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Water Tours

Tired of the same old hiking or biking adventure? Water tours are an amazing way to spice up your next holiday by taking advantage of the world’s many waterways. Whether you want to catch a wave with some surfing lessons, hit the open sea for a multi-day sailing excursion, or navigate a snaking river while whitewater rafting, there is no shortage of thrilling water tours that will be sure to get your adrenaline pumping!

One of the nice things about water tours is that they can really be found anywhere, all you need is a body of water and some means to explore it! This means that water tours can often be completed in conjunction with other activities in a given region, turning your next trip into a great multisport adventure. From paddling the Amazon River and cruising in the Galapagos Islands, to sailing Croatia’s Adriatic Coast and snorkeling in Puglia, you can rest assured that there are water tours everywhere around the world that will be perfectly suited to your needs and interests.

When is the Best Time to Book Water Tours?

Generally speaking, the best time to book water tours is during the warmer months of the year, as nobody really wants to be wet and cold! Depending on where you are looking to travel, try to book your water tours for the summer season. If you happen to be traveling somewhere more tropical, like along the equator for example, then time of year shouldn’t matter as much, as water tours will likely be on offer year-round.

Different Types of Water Tours

From leisure activities to adrenaline pumping excursions, there are a number of different types of water tours that can be experienced around the globe. Read on to discover your perfect type of water adventure:

Beach Holiday Tours

Everyone enjoys lounging in the sand and soaking up the sun, so why not book one of these amazing beach holiday tours? From the sunny Greek Islands to the sandy shores of Bali, 10Adventures beach holiday tours will take you to some of the most pristine beaches the planet has to offer.

Canoeing Tours

Nothing quite beats grabbing an oar and paddling along a winding river or across the glass-like surface of a lake while taking in the natural beauty of your surroundings. Whether you want to explore the vast wilderness of Canada’s waterways or paddle through the diverse landscape of the Amazon Rainforest, there are plenty of exceptional canoeing tours to experience.

Cruise Tours

There are many places around the world that are a bit tricky to navigate on foot or even by car, which is where cruise tours come into play. Explore the complex waterways of picturesque destinations like Vietnam, India, or the Galapagos Islands on these amazingly scenic cruise tours.

Rafting Tours

Rafting is an exhilarating adventure , no matter where you are in the world. From the rapids along Peru’s Tambopata River to the remote rivers found in the Rocky Mountains, you will have the time of your life while out on one of these adrenaline-pumping rafting tours.

River Kayak Tours

Whether you are setting out on a solo adventure or teaming up with friends, kayaking is a fantastic way to get out on the water and connect with the surrounding landscape. Book one of these amazing river kayak tours to fully experience the natural beauty of destinations like Canada, Argentina, Peu, and Malaysia!

Sailing Tours

Have you ever dreamt of sailing the open seas? From the stunning Adriatic Coast in Croatia to island hopping in Greece, these spectacular sailing tours will have you feeling like a real captain exploring the ocean to your heart’s content!

Scuba Diving Tours

The ocean is a vast and relatively unexplored part of earth that is teeming with vibrant wildlife and brimming with mystery, making it the perfect place to set out on an unforgettable adventure! Book one of these scuba diving tours to fully experience the natural beauty of the ocean from below!

Sea Kayak Tours

Looking to hit the open seas in a smaller vessel? Sea kayak tours give you the flexibility to explore some of the world’s most pristine coastlines at your own pace, making for the ultimate water adventure. Book your sea kayak tour today!

Snorkeling Tours

Want to take in the beauty of the ocean and its diverse wildlife without the hassle of scuba gear? There are countless snorkeling tours around the world that will enable you to fully experience life under the sea! From adventures in the Galapagos Islands to the beautiful Turkish Coast, there is a perfect snorkeling tour out there waiting for you!

Surfing Tours

Whether you are a complete novice looking for lessons or an experienced surfer trying to catch the perfect wave, there are plenty of exhilarating surfing tours around the world that will be sure to get your heartrate up. From the beaches of Costa Rica to the laid back surf town of Tofino on Vancouver Island’s west coast, 10Adventures surfing tours offer access to some of the world’s best surfing destinations.

The Best Water Tours Around the World

While water tours can certainly be experienced anywhere that water can be found, there are certain destinations that are well-loved the world over. Here are some of our picks for the destinations that have the best water tours around the world:

Water Tours in Costa Rica

While many people will inevitably conjure up images of rainforest adventures when they think about Costa Rica, there are actually a great number of amazing water-based excursions to be experienced. Whether you want to explore the beautifully scenic coastline of the Atlantic or Pacific, you can rest assured that you will have an unforgettable time on one of these water tours in Costa Rica.

Water Tours in Croatia

Known for its picturesque coastal scenery, Croatia is the perfect place to travel if you want to explore by sea, particularly for those with an interest in sailing. Travel along the Adriatic Coast from Dubrovnik to Split, and everywhere in between, on these amazing water tours in Croatia.

Water Tours in Ecuador

Home to the vibrant and diverse wildlife of both the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador is a fantastic travel destination if you want to experience a water-based adventure. Book one of these water tours in Ecuador to experience the adventure of a lifetime!

Water Tours in Greece

Featuring the dramatic coast of the mainland and thousands of islands scattered across the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Greece is one of the best destinations if you want to take part in watersports. From sailing in the Cyclades to sea kayaking in the Dodecanese, there are so many water tours in Greece that will keep you engaged and begging to stay!

Water Tours in Indonesia

Indonesia is a truly breathtaking destination that features some of the best dive sites and beaches the world has to offer. Whether you are looking to snorkel, scuba dive, or simply relax on the beaches of Bali, you can rest assured that water tours in Indonesia make for the perfect getaway.

Water Tours in Italy

With miles and miles of beautifully scenic Mediterranean coastline, Italy is a fantastic destination for anyone looking to get out onto the water. From beach holidays in Sicily to snorkeling off the Amalfi Coast, you will be sure to find countless water tours in Italy that will make your next trip a perfect one!

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