Water sports

Take to the water

Whether it’s being active, having fun or simply relaxing, read on to discover something that could float your boat...

Paddle power

Experience spectacular scenery from a kayak or canoe. With no noisy motor, spotting wildlife can be easier and it’s a brilliant way to get a different view of the landscape. New Zealand’s Milford Sound is home to dramatic waterfalls that plummet hundreds of metres to the sea. Join a kayak trip and look out for New Zealand fur seals and fjordland crested penguins. Or explore Sweden’s St Anna archipelago – long summer days are the perfect time to paddle between the islands – with 6,000 there’s always a quiet spot to go ashore and relax.

Get soaked!

There are all sorts of ways to have fun on the water, so how about taking a banana boat ride? A family favourite at many Mediterranean resorts, it can be exhilarating and fun for older grandchildren and grown-ups – just remember to all hold on tight! Or keep it simple with a spot of bodyboarding, an easier way to ride the waves. If your holiday destination is near a natural dolphin habitat, join a boat trip to spot them in the wild and there may even be a chance to swim with them.

Sail away…

Remote islands and hidden beaches – a day trip or sailing holiday can take you to these and more. No two days need be the same – boats can moor at a different spot every evening and sailors can take a dip from the boat when they fancy. And for those over 50s who already have the sailing bug and own a boat, Saga Boat Insurance could cover their vessel, with six plans to choose from.

Gone fishing

Fall hook, line and sinker for a fishing holiday. There’s some great angling to be had in Europe – fancy hooking a big carp on the river Lot in France, salmon fishing on the Alta river in Norway or battling a catfish on Spain’s river Ebro? For sport fishing, the US is a great destination – Florida’s Key West is a great base and has guides and charter boats for hire, as well as a lively nightlife when you’ve packed away your rod.

Wherever you decide to make a splash, if you’re 50 or over, Saga Travel Insurance could provide you with all the cover you need for your holiday, including medical expenses, lost luggage and even cancellation.

 

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