Castaway Adentures


Jan 1, 2003
Outside Magazine

Kayaking for Calories
On Explorers' Corner's 13-day sea-kayaking trip through the Rangiroa atoll (200 miles north of Tahiti), you'll live like a castaway and eat like a king. (Sample fare: poisson cru, fresh reef fish mixed with lime, onion, and coconut milk.) Feast away. You'll need the calories as you sea- kayak among the Tuamotus' 78 isolated atolls, camp on untouched sand, prowl the reefs like a shark, and bushwhack across uninhabited islands. Cost: $3,950. Contact: Explorers' Corner, 510-559-8099, Dates: April 12-25, July 19-August 2, October 18-31.

Savasana and Then Some
Indian ascetics may have invented yoga, but you won't have to renounce a thing on this yoga-centric multisport trip to the Fijian island of Beqa. For ten days, stay steps from the beach in one of Lalati Resort's five hutlike bures, with wraparound lanais, and wake up to "power" yoga classes with Rusty Wells, a popular San FranciscoÐbased teacher. Spend the rest of the day diving, snorkeling, river rafting, surfing, hiking, or kayaking; spend the evenings enjoying local traditions, such as watching skin sizzle at a Fijian fire-walking ceremony. Cost: $1,985. Contact: Zolo Trips, 800-657-2694, Dates: January 16-25.

Take Me Out to the Boneyard
Be the first to stalk little-plundered populations of bonefish in the remote Tuamotu Archipelago, which sprawls over 1,000 square miles of Pacific Ocean. The volcanic atolls off the Tuamotus are mostly uninhabited, so you'll live on a 58-foot sailing catamaran for seven days and walk onto the flats with expert guides. The bonefishing may be catch-and-release, but the gourmet chef and his staff will serve up fresh-caught mahi mahi. Cost: $4,400. Contact: Orvis Travel, 800-547-4322, Dates: January 25-February 1, February 22-March 1, March 1-8, March 15-22.

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