“Are we going on a fishing trip or a family vacation this year?” If this conversation sounds familiar to you, you probably have a fisher in your family.
Of course, you want to please them when you see their enthusiasm towards fishing, but sometimes you would just like to have a different kind of vacation and do the things you are passionate about. Well, don’t worry! There is a solution for all of you to appreciate.
Here you will read about some of the best destinations that can combine all the activities you enjoy as a family. And who knows? Maybe you will love it so much, you will start fishing yourself in the end.
Malindi is a seaside town, full of history and wonder. In 1498. Vasco de Gama visited this location and wrote about it. It was also the town that famous writer Ernest Hemingway visited regularly.
If you love the sea, you can try snorkeling or scuba diving. If not, there are plenty of museums and parks to visit, beautiful hotels with a spa and swimming pools.
It is well known for deep-sea fishing and a great place to explore the Indian Ocean. It has unique underwater terrain and gives you the chance to hook kingfish, giant trevally, wahoo, black marlin, or yellow tuna. The best months to visit are January and February.
There are a lot of other activities you can try if you are not a fishing enthusiast. If you love the sea, you can try snorkeling or scuba diving. If not, there are plenty of museums and parks to visit, beautiful hotels with a spa and swimming pools, so we guarantee you won’t get bored. Try some of Kenya’s staple dishes, such as Ugali, Sukuma Wiki, or Nyama Choma. It will be an experience to remember your whole life.
The Andaman Islands, India
Situated in the middle of the Bay of Bengal, these islands are something special. You can explore the jungle, sunbathe on a smooth sand beach, or swim in a warm, clear sea full of colorful corals. This place is a paradise for fishing if you are looking for some challenges because it’s home to a monster giant trevally. This fish can get up to 18 kg and their fighting power is known all over the world. The other rare fish you can find in this location are coral trout and dogtooth tuna.
Members of your family will certainly have their own adventure. With a green tropical forest around them, rare species of birds, beaches, and corals, they will never want to leave this place.
Many travelers say that exploring the Mississippi River is like stepping into another world. A trip to the Mississippi Delta will be something you will never forget if you love fishing. It’s home to bull redfish and gator seatrout, which have both earned their names rightfully. If you go to Mississippi Marshes you will find endless shallow-water species. The best season for fishing is the fall, but you can do it all year round. In the meantime, you can go eat some of the famous steaks from this area, visit the legendary Highway 61 Blues Museum, or Dockery Farms. You will have a one-of-a-kind experience.
Los Roques, Venezuela
This place is ideal for snorkeling, diving, kitesurfing, or hiking, but it is also home to a huge variety of fish. It’s not easily accessible, because it’s almost 100 miles offshore. But, is it worth a trip? Of course! The beaches are amazing and you can be stunned by more than three hundred coral islands. If you want a relaxing, tropical vacation, make sure you visit Cayo De Agua, Madrisqui, Faro Holandes, and many other islands.
If you are interested in fishing you will be thrilled with all the opportunities. Swordfish are the best, but these islands are also home to yellow tuna and marlin. Bonefish, snook, tarpon, and permit are some of the largest in the world.
Kona is famous for deep-sea fishing. It hosts the International Billfish Tournament every August. You don’t have to ride a boat too far, in order to find Billfish – they show up just off the beach. There are plenty of other fish here, like swordfish, Mahi Mahi, tuna, or famous Hawaii’s “Deep Seven”.
If you are not a fishing fan, remember that Hawaii is just too good to be true! You can see mountains, plants and animals like nowhere in the world. Don’t forget to try Kona coffee, taste Kaula pork, or visit National History Park. Don’t miss the Mauna Kea, which is one of the tallest mountains in the world, also known for the cleanest air on the planet and incredible star-gazing. Enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving on some of the most beautiful beaches, like Manini’oqali, Pu’u Ali’, or Makalawena Beach.
Those were just a few examples, and there are many more. It’s completely possible to plan a vacation together, no matter what your preferences are. Spending quality time with your family is priceless. Who knows? Maybe you will catch some special fish? But most importantly – you will have so many special memories.