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8 Trips to Add to Your Bucket List

Right now, it's cold and icy in most of the Northern climates and actual paddling has been shelved for many. But it's the perfect time to plan for the next memorable summer paddling trip or even arrange an exotic adventure to paddle in warm tropical waters and escape the winter! To help you out, we've compiled a list of 8 great paddling adventures that have caught our attention.

1.

What Is It?

Adventure in comfort on the mothership, Mirage. Guided sea kayaking, kayak fishing and paddle boarding in southwest Florida and The Bahamas.

Why Should I Go?

No shore camping. Launch and return to a warm shower, delicious meals and a comfortable cabin for privacy.

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Lodging aboard Mirage, meals, drinks, paddling gear and fishing gear provided. Contact them for group discounts.

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2. Kayak the Beautiful Douro River in Portugal

by Douro Kayak Expeditions

What is it?

Kayak across Portugal from Spain to Porto, where the Douro River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. A lifetime experience you don't want to miss.

Why should I go?

Perhaps the most beautiful flat water river in the world in the most undeveloped area in Europe. The time to go is now before it's too late!

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This trip is an authentic Portugese experience - sleeping in small local B&Bs and eating in Portugese family restaurants. Everything is included.

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3.

What Is It?

Extraordinary sea kayaking in British Columbia’s coastal paradise with camping at a luxury island eco-camp - the best area for viewing whales in the wild.

Why Should I Go?

What's not to love about paddling, exploring, relaxing, and enjoying amazing food with nights spent in beautiful big tents with comfortable beds nestled under fir trees directly by the sea?

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This is an all-inclusive 4-day trip involving daily kayaking with excellent guides, gear, and motorized wildlife watching in small groups. A true adventure of a lifetime!

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4.

What Is It?

An adventure that washes away the everyday. Spectacular sea kayaking from a Luxury Base Camp nestled between three provincial marine parks in British Columbia.

Why Should I Go?

Comfort of a luxury base camp with first class sea kayaking and fresh locally sourced food. A relaxing and recharging wilderness experience.

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Tours include lodge accommodation, gourmet meals with wine, wood fired hot tub, kayaking instruction, guides and top of the line equipment.

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5.

What Is It?
A week-long kayak trip on the biggest island in the biggest lake on earth. Superior is both a name and an accurate description.
Why Should I Go?
Small groups (3-6), incredible meals, top gear, ACA IT guide with 30 trips so far to this amazing island. Think insider, boutique experience.
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Two scheduled trip options in 2017... others by arrangement. Talk with Michael, your guide at info@uncommonadv.com. Book early-limited spots.

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6. Raja Ampat Kayak and Live Aboard

by Southern Sea Ventures

What Is It?
A 10-day sea kayak trip exploring Indonesia's remote Raja Ampat archipelago, based on a luxuriously appointed traditional sailing boat.
Why Should I Go?
Raja Ampat is one of the world's most spectacular habitats, abounding in pristine coral reefs, exotic bird life and beautiful beaches.
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Trip date is Nov 28-Dec 7, 2017. Download detailed trip notes from the Southern Sea Ventures website and contact them for availability.

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7.

What Is It?
This is a guided and partially outfitted sea kayak trip that includes five days kayaking and five nights camping in the incredible Slate Islands of Northern Ontario.
Why Should I Go?
Kayak in sheltered cobalt blue waters beside dramatic ancient rock cliffs. See rare woodland caribou in their natural habitat on the Slate Islands.
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This trip is designed for intermediate paddlers and begins with a basic group skills orientation followed by a boat charter to the Slates and 5 days of paddling exploration.

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8.

What Is It?
This is considered one of the most inspiring trips in Killarney Park in Northeastern Ontario, and the outfitters will provide all you need and even help plan your trip.
Why Should I Go?
Be immersed in a stunning wild landscape with white quartzite mountains, turquoise lakes and wind-swept pines. Killarney is considered the "jewel" of Ontario Parks.
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The personalized planning service combined with high quality equipment as well as delicious foods will ensure you get the most enjoyment on this world-class paddle.

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