21 place on the water, you should see
At that time, as the travel speed continues to increase, nice to know that there is (and always will be) a place that can be reached only by water. Those who still have some land available (for example, the average inflow of Salmon River) is also included in the post, because to see them from the water - the only way to see them for real.
Rio Pacuare, Costa Rica
In early 2000, the Pacuare was under the threat of flooding due to the proposed hydroelectric construction. In subsequent years, the river seemed to be safe from flooding, but no one knows when there will be new proposals. Since the river canyons illustrate the concept of "out of sight, out of mind", they are particularly vulnerable to environmental legislation / energy policy, which can only rely on a small public outcry. Only those few indigenous people who live nearby and rely on clean, free river for survival, and / or those who work in the tourism industry and helping to develop new local economy in the region, in fact, never even see these places and care about them. With warm water and great fun, but not particularly challenging rapids Pacuare is a classic river rafting, and the only way to get access to some almost impassable sections of cloud forest.
Marine Sanctuary Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve, North Island, New Zealand
Marine Sanctuary Te Whanganui-A-Hei (also known as the Catherdral Cove) is named after the large sea cave that connects the leg with bay bay Cathedral. Reserve also includes bays Gemstoun and Stingray. Despite the fact that there are hiking trails on the northern end of Hahei Beach and the summit between Hahei and Gemstone bay, the only way to really explore the region - take a sea kayak.
The average inflow of Salmon River, Idaho
Middle tributary Salmon is one of the classic routes for boating in the US and crosses the largest off-road area. Its length is 160 km, and as a rule, the journey is divided into 5 days; it passes through the deep canyons with more than 100 thresholds, of which 60 are Class III and IV and tested during the first days. Especially notable are the numerous natural hot springs along the river banks.
Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
Magellanic penguins in the Galapagos Islands. The largest city of Santa Cruz is located in the archipelago, Puerto Ayora, and here are the scientific and Charles Darwin Research Station and the headquarters of the National Park Service of the Galapagos Islands.
National Park and Preserve Kluan, Yukon
The largest protected area in the world is located in the Yukon, where converge the national park and nature reserve Kuan and Wildlife Park Tatshenshini River-Alsek Glesher Bay National Park and Wrangell-St Elias. Traversing this area is carried out by a multi-day trips on boats down the Alsek River. The journey passes through massive canyons, dense forests and clusters of icebergs.
Despite the fact that to most of Baja can be reached by car (an important exception is the Sea of Cortez and several Pacific islands such as Todos Santos), there is probably another peninsula, a journey on which the water will be so memorable. When you surf on deserted beaches and points, fishing on yellowtail, diving in Los Cabos, enjoy sailing or simply swimming with a mask and flippers, watching lobster hastily flee in niches along the sandy bottom beach, you realize that you can not really "grasp" Bach without water.
Glacier Torresillas, Chubut, Argentina
Although the land approach to the glacier Torresillas is theoretically possible, as well as to many entities of the Andes, in fact it is only available for rowing boats on the lakes and rivers. To reach Torresillas, you have to cross Lago Verde in Puerto Mermud, and then go to Puerto Chuka. Reaching Puerto Chuck, you have to navigate through the eastern branch of Lago Menéndez.
The Panama Canal
100 years after the Panama Canal is one of the special feats in the world of technology. While the passage of his very popular, an incredible variety of wildlife and culture, bordering the waterway, is less well-known, especially in the jungles of Darien, which is home to the Embera indigenous people, whose traditional way of life has remained unchanged for 600 years. There are numerous access points for rafting and scuba diving on the beaches of the Pearl Islands and watch the wildlife Lake Gatun and the Chagres River.
Lake Taupo Maori, New Zealand
Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand and a place for a variety of adventures, including the annual race on the bike on the 193-kilometer perimeter of the lake. In the north-western side of the lake, along the cliffs of the Gulf Mine, have Maori rock drawings, which can reach only by boat.
of Bosporus, Istanbul
from the water view is always different: the Bosporus Strait, the narrowest strait in the world used for international navigation, is the channel that separates Europe from Asia, and reaches at least 3,000 meters at its narrowest point. Ferries and cruise ships pass by the ornate palaces of the Ottoman Empire, such complex Rustem Pasha of the 16th century. Istanbul is situated on both banks of the Strait.
The islands of San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands
San Cristobal - a place in the Galapagos Islands, but as soon as you find yourself there, you will need to get wet to really see everything. The combination of traveling by boat, diving and lying on the beach is the best in Cerro Brouilly, which is home to the blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans, marine iguanas, crabs, Sally Lightfoot, sea turtles, sea lions and sun rays - at Kicker Rock.
Darien Gap, Panama
Children Embera indigenous people, whose mother is the province of Darien. Bordering with the province in the east region of Colombia, known as the Darien Gap, the only strip off road Pan-American Highway (interconnected system of roads from Alaska to the tip of South America). Despite the fact that Darien can be achieved in several land routes, the vast majority of travelers use the ferries around the dense swamps and jungle. Embera people also use the river system as a transport artery, damaged villages along the coast throughout the watershed Chukunak / Tuira / Balsas.
Victoria Island, Nahuel Huapi, Patagonia
Perhaps the most significant element of the Northern Patagonia is almost unreal transparency of its lakes and rivers. Nahuel Huapi Lake, which surrounds Bariloche, Argentina, is the largest and deepest lake with clear water in the Lake District. It has a Nature Reserve, Victoria Island, reachable by boat. One of the notable elements of Nahuel Huapi is a breeze. Here there are winds, strong enough to make waves for surfing.
Spitsbergen is home to abundant wildlife, including polar bears, beluga whales, walrus, reindeer, arctic fox and the vast array of bird fauna. The only way to navigate is through polar region expedition ships, icebreakers.
Court-icebreakers provide access to the Fjord and break away the ice of Antarctica, while the Zodiac (like this one) and kayaks allow us to consider a close-up wildlife during the Antarctic summer, the breeding season of penguins, seabirds, seals and whales.
Chichagof Island, Alaska
Chichagof Island is located on the Alexander Archipelago in Alaska on the spur of Alaska. The entire coastline (over 1120 km) and close to it, and the land communication ways - Baranof Island, Strait of danger, Chatham Strait, the Strait of Strait, Cross Sound and the Gulf of Alaska - a truly available for exploration only by boat. This area is notable for its marine life, including humpback whales, sea lions, otters and seals.
Archipelago of Yasawa, Fiji
Part of Fiji, Yasawa Islands little developed for tourism, and until 2004 there was not yet any motorized vehicle for a trip to the largest island (Taveva), which means that a) the travelers in this part of the world are moving on boat (the best sea kayak), and b) it is still possible to see the true Polynesian culture.
The length of the river Tatshenshini River about 160 kilometers from Dalton Fasting on Yukon through bay Alsek where giant ice pieces are broken in water with a 11-kilometer surface Alsek Glacier.
The Amazon Basin
After descending the Napo River, a large tributary of the Amazon, a boat crosses the lake Pilchikocha towards Sacha Lodge, a private ecological reserve of 5000 acres.
Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
In addition to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica (Province of Limon), Tortuguero National Park can be explored by boat. Tortuguero is home to 11 different habitats that include jungle, palm forests, mangroves, marshes, beaches and lagoons, and has an incredibly varied wildlife.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
If you just can not fly in a small plane, the only real way to see the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is swimming on the river Kongakut on Brooks Range. In the end, reaching the Arctic coastal plain, the river passes through some of the wildest valleys in the world, where hundreds of square kilometers of pristine habitat provided grizzly Dalla sheep, wolves, deer and porcupines. In the summer, this area is almost constantly lit by daylight.