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Looking for ways to cool down and have some fun? You can either try your hand at some thrilling sports such as wakeboarding and jetpacking, or take it easy with a leisure waterbike ride and floating yoga. Read on to find out the best water sports you can do in Singapore.
The beauty about living on an island city-state is that whichever direction you roam, the open sea awaits. From stand-up paddle boarding to kayaking to surfing, there’s an abundance of water sports in Singapore to choose from.
Regardless of whether you’re a kiddy pool casual or a hardcore wave junkie, you’ll definitely be able to find the perfect water sport from our list.
Let’s take a look at where the best places are to make a splash and get your adrenaline pumping while at it. It’s time to have some fun in the sun in these water sports centres!
1. Floating Yoga by Skyline Aqua
Let’s start off with something simpler, something a little less extreme. In this case, it’s yoga!
For half-an-hour, you get to slowly stretch out all those kinks in your neck (I know, I’m in a largely desk-bound job too) and loosen up all those stiff muscles, all whilst balancing on what is essentially a giant floating board. The soothing water rocking sensation, combined with agorgeous uninterrupted view of Marina Bay Sands, is sure to help destress.
Yes, you will probably fall into the water. Yes, you’ll most definitely get wet.But isn’t that part of the fun? Not only will you feel fresher by the end of the session, you’d also have burnt off enough calories to enjoy your post-workout meal without worry. Do note that floating yoga requires a minimum of four people for a session to be conducted. Take this chance and grab your best friends along!
Prices: First timer’s trial — S$35
Address: The Plaza, 7500 Beach Rd, Singapore 199591
Opening hours: Refer to their website for their weekly schedule.
2. Jetpacking/Flyboarding at Ola Beach Club
Well, what do you know? You don’t actually have to go all the way to Bali, Indonesia just to experience what it’s like to race through the air. Over at the Ola Beach Club, you get to choose how you want to lift off.
Whether you choose to strap on a jet pack or hook yourself up to a flyboard, you’d still get the same results. That is: a heart-pumping, exhilarating, water-propelled hydroflight experience that thrusts you over 9m into the air.
Will you be able to achieve mid-air suspension ala Iron Man? There’s only one way to find out. Rest assured, certified instructors will be on hand to guide and supervise the jetpacking session, so even first-timers can join in on the fun. You do, however, have to be above 45kg and below 100kg in order to participate.
Price: S$198 for 45 minutes
Address: 6 Siloso Beach Walk, 099005
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday — 10:00am to 9:00pm, Friday — 10:00am to 10:00pm, Saturday — 9:00am to 10:00pm, Sunday — 10:00am to 10:00pm
3. Kayaking at Singapore Sports Hub
Of course, you can’t talk about water sports in Singapore without mentioning the Outward Bound School standard: Kayaking.
Over at Singapore Sports Hub’s Water Sports Centre, you get to kayak against the backdrop of the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands. If you’re there in the evening, be sure to check out and pose for a shot against the stunning sunset views.
Kayaking makes for a great form of upper-body workout, but if that’s too much for you, you could also opt for a two-seater double kayak. Share the fun, share the load.
Many of the kayaks don’t require any form of certification to use, but those who’d like to get more familiar with the water and craft before paddling out on your own can always join the Kayak Orientation Programme.
If you’re lucky, you might even get the chance to kayak alongside the family of otters residing in the Kallang Basin.
Prices: Starts from S$12 for adults, S$8 for children, for two hours
Address: 8 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397699
Opening hours: 7:00am to 8:00pm
4. Wakeboarding at Singapore Wake Park
Picture this: A TikTok clip of you looking absolutely stunning while you brush your hair back while holding onto a handlebar in front of you as high-speed cables pull you along the water’s surface. If that doesn’t get you clout, we’re not sure what will.
Internet points aside, wakeboarding is a really cool and fun way to make a splash. The cable ski park at the Singapore Wake Park offers three different courses - beginner, intermediate, and full-sized.
The beginner straight-line system is dedicated to absolute greenhorns, where only one person is allowed on at a time. Once confident, the intermediate straight-line system allows riders to learn how to manoeuvre from left to right and jump over basic obstacles. The full-sized cable system, on the other hand, is a much longer and advanced course that loops around the entire wakeboard park, pulling six riders at a time over numerous obstacles.
Don’t underestimate the sport though. While it looks easy on your friend’s Instastories, it’s actually a lot harder to balance and hold on for dear life. If you’re good enough though, why not work your way up and see if you’re able to jump over obstacles?
Prices: Beginner (75 metres) and Intermediate (165 metres) Straight Line System — S$50, Full-sized System (535 metres) — S$80
Address: 1206A East Coast Park, Singapore 449891
Opening hours: Monday to Friday — 10:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday to Sunday — 9:00am to 9:00pm
5. Scuba Diving with Orpheus Dive
If above-water sports aren’t enough for you, we’ll just have to go under(water) then!
Orpheus Dive offers boat rides out to islands like Pulau Hantu and Pulau Jong, where you can finally make use of those scuba diving skills you left sitting on the shelf since your last trip to Krabi island.
In case you’re uncertain about being able to find anything during your dive, Singapore’s coast is actually teeming with life. Seahorses, clownfishes and other interesting-looking mollusks — you name it, you can find it.
While their dives are usually unguided, you can always consider hiring an independent dive guide. Apart from orienting you around the dive sites, they’ll also teach you how to look out for the extra tiny marine life you might otherwise miss.
Prices: Pulau Hantu — S$150, Pulau Jong — S$175
Address: Orpheus Dive departs from the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club — 52 West Coast Ferry Rd, Singapore 126887
Opening hours: Refer to their website for their diving calendar.
6. Hydrodash at Sentosa
Hydrodash is a seemingly friendly inflatable obstacle course waiting to take on the next brave challenger. Think of this as Wipe Out meets Ninja Warriors meets Hole in the Wall.
Singapore’s first floating aqua park is divided into two zones – one for kids and another for those above the age of nine. Either way, both sides allow participants to jump from platform to platform, race along the floating pool noodles, scale the great leaning towers and bounce on a giant trampoline. There’s even a 3m-tall springboard you’d get to launch yourself into the water from!
Oh, and a session comes inclusive of a compulsory safety briefing and buoyancy aid, just in case anyone’s worried. And the great thing about Hydrodash being at Sentosa is that you can just toss yourself back into the water for a leisurely swim after the session is over.
Prices: Kids 6 and under — S$13, 7 and above — S$18
Address: Palawan Beach, 098498
Opening hours: Monday to Friday — 12:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday to Sunday — 10:00am to 7:00pm
7. Waterbiking at Waterbike SG
If any of the above activities are too challenging, perhaps you could try waterbiking instead. As the name suggests, it literally involves pedalling a floating bicycle along the water’s surface.
Unlike a regular bicycle, you don’t have to try to balance the bike as the two giant floats will keep you upright no matter how big the waves get. It’s incredibly easy to manoeuvre, the chances of capsizing are practically zero (you don’t even need to know how to swim). So grab your cameras and get ready for some unforgettable adventures!
Anyone aged eight and above can try it out, so you know just how beginner-friendly this is. Well, kids do have to be at least 140cm in height to reach the pedals.
Despite its appearance, the waterbike can actually reach speeds up to 15km/h! Race your friends to the next island if you can, or just enjoy the ocean breeze and view.
Prices: S$30 for an hour, S$70 for three hours
Address: Campsite 1 at Pasir Ris Park, 159T Jalan Loyang Besar, Singapore 506927
Opening hours: Check their website for their weekly availability.
Don’t fret if you can’t decide on which of these water sports to tackle first. With it being summer all year long in Singapore, it’ll always be the perfect outdoor sports weather. Just remember to pack along extra sunscreen — you’re definitely going to need it!
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