Deutsch: Naturhafen / Português: Abra / Français: Havre

A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences), or haven, is a body of water where ships, boats, and barges can seek shelter from stormy weather, or else are stored for future use. Harbors can be natural or artificial. An artificial harbor has deliberately constructed breakwaters, sea walls, or jettys, or otherwise, they could have been constructed by dredging, and these require maintenance by further periodic dredging.

In the travel context, a harbor (or harbour) refers to a sheltered area of water near the shore where boats and ships can dock and take on passengers or cargo. Here are some examples of harbors:

  1. Sydney Harbour: A natural harbor located in Sydney, Australia. It is considered one of the most beautiful harbors in the world and is a popular spot for recreational boating.

  2. Victoria Harbour: A natural harbor located in Hong Kong. It is one of the busiest ports in the world and is famous for its stunning skyline views.

  3. Boston Harbor: A natural harbor located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It played a significant role in the American Revolution and is now a popular spot for recreational activities like sailing and whale watching.

  4. Auckland Harbour: A natural harbor located in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the largest and busiest port in New Zealand and is also a popular spot for recreational activities.

  5. Halifax Harbour: A natural harbor located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is the second-largest natural harbor in the world and played an important role in the history of Canada and North America.

Other similar terms that might be used in the travel context include "port", "marina", "dock", "terminal", "quay", and "wharf".

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