Sun’s out, fun’s out! Get wild and wet with these best spots in Sentosa, Pulau Ubin, the East Coast and more.
With Singapore’s scorching weather and perpetually hot season, it’s a no-brainer to dip into the waters and have a little bit of fun. Sports enthusiasts or not, get your adrenaline fix with these water sports that are totally doable (and safe with our calm waters) in our little sunshine-soaked hub. Prepare to get wet.
Kayaking in Pulau Ubin
Where: Adventures by Asian Detours
This sport (and upper-body workout) is a great getaway from the bustling city. How do we know? The Honeycombers team had its chance at touring the lush mangroves in Pulau Ubin with the help of Adventures by Asian Detours. These outdoor experts cater to all who seek an adventure in the water, including kayaking tours that are friendly for newbies, families and children from the age of seven. A basic four-hour program, including equipment and gear, costs $79.50 per adult and $59 per child. Other kayaking expeditions include Ubin Bisect Kayaking ($95 per adult or child for six hours) and Round Ketam Kayaking ($85 per adult or $65 per child for five hours). Read more about our kayaking adventures here.
Adventures by Asian Detours
Windsurfing at Changi
Where: NSRCC Sea Sports Centre
Get the best of both worlds (specifically, sailing and surfing) with windsurfing. More like the laid-back brother of sailing, this water sport allows adrenaline junkies to freestyle by performing jumps, loops and spins. Get started with Constant Wind, and master your skill at windsurfing with the lessons and guides provided by the sea sports centre. A basic windsurfing course starts from $20 (off-peak period) and $25 (peak period) for a one-hour session.
Constant Wind @ NSRCC Sea Sports Centre, 11 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499740, p. 6445 5108
Flyboarding at Sentosa
Where: Ola Beach Club
Looking to fly and stay airborne 30 feet above water? Say no more. Head over to Sentosa’s Ola Beach Club with your squad and get started with this heart-pumping, water-propelling jetpack sport. First-timers need not worry; there are certified instructors who will supervise you along the way. Packages, including an instructor and gear, start from $228.
Ola Beach Club, 46 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099005, p. 6265 5966
Jet skiing at Puteri Harbour
Where: JETSKI Safari
Ever wish you were an A-List celeb, jetskiing away in the Bahamas? Well, now you can in Singapore. Instead of buying a personal jet ski (which costs a bomb), you can rent one of these bad boys at JETSKI Safari and enjoy an exhilarating ride under the sun. The pros at JETSKI Safari also offer classes for beginners to prepare themselves before hitting the waters for a spin. Rather take your time? The JETSKI Safari Day Package allows you to rent a jet ski (enough to fit two people onboard) for three hours at $500. The package also includes a seafood lunch, complimentary 30-minute kayaking session, a photo memento and location transfers – sounds like a pretty sweet deal!
Wakeboarding at East Coast
Where: Singapore Wake Park
In a nutshell: This invigorating water sport allows you to surf on a specifically designed board whilst being towed by a high-speed craft. Singapore Wake Park is brilliant for this; the park features three cable systems for beginners, intermediate and full-sized courses for thrill seekers of all ages – including families too! Equipment and gear including kneeboards, wakeboards, helmets and vests are provided, and rates start from $40 for an hour on weekdays, and $60 on weekends.
Singapore Wake Park, 1206A East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449891, 6636 4266
Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Sentosa
Where: SeaBreeze Water-Sports
If you prefer a water sport that’s less intense or competitive, try the stand-up paddleboard (or SUP for short). It’s not only relaxing, but is great for building strength, endurance, and of course, balance. Immerse yourself in nature whilst standing on a longboard, and paddle on calm waters with a double-bladed oar. It’s an easy sport for newbies and is super family-friendly, and for $30 per board, you can either explore Sentosa solo or have an experienced buddy making sure you don’t fall off the board.
SeaBreeze Water-Sports, 36 Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 099007, p. 6376 4336
Surfing in Sentosa
Where: Wave House Sentosa
Plan to catch some waves and hang ten with the mates? With Singapore’s lack of huge, crashing waves, Wave House Sentosa is your best bet. Beginners can ride on artificial, indoor waves by opting for the Double Flowrider ($35 on weekdays and $40 on weekends for a one-hour session), where the water runs at 32km/h. And if you’d like to take your surfing skills to another level, go for the Flow Barrel ($30 for a 30-minute session) where the water rushes as fast as 48km/h – careful not to wipe out!
Wave House Sentosa, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099007, p. 6238 1196
Dragonboating at Marina Bay
Where: Singapore Dragon Boat Association
Where else to learn the sport besides the Singapore Dragon Boat Association in Singapore? They have a couple of dragon boat-related activities to sign up for, introductory classes to start from scratch, and team-bonding sessions to turn your colleagues into a superteam. SDBA are also dragon boat event planners and rent out the boats for use.
Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA), Sports Singapore, 3 Stadium Drive, #01-33, Singapore 397630
Sailing in the CBD
Where: DBS by the Bay
Fancy a sail right in the heart of the city? All aboard the two fleets of boats in Marina Bay — the SB20 which is commonly used for adrenaline-pumping races and the four-storey Swedish Match 40 (SM40) which is available to the public for free through the DBS Marina Bay Sailing Programme! And if you’re working in the CBD, wind down for a relaxing sail on Monday to Wednesday afternoons and evenings after work. Bring your mates down too!
DBS by the Bay, Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Centre.
Diving in the region
Where: The Dive Company
Despite the lack of under-the-sea sight to catch in Singapore, we’re lucky to be close to amazing dive spots around Southeast Asia. Get started with the Dive Company, offering scuba diving courses, dive trips and liveaboards throughout the region. Inexperienced? Don’t worry; its team of pros include highly qualified and certified PADI instructors and divemasters.
The Dive Company, 761A North Bridge Road, Singapore 198729, p. 6396 0946
Water polo in Queenstown
Where: The Queenstown Water Polo Club
If you’re looking to pick up an aquatic sport that’s not too extreme, try water polo for starters. The Queenstown Water Polo Club offers the whole range of beginner, intermediate, elite, and adult programmes, with training sessions available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday for participants over the age of 13 years old.
The Queenstown Water Polo Club, Queenstown Swimming Complex (Diving Pool), 473 Stirling Road, Singapore 148948