With 2019 rapidly approaching, the time to find an epic destination for a water experience is now. With all the content and information out on different places to travel, it can be difficult to decide where to go. Sure, you can search through dozens of lists of the same sites, recommended as the “top” destination for XYZ, but for travelers who are exploring beyond the mundane and find unique places to go, read on for inspiration.
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Best Yachting Destinations
In the middle of the Mediterranean, surrounded by some of the most luxurious and expensive destinations, sit the islands of Sardinia & Corsica. More affordable than their French Riviera counterparts, here you’ll still get gorgeous views of sparkling sapphire waters and all the luxury that comes with yachting this incredible area of coastline, the Costa Smeralda. They are unique spots that aren’t completely overrun with tourists, and while they’re more of a challenge to reach, the smaller crowds and breathtaking scenery will make your transport woes worth it. You'll feel like a celebrity on a yacht charter, sipping a beverage under the Mediterranean sun. Charter a yacht with a captain to provide special extras, and even sleep onboard your boat with your family or friends.
Top Powerboat Rental Destinations
Any time of year you can find sunshine and good times in Miami. It’s the perfect destination to rent or charter a powerboat, enabling yourself to cruise through the waves of Miami Beach in style. There's nothing better than soaking up the sun, sipping a beverage on a boat deck in this part of Florida. Ranging from affordable deck boats to massive powerboats, you can find the perfect vessel for your boating desires in Miami.
For travelers who prefer to boat on calmer conditions, Lake Tahoe is a perfect choice. While providing a vast area to cruise on, the boating on a lake is more relaxed than in the open ocean. Lake Tahoe is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a picturesque backdrop that adds to the experience of boating and water sports on the lake. It's great for family getaways, long weekends with friends, or as a part of a road trip around the west coast of the United States.
Top Whale Watching Destinations
The Pacific Northwest
This region of North America, from Northern California up the coast to British Columbia is home to some stunning orcas, as well as humpback, minke, and grey whales. On a whale watching tour around Puget Sound, Vancouver, or from San Francisco, you’ll get a rare chance to spot these beauties in the wild, completely unhindered by cruel captivity in their natural habitats. It’s an incredible place to experience this interaction, with the beautiful surroundings of Cascadia on the coastline.
Best Water Sports Destinations
Phuket & Koh Samui, Thailand
These beautiful Thai islands are the perfect place to try water sports like wakeboarding, surfing, parasailing, and any other experience you can think of. With affordable prices on accommodation and everything else, why not splash out with a watersports charter for a fun adrenaline rush with your travel squad?
It’s been said that a trip to Goa is incomplete without an exciting watersport experience. From parasailing, getting a bird’s eye view of the scenery, to scuba diving beneath the surface of the waves, Goa is a dream for these kinds of activities. It's also insanely affordable, and makes for a perfect relaxing stop if you're traveling around India.
Top Surfing Destinations
Mentawai Islands, Indonesia
Learning how to ride the waves like a pro doesn’t have to break the bank. While everyone knows about the surf beaches in Bali like Kuta and Uluwatu, you can travel beyond these touristy hotspots to other parts of Indonesia for incredible surfing at a low price. Check out the Mentawai Islands off the west coast of Sumatra for an epic surf charter or lessons, without the hordes of tourists stealing your waves.
Best Scuba Diving Destinations
Roatan & Bonaire
With the barrier reef of the Caribbean, these destinations host some of the most colorful and stunning marine life in the world. From full-service scuba charters for a week or booking a day or two out with a divemaster, there’s a variety of scuba offerings to make for the perfect experience. These places are favorites amongst underwater marine life photographers and scuba divers of all levels and abilities.
Top Fishing Charter Destinations
Venturing north in Europe will bring you incredible fishing opportunities. From Tromso in Norway to Stockholm, Sweden and Savonlinna, Finland. For anglers and fishing enthusiasts, various types of fishing, from fly-fishing in rivers, ice fishing on frozen lakes, or deep sea fishing charters are all possible in these stunning countries and the landscapes that they offer.