In part one of the best places in the world to kayaking as a beginner, we traveled to Hawaii, New Zealand, and Canada. And saw some of the most picturesque places on the planet that you can take your kayak to and enjoy the placid waters.
Here are even more great places that you can discover with just paddle power. There is something quite magical about seeing nature from a kayak, the small craft allows you to get close and personal with nature and visit places you could not access any other way.
One of the best places for novice kayakers to take to the water has to be the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. The calm waters make it ideal for paddling about, and the marine life that you can see is as varied as anywhere. This peninsula is the second longest in the world and is washed by the Sea of Cortez, the warm waters have been voted as some of the best waters to go sea kayaking. It is even possible that you may get close to white sharks, if that is your bag. There are specialist expedition companies that take guided kayak tours of this wonderful peninsula, and are well worth checking out.
The Hebrides are a group of islands in Scotland that are remote, desolate but extremely beautiful. Plus the beaches are absolutely stunning, with miles of unspoiled virgin sand. Scotland is a little cooler than the other great kayaking destinations but it is no less beautiful, and these remote northern waters provide fantastic kayaking opportunities.
From the sublime to the ridiculous, as we travel from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere for our next destination. Just of the east coast of Australia lie the awesome Whitsunday Islands, and they are a pure paradise of coral reefs, dotted around turquoise blue water. The best thing about kayaking here is that the islands are quieter than most tourist places around and about. So you can wave goodbye to the crowds as you take to the water in your kayak and go exploring the tiny coves spotting turtles and dolphins swimming around.
Torres Del Paine National Park
Chile has to be one of the most diverse and beautiful countries in the world. And Patagonia is high on the list for many adventurers to explore. The Torres Del Paine National Park has everything a nature lover could possibly want, from icy glaciers, and electric-blue lakes that are a joy to kayak in. Once paddling in the water you can feast on the scenic views all around, such as soaring mountain peaks covered in snow.
One of the most popular places for kayakers to visit is Glacier Grey, its clear calm waters are absolutely ideal for kayaking, and the scenery is to die for. These great destinations are perfect for kayaking and are some of the best in the world for novice paddlers to take their kayaks to and get on the water.