When Captain Bligh floated by the Fiji islands after being set adrift by the crew on The Bounty in 1789, little did he realize that the islands would soon become a Mecca for sea kayakers. More than 97 percent of Fiji’s 709,000 square kilometers is water, meaning plenty of exploration room for paddlers. And as well as being home to more than 300 islands–only a hundred of which are inhabited–Fiji is also located midstream in the equatorial current, spelling fish-laden waters for fishing and diving. If you like the idea of being able to snorkel and fish from your kayak, drink ceremonial kava with village chiefs, and bask in tropical warmth, Fiji is the forbidden fruit for paddling. Outfitters: Tamarillo Active Travel, tamarillo.co.nz
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