Sun’s out, fun’s out! Get wild and wet with exciting water sports in Singapore.
With Singapore’s scorching weather and perpetual summer season, it’s a no-brainer to dip into the waters and have a bit of fun every now and then. When you’re done chilling at the beach or swimming pool, get your thrill on! Sports enthusiasts or not, all are welcome. Get your adrenaline fix with these water sports and activities in Singapore that’ll help you cool down in our little sunshine-soaked hub. Spoiler alert: you will get wet.
Best water sports in Singapore
Make a splash with this unique family-friendly activity that’s great for all ages and fitness levels. Join the first and only kayak sailing tour in Singapore with Kayak Fishing. First-timer? Don’t worry, you don’t need any sailing experience at all. Fever Kayak sailing guides will teach you the basics of sailing without any of the complicated jargon.
This kayaking route will take you to Pulau Ubin, and from there, you’ll be navigating your way through the magnificent mangroves forest. Take a good look around to spot wildlife: you might see an otter, monitor lizard or even a wild boar swimming beside your kayak! To end the trip, you’ll savour a meal on one of Singapore’s kelongs (or floating fish farms). Expect fresh seafood like locally farmed sea bass and mussels, caught and harvested right in front of you.
2. Attend mermaid school
Yes, you read that right. A mermaid school right here in Singapore. Finally, an opportunity to live out your childhood mermaid fantasies. Take the course with Syrena, Singapore’s first mermaid, who will teach and instruct you on everything you need to know. Not only will you be immersed in the history and mythology of mermaids, but you’ll also get the chance to don a tail of your own! Get those core muscles ready because you need your strength, being a mermaid isn’t as easy as it seems.
A combination of sailing and surfing, this water sport can be done at East Coast Park. Think of it as the laid-back brother of sailing. Adrenaline junkies can freestyle by performing jumps, loops and spins. Get started with courses at Aloha Sea Sports Centre, or rent the gear and hit the water if you’re already a pro. Constant Wind Sea Sports Centre also offers basic windsurfing courses and rental equipment for you to make a splash at Changi.
4. Stand-up paddleboarding
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 it’s excellent 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. Above all, it’s an easy, family-friendly sport for newbies. You can try it at places like Ola Beach Club in Sentosa, Aloha Sea Sports Centre at East Coast Park and Constant Wind Sea Sports Centre at Changi.
Fancy a sail right in the heart of the city? All aboard the boats in Marina Bay, thanks to DBS’ Sailing At The Bay programme. Free and open to the public, these sailing activities are usually held over weekend afternoons and offer a fun time cruising around the bay with stunning views.
6. Jetpack and jetblade activities
Want to experience the thrill of ‘flying’ above water? Say no more. Head to Sentosa’s Ola Beach Club with your squad and get started with this heart-pumping, water-propelling hydroflight sport. First-timers need not worry. No experience is needed and there are certified instructors who will supervise you along the way. You’ll be soaring 30 feet in the air in no time!
7. Dragon boating
If you’re a newcomer to the sport, learn from the pros themselves: the Singapore Dragon Boat Association. Its orientation programme, helmed by experienced trainers, lets first-timers try out the activity under safe guidance. So gather your mates and head to Kallang River to paddle your way through the waters. Psst: Singapore Sports Hub’s Water Sports Centre also offers dragon boat rentals.
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 at East Coast Park is brilliant for this. The cable-ski park built in a lagoon features three cable systems for beginners and experienced thrill-seekers of all ages – including families! Try the high-energy sport and work your way up to challenge yourself with advanced obstacles.
Love to surf? Or new to the sport? Whatever the case, everyone’s welcome at Splash-N-Surf. The Stingray, a half-pipe surfing facility, is where you can have a shot at bodyboarding and skimboarding. If you’re up for an adventure, ride those waves.
10. Water polo
If you’re looking to pick up an aquatic sport that’s not too extreme, try water polo for starters. This sport combines the rules of basketball, soccer and hockey with wrestling and swimming, which makes for a great cardio workout to build endurance and teach strategy. The Queenstown Water Polo Club offers a whole range of beginner, intermediate, elite and adult programmes, with training sessions held at Queenstown Swimming Complex.
11. Donut riding and banana boating
Hit up Ola Beach Club for more splashin’ fun onboard its inflated banana boat, where you can enjoy the breeze in your hair as you take in the seaside views. Otherwise, try the donut ride to zip across the waters as a speedboat tugs you along.
12. Pedal boating
When someone says water sports, you may be thinking of tanned athletes diving into the water for that sweet adrenaline rush. But if you’re looking to take it slow and just enjoy some quiet time with a friend, try pedal boating. All you have to do is sit and pedal – no experience required. Take a tranquil ride around Discovery Lake at Singapore Discovery Centre and enjoy the water without needing to get wet. If you want to do something meaningful with your time, you can pedal boat and do some litter picking with the Waterways Watch Society. Gather your friends together for a bit of team bonding while clearing up the waters!
Go ahead and beat the heat with these water sports in Singapore!