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Caribbean Watersports

Caribbean tourists can find plenty of water sports during their vacations. Ideal spots for sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, swimming, and windsurfing can be found throughout the Caribbean.

Snorkeling is a safe and fun activity to observe the colorful coral reefs and tropical fish located in the Caribbean Sea. Certain islands, such as St. John, have developed trails beneath the water’s surface to guide snorkelers during snorkeling excursions. Large hotels usually sponsor lessons and provide guests interested in snorkeling with equipment.

Board Sports
The Caribbean has the perfect conditions to surf, kiteboard, or windsurf. Windsurfers ride on a board with a small sail attached to it on top of the water’s surface, while people on kiteboards ride on a similar, but smaller board.

The year-round warm water temperatures make the Caribbean a great destination for surfers. Although surfing can seem intimidating, hotels throughout the region sponsor surfing classes for beginners and surfboards are available for rental at various locations. Great spots for surfing can be found in Barbados, The Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic.

Parasailing is one of the most exciting activities to be enjoyed in the Caribbean. During a parasailing excursion, individuals are lifted in the air by a large parachute attached to a motorboat. This is a great way to get a view of the beaches and other natural wonders of Caribbean islands. There are many companies throughout the Caribbean to charter a parasailing excursion with.

Jet and waterskiing is a great way to get a rush while being whisked quickly across the water. Jet skis and boats can be rented for people interested in these activities at most large beaches.

Canoeing and Kayaking
Scenic lagoons and inlets are located in many Caribbean locales. Those wanting to explore these lagoons and inlets without the noise of boat motor should consider renting a kayak or canoe. Many companies provide tourists with guided kayaking and canoeing tours.

Day Sailing
Sailing is one of the more popular activities tourists can enjoy during a Caribbean vacation. For those who do not want to enjoy a ride on a sailboat, motorboats, trimarans, catamarans, and other vessels can be chartered. Many companies throughout the Caribbean provide lessons for people interested in learning how to sail.


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