Fishing activities

4 water sports and activities everyone should try on a cruise

As you approach your cruise vacation, trying your hand at water sports or going on a sea cruise is a great way to cool off. We have compiled the right list for you if you are looking for water sports.

Whether you like challenges that give you an adrenaline rush or you prefer sports that are easy to learn and relaxing, you will find the ideal option for you in our list:

1. Windsurfing

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Surfing is an easy sport to learn and suitable for all ages, as it requires minimal effort to hoist the sails and maintain balance. The sails used in surfing are light and wide, which helps beginners feel more secure and overcome their fears. There are many companies working in coastal towns that can help you learn to surf as a beginner and gain hands-on experience with the help of a surf coach.

2. Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding is an exciting water sport. It comes from three combined sports: snowboarding, surfing and skiing. Here, classically, your feet are attached to a board. You must also hold on to a rope attached to the back of the boat. Being followed behind a motorboat pulls the board at normal speed of around 30 miles per hour.

Enlist the help of a professional coach at the start to ensure a safe and fun experience. If you love sports, add more style to your experience by getting a custom wakeboard from Aerial Wakeboarding.

3. Skimboarding

The skimboard is over 60 years old, with its original form using round wooden planks. Today, some skimboards are made from fiberglass, which improves balance and is a much safer alternative. Skimboarding requires you to invest in a smaller surfboard – a skimboard – which has no fins. It allows you to start in the sand at the beach and launch into the water with the same momentum. Skimboarding is a much easier and safer alternative to surfing, especially for beginners.

4. Kayaking

Kayaking is a beginner-friendly water sport that involves using a small, narrow boat. Most kayaks can only accommodate one or two people and require paddle power. Kayaking is ideal for calm bodies of water with gentle waves such as lagoons, coasts and rivers. Kayaks are much smaller than boats, allowing you to cruise around the corners of your choosing.

Paddling the kayak is also great exercise as it forces you to move your arms, back and shoulders. It teaches you about balance and gives you the opportunity to explore the water independently. You only need a little practice to become an experienced paddler, and you can also enjoy fishing from your kayak.


Water sports are a great way to cool off and get out of your comfort zone. They help you be physically active and help you get your daily dose of exercise in a fun and effortless way. If you are new to the world of water adventures, we recommend opting for more accessible water sports like skimboarding or kayaking. These require minimal investment in a board or kayak, and you can easily rent the equipment for a day. You can connect with coaches or companies offering the desired water sports training. Be sure to take the necessary safety precautions and research your options before entering the water.