G’day mates! Still fighting the winter blues? Why not start planning your next South Pacific getaway? The best way to start planning is to start dreaming up destinations and activities you’d love! This week we’re excited about all the best water sports you’ll find on your getaway. We’ve put together a list of the best water sports and destinations.
With a network of brilliant coral reefs, surrounding 333 islands and atolls, Fiji boasts hundreds of types of corals, sponges, over 1000 species of fish, and an unparalleled diving experience, making it the soft coral of the world. Keep an eye out for Grey Reef Sharks, Hammerheads, Manta Rays, and loads of amazingly colorful fish, and sea turtles. For a special treat, dive at the Somo Somo Straits to see the Rainbow Reef. If diving sounds great to you, check out one of our luxury itineraries featuring both Australia & Fiji dives.
The islands of Tahiti are generally known for their beaches and overwater bungalows. The islands also feature shallow turquoise lagoon waters full of colorful marine life. Strap on your snorkel gear and enjoy swimming with gorgeous fishes, gigantic manta rays, schools of dolphins, and amazing types of sharks. In fact, our specialists can send you on a trip to feed the sharks and the rays. Find yourself surrounded by walls of bright coral in the clearest blue waters.
Paddleboarding has become a wildly popular way to see some of our island destinations. We can’t think of a better way to explore the beautiful Maldives. Imagine yourself paddling between atolls in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and stopping off at one of the many great surf breaks. What are you waiting for?
Australia’s surf beaches are some of the best in the world, and home to first-class waves for all levels of surfing. With the Pacific Ocean in the east, the Indian Ocean in the west, and the Southern Ocean in the south, it’s no wonder the surf here is the best. If you’re looking for a surfing adventure, check out Surfaris, Australia’s original remote area surf camp, offering multi day tours for all levels of surfers. Located in Crescent Head, halfway between Sydney & Byron Bay, you’ll find the best and most uncrowded surf beaches in NSW. Perfect for a Surfari.
New Zealand: Dolphin Swimming
New Zealand is home to many dolphin species, and one of the best experiences you should take advantage of is swimming with them! There are many places where you can partake in dolphin watching and swimming, each a unique encounter and equally special moments. However, our two favorites are Kaikoura with the Dusky Dolphins and Akaroa with the sweet little Hector’s Dolphins (the smallest dolphins in the world). Don’t worry, the cruise operators take great care and make sure no dolphins are harmed in any way.
South Africa: Shark Cage Diving
Have you ever dreamed of seeing a Great White Shark up close? Well you’re in luck. South Africa is considered the Great White Shark capital of the world. Here you can live that crazy, adrenaline filled, daredevil dream. Take a custom built shark cage boat to the dive site, where the cage will be dropped in and wetsuits will be donned. Once in the cage, you’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these massive creatures. Read more about shark diving here.
Cook Islands: Sea Kayaking
Muri Lagoon in Rarotonga is a favorite for kayaking with a protected lagoon and four uninhabited islets to visit. Explore the sandy islands of the lagoon or find a secluded spot or a quick snorkel or picnic. You can also rent small sail boats at Muri Beach, or if the wind is blowing go kit surfing in the lagoon!
What are you waiting for? Give us a call today and let us handcraft the getaway of a lifetime! 312-951-8518, or browse the many destinations we cater to and view some of our past itineraries here.