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Paddle Belize, Costa Rica, The Canary Islands and 7 More Amazing Places.

2018 is your year. It could be your best one yet. From 3 hours day trips to women's kayak retreats or various international destinations, these 10 amazing trips are guaranteed to make your year go from "ehhh" and a shoulder shrug to that one your friends wish you'd just stop talking about.

1. Glover's Reef and Mayan Caves

by Island Expeditions Co

What is it?

Explore Mayan ruins and caves, then out to the Basecamp and white sand cayes of Glover’s Reef for paddling, snorkeling and reef exploration.

Why should I go?

Kayak, SUP and snorkel Glover’s Reef, a protected marine park and designated world heritage site 36 miles off the shore of mainland Belize.

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This trip combines an inland exploration of Mayan ruins and caves with the opportunity to paddle and stay on a remote coral atoll.

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2. 6-Day Golfo Dulce 'Full Experience' Trip

by Tropical Sea Kayaking

What is it?

Wild tropical fjord with mangrove rivers, rainforests, national parks, dolphins, monkeys, turtles, macaws, ecolodges & 3 natural meals daily!

Why should I go?

Escape the busy (winter) life & explore this unique, untouched Gulf. Learn about the tropics, it's ecosystems, and the amazing wildlife!

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Discover the beauty of the Golfo Dulce with our superb guides, paddling new, comfortable kayaks. Let us show you a different, natural world!

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3. Islands of Loreto Bay Kayak Tour

by ROW Sea Kayak Adventures

What is it?

An area formed by rugged islands with high cliffs and sandy beaches, which contrast with the brilliant reflection from the desert and the surrounding turquoise waters. 

Why should I go?

Abundant wildlife, massive whales, sunny weather and warm, crystalline waters make the Sea of Cortez in Loreto Bay National Marine Park one of the best winter sea kayaking and whale watching destinations in North America.

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The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers the perfect blend of Baja kayaking, hiking and snorkeling. 

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4. Pictured Rocks Vacation Package

by Paddling Michigan

What is it?

The Complete Pictured Rocks Experience covers a distance in the water of roughly 14 miles with a one hour lunch break along the way.

Why should I go?

You’ll see Spray Falls, Battleship Row, the Grand Portal Arch, Chapel Rock, the Cave of the Bloody Chiefs, Indian Head Rock, Lovers Leap Arch, Mosquito River, the colored cliffs 200 foot cliffs, sea caves and Miners Castle.

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The Pictured Rocks Vacation Package is an all-inclusive package that includes: Paddle and Hike kayak tour at the Pictured Rocks, 3 nights in a Yurt at the Paddlers village and much more.

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5. Women's Kayak Trip on the Connecticut River

by Bold Paths Adventure

What is it?

Bold Paths Adventure's 9th annual Women’s trip on the Connecticut River; paddle to the only B&B on the Connecticut River, walk to your boat for the next leg of the river journey, and then launch the next day right from the B&B.

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6. 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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7. 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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What is it?

The experience of paddling in the Atlantic Ocean with swells and wind is different from everything with which you are familiar. From the northern side of the island, you will cross over to the deserted Grasiosa Island where the water temperature and the wealth of fish make it perfect for swimming and diving.

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9. San Juan Islands 4-Day/3-Night Kayak Camping Trip

by Crystal Seas Kayaking

What is it?

Wake-up on an island in the Salish Sea to a beautiful sunrise and a delicious breakfast before spending the day on the water. If this sounds like your ideal kayaking vacation, these multiple day excursions would be a perfect choice.

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10. Everglades National Park 3 Hour Kayak Tour

by Everglades Area Tours

What is it?

You may paddle to a rookery where hundreds of wading birds nest in a colony; find yourself surrounded by feeding manatees or dolphins; walk on a Calusa Indian shell mound, thousands of years old; or paddle with the tidal currents up a river to view endangered roseate spoonbills or small toothed sawfish. 

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