Caribbean Water Activities – Sea, Boats & Boards
Caribbean water activities covered in this Sea, Boats & Boards section include paddleboarding, kayaking, diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing and underwater experiences
Caribbean water activities play a big part in vacations in this region. Caribbean destinations in general offer a wide range of water-based activities and adventures – whether on sea, boats or boards.
Caribbean yacht charter, deep sea fishing, underwater experiences
For visitors to the Caribbean who like to be active in, on, and around, the warm Caribbean waters there are many options. Constant trade winds attract windsurfers and kitesurfers to the Caribbean which is a Mecca for keen boaters too. Charter a yacht in Antigua, go deep sea fishing around Puerto Rico, shallow water bone fishing in the Exumas, or enjoy an underwater aquanauts experience in the Bahamas. Try sea kayaking in St Lucia, scuba diving in Grenada or the Turks & Caicos Islands, paddleboarding in the Cayman Islands, kitesurfing in Aruba or windsurfing in Curaçao. The choice is endless…
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Sailing, boat and yacht charter in the Caribbean
Boat and yacht charters should be given serious thought for a memorable Caribbean holiday with friends or family. Yachts of all sizes ride the ocean waves often accompanied by schools of dolphins. One of the world’s top sailing regattas takes place in Antigua every year, a scenic spectacle which attracts experienced round the world sailors as well as rookie sailors. The British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the Grenadines are very popular Caribbean sailing holiday destinations. So are the Bahamas and the Exumas, the Out Islands of the Bahamas, where there are unbelievably clear turquoise waters. Go to the Sailing, Boat & Yacht Charter page to read more.
Caribbean windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing destinations
There are excellent Caribbean windsurfing resorts and kitesurfing destinations in the Caribbean, such as Aruba and Bonaire for starters. They’ll be hard to beat. Go to the Active Caribbean Surfing, Kitesurfing, Windsurfing section to find out more about some of the best windsurfing and kitesurfing destinations in the Caribbean.
Diving, snorkeling and swimming in the Caribbean
As for snorkeling and scuba diving, the region comes out tops with its clear waters, turquoise seas and hundreds of superb Caribbean fish-filled diving sites and fascinating boat wrecks to dive. The Caribbean is a fantastic place to learn how to Scuba dive, there are many PADI schools throughout the Caribbean. Go to Diving & Snorkeling in this Caribbean Water Activities Sea, Boats & Board section for more information on some of the best dive sites and wrecks in the Caribbean.
If you are a really keen swimmer, how about signing up for the annual St Kitts to Nevis cross channel swim – that’s a challenge as well as fun! There are also occasional special Caribbean swimming holidays in the company of two Olympians which cater for swimmers of all abilities.
Paddleboarding (SUP) in the Caribbean
Paddleboarding, stand-up paddle or stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), quickly became one of the Caribbean’s most popular activities for both men and women. Boards can be hired on most islands. Standing on the paddleboard gives great views of the marine life below you – as well as fish you might be lucky and see turtles, stingray and dolphins. You can also take eco-tours paddleboarding through mangroves. Find out more about good Caribbean water activities paddleboarding destinations on the dedicated paddleboarding page in this section.
Believe us… the Caribbean offers some of the best water-based activities in the world, especially those based on Caribbean sea, boats & boards activities. You’ll find perfect conditions for sailing holidays in the Caribbean, great snorkeling and kayaking locations, crystal clear waters, and superb Caribbean scuba diving sites.
A range of Caribbean underwater experiences
Don’t miss out on seeing the Caribbean’s amazing marine life just because you don’t want to go, or don’t like, Scuba diving. There are other cool underwater experiences to enjoy in the Caribbean even if you have no experience of snorkelling or diving. There are individual little submarines that drop to around 15ft under the sea that you control yourself (experiences are accompanied), SNUBA experiences – a mix of Scuba and snorkelling; underwater walks wearing specially designed helmets, and mini-submarines, with viewing windows, which dive down to around 130 feet. Read more about these unusual ways of exploring the reefs and checking out the marine life in the Underwater Experiences page in this Caribbean Sea, Boats & Boards section.
ENJOY water activities… ♥ the Caribbean
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