world’s finest places for children and an interesting mix of temperate rain forest, sculpted cliffs, protected coves, and long term, pebble beaches.
8. Chiloe Island, Chile: Dead Tree Valley
Amylya IgoUgo member says, “Kayaking in the dead tree Valley is a unique and amazing and a must when visiting Chiloe. To be alone in a kayak surrounded by dead trees, wetlands, and rare endemic birds are silent while the picture makes them feel transported back in time. Four rivers provide different ways to enjoy scenery. All the water calm. ”
9. Phi Phi Le Island, Thailand: Maya Bay
IgoUgo members of the gate, Ben says: “Eventually you will come to an opening of the bay to the left. Write this bay. Here, at the entrance is one of the best and most colorful diving I’ve experienced. In fact, fish were so prolific that when I dropped a cracker in the water is evaporated and the fish literally jumped into my kayak! ”
10. Maui, Hawaii: La Perouse Bay
Cattleya IgoUgo member says, “The incredibly wonderful experience green turtles come to the air right next to you. From fish in all colors of the rainbow and there are beautiful coral formations in this area of the marine reserve and only accessible by kayak.