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Questions tagged [sea-travel]

For questions not specific to a more general form of sea travel such as provided by other tags including "ferry", "cruising", etc.

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How to reach Out Stack from the island of Unst (Shetland, Scotland)?

I would like to reach or at least sail by the northernmost point in the UK. This is Out Stack, an uninhabited rock north of the island of Unst, Shetland, Scotland. It is possible to see Out Stack from ...
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How to travel to Lebanon without flying?

I would like to travel to Lebanon this October and prefer not to fly, mainly for ecological reasons. Which options do I have? Starting point would be nearly anywhere in Europe. Driving myself is not ...
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France to USA by ship

I would like to travel from France to USA (ideally New York) with a ship. I want to use a ship because I have a long-term flying phobia; I know this is the root problem that I should solve, but this ...
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Is it possible to go by ship from Djibouti to Egypt?

I want to go by ship from Djibouti (any port) to Egypt (again any port). Cargo ship, passenger ship / ferry, dhow any vessel will do. Is this possible and at what costs?
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Which ferry company offers online check-in from Tallin to Stockholm?

I will be travelling on this route in a couple of weeks, so I was wondering if there are any ferries that offer online check-in?
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Which police force is responsible for ports/harbors/marinas in Spain?

It's quite well known that Spain has a few different types of Police. However, just how many different types are there and what are their roles? For example, who/what body of police is responsible ...
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ID checks while traveling from Stockholm to Tallin by ferry!

Do they check IDs while traveling from Stockholm to Tallin by ferry?
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What exactly are “repositioning cruises”?

A day or two ago I was chatting with some other budget travellers on the beach here in Oaxaca, Mexico, and one of them told me he came by sea from Portugual to Panama for a few hundred euros on ...
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May a C-1/D and B-1/B-2 holder stay two weeks in USA immediately after working on a sea vessel?

My father is working on board sea vessel, so he "entered" US using C-1/D visa. In the same time he has current B-1/B-2 visa. Is it possible for him to visit me (i.e. stay in US for a couple of ...
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In-room TV has a USB port, but the provided remote doesn't have buttons for it. Can I use a universal remote to solve the problem during my next trip? [closed]

The TV looks like this on the 'Brilliance of the Seas' Royal Caribbean International ship: But then the TV says this: And there 's no "enter" on the remote. Would it be wise to bring a universal ...
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From Portugal or Spain to the United States by cargo ship

I want to travel to the USA by cargo ship from either Portugal or Spain. Is it possible? How much does it cost? Is it possible that I can also have any job on the cargo ship while travelling to ...
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Schengen visa application while in Europe on a ship

I am currently in Naples as a crew member onboard a ship and due to disembark soon to return home to South Africa. Is it possible to apply online or at an embassy here in Naples for a Schengen visa ...
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Why is docking a cruise ship in a busy port so challenging? [closed]

While watching a cruise ship on the port, I then saw some smaller ships around the big ship and guessed they were helping the cruise to dock properly but i was not sure. This got me interested in how ...
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Traveling by sea from India to Indonesia

Is it possible to travel by sea from India to Indonesia. Any advice will be welcome.
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How can I go from Canary Islands to the Caribbean by sea in October?

Is there any commercial boat? I'm thinking in moving there but I have 2 dogs, one of the survival of filaria, 12 years old, and I'm afraid that if I go by airplane she can die. Flying has many risks ...
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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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How much should I expect to pay for a boat fare from Ko Lanta to Phi Phi Island in Thailand?

I'm traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Island by boat. How much should I pay for the trip? It will be me and one other passenger. I want to avoid being overcharged.
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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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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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Sail own 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 information on type of boat required, if there are specific routes you need to take, and how to ...
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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- are there such trips for a reasonable price? Google results showed only this ridiculously expensive offer "Sailing the seas in a luxury submarine". ...
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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 ...
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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 UK to Scandinavia?

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?

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 ...