Water-based trips

Looking for an adventure travel experience on the water - canoeing, rafting, sailing, surfing, or ship-based travel? Find the perfect trip for you, with Verge magazine's searchable directory.

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VentureCo specializes in gap year and career break adventures; all of the programmes are about working within a group, helping developing communities and exploring off the beaten track. VentureCo provides travel with a purpose in the company of like-minde ...
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As a volunteer or part owner, we are looking for people to bring their talents in website building/marketing, teaching skills, yoga, self defense, language, cooking, permaculture, sustainable design, architecture, construction, surfing, art, backgammon, p ...
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Emperor Divers offers diving courses at all levels, from learning to dive to advanced and career courses. PADI is the world's largest diver training organization and Emperor Scuba Schools are the Red Sea's premier PADI 5 Star Career Development Centres. W ...
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Travellers Worldwide is a leading international provider of voluntary placements and work experience internships overseas. With over 16 years expertise and over 250 projects in 21 countries worldwide, we will help you find a unique experience that is both ...
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Coral Cay Conservation currently has a marine site based in the Philippines, and a terrestrial and marine site in Montserrat. Taking part in one of our expeditions is an amazing opportunity to see some of the most spectacular reefs in the world all whilst ...
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Rainforest Cruises works extensively in the ecologically-sensitive but economically-underdeveloped Amazon region and we have many years' first-hand experience of life in Latin America. Our mission is that our trips benefit local communities as much a ...
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World Expeditions offers hundreds of small-sized group adventures. They cover all continents, and have all sorts of adventure travel for all abilities and all ages. Participants have the option of traveling in a group or privately. Types of adventures off ...
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Semester at Sea is a global study abroad programme taking students around the globe aboard the MV Explorer each fall and spring semester, and on shorter, regional voyages each summer. The MV Explorer has been equipped as a floating university. The Univers ...
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Ideal for active travellers looking to experience some of the world's most unique habitats and cultures. Through cultural excursions and lectures, each programme provides access to leading scholars and experienced group leaders, while providing opportunit ...
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Escape the Northern Hemisphere winter for an incredible summer 'Downunder'. 2 months set amidst stunning mountain, forest and beach environments. Gain insight into Maori and Aboriginal cultures, historical and contemporary society, discover some of the wo ...
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Tangent Expeditions Limited leads expeditions to Greenland and provides a comprehensive website guide to mountaineering and ski-touring expeditions to Arctic Greenland. 20 years of research, planning, guiding and expertise, unrivalled experience, focus an ...
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Flying Fish offers courses in many water sports leading to internationally recognized qualifications. Courses are offered in skiff sailing, diving, kitesurfing, rescue and safety, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, windsurfing, yacht racing and yacht training ...
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For more than 30 years, Exodus Travels' adventurous spirit has kept them on the look-out for fresh itineraries, off-the-beaten-track destinations and fantastic settings specifically selected for chosen activities, yet always with the strongest emphasis on ...
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Passage: Project for International Education offers programmes in India and Nepal and are ideal for individuals, groups, and faculty-led study abroad programs who wish to be immersed in a new culture. Passage can custom design programs with special combin ...
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Join Base Camp for a career break to try the adventure sport industry or spend a season abroad working towards a valuable qualification in your gap year. Others use Base Camp to fast-track into the adventure sports industry, become an adventure sports ins ...
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Greenforce offers international volunteer placements in areas of animal and environmental conservation, humanitarian work and social work. Volunteers can work with penguin rescue projects, orphanage work, in mountain schools, Amazon conservation and Red C ...
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G Adventures welcomes participants to every corner of the globe with a new perspective on travel. The world is full of unique and authentic travel experiences for those searching for an alternative to standard resort and cruise vacations. Whether it be a ...
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An American owned and managed travel agency based in Beijing, the China Guide aims to treat its guests like family. We organize tours throughout China entirely customized on a per customer basis. Whether you are looking for a trek through the karst mounta ...
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The JST Youth Leadership @ Sea Scheme is a unique challenge on a tall ship for all adventure seekers 16-25 years old. By joining the crew of the Lord Nelson or Tenacious as a member of the crew, working in a watch of up to 10 people, participants can deve ...
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Blue Ventures is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to marine conservation, education and sustainable development in tropical coastal communities. Through marine expeditions, volunteers from around the world participate on career breaks, student gap ...
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