The 10 Best Places to Kayak

The 10 Best Places to Kayak

Kayak? Check.

Paddle? Check.

Kayak Anchor? Check.

It looks like you’re ready to go out on the water and make some life-long memories. The only question remaining is where to go?

Here are 10 of the most beautiful places in the world to kayak:

  1. Prince William Sound, Alaska

    In the Chugach National Forest of Alaska, you’ll find beautiful glaciers and beautiful blue skies all around. If you get lucky, you may even see an orca while on the water. There are many campsites in the forest so you can easily spend multiple days on the water.

  2. Juniper Run, Florida

    Florida is home to warm beaches, Mickey Mouse, and the Ocala National Forest. Juniper run is a 7 mile long journey that will take you through the thick of the forest. If hiking is your calling, there are many areas on the side of the run that are sturdy enough for you to get out of your kayak and explore.

  3. Lake Chelan, Washington

    Between 25 campsites and 50 miles of lake to explore, you’ll have views for days with the North Cascades and the Okanogan-Wenatchee forest surrounding you. This lush green wonderland is a sight to behold.

  4. Southern Crete, Greece

    Between small towns and pink sand beaches, the Southern coast of Crete has something to offer for every explorer. The sea caves off of the crystal blue waters and multiple villages along the way make this area of the Mediterranean perfect for spending a day or a week on the water.

  5. Belize Barrier Reef, Belize

    Extending for over 180 miles, the Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest reef in the world. Anchor your kayak to snorkel and better experience the hundreds of different kinds of fish and coral in this stunning ecosystem.

  6. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

    Grand Teton’s Jackson Lake gives you some of the best views of mountains in the world. Visit in autumn for a sea of gold surrounding the lake. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see moose, bears, and elk drinking along the coast.

  7. Milford Sound, New Zealand

    The Southern coast of New Zealand is absolutely breathtaking. Mitre peak, black coral, and seal colonies are just a few of the wonders you’ll see along the way. It’s been described as the “eighth wonder of the world” for good reason.

  8. Na Pali Coast, Hawaii

    The na pali are the high cliffs on the Northwest side of the island Kauai. This 17 mile coast is only accessible by boat or foot, which means this untouched natural wonderland of waterfalls and greenery is all yours to explore.

  9. Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

    Patagonia is on the top of every nature lover’s bucket list and for good reason. While kayaking, you’ll see glaciers up close, drift past towering mountains, and view lush grasslands. Saying that Chile is breathtaking is a massive understatement.

  10. Sermilik Fjord, Greenland

    If paddling between gigantic icebergs is on your to-dos, Greenland is the place to be. Gliding between glaciers and seeing wildlife in this area gives you a true taste of what the Arctic circle is like.
Some of the most stunning places in the world are just begging to be explored. Equipped with our top 10 list, where will you head next?



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