Surfing, kayaking, whale-watching and more – these aqua-centric vacations promise their own varieties of relaxation.

The coast of Espiritu Santo in Mexico.
Calm waters and natural rock formations off the coast of Mexico’s Espíritu Santo Island. (vic-yee68/Getty Images)

Go Kayaking in the Sea of Cortés
Be present while paddling along Espíritu Santo Island, home to hundreds of playful sea lions, during a seven-day multisport adventure in Baja California. Virtuoso’s on-site connection, Journey Mexico, can work with your travel advisor to weave additional highlights – think hiking to waterfalls in the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve and surfing off Los Cerritos Beach – into this customizable trip. Departures: Any day November 1, 2019, to April 30, 2020.

Fishing boats off of Mykonos, Greece
The gateway to a day of fishing in Mykonos. (SHansche/Getty Images)

Spend a Day Fishing on the Aegean Sea
The real Mykonos is still a low-key island where local fisherfolk make their living by trolling the warm Aegean waters. Your advisor can work with Virtuoso on-site Hellenic Tours to craft a tailor-made Greece vacation that includes a private fishing trip in a classic wooden caïque. Your boat’s crew will turn the day’s catch into a traditional kakavia (fish soup) for a sunset dinner on board. Connect with your Virtuoso travel advisor for details.

Chilkat River, Alaska
Keep an eye out for bald eagles on Alaska’s Chilkat River. (mscornelius/Getty Images)

Raft Down Alaska’s Chilkat River
A scenic float through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve has you contemplating nature’s majesty during a 15-day Alaska exploration by land and sea. Tauck pairs a Princess Cruises’ Inside Passage voyage with activities such as a private whale-watching cruise off Juneau and a jet-boat excursion in the shadow of Denali. Departures: Multiple dates, May 16 to August 29, 2020.

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