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Questions tagged [islands]

Areas of land mass completely surrounded by water. Prefer a more specific tag (see tag wiki) where relevant.

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Air Pass to visit Pacific Islands

I am interested in visiting some Pacific Islands, even though at the moment I have no specific plan about which to visit. I would like to have a look at how to get there and in particular island ...
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Ferry to Corregidor Island from Bataan Peninsula

I plan to travel to Bataan, Philippines sometime this year. I know that there are ferry services from Manila to Corregidor but I prefer one that departs from somewhere in Bataan. (I also know there is ...
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Where was this wallpaper taken? (Windows 8 Developer/Consumer/Release Preview lock screen) [duplicate]

This is a lock screen wallpaper from Windows 8 Developer/Consumer/Release Preview, where was this taken?
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I would like to travel to (the smallest) island where there are squirrels [closed]

I would like to travel to an island where one can find squirrels. What are some of the possible locations for me to travel to? Requirements: I need to be able to visit the island on a South African ...
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Is there any way to reach the Neuwerk island from the German mainland?

Recently, I stumbled accross this little island called "Neuwerk" situated northwest from the city of Cuxhaven. It has a firehouse I'd like to see (and visit). Now, I was wondering if it would be ...
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How to get to Ireland without using a plane or a ship? [closed]

I wonder if there is any way to travel to an island (in my case: Ireland) without taking a plane or a boat. My sister claims to be frightened of both, so is there a way for her to get there?
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Are there local boat operators that go to Cies Islands?

I am looking for ways to get to visit Cies Islands in Galicia, Spain. I Googled and found one boat operator. I am wondering if there are other options like smaller operators, or is it a monopoly or ...
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Can I expect to see monk seals in Zakynthos, Greece?

They seem to be living there and the island is not big. However I have also read, that the colonies are secret. Is it probable to randomly see a seal there? Or are there even guided tours?
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What is this black patch on the ocean floor featured on Google Maps? [closed]

I would like to visit this location around latitude 14.346756 & longitude -80.223648. However, there is a black patch on the ocean floor in Google Maps (only visible in satellite view). What is ...
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Can you see the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall?

On a clear day is it possible to see the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall with the aid of binoculars? A distance of around 40km. I know on a very clear day you can only see maximum 20km from sea level ...
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Quickest way to get to Jersey from Amsterdam [closed]

What is the best way to get to Jersey from Amsterdam
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How to travel to Svalbard? [closed]

I am interested in visiting Svalbard, but I do not know where to start. I know I can maybe book a travel pack or something similar to go there, have some place to sleep and make some tour, but they ...
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Is it dangerous to go to Île de Noirmoutier using the pass?

I heard that there are two possibilities to get to the island of Noirmoutier. You can either use a bridge, or you can use a pass through the water, which is only drivable if the tide is low. Is this ...
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Location of Terme di Nikà - Pantelleria

I found interesting spot to visit on Pantelleria island in Italy - Terme di Nikà, bur I can't find exact location on goggle map. Can someone help? Edit: here is a spot I am looking for: link on the ...
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How to see the mangrove on Kohama island

The tiny Kohama island in the very South of Japan has a mangrove (map): Having never wandered in such an area, I would like to go see it closely. QUESTION: How to get close to it? Taking the ferry ...
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Is it possible to travel to Co To island, Vietnam without a special permit now?

I am planning to visit Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Sapa, Da Nang, and Hội An in Vietnam in the next week. I heard that Co To Island (near Ha Long Bay) is really beautiful and worth a visit. When searching ...
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Is free / wild camping legal or tolerated on Kinmen and Matsu islands?

Matsu island of Taiwan (but actually located just near Fuzhou, China) is beautiful and sparsely populated. Official tourist accommodations are expensive compared to PRC and even a little high compared ...
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Are there ferries or boats I can take between Kinmen and Matsu or between Kinmen and the main island of Taiwan?

On a previous trip I took a ferry from mainland China (PRC) to Matsu, an island controlled by Taiwan but close to the PRC and then another ferry from Matsu to Keelung, on the main island of Taiwan. I ...
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Does Mykonos have nightlife in September?

I'm planning to go to Mykonos (Greece) in September, I've read that it is "post-season", are there still any parties or it is often empty/more familiar on those days?
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Is it possible to rent a kayak at Paros without guide?

I try to find out the websites that offer kayak renting at Paros (Greek island). However it seems to me that all the companies offer only guided tours on kayaks and me and my friend would prefer to do ...
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Ibiza in November, all the market will be closed?

I'm looking to stay in Ibiza on 14/November for a day but I read that maybe the most beaches are closed, and the island is desert, the market is closed on this month with a very bad weather, but I don'...
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Is a visa required for Qeshm island in Iran?

I would like to know if the Qeshm freezone area requires a visa for a 14 day visit. I didn't try to get any type of visa to Qeshm island; and I hold an Indian passport.
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Where is the Hanuatu Island complex?

I came across this article: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/david-rockefellers-sixth-heart-transplant-successful-at-age-99/ Where a "Hanuatu Island complex" is mentioned and a photography of it ...
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Alternative to Marion-Dufresne for Kerguelen Islands

I came across this interesting photographic work by an artist who went to Kerguelen Islands, a windswept rock with a lunar landscape in the South Indian Ocean also known by the cheerful name "Îles de ...
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Going to Greece first week in November; can I still see some islands?

I'll be in Greece the first week in November, for 6 days. Unfortunately I can't go sooner. I'd really like to see some islands. Is this still possible that time of year without it being overly ...
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Differences between Si Amil Island and Mabul Island?

I'm looking at going to dive in the Celebes Sea in (northern) Borneo. And obviously I want to dive at Sipadan Island (yes I do have the required Advanced Open Water PADI). I want some quality time on ...
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Does Thailand have islands like those in “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason”?

In the movie, you can see some islands that look like those from Vietnam or China: they come out suddenly from the water, and the bottom of them look like solid rock. Do such islands occur in ...
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Accommodation on Tailana island, is there any now in 2015?

Tailana island is a tiny island, part of the Banyak islands in Sumatra, Indonesia. See Banyak islands map further down. I found information on accommodation on Tailana island (Sumatra, Indonesia) on ...
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Medan to lake Toba (Samosir island), how to?

I want to go to Samosir island (located in the middle of Lake Toba, Sumatra Indonesia) from Medan (Sumatra, Indonesia) What transportation options are there available (buses, shared taxi, taxi, or ...
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Where to stay in Isla de Coiba (Coiba Island)

I'm visiting Panama next month and I'd like to visit Coiba Island. I've read that there are no lodges there (except ANAM ranger station), but I'm wondering if it's possible to sleep at the Island ...
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Can I create my own island nation? [closed]

(Inspired by can I live on an unoccupied island) In the question that made me think of this, the person asked about inhabiting an island that is part of a country. This made me wonder - what if you ...
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Can I live on an unoccupied island?

Suppose that I am going to unoccupied island in Oceania, the Carribean, or somewhere else. Suppose I find an island where nobody is there, and nobody knows about it. If I invade it like a pirate (...
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How can one visit an isolated island?

If I want to spend a few days on an isolated (but not deserted) island, what are my options? I know that there are several deserted islands near and around New York, New Jersey and Maryland. I am not ...
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How to travel between the islands of Cape Verde?

Cape Verde (Cabo Verde in Portuguese) has ten islands. I would like to visit at least three of them. How can I travel between the islands? If there are several ways to travel between them (boat vs ...
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Why is it forbidden to wear camouflage in some Caribbean Islands?

In December 2013 I've been to Antigua. Before arriving there I read about the island and found a reference to a law that states: Local laws and customs [...] It is an offence for anyone, ...
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Cheapest way to get from Athens to Hydra by ferry

I will be visiting Athens, and I'd love to visit some of the islands. Hydra looks really nice and special and I'd like to spend a day in the village and the nature there. However, the only ...
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How far can you realistically travel across potentially rough water in an inflatable dinghy?

I'm thinking of visiting some uninhabited Scottish islands just for some "wilderness hiking". Particularly attractive to me are those islands which don't have regular transport routes to and from them ...
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How to get to “Life Of Pi's” bizarre island?

I am always fascinated by islands, especially the uninhabited or bizarre ones. I also previously asked about The duct tape island of Mythbusters. My new pursuit of interest is the bizarre island from ...
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How can I visit the airbase at Attu Island?

I am researching a book about Attu Island during WWII. How would I go about getting permission to visit the old airbase there? How would I charter a boat to the island?
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What options exist to get to Aogashima, Japan from Tokyo?

My understanding from Wikitravel is that you can get a helicopter or ferry from Hachijojima. However, it's unclear what time this ferry is, or whether you'll have down time after the morning arrival ...
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Is it possible to legally visit uninhabited islands in the Pacific for a couple of days/weeks? [duplicate]

Can you sail to any island, and anchor your boat there, and use the island for food?
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Can visitors enter the inner caldera of the double volcano island Aogashima, Japan?

Aogashima is one of the Izu island of Japan that isn't very famous for some reason, but definitely should be. The whole island is basically a volcano rising steeply up out of the sea. Within the ...
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Is it possible for ancient undiscovered islands to exists on earth? [closed]

Have human explored and mapped all the islands on earth and Is it possible for undiscovered Islands to exists on earth? I am more interested to know only about stable old Islands and not newly ...
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How much should I expect to pay for a 3 hour “longtail” boat ride around Ko Phi Phi Island?

Many guides offer boat rides in their "longtail" wooden boats, and many even use the same price deck, which quotes THB 1500 for a 3 hour boat ride around Ko Phi Phi Le. Note this is for a "private" ...
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Can I stop at Amami on the ferry between Okinawa and Kagoshima without having to pay more?

I'm currently on the main island of Okinawa Japan. I intend to take the ferry to Kagoshima, Kyushu when I'm ready to leave but ... I know both ferry companies that operate the route make a stop at ...
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Do people travel to the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands?

It's probably not the best idea to try to get to the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands. But every time I see a photo, I can't help but think how picturesque and pristine the islands seem: (The AP via the ...
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Best Greek islands for off-season travel (Late October-November)? [closed]

I'm currently traveling around Greece in my usual way, without a plan or schedule (Those remind me too much of work). So I'm in the Patras area and thinking about checking out Kefalonia, but I know ...
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Is it possible to rent a car on Île des Pins in New Caledonia?

Using a worryingly large slug of hotel loyalty points, I've just booked a two night stay on Île des Pins in New Caledonia, which is often called l'île la plus proche du paradis (the island the closest ...
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Travel to Jersey for UK Biometric Resident Permit Holders

I have a UK Biometric Residence Permit under Tier 2 and I want to visit Jersey (not NEW JERSEY, the Jersey between England And France, a tiny island) for a sport event. I am not sure if I will be able ...
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Pacific islands where you can see natives who don't wear clothes?

Jacque Fresco once mentioned that he find naked people in Tuomoto when he was living in South Pacific for 1 year. But that was in the 50's, so a lot has probably changed. He said that they don't have ...