The Best Destinations to Go Kayaking

Scotland Kayaking

Is kayaking a favourite past time of yours? Have you ever thought about trying out this fun hobby on your next trip abroad? Then you have come to the right place! Here, we will be taking you through our favourite destination around the world, from sea kayaking in Mallaig to gliding down the tropical rivers of Nicaragua. Carry on reading to find out more. 

Isles of Scilly 

If you are looking for a beautiful, sunny destination for your next kayaking trip, then you will love exploring the Isles of Scilly. This is the perfect way to explore these islands which include St Helen’s and St Martin’s. Be prepared to discover the white sands of Pentle Bay in Tresco and find stunning ancient burial sites. This really is the perfect place for your next kayaking vacation! 

kayak to scilly


In Lake Nicaragua, you will discover the Ometepe Island which offers something extremely unique that you won’t find at any other destination on this list. Here, you can actually kayak between two volcanoes! You will need to first endure a paddle across the lake but after this you will get to the calm estuary of the rio Istian. You can then spend hours upon hours here drifting through and taking in the amazing wildlife including turtles, howler monkeys, caiman, herons, hawks and jacanas. 

Best places to go Kayaking


If you are looking to travel somewhere in Europe, you may want to consider kayaking in Venice, Italy. Venice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and a great way to take in the sights of the city is kayaking. You can glide up the busy grand canal or there are also plenty of smaller canals to enjoy too. This complex maze of canals has a fascinating history and you will be able to bypass lots of the pedestrians on the busy streets. This will also save you a tonne of cash that you may otherwise would have spent on a gondola ride. 

Venice Kayaking


If you are looking to go somewhere a little closer to home, then Scotland is an ideal choice! You can kayak for around 6 miles over the open sea from Mallaig and you will find yourself at the Old Forge pub at Knoydart. This is in the west coast of the country and offers a stunning, scenic route which, after the first mile, is pretty sheltered. What’s more, the prize at the end of a pint and delicious seafood is sure to be enough motivation on this 6 mile journey. Don’t worry, you can always catch the boat back after your pint! 

Scotland Kayaking

Remember, you may want to look at purchasing a sea kayak for this longer jaunt out to sea and you can find out more about the best ones on the market at


Finally, if you want to take a trip to the far east, Vietnam is perfect to go for kayaking. Cat Ba is an amazing destination where you can find a sense of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of the Vietnam streets. Explore the karst landscape and swim in the sparkling green sea on this exciting trip. 

Vietnam Kayaking