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Five Fun Holiday Activities on Water

Updated on February 22, 2015

If you are the sort of person who is in their element while out on the water, whether at sea, on a lake, or on a flowing river, there is much you can choose to do while on your holidays around the world. Here are five fun holiday activities for you to enjoy while on the water, perfect if you are looking for the perfect component of an active and action packed holiday:

White Water Rafting

There are many rushing rivers in the world and on many of them, many companies run white water rafting adventures that can run from a couple of hours to a few days. This activity is perfect for those looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush, but also for those who want to see some perfect, pristine environments that cannot easily be seen in any way other than from the river.


Kayaking really can give you the freedom of the waterways. These sleek narrow boats with a shallow draft can get to places many other vessels cannot reach. The rivers and larger streams of the world, as well as many beautiful shorelines, will open up to you – a series of highways and byways that are just waiting to be explored.


Setting sail in a dinghy or a yacht can be a freeing experience. Explore the islands of the world in a sailing boat beneath the stars and experience the romance of a sea voyage. Learn age-old maritime skills of sailing and navigation, and imagine our ancestors doing the same but without all the technology that aids us today. Feel the wind in your sails and set out on your own voyage of discovery.


A whole culture has sprung up around this seaside sport. With a cool, relaxed vibe and a cheerful spirit, surfers are a friendly bunch, always willing to give you a few hints and tips as you head down to the beach and give it a go. Embrace the waves and the wind and test your balance on a board. It is harder than it looks but great fun none the less.


This intriguing extreme sport combines surfing with aspects of windsurfing, wakeboarding, paragliding and gymnastics. Feel the mighty power of the wind as it propels you through the waves. This is the ultimate antidote to boring beach bathing holidays – get out on the waves and give it a go if you are looking for something a bit different from your beach holiday.

If all of the above sound a bit too active for you, then you may feel more at home enjoying a more sedate holiday on the water. Why not consider a luxury cruise? There are loads to choose from, some extremely traditional and others less so. You could try a stream boat ride down a river, or a water tour to see dolphins, whales, or other natural sights. There are, really, no end to the ways you can enjoy yourself on water while on your holidays.

1 White Water Rafting

2 Kayaking

3 Sailing

4 Surfing

5 Kite-Surfing

— Holiday Fun :)

TOP 10 Places to do Whitewater Rafting

1 Alsek and Tatshenshini Rivers, Alaska/Canada

2 Magpie River, Canada

3 Middle Fork, Salmon River, Idaho

4 Río Upano, Ecuador

5 Futaleufú River, Chile

6 North Johnstone River, Australia

7 Sun Kosi River, Nepal

8 Çoruh River, Turkey

9 Noce River, Italy

10 Zambezi River, Zimbabwe/Zambia

Alsek and Tatshenshini:
Tatshenshini-Alsek Park, Stikine Region, BC, Canada

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Magpie River:
Magpie River, Rivière-Saint-Jean, QC, Canada

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Salmon River:
Salmon River, Idaho, USA

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Río Upano:
Rio Upano, Ecuador

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Futaleufú River:
Futaleufú River, Chubut Province, Argentina

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North Johnstone River:
Johnstone River, Queensland, Australia

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Sun Kosi River:
Sun Kosi, Chhintang, Nepal

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Artvin Province, Turkey

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Noce italy:
Noce, Bologna, Italy

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Zambezi River:
Zambezi River, Mozambique

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#1: Go to the pros.

#2: Get sized up.

#3: Go wide for stability.

#4: Don’t push yourself.

#5: Sit up straight.

#6: Head for "flatwater" if you’re not sure of your ability.



Basic sailing techniques:

1 Course made good

2 Trim

3 Balance

4 Sail trim

5 Centreboard (Daggerboard)


Wave intensity Classification parameters

Tube shape defined by length to width ratio

Square: <1:1

Round: 1-2:1

Almond: >2:1

Tube speed defined by angle of peel line

Fast: 30°

Medium: 45°

Slow: 60°







Jumping or Airstyle


Course racing

Speed racing


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    • traveleze profile imageAUTHOR

      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi emmaouthworth,

      Yep it sure is! I would recommend it, if you like adventurous activities :)

    • emmaouthworth profile image

      Emma Southworth 

      3 years ago from Manchester

      White Water Rafting looks amazing!

    • traveleze profile imageAUTHOR

      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Amanda108

      Thanks for your kind feedback :) white water rafting is great :)

      Thanks again


    • Amanda108 profile image


      3 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Beautiful pictures and interesting hub! I'm determined to try white water rafting someday - with a professional, and perhaps with me just being a tag-along passenger rather than someone responsible for keeping us upright. ;-)

      There's something about rapids that both draws me in with an eerie fascination and flat-out scares me at the same time.

      Voted up!


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