Travel is an adventure regardless of the method of your transport but one of the most adventurous, I think is sailing.
Sailing is a fun way to spend the day out on the water, as a new skill to learn and it’s even better for island hopping.
There are many different reasons why sailing adventures are fantastic for travel which includes being able to visit the many different ports and location in the one holiday.
The majority of these sailing adventures will explore and discover a number of countries and/or regions within the same area.
For example the Junk Ships found in Vietnam is one of the most world renowned sailing trips in the world, some of which explore the many little islands and islets around the famed Ha Long Bay while other trips from Vietnam include the entire Indo-China region, exploring Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and perhaps even Thailand.
Hong Kong is another place in Asia where these Junk Ships are popular for exploring the harbour on a single day-trip or on an overnight experience.
Greece is probably the most popular destinations in the world for island hopping. People from all over the world head to Greece in the summer months and take to the islands which include Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Kos.
Thanks to this large tourism market, Greece is probably the reason why sailing is so popular for travel these days.
Greece has held the reins on island hopping over any other destination in the world but especially within Europe however Croatia is the next up and coming adventure travel destinations for sailing. It’s a cheaper alternative and it doesn’t come with the large crowds that Greece attracts every single summer.
Tropical islands are based around waterways and the ocean, normally within a cluster of numerous islands so these tropical destinations are also perfect for sailing adventures.
Some of the tropical islands that come to mind for fantastic sailing include areas such as the South Pacific and the Caribbean.
In the South Pacific you have trips around Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tonga, Samoa and more. One of the most popular is Tahiti however these trips are generally higher priced than the other islands.
As for the Caribbean there are close to 7,000 islands within the region and boast a large abundance of marine life in its waterways. So on top of getting a great sailing trip around the islands you can mix it up with some scuba diving or snorkelling.