The World’s Top Kayaking Locations continued

retirement and kayaking


A man of wisdom delights in water. ~ Confucius

Retirement kayaking in Fiji Vanatau Island, Fiji

Fiji is the place to kayak when searching for a quiet tropical paradise. Fiji is comprised of over 300 islands and over 95% of its area is crystal clear warm water ideal for kayaking, snorkeling and fishing. The beautiful beaches, cascading waterfalls, underwater life and various tribal cultures provide additional reasons to explore both land and sea.

Retirement kayaking in Croatia Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, the “pearl of the Adriatic,” is one of the most beautiful walled cities in the world. The city was always a seaport and is best viewed from the sea. Kayaking from this City provides a unique view of the City Walls, Lokrum Island, various hidden caves, and secluded inlets with limestone cliffs surrounded by turquoise water. There are beaches that provide for snorkeling in the Adriatic Sea and for relaxing and sunbathing.

Retirement kayaking in Ecuador Galapagos National Park, Ecuador

Herman Melville called the Galapagos the “Enchanted Isles”. The amazing wildlife includes giant tortoises, sea lions, penguins, iguanas and more. Kayaking the turquoise waters enables exploring remote and rarely accessed locations in this large archipelago, floating through lava channels, blue lagoons and hidden coves with possible stops for snorkeling and sun bathing on sandy beaches.

Retirement kayaking in Alaska Prince William Sound, Alaska

Sea otters, seals, whales, deer and bears are among the wildlife encountered when kayaking this tidewater glacier area. The Sound is approximately 60 miles from Anchorage covering 15,000 acres and a shoreline that extends over 3,500 miles with countless bays, passages, islands and inlets. Forest Service cabins are available when not paddling and enjoying the expansive vistas.

Retirement kayaking in Baja Mexico Baja, Mexico

The Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) were formed 5 million years ago and today this area is one of most popular kayaking locations in the world. Its beautiful vast wilderness, sunny weather, warm waters, sandy beaches and extensive wildlife (gray whales, dolphins, sea turtles, various tropical birds, etc.) are all reasons to kayak here.