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How can I travel to the Great Pacific garbage patch?

The Great Pacific garbage patch is a region in the central North Pacific Ocean characterized by a great concentration of plastics and other traces of human trash. Here's an approximate map: Is it ...
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Can I travel by boat from the North Sea to the Mediterranean passing via Paris?

Can I rent/charter a boat to go from the North Sea to the Mediterranean through France ? I'd like to start from the Netherlands and go through Paris on the way. What are the canals that make up the ...
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Can refusal of an Italian visa affect an application for a Spanish visa? [closed]

I am a seafarer and I was planning to visit Rome on the 1st June. Unfortunately, my visa application got refused by the Italian Embassy last week because the port agent did not follow the correct ...
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Crossing sea border between Poland and Sweden

I'm going to rent a sail boat in Poland this summer to go to Sweden (Gotland island) and back to Poland. I and all crew have Schengen visas. Both of these countries are in the Schengen area. Is it ...
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To travel 30 km from India to Sri Lanka, do I really have to take a 1500 km, 20 hour detour?

I'm in Tamil Nadu, India. Let's say I go to the area around Rameswaram, India, and that after that I want to visit the area around Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. Getting a visa for Sri Lanka is done very ...
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Personal boat from Vancouver to Seattle [closed]

Can you take your own boat from Vancouver to Seattle? I don't know much about any of this, so any info on type of boat required, if there are specific routes you need to take, and how to travel by ...
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Traveling to Japan from the USA avoiding air travel? [duplicate]

This may be a bit of an odd question, but is it possible to make it to Japan without using an airplane. I have an inner ear disease and the last time I flew, it literally left me incapacitated for a ...
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Are there any submarine group trips originating from The UK?

I would like to try travelling on a submarine, is there such trips for a reasonable price? Google results showed only this ridiculously expensive offer Sailing the seas in a luxury submarine By ...
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Can I get a visa on arrival to Port Dickson, Malaysia?

I am a UK citizen and am cycling from Indonesia to the UK. I want to take a boat from Dumai, Sumatra to Port Dickson, Malaysia. Does anyone know if it is possible to get a visa on arrival at this port?...
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Too ill to fly, visa ending, Cruise line also refusing - what can I do?

I'm an American citizen living in the UK. My 7 month old son was born with a collapsed lung and sustained an injury to his lung as a result. He's been given clearance to travel by boat but not to fly ...
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Cyprus to Gaza by sea in an inflatable craft [closed]

Because of the political situation in my home land °Palestine Gaza°, now 2 million people are trapped in 360 km square called °Gaza strip° and they are left without sea port, airport, or land port. ...
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Is there a ferry running from Aberdeen to Bergen?

I have found this thread but it seems to be outdated
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Is it possible to travel by sea between Hong Kong and Taiwan?

Since air travel between those destinations is expensive, I was looking for some cheaper alternative. I would highly appreciate if anyone could advise me on this.
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Is there a directory, list, or other way to search for ocean crossing cruises from all cruise lines?

As an alternative to flying, I'm considering to cruise from the east coast of Australia or somewhere in New Zealand to anywhere in North America. The dates are flexible, but my preference is to ...
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Non-AT country citizen visiting Antarctica by non-AT country registred vessel (yacht) — do I need a permit and why?

My grandfather has been a yachtsman for more than half a century, he is now retired and now has everything he needs to fulfill his dream: sailing to Antarctica. But he is a citizen of Moldova, which ...
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Affordable yacht holiday around Cook Islands / Pacific Islands

Does anyone know any affordable options for some form of yacht / boat holiday around the Cook Islands or other Pacific Islands? I'd really like to explore a bit off the normal beaten path with a bit ...
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Gili islands to Mataram

I'm in Indonesia, I want to go from the Gili islands to Mataram. That is, from either of the islands called Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, & Gili Air. © OpenStreetMap contributors
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Labuhan Lombok to Poto Tano, how to?

I am in Indonesia & I want to go from Labuhan Lombok (east Lombok) to Poto Tano (west Sumbawa). I'd like to know: Type of transportation Departure times Length of journey Price Any usual/...
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Sape to Labuan Bajo, how to?

I am in Indonesia, I want to go from Sape (east of Sumbawa) to Labuan Bajo (west of Flores) by sea transportation. I'd like to know: Type of transportation Departure times Length of journey Price ...
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Where are the companies sailing from Lombok to Komodo?

I would like to sail from Lombok to Komodo. I want to follow the advice of a backpacker I met in order to get the best possible deal: go to the harbour to directly negotiate with the companies ...
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Gili Trawangan to Gili Air/Meno by boat?

I am in Indonesia and I want to go by boat from Gili Trawangan to Gili Air or Gili Meno (Gili islands, Lombok). What are my options available (ie. Public boat, shared fast boat, chartered fast boat, ...
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Padang Bai to Gili Trawangan by boat?

I am in Indonesia and I want to go by boat from Padang Bai (Bali) to Gili Trawangan (Gili islands, Lombok). What are my options available (ie. Public boat, shared fast boat, chartered fast boat, or ...
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How to go from Manado to Davao on a budget?

I want to go from Manado (Sulawesi, Indonesia) to Davao (Philippines). The problem is that the only solution I found was to fly for 400 USD. This price is out of my budget so I started looking for ...
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Do ships sink nowadays? [closed]

People who have a phobia of traveling by air point out that that traveling by sea is safer. We all know that at least one aircraft a year crashes, often more, and usually all people aboard die when ...
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Is there such a thing as individual tourism with water plane?

Seeing many water plane regular lines operated near Vancouver I was wondering if there is a thing like touring with water planes. What I have in mind is renting a water plane with friends or family ...
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How to get from Flores to Sulawesi?

I want to get to Sulawesi (Makassar I suppose) from Flores. Is there any direct flight or ferry? Or must I go first to another location (i.e. Bali) to take a flight from there? Any budget option ...
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What's the cheapest stable route to cross the Pacific? [closed]

One of the most difficult parts planning a round-the-world trip is figuring out how to cross the Pacific Ocean. If you have a big budget that's not a problem, but if you're trying to save each penny ...
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Singkil to Balai, how to?

I heard there was a public boat but also some speed boat going from Singkil (Aceh province, Indonesia) to Balai (Banyak islands, Indonesia). Is this correct? is there other options of transportation? ...
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What are the cheapest sailing options to go from Harbour Island to Nassau?

Staying at Harbour Island for a week in July and want to know the prices to get to Nassau for a day whether it by seaplane or boat. Which is cheapest?
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Crossing sea border between Montenegro and Croatia

I'm going to rent sailing yacht in Montenegro and visit some towns on south coast (till Dubrovnik) of Croatia. And then come back to Montenegro. What custom procedures I have to do when leaving ...
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Summer Sea Travel from Dubrovnik to Split

During the last week of June, we are planning to travel from Dubrovnik to Split. There are ferries and catamarans listed in guidebooks but I'm having trouble confirming details: Are there sea ...
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Portugal to USA by cargo ship?

So I'm planning a hitchhiking trip and I wounder if there is any chance to get a job on a cargo ship in Portugal and work there till I get to USA (in order to get there without spending any money on ...
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Journey from India (Bombay/Mumbai) to USA on ship

I'm planning to travel from India (Bombay/Mumbai) to USA on ship. I'm a newbie and I don't know anything about freighter travel. I just want to know what are the possible ways of travel and also the ...
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How to measure offshore limit for Bareboat Skipper IYT?

There is a limit for International Bareboat Skipper: In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore (IYT page). But what is the right way to measure it: from continent or nearest coast (island)? In my ...
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Hong Kong to Japan by sea

I want to travel to Japan from Hong Kong on a budget, so I thought maybe by sea. Are there any ferries or tour operators? By air is also fine but so far looks quite pricey... or maybe I'm looking at ...
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Ferries from Europe to Kingston, Jamaica and Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

I am trying to find out if there is any chance to travel to either Jamaica or Trinidad by ferry from anywhere in Europe. I would rather avoid long-haul flights... Any tips would be most appreciated, ...
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Firearm carried aboard an ocean going sailboat

While planning to sail the open seas and visiting other countries, I have decided to take a personal firearm. Owning and carrying a personal firearm is legal in my home state. What would be the proper ...
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How to get from Flores to Lombok by sea with stops?

Next August I'll be traveling with some friends in Indonesia (4 to 6 people). One of our destinations is Labuan Bajo (Flores island). We want to visit Komodo National Park and some islands in our ...
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How to leave the Philippines by boat to Taiwan, China or Hong Kong

We are now trying to do a world tour without flying, and after a bit more than two year we are facing one of the biggest challenges of our journey, crossing the Pacific. We know there are few ...
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Crossing the Atlantic by sailing boat, South America to Europe

For a while now I was harbouring the idea to cross the Atlantic not by plane but by any sort of oceangoing transport, in an attempt to travel slowly, reflect upon my time in South America and getting ...
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Expert-guided tour of an offshore wind farm in or near the North Sea?

A few months ago, there were expert-guided tours available of one of the Danish offshore wind farms. Those have stopped now. Where can I find an expert-guided tour now? Not just a boat that heads out ...
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Is there one or more marinas in Okinawa used by private yacht owners that allows non-yachties to visit?

I've been in Naha, Okinawa for about a month, and I'm feeling it's time to move to the big islands. But since I've hitchhiked my whole trip (except the flight from Taiwan to Okinawa), and since I've ...
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Can I hitchhike on a yacht to cross the Mediterranean from Spain to Turkey?

I've heard occasionally of people managing to get passage on yachts and other boats and I would like to try this. How can I find a boat to ride on and what would be the likely conditions of carriage?
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What routes are there to cross the Pacific (without flying)?

This question is similar to Is possible to cross the Bering Strait without flying? but broader. If you depart from North America, how can you reach any East Asian destination by cruise, ferry, cargo ...
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Can I travel without a visa by boat from Dubai to Ireland?

Can I travel by boat from Dubai to Ireland without first obtaining an Irish visa? And I have another question which is what am I required to have with me if am traveling by a plane from Dubai to ...
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Are there any ships that go from Australia/New Zealand to Kiribati?

Note: I am not particularly interested in cruise ships. I am in need of information of any vessels that would go from any port in Australia or New Zealand to Kiribati, it does not matter if it stops ...
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Do roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships take passengers and their car?

I often see these massive RORO ships bringing new cars. I assume they are not always fully booked. Are there companies offering empty spots on RORO ships? To me, it seems like a great opportunity to ...
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Are there any vessels from French Guiana to Europe?

My girlfriend and me want to go from Cayenne (French Guiana) to Europe by boat/ship/vessel. Is there anyone who has some information about it? Where can we find a boat? Do we have to go to the harbour ...
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What's the cheapest way to fly to Cuba?

I supposed that getting to Cuba by flying from neighboring countries will be much cheaper than the same from Europe, but I have realized that fly prices from Cancun or Miami are very expensive (about $...
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Is there a cruise ship or ferry departing for Ecuador from Colombia or Panama?

I'm looking for any way to go from Colombia or Panama to Ecuador by sea. It can be cruise ship or ferry transportation. Is there some company which does this route?