On the High Seas
Collected by Ashley Castle Pittman , AFAR Contributor
There is a sense of magic and freedom that comes with being out on the open water, especially when you're in a place that access can only be granted by boat. From Tall Ships to Alaskan voyages to swimming with stingrays in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, the vantage point from the high seas is a beautiful way to see the world.
1 Wenonah Park Place, Bay City, MI 48708, USA
For several days in Bay City, Michigan, a fleet of Tall Ships rolls in and parks along the riverfront for a celebration of these beautiful sailing vessels that tower and roam gracefully through the Great Lakes. Sailed with full crews, they're...
Calle PV. # 12 Tibilo Villa, Lagunas 16551, Peru
Piranha fishing...pink dolphin sightings...holding a caimen...beautiful day explorations by skiff and canoe along the Ucayali River and in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Add to jaw-dropping explorations, the 5-star comfort of the Aqua Amazon...
Anchorage, AK, AK, USA
21483, Duboka, Croatia
For our few days in Vis, a two-hour ferry ride from Split, we would drive our Vespa until we got to a beach—they are not hard to come by on this small island. This beach, right about in the middle of the south coast of the island, is mostly only...
Monte Carlo, Monaco-Ville, Monaco
A short drive from the city of Nice, France one can experience living like a royal in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Known for its casinos and prominence, one can feel like he is 'James Bond' even for just a day. Where ferrari's driving by and parked on the...
Koh Phi Phi Le, Ko Phi Phi, อำเภอเมืองกระบี่ กระบี่ 81000, Thailand
Maya Bay is no real secret - Leonardo DiCarprio's The Beach took care of that - but it is still one of the most naturally stunning places on earth. The old Thai longboats that settle in on the beach help add to the atmosphere too. As far as pure...
I've always dreamed of exploring the Amazon and I couldn't imagine a better way than setting sail aboard the MV Aria. The second ship in Aqua Expeditions Amazon fleet, the MV Aria launched in 2011 and holds just 32 guests. Peruvian architect Jordi...
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