Written by Jason Lowder
Boats are still one of the classic and exciting ways to explore this great big world of ours. Offering trips to remote places and vantages otherwise impossible, boat trips can be a source of major adventure. Here are some of the best boat trips in the world.
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Antarctica–Nothing like a boat trip to access one of the most remote and mystifying places on the planet. Two hundred years ago, maybe even 50 years ago, no one would have ever thought the public would be able to make Antarctica a destination for tourists. Aboard these mid-sized cruise ships capable of holding between 100 and 200 passengers, you’ll be able to see mouth-dropping locales and wildlife with all the amenities of a luxury hotel.
Alaska & Norway–Though in two different sides of the world, both Alaska and Norway boat tours feature much of the same kind of geography, glaciers and fjords. And each has their own specific features, like Norway’s medieval architecture and Alaska’s Native American culture and history.
Mediterranean (Greece)–Island hopping is one of the most exciting boat trips you can ever take, and the Mediterranean is one of the best places to do so. Turquoise waters, fantastic climates and hundreds of potential stops on islands that have made it to world history and mythology. Re-chart Odysseus’s journey or stop over to Crete and see if the Minotaur will join you for happy hour.
Vietnam–Speaking of island hopping, Vietnam boasts some of the best Asian island hopping around. Like Greece, you get an abundance of islands to hop to; some 3,000 in Halong Bay–in jade waters, some of which even have secluded beaches and grottoes. And instead of sailing on yachts or cruise ships, you’ll be sailing on traditional wooden boats for an exotic twist.
Amazon–Not for the faint of heart, the Amazon is one of the wildest and most dangerous rivers on the planet, with so many areas still left unexplored, hostile wildlife and indigenous tribes. With that in mind, it might also be one of the most rewarding.
Philippines Island Hopping–With the climate of the Caribbean and the vast selection of Vietnam, the Philippines is one of the most majestic places to tour by boat this side of paradise…which it very well might be. Some of the best beaches and most exotic fish in the world can be found here.
Boundary Waters–Channel your inner frontier explorer, grab a canoe and head out into the Boundary Waters of Minnesota and Canada. With literally thousands of waterways to choose from and explore, this is a great boat trip for those seeking something a bit more rustic.