Kayaking and canoeing are two very popular outdoor activities, and more and more people are gravitating towards them. If you take a look at a 2015 study done on paddlesports, there were over 21 million paddlers in the United States alone. Even though kayaking is the most loved paddlesport, this also included canoeing, rafting, and stand-up paddling as well. Seeing as to how there are so many paddlers who love the recreational sport, they are always looking for new places to get out on the water. There are some really great spots all over the world for paddling, whether you are canoeing or kayaking. Here are the top kayak and canoe tours to go on worldwide.
Algonquin Park Canoe Trip
On the Algonquin Park Canoe Trip, you get to experience three whole days of life out on the lake. You get to explore Algonquin Park’s northwest region, as well as hike to scenic outlooks. Fishing out on the freshwaters of Surprise Lake is always a treat, and then at night time, you get to see if you can spot any wolves. After all of the activities each day, you can spend your time relaxing on the dock, sweat it out in the sauna, or cozy up next to the fireplace. You also get delicious home cooked meals during your stay and guided tours by canoe and on foot.
The Klondiker is a 15 day kayak and canoe tour, however, you don’t have to stay that long if you don’t want to. This tour is on the Big Salmon River, which is pretty remote and reachable by gravel road. The Big Salmon River is full of moose, bears, and beaver. The water is freezing, but crystal clear. This river is loved by fisherman all over because you can catch huge trout, pike, and even migrating salmon if you are lucky. The tour ends on the Yukon River in the town of Carmacks. If you’re looking for an adventure, but still something that’s quiet and serene, this is the tour for you.
Costa Rica Kayaking Adventure
With Costa Rica Kayaking Adventure, you can enjoy kayaking at Lake Arenal. With this kayaking tour, beginners and the more experienced are both welcome. If you’re into nature, there’s a scenic overlook that is gorgeous. There’s also a cruise through the Tortuguero canals to spot monkeys and sloths. This tour lasts nine days and you get a real Costa Rican experience.
Island Sea Kayaking
The 10 day Island Sea Kayaking tour is an exploration of remote and uninhabited islands from La Paz to Loreto in Costa Rica. You get to experience natural Costa Rican history where you get to paddle along the coastlines. You can get off and enjoy hiking, snorkeling, and tour a little bit of each location before getting back on the water. In the water, you might be lucky enough to spot many different kinds of whales. If you’re a nature lover, there are plenty of spots for nice walks to enjoy the views and listen to the hummingbirds sing.