Beaches around the world are popular tourist destinations but not everybody just wants to sit on the beach all day. Some would want to take adventure tours whilst others would like a place where they could find there own adventure. Either way, the tourist industry is now providing an assortment of adventure travel tours to try and cater to every body’s needs.
Here are perhaps 10 of the best destinations that offer more than just a sit on the beach:
01: Diving in Indonesia
Batbitim is a tiny island just off the coast of West Papua and the waters around it are thriving with giant Tuna and Rays feeding on the clouds of Anchovies. This sight is so spectacular that fishing has now been prohibited in the area but divers will rarely witness such a sight elsewhere.
02: Biking in the Canary Islands
La Palma, an Island at the Northwest of this group of Islands has a rugged mountain ridge along its center. It also has It also has an extinct Volcano’s crater 6 miles wide and 6,000ft deep. Both the ridge and the crater are riddled with mountain bike trails and are sure to have some for any level of biker.
03: Diving Shipwrecks in Bermuda
The reef that surrounds this Island has caused many ships to sink. These shipwrecks are probably more accessible to divers than any others in the world.
04: Wildlife Watching on Kangaroo Island
Located at half an hours boat ride from Australia, this Island has no natural predators and so the wildlife thrives. Here you can easily see Kangaroos, Koalas, Wallabies, Platypuses, Penguins and Opossums.
05: Diving in the Surin Islands
These Islands are off the coast of Thailand and home to a reef. Unlike many reefs, this one has not been subject to over fishing or other destruction as it has been a preserve for more than thirty years. This is one of the few places in the world to witness an unspoiled reef.
06: Boating or Kayaking in Pine Island Sound
Situated in Southwest Florida, this has a 190 mile long, marked kayaking route. Paddling at your own pace, as well as enjoying the scenery you will have time to enjoy watching the Manatee and Dolphins.
07: Exploring Catalina Island
This is a square mile Island situated 22 miles Southwest of Long Beach, California and behind the beachfront of Avalon lies a wilderness etched with trails. Discover coves whose only inhabitance are Sea lions or witness the Bison that thrive after being taken there in 1960.
08: Biking Hawaii’s Big Island
There are 350 miles of smooth roads on the Island. What better way to see the Island, than biking around it?
09: Exploring Canyons in Martinique
Tourism abounds in the south of the Island but in the north, rivers have etched deep canyons through jungles and volcanoes and is perhaps one of the best places for adventure activities such as trekking, rappelling cascades and floating currents of rushing water.
10: Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Here you have a beach only accessible via a 100ft iron ladder secured to a cliff. Water activities include, unique to the Island, being towed underwater by a boat to witness the sea life. This Island is home to the largest known pod of Spinner Dolphins.