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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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How to get to Christmas Island?

Christmas Island is an island of Australia far off the northwest of the mainland, much closer to Indonesia. (Thanks to Wikimedia Commons for the map) I know I can fly there but Wikitravel seems to ...
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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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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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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 go 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?

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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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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How fast can one expect to travel in an ocean-going sailboat?

Assuming two different trips - one with a current and one without, what is a reasonable speed to assume for a journey? First - Norfolk, VA to Bermuda to the Azores to Liverpool Second - Liverpool to ...
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Where can I get information on freighter travel?

I want to go from New York City to any destination in Europe on a freighter. The only place I've found information for doing this requires a round trip. I don't want to go round trip. I want to ...
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Possibility and price of getting to Lord Howe Island by sea?

I'm having trouble finding details of getting to Lord Howe Island other than by the expensive flights. Wikipedia implies that the ship that brings supplies can also carry passengers, and searching ...
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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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Boat access to Galapagos Islands?

It's meant to be possible to get to the Galapagos Islands by plane and by boat. If I return to Ecuador next year, which ports have tours / boats going out to the islands? And would you need to book ...
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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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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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Freight travel in the Caribbean - Can it be done? Is it cost-effective?

When I began to research travel by freight boat, I was hoping it would be a cheap alternative to air travel, but it turns out you can expect to pay US$80-140 per day and voyages are often five days or ...
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Traveling aboard an ocean liner like in The Royal Tenenbaums?

For the past year he had been traveling alone on an ocean liner called the Cote d’Ivoire and had seen both poles, five oceans, the Amazon and the Nile. Does such a thing exist? If so, how ...
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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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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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Darwin to Timor by boat

Need a quick bit of advice. I can't seem to find any information about boats from Darwin to Timor. I've been informed there are no ferries. Anyone know how to or had experience getting from Darwin to ...
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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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Is it possible to go from South Korea to Hong Kong by sea?

More specifically from Busan (but other sites also possible). My plan is to do Japan - South Korea - Hong Kong by sea.
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Legal documents and formalities required to sail far out to sea/ocean?

I am a citizen of India who wants to travel (using a commercial private ship) to a point in sea/ocean which isn't under control of a country. I presume I won't require a Visa. But, would I be allowed ...
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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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How can I cross the Atlantic by ship from Europe to New York? (I am not talking about luxury passenger cruise-ships.)

Suppose that: I have both valid US & Schengen visas I am a savvy backpacker with a preference for economical travel I have no fixed schedule to meet. A longer travel time is even better. Any ...
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How, specifically, can I travel between Taiwan and Okinawa by sea?

This is a followup to a previous question of mine where we established that it is possible to travel between the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan. So now that we know that it's possible, and because ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Cruising from NYC to Cancun

This june I'm planning to travel from NYC to Cancun, not a big deal, I guess, but I just wonder - is there any way to travel this very route by boat?
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Is it posible to hitchhike to Galapagos?

I'm in Ecuador and I want to go to Galapagos. As you know, it's expensive to go there (no matter if by boat or by plane). I wonder if there is no posibility to hitchhike a boat (marine, cargo) from ...
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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 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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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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Is it feasible to hitch-hike from Slahpa/Sørfjord to Gåsluokta/Kjøpsvik?

The trail Gränsleden/Rádjebalges connects Ritsem (Sweden) to Slahpa/Sørfjord in Tysfjord (Tysfjord kommune page about the trail). Unfortunately, there is no public transportation (and no road) from ...
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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?
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Is it possible to get from the Philippines to Taiwan to Japan (or the reverse) without flying?

It's not that I have a fear of flying but it seems the best way to see Island countries is by island hopping and these three countries are all relatively close to one another if you take into account ...
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Are there any ships I can travel on from USA to India?

I want to go from Washington DC to India by sea. Is it possible? How many days it will take?
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Preventing sea sickness?

I come from a land locked place (in Canada) where there are no oceans around and just lakes. Whenever I go on a boat in a lake in Canada, I never get seasick and I feel fine. Sometimes when I come to ...
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Getting to Australia from overseas cheaply and not by air?

I really thought this had been asked before but can't find such a question. I'm looking for either a website or guidebook or detailed directions on how to arrive in Australia from another country ...
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Greece to Africa by ship?

Using Google Maps, I can't see any connections between Crete and Africa. In fact, I can't find any connections from Greece at all. Why is this?
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From Athens to Tel Aviv by boat?

I'm trying to find a way by boat from Athens to Tel Aviv and back. I understand air travel would be cheaper and easier - but I wish to do it more for the experience.
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Can the ship's captain really perform your wedding when in international waters?

On the question about whether you can get married while travelling, Mark Mayo posted a comment that any marriage has to be on dry land or close to it. But I'm sure all of us have heard of ships' ...