Looking for an exciting escapade? These water sports in Batam will get your adrenaline pumping.
Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangements between Singapore, Bintan and Batam are officially open, and we’re not complaining! We could really use some fun in the sun (that doesn’t include the same old views and activities from Sentosa’s beaches). Want an exhilarating weekend getaway? Make Nongsa on Batam Island your next holiday destination. Of course, don’t forget you have to be fully vaccinated and hold a negative PCR test result before boarding that ferry. Get your tickets online for a round-trip to Nongsa at Batam Fast or Sindo Ferry, starting at $42 per person!
Thrilling water sports to try in Batam
1. Flyboarding at Turi Beach Resort
Never heard of flyboarding? Neither have we, but you can bet it’ll be on the bucket list for our next trip to Batam. The hydroflighting device propels you into the air using jet nozzles under your feet. You’ll be channelling your inner Iron Man with this fun water sports activity. But if you haven’t done it before, you might take a while to get the hang of it (it isn’t easy to maintain your balance up in the air). Just keep trying! And don’t forget to snap cool photos for the ‘gram, because did you really do it if it’s not on your socials?
Flyboarding at Turi Beach Resort, from $67/person for one hour, Jalan Hang Leki, Kecamatan Nongsa, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia 29465
2. Wakeboarding at Montigo Resorts Nongsa
Gear up for some splashing action with wakeboarding at Montigo Resorts Nongsa. This is an amazing water sport in Batam that will test your sense of balance as you get towed by a motorboat over frothy waves. If you’re not familiar with water sports, this might be a little difficult. But the best way to learn is to literally get thrown off the deep end. Dazzle your friends with some hot new tricks or play it safe and just enjoy the ride. We say it’s time to find your sea legs and get to it!
Wakeboarding at Montigo Resorts Nongsa, from $30/person for 15 minutes, Jalan Hang Lekiu, Sambau, Kecamatan Nongsa, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia 29465
3. Diving at Max’s Dive Centre
Sign up for a scuba diving adventure with Max’s Dive Centre and get whisked away to the underwater world of Batam from the moment you step out of the ferry terminal. The centre will put together a tailored diving itinerary just for you and your friends. You’ll be driven to some of Nongsa’s best dive spots, including Dedap Island and Petong Twin Island. Buoy, that sounds like a good time.
Diving at Max’s Dive Centre, from $140/person for the 8-hour Discover Local Diving package, Perumahan Armendo Raya 2 Blok CC No. 4, Punggur, Kabil, Kecamatan Nongsa, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia 29467
4. Banana boating at Batam View Beach Resort
Whether you’re travelling in a group of two or seven, banana boating is perfect for you. This inflatable water sled will take your beach games to the next level. You’ll even burn some calories while you’re at it (since you’ll be using those muscles to try and stay on board without capsizing the whole crew)! We recommend you hold on tight because things can get a little shaky.
Banana boating at Batam View Beach Resort, from $5/person for 15 minutes, Jalan Hang Lekiu, Sambau, Kecamatan Nongsa, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia 29465
5. Jet skiing at Nongsa Point Marina & Resort
Name us an action movie that doesn’t include the hero sliding in on a jet ski at the last minute to save the day! If you want to live out your spy dreams in real life, put jet skiing on the water sports to-do list when you visit Nongsa, Batam. Come prepared, because this high-speed activity will challenge your balance and coordination.
Jet skiing at Nongsa Point Marina & Resort, from $24/person for 15 minutes, Jalan Hang Lekiu, Sambau, Kecamatan Nongsa, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia 29466
6. Parasailing at Turi Beach Resort
Take to the skies and view breathtaking sights of Nongsa’s beaches as you get tugged along by a motorboat in an open parachute. This is one for the bucket list, especially if you want to conquer your fear of heights! Book it through Cabana Club at Turi Beach Resort. You’ll be sipping on tipples at the island bar once you’re back down on the ground.
Parasailing at Turi Beach Resort, from $44/person per flight, Jalan Hang Leki, Kecamatan Nongsa, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia 29465
Booked your ferry to Batam yet? Get excited about water sports in Nongsa!