While holidaying in the Maldives, you might as well explore its waters in every possible way. Catamaran sailing and canoeing will surely keep you entertained!
A catamaran is a type of sailboat, identifiable through its twin hulls that are laid in parallel to each other. The twin hulls allow the beam of the boat to be spacious, where several people can luxuriously take lounge while sailing across the waters. Catamarans are ideal to whizz through the ocean breeze at an astounding speed.
Canoes are usually open-top boats where the paddlers can be seated on wooden shafts running across the beams of the craft. The canoeing paddles only have one blade on its side and are shorter in length. The shallow waters around the Maldivian resorts are ideal for a canoeing experience.
Canoeing vs. Kayaking
Although canoeing works as an umbrella term for both these activities, the two couldn’t be different. Kayaks are closed-top boats in which only one paddler can be seated. The kayakers sit lower in the water compared to canoes. Also, the kayaking paddles have two blades on either side.
What to Select
During your stay at one of the 5-star hotels in Maldives the likes of Saii Lagoon Maldives, you will debate on which type of sailboat suits your purpose. If you’re not thinking of going beyond the island perimeter, then canoeing is the best option. To go beyond that, Catamaran sailing would the safest and the most comfortable way.