The Nautical Tourism sector, considered the most growing area of tourism, may be one of the main contributors to the tourism sustainability sector in the world. The use of the natural environment for its development is a very vast field and much bigger than the simple fact of just navigating, which ends up becoming one of the main motivators for the practice of this type of tourism.
Nautical tourism contributes to the practice of nautical sports, observation of nature, visits to indigenous and riverside communities and, also, water trails in the forest to observe animals and plants.
Brazil is a suitable country for this practice, as it has immense natural wealth, water sources, year-round sunshine, fresh water and salt water. It is considered by many to be the number one country in natural resources.
Nautical tourism in the Amazon region
The waters of the Amazon region still contribute to other sectors of water sports, such as sport fishing tourism. The city best known for this practice is Barcelos, a municipality in the state of Amazonas. Also in the lakes close to the city of Manaus, there are lakes like Uatumã.
Consequently, the practice of nautical tourism grows at rates of 15% to 25% per year, which means that it is growing faster than in other areas, which reinforces the concept that tourists are looking for more sustainable practices. The practice of “fish and release”, as it is known, in addition to providing a great adventure in the rivers in the center of the jungle, does not cause the death of part of the species that live there, as this practice returns the fish to the river.
Nautical tourism is successfully practiced in various parts of the world, contributes to nature and brings sustainability to the environment, in addition to generating a creative economy using what is available in nature without denigrating it.
In addition to sport fishing, the rivers in the region are perfect for countless types of celebrations on board a boat. Imagine, among so many possibilities, having a romantic dinner in the middle of the Amazon on an exclusive boat?