Man’s ingenuity knows no bounds, and this is perfectly proved by his (and her) desire to explore above and below the waves in every manner conceivable. Boats, windsurfers, surfboards, kiteboards, nuclear submarines, we’ve got access to them all. Well, maybe not the last one. That would constitute a major breach of national security, but you see where we’re going with this.
Waterbabies, step this way, please. Messing about in boats has to be one of the most fun ways to spend time away, be that on a luxury gulet along Turkey’s Aegean Coast or a super-luxe yacht exploring the islands along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Original Travel only works with the finest boats and crews to find you the marine experience that perfectly suits your requirements.
From Surfing in the Maldives to Kite-surfing in Paros
A little less sedate than being crewed around the Mediterranean, we can also recommend the best places to surf, from the beginner's paradise of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park in Southern Portugal to reef breaks in the Maldives. Then there's kite-surfing, the fastest growing watersport on the planet, and one of those excellent pastimes that isn't as difficult as it looks. We know the places to learn, such as Paros in the Greek Islands, and the places where the kiting cognoscenti can expect near all-year round wind and waves.
Snorkelling meets Boogie-boarding in Brazil
Surfing aside there are watersports galore to enjoy in the four corners of the globe, such as kayaking through the mangroves of Ibo Island in Mozambique or the extraordinary planasub on the beautiful island of Fernando de Noronha in Brazil - a combination of snorkelling and boogie-boarding where a boat drags you along by a cord attached to your Perspex board. You wear a mask and snorkel to see the amazing marine life, and when you tip the front you dive beneath the waves. Truly original.