USA Today 10best: The Best Adventure Tours and Travel Companies

 

Thank you to USA Today 10best for inviting me to curate their

new Adventure Travel Readers’ Choice Awards this summer!

Here are the WINNERS:

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Best Adventure Travel Company

The top 10 winners in the category Best Adventure Travel Company are as follows:

  1. G Adventures
  2. Intrepid Travel
  3. Austin Adventures
  4. Geographic Expeditions
  5. Natural Habitat Adventures
  6. MT Sobek
  7. BikeHike Adventures
  8. Lindblad Expeditions
  9. REI Adventures
  10. Wild Frontiers Travel

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning adventure travel companies!

Best Boat Tour

The top 10 winners in the category Best Boat Tour are as follows:

  1. NYCbySEA
  2. Major Marine Tours
  3. Red Boat Water Tours
  4. Waco Tours
  5. Holo Holo Charters
  6. Niagara Jet Adventures
  7. Canderé Cruising
  8. Cattywampus Catamaran
  9. Redline Rafting
  10. Maid of the Mist

Congratulations to all these winning boat tour companies!

Cannes harbor by Lisa Niver
Cannes harbor by Lisa Niver
Best Fishing Tour

The top 10 winners in the category Best Fishing Tour are as follows:

  1. Angling Unlimited
  2. Big Hole Lodge
  3. Three Forks Ranch
  4. Three Rivers Ranch
  5. Alaska King Fishing Charter
  6. Humdinger Sportfishing
  7. Cajun Fishing Adventures
  8. Lucky Bear Fishing Charters
  9. Ohana Sportfishing Adventures
  10. Gulf Island Charters

Congratulations to all these winning fishing companies!

Best Helicopter Tour

The top 10 winners in the category Best Helicopter Tour are as follows:

  1. Sundance Helicopters
  2. Alaska Ultimate Safaris
  3. Guidance Air
  4. Serenity Helicopter Tours
  5. Maverick Helicopters
  6. Black Hills Helicopters
  7. Seward Helicopter Tours
  8. Alpine Air Alaska
  9. Blackcomb Helicopters
  10. Pacific Helicopter Tours

Congratulations to all these winning helicopter companies!

I loved my flight with MAVERICK HELICOPTERS!

 

Best Hot Air Balloon Ride

The top 10 winners in the category Best Hot Air Balloon Ride are as follows:

  1. Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
  2. Black Hills Balloons
  3. Grand Adventure Balloon Tours
  4. Lake Geneva Balloon Company
  5. Lake Tahoe Balloons
  6. Balloons Over Letchworth
  7. Sky Riders Balloon Team
  8. Rocky Mountain Hot Air
  9. Rainbow Ryders
  10. Arizona Balloon Safaris

Congratulations to all these winning balloon companies!

Best Scenic Train Ride

The top 10 winners in the category Best Scenic Train Ride are as follows:

  1. Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
  2. Strasburg Rail Road
  3. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  4. Capitol Corridor
  5. Cape Cod Central Railroad
  6. Rocky Mountaineer
  7. White Pass & Yukon Route Railway
  8. Mount Washington Cog Railway
  9. Alaska Railroad Coastal Classic
  10. Cass Scenic Railroad

Congratulations to all these winning trains!

Have you been on Rocky Mountaineer Train?

 

Best White Water Rafting Tour

The top 10 winners in the category Best White Water Rafting Tour are as follows:

  1. Western River Expeditions
  2. U.S. Rafting
  3. Wildman Adventure Resort
  4. Barker Ewing Whitewater
  5. Zoar Outdoor
  6. OARS
  7. Arkansas River Tours
  8. Downstream Adventures
  9. Three Rivers Whitewater
  10. Far Flung Adventures

Congratulations to all these winning rafting companies!

Thank you GAdventures for your Tweet!

 

Sunset from Rocky Mountaineer Train by Lisa Niver
Sunset from Rocky Mountaineer Train by Lisa Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver

Award-winning travel expert Lisa Ellen Niver has explored 101 countries and talks travel on KTLA-TV and her website, We Said Go Travel, which is read in 212 countries. Her YouTube videos have nearly 900,000 views and she has more than 140,000 followers on social media (verified on Facebook and Twitter). She sailed on the high seas for seven years and she has been nominated for five Southern California Journalism Awards in the past two years and received 2nd place for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for publications including AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Robb Report, Sierra Club, Smithsonian, Saturday Evening Post, United Airlines (Hemispheres) and USA Today 10Best. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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