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Whitewater Rafting Day Trip from NYC

zoom-9637609-3Meet at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue and board the bus for world-renowned Hunter Mountain. Many consider Hunter, which boasts one of the highest peaks in the Northern Catskills, to have the best ski terrain in the region.

Suit up with ski or snowboard gear (rentals are included for those who don’t own their own). Plus, snowfall here is some of the most reliable in the East, but when Mother Nature flakes out, Hunter’s got pioneering snow-making technology to pick up the slack.

Short Itinerary

  • 9am Saturday Departure
  • Learn to ski/snowboard until 4pm
  • 4pm-6pm Ski/Snowboard under the lights in beginner terrain area
  • 6:30pm departure from the mountain

What’s included

  • Lower-Mountain Beginner Lift Ticket
  • Ski or Snowboard Rental with Boots & Helmet
  • Beginner 90-Minute Small Group Lesson Included

5-day Adventure for 2 in Playa del Carmen

zoom-12012627-3The next morning, take advantage of your included breakfast before joining Alltournative on the Tulum & Jungle Maya Excursion. On your guided day you’ll explore Mayan ruins, swim in underground caves (called «cenotes»), Zipline through the Canopy, enjoy a traditional Mayan lunch and take a 4×4 through the Jungle.

After an action packed day one, head to to Xel-Ha for a more relaxing day. There you’ll swim with Dolphins, float down the Lazy River, cliff jump and enjoy an all you can eat, all you can drink experience.

What’s included

  • 5 Days, 4 Nights
  • Double Occupancy Room at La Aventura Mexicana
  • 4 Continental breakfasts
  • Visit the Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum
  • Zipline through the trees, 4×4 through the Jungle, Swim in underground caves and be blessed by a Mayan Shaman on Alltournative’s Tulum & Jungle Maya Excursion
  • Swim with Dolphins, float the Lazy River and enjoy an all you can eat, all you can drink day at Xel-Ha
  • Explore the Playa del Carmen’s Shopping, Food & Nightlife
  • Fully Guided Experience with trained SA Guide

Optional Add-Ons:

  • Round-trip Airport Shuttle for Two
  • VIP Package Upgrade for Two (all you can eat/drink)

Boat Trip Package at Hunter Mountain — NY

zoom-14077797-3Meet at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue and board the bus for world-renowned Hunter Mountain. Many consider Hunter, which boasts one of the highest peaks in the Northern Catskills, to have the best ski terrain in the region.

Suit up with ski or snowboard gear (rentals are included for those who don’t own their own). Plus, snowfall here is some of the most reliable in the East, but when Mother Nature flakes out, Hunter’s got pioneering snow-making technology to pick up the slack.

Short Itinerary

  • 9am Saturday Departure
  • Learn to ski/snowboard until 4pm
  • 4pm-6pm Ski/Snowboard under the lights in beginner terrain area
  • 6:30pm departure from the mountain

What’s included

  • Lower-Mountain Beginner Lift Ticket
  • Ski or Snowboard Rental with Boots & Helmet
  • Beginner 90-Minute Small Group Lesson Included
  • One(1) Hot Beverage Voucher
  • Round-Trip Transportation from NYC
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You
  • $20 Uber Credit for New Users

Mini Motor Racing WRT

zoom-21833057-3Join us for a 2-night ski or snowboard trip to Mount Snow in Vermont, with accommodation at the Snow Lake Lodge on the resort, round-trip transportation, an all-mountain lift ticket on both Saturday and Sunday, three meals, and much more.

Get out there for the weekend and make the most of the winter with your choice of one our four available weekends; Jan 9-11, Feb 27-March 1, March 6-8, March 20-22.

What’s included

  • 2-Day All-Area Weekend Lift Ticket
  • 2-Night stay at the Gray Ghost Inn
  • Four meals included; dinner Friday night, breakfast on Saturday & Sunday, and lunch on Sunday
  • Round-Trip Coach Bus Transportation from NYC (WiFi On Board)
  • Discounts on lessons and rentals
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You
  • $20 Uber Credit for New Users

Short Itinerary

  • 4pm Friday Departure
  • Friday Night — Dinner at the Gray Ghost Inn
  • Saturday — Ski/Board all day
  • Sunday — Ski/Board morning & early afternoon
  • 2pm Sunday Departure

Kayak & Wine from NYC

zoom-38484908-3What could be more better than a leisurely kayak paddle followed by a wine tasting? Join us for our Kayak and Wine excursion from NYC and experience the best that that the outdoors have to offer. After a quick ride to the Delaware river, we’ll slide into our single or tandem kayaks for a leisurely paddle down one of the most scenic stretches of the iconic Delaware river valley.

Enjoy a gourmet lunch provided by our favorite local deli before heading to a nearby vineyard. After sampling 5 wines during your guided tasting and tour, take advantage of our exclusive discount and split a bottle of your favorite vintage with some friends.

What’s included

  • 2.5 hours of kayaking down the Delaware River
  • Choice of Single or Double Kayaks
  • Quality lunch from our favorite Deli
  • Vineyard Tour & Tasting of 5 wines
  • Discounted bottles available for purchase
  • Round-Trip Transportation from NYC
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You

Lunch Menu

  • Choice of Turkey, Ham or Veggie Sandwiches
  • Piece of Fruit
  • Bag of Chips
  • Bottled Water

Need to know

  • Bus departure from: W 45th & 11th Ave.
  • 8:45am departure
  • 9 hour day
  • Please fill out and bring both sides of this waiver.

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Whitewater Rafting Day Trip from NYC

zoom-9637609-3Meet at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue and board the bus for world-renowned Hunter Mountain. Many consider Hunter, which boasts one of the highest peaks in the Northern Catskills, to have the best ski terrain in the region.

Suit up with ski or snowboard gear (rentals are included for those who don’t own their own). Plus, snowfall here is some of the most reliable in the East, but when Mother Nature flakes out, Hunter’s got pioneering snow-making technology to pick up the slack.

Short Itinerary

  • 9am Saturday Departure
  • Learn to ski/snowboard until 4pm
  • 4pm-6pm Ski/Snowboard under the lights in beginner terrain area
  • 6:30pm departure from the mountain

What’s included

  • Lower-Mountain Beginner Lift Ticket
  • Ski or Snowboard Rental with Boots & Helmet
  • Beginner 90-Minute Small Group Lesson Included

5-day Adventure for 2 in Playa del Carmen

zoom-12012627-3The next morning, take advantage of your included breakfast before joining Alltournative on the Tulum & Jungle Maya Excursion. On your guided day you’ll explore Mayan ruins, swim in underground caves (called «cenotes»), Zipline through the Canopy, enjoy a traditional Mayan lunch and take a 4×4 through the Jungle.

After an action packed day one, head to to Xel-Ha for a more relaxing day. There you’ll swim with Dolphins, float down the Lazy River, cliff jump and enjoy an all you can eat, all you can drink experience.

What’s included

  • 5 Days, 4 Nights
  • Double Occupancy Room at La Aventura Mexicana
  • 4 Continental breakfasts
  • Visit the Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum
  • Zipline through the trees, 4×4 through the Jungle, Swim in underground caves and be blessed by a Mayan Shaman on Alltournative’s Tulum & Jungle Maya Excursion
  • Swim with Dolphins, float the Lazy River and enjoy an all you can eat, all you can drink day at Xel-Ha
  • Explore the Playa del Carmen’s Shopping, Food & Nightlife
  • Fully Guided Experience with trained SA Guide

Optional Add-Ons:

  • Round-trip Airport Shuttle for Two
  • VIP Package Upgrade for Two (all you can eat/drink)

Boat Trip Package at Hunter Mountain — NY

zoom-14077797-3Meet at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue and board the bus for world-renowned Hunter Mountain. Many consider Hunter, which boasts one of the highest peaks in the Northern Catskills, to have the best ski terrain in the region.

Suit up with ski or snowboard gear (rentals are included for those who don’t own their own). Plus, snowfall here is some of the most reliable in the East, but when Mother Nature flakes out, Hunter’s got pioneering snow-making technology to pick up the slack.

Short Itinerary

  • 9am Saturday Departure
  • Learn to ski/snowboard until 4pm
  • 4pm-6pm Ski/Snowboard under the lights in beginner terrain area
  • 6:30pm departure from the mountain

What’s included

  • Lower-Mountain Beginner Lift Ticket
  • Ski or Snowboard Rental with Boots & Helmet
  • Beginner 90-Minute Small Group Lesson Included
  • One(1) Hot Beverage Voucher
  • Round-Trip Transportation from NYC
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You
  • $20 Uber Credit for New Users

Mini Motor Racing WRT

zoom-21833057-3Join us for a 2-night ski or snowboard trip to Mount Snow in Vermont, with accommodation at the Snow Lake Lodge on the resort, round-trip transportation, an all-mountain lift ticket on both Saturday and Sunday, three meals, and much more.

Get out there for the weekend and make the most of the winter with your choice of one our four available weekends; Jan 9-11, Feb 27-March 1, March 6-8, March 20-22.

What’s included

  • 2-Day All-Area Weekend Lift Ticket
  • 2-Night stay at the Gray Ghost Inn
  • Four meals included; dinner Friday night, breakfast on Saturday & Sunday, and lunch on Sunday
  • Round-Trip Coach Bus Transportation from NYC (WiFi On Board)
  • Discounts on lessons and rentals
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You
  • $20 Uber Credit for New Users

Short Itinerary

  • 4pm Friday Departure
  • Friday Night — Dinner at the Gray Ghost Inn
  • Saturday — Ski/Board all day
  • Sunday — Ski/Board morning & early afternoon
  • 2pm Sunday Departure

Kayak & Wine from NYC

zoom-38484908-3What could be more better than a leisurely kayak paddle followed by a wine tasting? Join us for our Kayak and Wine excursion from NYC and experience the best that that the outdoors have to offer. After a quick ride to the Delaware river, we’ll slide into our single or tandem kayaks for a leisurely paddle down one of the most scenic stretches of the iconic Delaware river valley.

Enjoy a gourmet lunch provided by our favorite local deli before heading to a nearby vineyard. After sampling 5 wines during your guided tasting and tour, take advantage of our exclusive discount and split a bottle of your favorite vintage with some friends.

What’s included

  • 2.5 hours of kayaking down the Delaware River
  • Choice of Single or Double Kayaks
  • Quality lunch from our favorite Deli
  • Vineyard Tour & Tasting of 5 wines
  • Discounted bottles available for purchase
  • Round-Trip Transportation from NYC
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You

Lunch Menu

  • Choice of Turkey, Ham or Veggie Sandwiches
  • Piece of Fruit
  • Bag of Chips
  • Bottled Water

Need to know

  • Bus departure from: W 45th & 11th Ave.
  • 8:45am departure
  • 9 hour day
  • Please fill out and bring both sides of this waiver.

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Whitewater Rafting Day Trip from NYC

zoom-9637609-3Meet at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue and board the bus for world-renowned Hunter Mountain. Many consider Hunter, which boasts one of the highest peaks in the Northern Catskills, to have the best ski terrain in the region.

Suit up with ski or snowboard gear (rentals are included for those who don’t own their own). Plus, snowfall here is some of the most reliable in the East, but when Mother Nature flakes out, Hunter’s got pioneering snow-making technology to pick up the slack.

Short Itinerary

  • 9am Saturday Departure
  • Learn to ski/snowboard until 4pm
  • 4pm-6pm Ski/Snowboard under the lights in beginner terrain area
  • 6:30pm departure from the mountain

What’s included

  • Lower-Mountain Beginner Lift Ticket
  • Ski or Snowboard Rental with Boots & Helmet
  • Beginner 90-Minute Small Group Lesson Included

5-day Adventure for 2 in Playa del Carmen

zoom-12012627-3The next morning, take advantage of your included breakfast before joining Alltournative on the Tulum & Jungle Maya Excursion. On your guided day you’ll explore Mayan ruins, swim in underground caves (called «cenotes»), Zipline through the Canopy, enjoy a traditional Mayan lunch and take a 4×4 through the Jungle.

After an action packed day one, head to to Xel-Ha for a more relaxing day. There you’ll swim with Dolphins, float down the Lazy River, cliff jump and enjoy an all you can eat, all you can drink experience.

What’s included

  • 5 Days, 4 Nights
  • Double Occupancy Room at La Aventura Mexicana
  • 4 Continental breakfasts
  • Visit the Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum
  • Zipline through the trees, 4×4 through the Jungle, Swim in underground caves and be blessed by a Mayan Shaman on Alltournative’s Tulum & Jungle Maya Excursion
  • Swim with Dolphins, float the Lazy River and enjoy an all you can eat, all you can drink day at Xel-Ha
  • Explore the Playa del Carmen’s Shopping, Food & Nightlife
  • Fully Guided Experience with trained SA Guide

Optional Add-Ons:

  • Round-trip Airport Shuttle for Two
  • VIP Package Upgrade for Two (all you can eat/drink)

Boat Trip Package at Hunter Mountain — NY

zoom-14077797-3Meet at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue and board the bus for world-renowned Hunter Mountain. Many consider Hunter, which boasts one of the highest peaks in the Northern Catskills, to have the best ski terrain in the region.

Suit up with ski or snowboard gear (rentals are included for those who don’t own their own). Plus, snowfall here is some of the most reliable in the East, but when Mother Nature flakes out, Hunter’s got pioneering snow-making technology to pick up the slack.

Short Itinerary

  • 9am Saturday Departure
  • Learn to ski/snowboard until 4pm
  • 4pm-6pm Ski/Snowboard under the lights in beginner terrain area
  • 6:30pm departure from the mountain

What’s included

  • Lower-Mountain Beginner Lift Ticket
  • Ski or Snowboard Rental with Boots & Helmet
  • Beginner 90-Minute Small Group Lesson Included
  • One(1) Hot Beverage Voucher
  • Round-Trip Transportation from NYC
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You
  • $20 Uber Credit for New Users

Mini Motor Racing WRT

zoom-21833057-3Join us for a 2-night ski or snowboard trip to Mount Snow in Vermont, with accommodation at the Snow Lake Lodge on the resort, round-trip transportation, an all-mountain lift ticket on both Saturday and Sunday, three meals, and much more.

Get out there for the weekend and make the most of the winter with your choice of one our four available weekends; Jan 9-11, Feb 27-March 1, March 6-8, March 20-22.

What’s included

  • 2-Day All-Area Weekend Lift Ticket
  • 2-Night stay at the Gray Ghost Inn
  • Four meals included; dinner Friday night, breakfast on Saturday & Sunday, and lunch on Sunday
  • Round-Trip Coach Bus Transportation from NYC (WiFi On Board)
  • Discounts on lessons and rentals
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You
  • $20 Uber Credit for New Users

Short Itinerary

  • 4pm Friday Departure
  • Friday Night — Dinner at the Gray Ghost Inn
  • Saturday — Ski/Board all day
  • Sunday — Ski/Board morning & early afternoon
  • 2pm Sunday Departure

Kayak & Wine from NYC

zoom-38484908-3What could be more better than a leisurely kayak paddle followed by a wine tasting? Join us for our Kayak and Wine excursion from NYC and experience the best that that the outdoors have to offer. After a quick ride to the Delaware river, we’ll slide into our single or tandem kayaks for a leisurely paddle down one of the most scenic stretches of the iconic Delaware river valley.

Enjoy a gourmet lunch provided by our favorite local deli before heading to a nearby vineyard. After sampling 5 wines during your guided tasting and tour, take advantage of our exclusive discount and split a bottle of your favorite vintage with some friends.

What’s included

  • 2.5 hours of kayaking down the Delaware River
  • Choice of Single or Double Kayaks
  • Quality lunch from our favorite Deli
  • Vineyard Tour & Tasting of 5 wines
  • Discounted bottles available for purchase
  • Round-Trip Transportation from NYC
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You

Lunch Menu

  • Choice of Turkey, Ham or Veggie Sandwiches
  • Piece of Fruit
  • Bag of Chips
  • Bottled Water

Need to know

  • Bus departure from: W 45th & 11th Ave.
  • 8:45am departure
  • 9 hour day
  • Please fill out and bring both sides of this waiver.

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Whitewater Rafting Day Trip from NYC

zoom-9637609-3Meet at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue and board the bus for world-renowned Hunter Mountain. Many consider Hunter, which boasts one of the highest peaks in the Northern Catskills, to have the best ski terrain in the region.

Suit up with ski or snowboard gear (rentals are included for those who don’t own their own). Plus, snowfall here is some of the most reliable in the East, but when Mother Nature flakes out, Hunter’s got pioneering snow-making technology to pick up the slack.

Short Itinerary

  • 9am Saturday Departure
  • Learn to ski/snowboard until 4pm
  • 4pm-6pm Ski/Snowboard under the lights in beginner terrain area
  • 6:30pm departure from the mountain

What’s included

  • Lower-Mountain Beginner Lift Ticket
  • Ski or Snowboard Rental with Boots & Helmet
  • Beginner 90-Minute Small Group Lesson Included

5-day Adventure for 2 in Playa del Carmen

zoom-12012627-3The next morning, take advantage of your included breakfast before joining Alltournative on the Tulum & Jungle Maya Excursion. On your guided day you’ll explore Mayan ruins, swim in underground caves (called «cenotes»), Zipline through the Canopy, enjoy a traditional Mayan lunch and take a 4×4 through the Jungle.

After an action packed day one, head to to Xel-Ha for a more relaxing day. There you’ll swim with Dolphins, float down the Lazy River, cliff jump and enjoy an all you can eat, all you can drink experience.

What’s included

  • 5 Days, 4 Nights
  • Double Occupancy Room at La Aventura Mexicana
  • 4 Continental breakfasts
  • Visit the Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum
  • Zipline through the trees, 4×4 through the Jungle, Swim in underground caves and be blessed by a Mayan Shaman on Alltournative’s Tulum & Jungle Maya Excursion
  • Swim with Dolphins, float the Lazy River and enjoy an all you can eat, all you can drink day at Xel-Ha
  • Explore the Playa del Carmen’s Shopping, Food & Nightlife
  • Fully Guided Experience with trained SA Guide

Optional Add-Ons:

  • Round-trip Airport Shuttle for Two
  • VIP Package Upgrade for Two (all you can eat/drink)

Boat Trip Package at Hunter Mountain — NY

zoom-14077797-3Meet at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue and board the bus for world-renowned Hunter Mountain. Many consider Hunter, which boasts one of the highest peaks in the Northern Catskills, to have the best ski terrain in the region.

Suit up with ski or snowboard gear (rentals are included for those who don’t own their own). Plus, snowfall here is some of the most reliable in the East, but when Mother Nature flakes out, Hunter’s got pioneering snow-making technology to pick up the slack.

Short Itinerary

  • 9am Saturday Departure
  • Learn to ski/snowboard until 4pm
  • 4pm-6pm Ski/Snowboard under the lights in beginner terrain area
  • 6:30pm departure from the mountain

What’s included

  • Lower-Mountain Beginner Lift Ticket
  • Ski or Snowboard Rental with Boots & Helmet
  • Beginner 90-Minute Small Group Lesson Included
  • One(1) Hot Beverage Voucher
  • Round-Trip Transportation from NYC
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You
  • $20 Uber Credit for New Users

Mini Motor Racing WRT

zoom-21833057-3Join us for a 2-night ski or snowboard trip to Mount Snow in Vermont, with accommodation at the Snow Lake Lodge on the resort, round-trip transportation, an all-mountain lift ticket on both Saturday and Sunday, three meals, and much more.

Get out there for the weekend and make the most of the winter with your choice of one our four available weekends; Jan 9-11, Feb 27-March 1, March 6-8, March 20-22.

What’s included

  • 2-Day All-Area Weekend Lift Ticket
  • 2-Night stay at the Gray Ghost Inn
  • Four meals included; dinner Friday night, breakfast on Saturday & Sunday, and lunch on Sunday
  • Round-Trip Coach Bus Transportation from NYC (WiFi On Board)
  • Discounts on lessons and rentals
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You
  • $20 Uber Credit for New Users

Short Itinerary

  • 4pm Friday Departure
  • Friday Night — Dinner at the Gray Ghost Inn
  • Saturday — Ski/Board all day
  • Sunday — Ski/Board morning & early afternoon
  • 2pm Sunday Departure

Kayak & Wine from NYC

zoom-38484908-3What could be more better than a leisurely kayak paddle followed by a wine tasting? Join us for our Kayak and Wine excursion from NYC and experience the best that that the outdoors have to offer. After a quick ride to the Delaware river, we’ll slide into our single or tandem kayaks for a leisurely paddle down one of the most scenic stretches of the iconic Delaware river valley.

Enjoy a gourmet lunch provided by our favorite local deli before heading to a nearby vineyard. After sampling 5 wines during your guided tasting and tour, take advantage of our exclusive discount and split a bottle of your favorite vintage with some friends.

What’s included

  • 2.5 hours of kayaking down the Delaware River
  • Choice of Single or Double Kayaks
  • Quality lunch from our favorite Deli
  • Vineyard Tour & Tasting of 5 wines
  • Discounted bottles available for purchase
  • Round-Trip Transportation from NYC
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You

Lunch Menu

  • Choice of Turkey, Ham or Veggie Sandwiches
  • Piece of Fruit
  • Bag of Chips
  • Bottled Water

Need to know

  • Bus departure from: W 45th & 11th Ave.
  • 8:45am departure
  • 9 hour day
  • Please fill out and bring both sides of this waiver.

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Shark diving without a cage. Sounds insane, right? That’s what I thought too. Turns out sharks aren’t the terrifying monsters we think they are.

But we’ve all seen the movie ‘Jaws’ — and Hollywood doesn’t lie. It’s why thousands of people around the world suffer from Selachophobia. Fear of sharks.

But who can blame them? Why on earth would any rational person swim in the ocean

As for those who purposefully seek out the company of sharks they clearly have a death wish. Because shark attacks on humans around the world are exceedingly rare despite popular belief to the contrary.

Seeking The Company Of Sharks

As an adrenaline junkie, my tolerance level these days is high. Luckily Fiji delivered the goods. They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa, where you can go swimming with up to 8 species of shark.

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Shark Reserve is because of the money flowing in from these dive trips.

To help finance shark research and compensate local villagers for their lost fishing grounds, Beqa Adventure Divers offers scuba diving trips into the marine reserve’s shark-infested waters.

They let you get face-to-face with these underwater killers.

Because shark attacks on humans around the world are exceedingly rare — despite popular belief to the contrary.

Shark Attack Odds

They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa.
They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa.

Let’s look at some examples. How likely is a shark attack in the United States? Odds are greater that one of these will happen to you first:

  • You will die from a dog attack.
  • You will die from a lightning strike.
  • You will get killed by bees or wasps.
  • You will be executed for a crime.
  • You will be bitten by a human.
  • You will die falling down in your home.
  • Dick Cheney will shoot you on a hunting trip.

As for actual death by shark attack, that’s even rarer. Like 1 in 3,748,067 to be exact. You are more likely to die while digging a sand hole on the beach.

So stop digging those stupid things. They’re dangerous!

My First Shark Dive

Knowing these statistics made it a bit easier to join the professionals at Beqa Adventure for my first ever shark dive. They’ve been doing this for over 10 years with no problems.

zoom-17905255-3
Beqa Adventure Divers teamed up.

I’ve been scuba diving in caves before, but diving with large Bull and possibly Tiger sharks was a big deal. These massive animals can grow 8 to 15 feet long and weigh hundreds of pounds.

Both have a history (however rare) of attacks on humans. But, as I’ve learned over & over again on my travels, breaking out of your comfort zone is a healthy thing to do.

Now if you didn’t already know, feeding sharks like this is a bit controversial. Some say that it trains them to associate humans with food, increasing the odds of an attack.

These diving trips pour much needed money into shark conservation & research projects. Without that money, shark populations around the world will continue to rapidly decline. If dive operators don’t pay to help save the sharks, who will? You? The government?

That’s wishful thinking in my opinion. It won’t happen.

The ONLY reason marine life is protected at Fiji’s Shark Reserve is because of the money flowing in from these dive trips. Beqa Adventure Divers teamed up with local villages to ban all fishing here in 2004. The result? A once dying reef is thriving and full of life again.

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Shark diving without a cage. Sounds insane, right? That’s what I thought too. Turns out sharks aren’t the terrifying monsters we think they are.

But we’ve all seen the movie ‘Jaws’ — and Hollywood doesn’t lie. It’s why thousands of people around the world suffer from Selachophobia. Fear of sharks.

But who can blame them? Why on earth would any rational person swim in the ocean

As for those who purposefully seek out the company of sharks they clearly have a death wish. Because shark attacks on humans around the world are exceedingly rare despite popular belief to the contrary.

Seeking The Company Of Sharks

As an adrenaline junkie, my tolerance level these days is high. Luckily Fiji delivered the goods. They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa, where you can go swimming with up to 8 species of shark.

zoom-12760457-3
Shark Reserve is because of the money flowing in from these dive trips.

To help finance shark research and compensate local villagers for their lost fishing grounds, Beqa Adventure Divers offers scuba diving trips into the marine reserve’s shark-infested waters.

They let you get face-to-face with these underwater killers.

Because shark attacks on humans around the world are exceedingly rare — despite popular belief to the contrary.

Shark Attack Odds

They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa.
They have a Shark Reef Marine Reserve located off the coast of the island of Beqa.

Let’s look at some examples. How likely is a shark attack in the United States? Odds are greater that one of these will happen to you first:

  • You will die from a dog attack.
  • You will die from a lightning strike.
  • You will get killed by bees or wasps.
  • You will be executed for a crime.
  • You will be bitten by a human.
  • You will die falling down in your home.
  • Dick Cheney will shoot you on a hunting trip.

As for actual death by shark attack, that’s even rarer. Like 1 in 3,748,067 to be exact. You are more likely to die while digging a sand hole on the beach.

So stop digging those stupid things. They’re dangerous!

My First Shark Dive

Knowing these statistics made it a bit easier to join the professionals at Beqa Adventure for my first ever shark dive. They’ve been doing this for over 10 years with no problems.

zoom-17905255-3
Beqa Adventure Divers teamed up.

I’ve been scuba diving in caves before, but diving with large Bull and possibly Tiger sharks was a big deal. These massive animals can grow 8 to 15 feet long and weigh hundreds of pounds.

Both have a history (however rare) of attacks on humans. But, as I’ve learned over & over again on my travels, breaking out of your comfort zone is a healthy thing to do.

Now if you didn’t already know, feeding sharks like this is a bit controversial. Some say that it trains them to associate humans with food, increasing the odds of an attack.

These diving trips pour much needed money into shark conservation & research projects. Without that money, shark populations around the world will continue to rapidly decline. If dive operators don’t pay to help save the sharks, who will? You? The government?

That’s wishful thinking in my opinion. It won’t happen.

The ONLY reason marine life is protected at Fiji’s Shark Reserve is because of the money flowing in from these dive trips. Beqa Adventure Divers teamed up with local villages to ban all fishing here in 2004. The result? A once dying reef is thriving and full of life again.

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Whitewater Rafting Day Trip from NYC

zoom-9637609-3Meet at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue and board the bus for world-renowned Hunter Mountain. Many consider Hunter, which boasts one of the highest peaks in the Northern Catskills, to have the best ski terrain in the region.

Suit up with ski or snowboard gear (rentals are included for those who don’t own their own). Plus, snowfall here is some of the most reliable in the East, but when Mother Nature flakes out, Hunter’s got pioneering snow-making technology to pick up the slack.

Short Itinerary

  • 9am Saturday Departure
  • Learn to ski/snowboard until 4pm
  • 4pm-6pm Ski/Snowboard under the lights in beginner terrain area
  • 6:30pm departure from the mountain

What’s included

  • Lower-Mountain Beginner Lift Ticket
  • Ski or Snowboard Rental with Boots & Helmet
  • Beginner 90-Minute Small Group Lesson Included

5-day Adventure for 2 in Playa del Carmen

zoom-12012627-3The next morning, take advantage of your included breakfast before joining Alltournative on the Tulum & Jungle Maya Excursion. On your guided day you’ll explore Mayan ruins, swim in underground caves (called «cenotes»), Zipline through the Canopy, enjoy a traditional Mayan lunch and take a 4×4 through the Jungle.

After an action packed day one, head to to Xel-Ha for a more relaxing day. There you’ll swim with Dolphins, float down the Lazy River, cliff jump and enjoy an all you can eat, all you can drink experience.

What’s included

  • 5 Days, 4 Nights
  • Double Occupancy Room at La Aventura Mexicana
  • 4 Continental breakfasts
  • Visit the Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum
  • Zipline through the trees, 4×4 through the Jungle, Swim in underground caves and be blessed by a Mayan Shaman on Alltournative’s Tulum & Jungle Maya Excursion
  • Swim with Dolphins, float the Lazy River and enjoy an all you can eat, all you can drink day at Xel-Ha
  • Explore the Playa del Carmen’s Shopping, Food & Nightlife
  • Fully Guided Experience with trained SA Guide

Optional Add-Ons:

  • Round-trip Airport Shuttle for Two
  • VIP Package Upgrade for Two (all you can eat/drink)

Boat Trip Package at Hunter Mountain — NY

zoom-14077797-3Meet at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue and board the bus for world-renowned Hunter Mountain. Many consider Hunter, which boasts one of the highest peaks in the Northern Catskills, to have the best ski terrain in the region.

Suit up with ski or snowboard gear (rentals are included for those who don’t own their own). Plus, snowfall here is some of the most reliable in the East, but when Mother Nature flakes out, Hunter’s got pioneering snow-making technology to pick up the slack.

Short Itinerary

  • 9am Saturday Departure
  • Learn to ski/snowboard until 4pm
  • 4pm-6pm Ski/Snowboard under the lights in beginner terrain area
  • 6:30pm departure from the mountain

What’s included

  • Lower-Mountain Beginner Lift Ticket
  • Ski or Snowboard Rental with Boots & Helmet
  • Beginner 90-Minute Small Group Lesson Included
  • One(1) Hot Beverage Voucher
  • Round-Trip Transportation from NYC
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You
  • $20 Uber Credit for New Users

Mini Motor Racing WRT

zoom-21833057-3Join us for a 2-night ski or snowboard trip to Mount Snow in Vermont, with accommodation at the Snow Lake Lodge on the resort, round-trip transportation, an all-mountain lift ticket on both Saturday and Sunday, three meals, and much more.

Get out there for the weekend and make the most of the winter with your choice of one our four available weekends; Jan 9-11, Feb 27-March 1, March 6-8, March 20-22.

What’s included

  • 2-Day All-Area Weekend Lift Ticket
  • 2-Night stay at the Gray Ghost Inn
  • Four meals included; dinner Friday night, breakfast on Saturday & Sunday, and lunch on Sunday
  • Round-Trip Coach Bus Transportation from NYC (WiFi On Board)
  • Discounts on lessons and rentals
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You
  • $20 Uber Credit for New Users

Short Itinerary

  • 4pm Friday Departure
  • Friday Night — Dinner at the Gray Ghost Inn
  • Saturday — Ski/Board all day
  • Sunday — Ski/Board morning & early afternoon
  • 2pm Sunday Departure

Kayak & Wine from NYC

zoom-38484908-3What could be more better than a leisurely kayak paddle followed by a wine tasting? Join us for our Kayak and Wine excursion from NYC and experience the best that that the outdoors have to offer. After a quick ride to the Delaware river, we’ll slide into our single or tandem kayaks for a leisurely paddle down one of the most scenic stretches of the iconic Delaware river valley.

Enjoy a gourmet lunch provided by our favorite local deli before heading to a nearby vineyard. After sampling 5 wines during your guided tasting and tour, take advantage of our exclusive discount and split a bottle of your favorite vintage with some friends.

What’s included

  • 2.5 hours of kayaking down the Delaware River
  • Choice of Single or Double Kayaks
  • Quality lunch from our favorite Deli
  • Vineyard Tour & Tasting of 5 wines
  • Discounted bottles available for purchase
  • Round-Trip Transportation from NYC
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You

Lunch Menu

  • Choice of Turkey, Ham or Veggie Sandwiches
  • Piece of Fruit
  • Bag of Chips
  • Bottled Water

Need to know

  • Bus departure from: W 45th & 11th Ave.
  • 8:45am departure
  • 9 hour day
  • Please fill out and bring both sides of this waiver.