Explore Pulau Ubin's Mangroves & Stunning Nature With These Kayaking Tours


Faruq Senin •  Oct 20, 2020

For a seemingly urban jungle like Singapore, the city still has many undiscovered spots and natural gems. Thinking of taking a break from your hectic schedule? There's one activity you need to try: mangrove kayaking in Pulau Ubin! Ever since Phase 2, more Singaporeans have been rediscovering their own backyard for unique experiences. So, if you've always wanted to do some kayaking in Singapore, it's time to head over to Pulau Ubin for a kayaking adventure amidst nature ?

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Most people might know Pulau Ubin as a hiking and cycling spot but now you can try this unique activity too. Several companies run this tour and one of them is Adventures by Asian Detours. Their 4-hour kayak tour will introduce you to Pulau Ubin's scenic mangroves, led by an Expedition Leader who will tell you more about the natural formations. If you're new to kayaking, don't worry as the waters are very still. Equipment and gear are provided too, so you can come as you are ?

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For those of you who are beginners, the best part is that you can hop on a tandem kayak with your friends or family! If you're planning to bring your kids out for a day outdoors, the tour is also suitable for kids 7 years and above (must be accompanied by an adult).

Up for a challenge? Adventures by Asian Detours also has other kayaking tours that let you explore Ubin's flora and fauna such as Ubin Bisect Kayaking, Round Ketam Kayaking and Paddle to Pedal (both kayaking and cycling).

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Another company operating kayaking tours in Ubin is kayakasia, an eco-adventure travel company and their tours are led by professional kayak guides. Their 6-hour Ubin Rivers Trail brings you on a journey through Pulau Ubin's waterways, especially its 4 main rivers. Experience nature at its best on this tour as you'll be able to get close to natural canopies of arching branches and leaves. Spot various species of birds or even reptiles like monitor lizards and snakes while you're kayaking!

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The 12km kayak trail is beginner-friendly and perfect for kids aged 8 years and above. If you're fuelled by a sense of adventure and want to care for the environment about the same time, then this is the tour for you!

Instead of hiking or cycling in Pulau Ubin, why not go off the beaten path and explore the island on a kayak instead? With its intricate waterways and mangroves, you'll definitely get to appreciate its stunning nature ?

Adventures by Asian Detours

Price: $89

Duration: 4 hours (2 hours in water)

Time: 9AM or 1PM

Meet-up point: 34, Pulau Ubin (1-min walk from jetty)

Book your tour here!

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Price, dates and times: Contact them at +65 9756 2040 or email [email protected]

Duration: 6 hours

Find out more here!


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