Where Are the Best Places to Kayak?

5 Best Places to Kayak

Kayaking is an exciting sport and recreational activity for all ages. It offers tons of fun in the sun and provides a great full-body workout. Moreover, every kayaker gets to enjoy the the surrounding natural environment as close as possible.

Although there are many great and exciting places to kayak across the world, we’ve narrowed down the Top 5 best spots for kayaking around the world in this article. Here are some of the most sought after spots and what you can expect should you decide to take a trip:

Mekong River

Flowing through Southeast Asia, the Mekong River is surrounded by remote forests, thick jungle streams and picturesque wetlands. With one of the most diverse fisheries in the world, kayaking this river as exotic fish and dolphins swim just below you is an incredible experience.

Gauley River

The Gauley River, located in West Virginia, is one of the best places in the world to kayak. With more than 100 major rapids, this place is just right for the adventure junkies.  Go ahead and get your adrenalin pumping while kayaking on this river.

Dead Tree Valley

Don’t let the name discourage you!  Situated in Chile, Dead Tree Valley is another highly sought after destination among kayak enthusiasts.  The bird and animal-watching opportunities in this area are unparalleled.

Phra Nang

A plethora of tropical fish, crystal clear water and limestone cliffs, make Phra Nang one of the best places to kayak in the world.  Located in Thailand, this is just the place you were looking for if you love to kayak in a beautiful tropical atmosphere.  Go kayaking in the early hours to avoid the rush.


English: Seabirds (Sterna maxima, Leucophaeus ...
English: Seabirds (Sterna maxima, Leucophaeus atricilla). Location: Florida, Siesta Key Beach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The 5th best place in the world to kayak is definitely Sarasota.  Kayak in glowing water amidst lush scenery. Experience nature and the open waters of Sarasota in a pollution free environment.  You will love the dolphin encounters and up-close views of underwater marine life among blue waters and white sandy beaches.

The bird and animal watching is unsurpassed with Egrets, Pelicans, Sea Stars, Sea Urchins, Turkeys, Turtles, Alligators, Hawks and much more to see.   This will be a vacation that is not to be missed!

I highly recommend kayaking in any of the above places in the world. You will yearn to go there again and again every year.

Do you have a hot spot where you like to go kayaking? Let us know by leaving your comments below!

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