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8 Paddling Trips Spanning the World

Antarctica. Indonesia. British Columbia. Kauai. And several other destinations stretching all corners of the globe. Here's a look at 8 paddling trips that span the world and will stretch your imagination.

8 Trips Spanning the World


1. Kayaking Antarctic Peninsula

by Spirit of Sydney Expeditions

What is it?

This is your chance to experience Antarctica as one of just 5 guests aboard a thoroughbred sailing yacht, where you will be wowed by the spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife of one of the last wildernesses on earth.

Why should I go?

An expedition to Antarctica to see its dazzling landscapes and plentiful wildlife should be on everyone’s “to-do” list, but to do it while steering your own kayak – simply beats them all! 

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This is a real ‘hands on’ expedition and everyone will need to be active in making the trip work. All tasks aboard are shared including: sailing, helming, anchoring, even cooking and domestic duties….. You can always opt for the barbecue!

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2. Take an Alqonquin Odyssey

by Canadian Canoe and Kayak Wilderness Adventures

Location - 4 hours north of Toronto, ON

What is it?

3 and 6-day all inclusive canoe adventures into the Algonquin Park wilderness in Ontario. Round trip transportation from Toronto available.

Why should I go?

Experience the awesome beauty and wildlife of the world renowned Algonquin Park wilderness. Trip led by Level 3 ORCA Wilderness Guides

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You'll need only your clothes and sleeping bag. Everything else is supplied including Kevlar canoes, tents, food and safety equipment.

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3. Discovery Islands Kayaking Expedition, BC

by Wildcoast Adventures

Location - 1 Hour Northwest of Vancouver

What is it?

This 6 Day tour launches from Rebecca Spit Provincial Park on Canada's West Coast and explores the remote channels of the Discovery Islands.

Why should I go?

Wildlife is in abundance as the islands are home to sea lions, humpback whales, seals, pacific white sided dolphins, and otters.

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Included in National Geographic Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime, the Discovery Islands are a kayaker’s paradise.

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4. Raja Ampat Kayak and Live Aboard

by Southern Sea Ventures

What is it?

Paddlers on the Raja Ampat Paddling Odyssey explore the islands in their trusty kayaks and when not camping, spend four nights staying in homestays, getting to know the locals.

Why should I go?

You'll stay in air-conditioned private cabins on a traditional sailing vessel and explore the islands by kayak, visiting areas, quite possibly, where no others have paddled before. 

I'm in. Tell me more.

You’ll travel a little further into the islands and explore the best paddling and snorkeling locations on offer. Be prepared for amazing adventures not only in your kayak but also with mask and snorkel, discovering the real-life tropical aquarium that is Raja Ampat!

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5. Na Pali Coast | Sea Kayak Camping

by Kayak Kauai

What is it?

Marvel at sea caves, plunging waterfalls, hanging valleys and secluded beaches. Paddle beyond the verdant valley of Kalalau, past the arches of Honopu, and into the azure waters of a volcanic sea cave. Encounter Dolphins, tropical birds and upon occasion, the elusive Monk Seal.

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6. Tripping the Lake Fantastic

by Yours Outdoors

What is it?

Carve a paddle through the still blue waters while surrounded by hills cloaked in a blaze of red, yellow and orange folliage. Visit a birch bark canoe builder. Stay in luxury and enjoy fine dining at the Heather Lodge.

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7. Lighthouse Getaway

by Island Expeditions Co

What is it?

This tropical marine park and UN world heritage site is located fifty-five miles off the shore of the Belize mainland. You’ll have a choice of several guided reef activities, including special paddling and snorkeling excursions. Visit ‘the Aquarium’, Jacques Cousteau’s legendary Blue Hole, or quietly observe a nesting colony of 4000 red-footed birds.

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8. Three Country Kayak Tour

by ROW Sea Kayak Adventures

What is it?

This trip takes you to a Europe that few people know. It's a European paradise with its Mediterranean climate, mesmerizing azure water, and sandy beaches. It will take you from Croatia to Montenegro to finally Albania.

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Plus 8 More Trips Around the World

Paddling to the Angel Fall
[Venezuela]
by BioTrek

Southern Exuma Cays Expedition
[Bahamas]
by Spirit of the West

Statue of Liberty Kayak Tour 
[New York]
by Kayak East LLC

Family Canoeing: Nisutlin River
[Yukon]
by Ruby Range Adventures

Italy's Lake Maggiore
[Italy]
by Go Kayaking Tours

Iceland and Greenland Expedition
[Iceland]
by Southern Sea Ventures

Alligators and Orchids Eco Tour
[Florida]
by Everglades Area Tours

Cuba Sea Kayaking
[Cuba]
by O.A.R.S.

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