11 Adventures On The Water
Collected by Kim Fortson, AFAR Contributor
Sure, we love relaxing on the beach, but every now and then we like to get our feet wet. These 11 adventures combine breathtaking views with a hit of adrenaline, making them the perfect places to dive in and explore the water.
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Mike Braun is leading our group on a canyoning expedition in the mountains south of Cabarete in the Dominican Republic. For almost three hours, we’ve been humping it over boulders, climbing over fallen trees, rappeling down waterfalls, and leaping...
30126 Lido, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Tofo Beach, Mozambique
The best part of our stay in Tofo was Casa Azul. This little guesthouse is right on the beach with just a few rooms, run by a lovely woman named Laura. We enjoyed drinking our morning coffee on the porch and eating meals family style with the few...
The Arroyo Seco runs along the eastern border of the Los Padres National Forest- despite its name this river never runs dry and the gorge is filled with gorgeous and secluded beaches and quartz boulders allowing for some epic cliff jumps and sweet...
Motu Piti Aau, Bora Bora 98730, French Polynesia
Visiting the InterContinental Bora Bora Thalasso Resort on assignment, I feel like the only single person from here to Guam. Every year, Bora is voted among the world’s top honeymoon destinations, and right away you realize everything is designed...
1160 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Where can you watch hundreds of madly kicking feet create whitewater in a normally calm cove? The La Jolla Rough Water Swim is an annual event that brings more than 2,000 swimmers to La Jolla Cove every September. Divided into groups by age and...
80076 Marina Grande, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
First thing you should do upon your first visit to Capri Island is take a tour boat surrounding the island. It may seem a bit touristy but Capri has been an island that has attracted tourist-types for 2000 years, one of which was the tyrannical...
1 Swart St, Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, 7220, South Africa
If you're staying in Cape Town and want to see the great white shark in its natural environment, a short and beautiful drive to Gansbaai is a must do. Renting a vehicle from the Cape Town airport is easy, and for an economy size vehicle, it can be...
Anse Source d'Argent, Seychelles
Home to an abundance of wildlife, La Digue is the third largest inhabited island in the archipelago. Towering granite rocks surround the sparkling blue ocean, and green foliage and sprawling palm trees add to this unspoiled natural environment....
Calle Poblado Marinero, s/n, 38683 Los Gigantes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Few things are more thrilling when travelling than exploring the vast waters of the ocean, and swimming along its colorful and surprising wildlife. And in Tenerife, the best place to live this experience is with the Los Gigantes Diving Centre,...