Many charter companies offer kayaks as an extra to enjoy even more during your yacht charter. If you like kayaking and are looking forward to the summer to enjoy it, you can now combine sailing with this fantastic activity.
We recommend you some of the best destinations for sea kayaking;
1. Dalmatian coast, Croatia
It is not a coincidence that the Dalmatian Coast is one of the best places to rent a boat in summer. A destination that despite have become very popular for nautical tourism, always offers some cove or a deserted island where relax and avoid crowds. An ideal place for kayaking around its coves, islands and bays.
Its clear waters and pleasant summer temperatures made Dalmatian coast an ideal place for enjoying water activities. Thanks to its calm waters, the Elaphiti Islands are a good choice for new to kayaking.
Renting a boat in Dubrovnik is the best option to sail towards this group of islands along the south coast of Croatia. With a wide variety of sailboats for rent and an international airport, Dubrovnik is an excellent place to organize a sailing holidays in Croatia.
The Elaphiti islands, whit only three of its fourteen islands inhabited, offer a landscape full of vegetation, olive groves, ancient ruins, cliffs and pebble beaches. All this makes the islands an ideal destination to visit in summer and get away from the most tourist places in Croatia, as you can only access most of the islands by private boat.
The largest and most inhabited islands of this archipelago are – Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan –, which are also the three more tourists as are well connected to the mainland.
Drop the anchor in one of the beautiful coves of these remote islands and enjoy kayaking in calm beaches and excellent landscapes.
The best months to sail in Dubrovnik are June, July and September.
2. Baja California, Mexico
Called the “World’s Largest Aquarium” by renowned French explorer and researcher Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the Sea of Cortez is home to approximately three thousand species of sea animals.
After this declaration, there is no doubt that sailing in the Sea of Cortez is a dream come true for all sailing enthusiasts.
With its blue and warm waters, its incredible natural environment full of marine life, its desert landscapes and sandy beaches, Sea of Cortez becomes an ideal place for kayaking.
The best option for sailing this area and enjoy all possible water activities is renting a catamaran in La Paz, the capital of Baja California. La Paz has a nearby airport and is a city with a lot of life where you will also enjoy a pleasant visit.
On a week cruise on the Sea of Cortez, you can enjoy pleasant kayak trips and diving experiences, who knows if you can hopefully dive with a manta ray!
The migration season for whales, dolphins and manta rays is from January to April.
Rent a boat in La Paz and add a couple of kayaks to your sailing trip. From La Paz you can easily reach to the islands of Espirito Santo and Partida, and enjoy kayaking in one of the warmest waters on the planet. During your boat vacation in Baja California, you can also enjoy swimming with the seals, fishing or just relaxing on the boat with friends and some margaritas.
3. French Polynesia
Did you know that Polynesia means “many islands”? French Polynesia is composed of 118 islands and atolls distributed in five archipelagos. Kayaking in this paradise in one of the best experiences.
What better to understand why these islands are considered as a paradise and a vacation destination than embarking on a cruise through French Polynesia.
From Raiatea, one of the islands that composed the popular Society islands, you can embark on an all-inclusive cruise in Tahiti. Of course, the kayaks will be waiting for you on board!
Kayaking has been one of the most popular means of transport for locals to get around atolls. Kayaking in French Polynesia is a very popular and relaxed activity, a way of getting into their way of life and culture.
Get out on the water by kayak to visit uninhabited islets, explore the reefs and learn about the people living in the most remote islets. Thanks to its crystalline waters, you can have an excellent panoramic view of the sea floor; rays, dolphins, goldfish, etc.
Raiatea, the second largest island in the archipelago after Tahiti, has a great cultural and religious importance for the Polynesians. The numerous motu (islets) that surround it have beautiful white sandy beaches for kayaking or snorkeling.
Two seasons are distinguished in French Polynesia; Dry and cold season from May to November and a rainy and warm season from December to April.
Whether on board a cabin cruise in Tahiti or renting a skipper catamaran in Raiatea, both options give you the opportunity to bring the kayaks on board.
Discovering the French Polynesia from the sea is a great opportunity for a sailing holiday.
Hopefully this information we will help you choose the next destination for your sailing trip and kayaking. Contact us to receive more details about boats, availability and prices and we will be happy to help you organize your sailing holiday.