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Ultimate Guide To Kayaking In Singapore: Rental Spots, Where To Kayak & More

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Faruq Senin  •  Oct 27, 2020

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[Updated: 29 May 2021] In a tropical country like Singapore, there are plenty of outdoor activities that you can do for a fun weekend out. Besides hiking and nature spots, there are many places where you can go kayaking in Singapore like Lower Seletar Reservoir, Kallang River and more! New to the sport and wondering where you can rent a kayak or how to sign up for kayaking tours? Here's the ultimate guide you need to kayaking in Singapore! From kayak rentals to where to kayak and more, we've got you covered 🤗

1. Lower Seletar Water Sports Centre

Where: Lower Seletar Reservoir

Credit: Camelot Those of you living in Khatib or Yishun would be familiar with the Lower Seletar Reservoir. Known for its calm and peaceful turquoise waters, your kayaking experience here would enable you to immerse yourself in nature and spot some wildlife! Run by Camelot, you can also try other water sports here like dragon boating. Price: from $12 for 2h Website 

2. Water Sports Centre, Singapore Sports Hub

Where: Kallang Basin, Tanjong Rhu, Marina Bay

Credit: Singapore Sports Hub on FacebookPlanning to go kayaking at Kallang Basin and Tanjong Rhu? Head overto the Singapore Sports Hub where you'll get a view of the National Stadium and even the Singapore skyline if you're planning to go as far asMarina Bay. Rates start from $12 for 2 hours and don't worry if you're a beginner as no certification is required for their sit-on-top kayaks and canoe. Those of you who are more advanced can rent their closed deck kayaks or the outrigger canoe instead. Price: from $12 for 2 hours Address: 8 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397699 Website | Facebook | Instagram

3-7. PAssion WaVe

Where: Marina Bay, Bedok Reservoir, Jurong Lake, Pasir Ris Park, Sembawang Park

Credit: PA PAssion WaVe on Facebook With a total of 5 outlets, kayaking at PAssion WaVe is perfect no matter where you are in Singapore! If you're looking to kayak with an impressive view of Singapore's skyline, then head over to the outlet at Marina Bay. For those of you who want some fun in the open water, kayaking at Pasir Ris Park or Sembawang Park will suit you just fine. Or else, the scenic waters at Jurong Lakeor Bedok Reservoir will be perfect for your kayaking session too 😍 Not to mention thattheir rates are really affordable too - from $9.80 for 2 hours! Do note that you'll have to book a kayaking slot via theOnePA website. Use the location filters to state your preferred location for kayaking. There are also various kayaking courses that you can sign up for if you're up for a challenge.

PAssion WaVe kayak rental locations:

  • Marina Bay - 11 Rhu Cross, Singapore 437440
  • Bedok Reservoir - 911 Bedok Reservoir Rd, Reservoir Park, Singapore 479311
  • Jurong Lake Gardens - 100 Yuan Ching Rd, Singapore 618662
  • Pasir Ris Park - 125 Elias Rd, Singapore 519926
  • Sembawang Park - 60 Jln Mempurong, Singapore 759058
Price: from $9.80 for 2 hours Book your kayaking slot here! Facebook | Instagram

8. Adventures by Asian Detours

Where: Pulau Ubin

Credit: Adventures on Facebook Pulau Ubin is known for its stunning nature and one way to uncover it is by kayaking through the island! A 4-hour kayak tour with Adventures by Asian Detours 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 andgear are provided too, so you can come as you are 🤗 There are other kayaking tours you can sign up for like the Ubin Bisect Kayaking, Round Ketam Kayaking and Paddle to Pedal (both kayaking and cycling).Price: from $98 Book your tour here! Address: 34, Pulau Ubin (1-min walk from jetty) Facebook | Instagram P.S. Check out other unique tours in Singapore you should sign up for here!

9-10. Paddle Lodge

Where: MacRitchie Reservoir, Pandan Reservoir

Credit: Prince Miranda on FacebookLooking for respite from the busy city? Then kayak at MacRitchie Reservoir instead, Singapore’s largest nature reserve. The calm waters here, set against the backdrop of the abundant rainforest will make you forget that you’re even in Singapore for a moment! You can rent your kayaks ($15 per hour) from Paddle Lodge by the Singapore Canoe Federation. While you’re here, try to spot nature enthusiasts doing some fishing, hiking or even bird-watching 😉 Paddle Lodge also has an outlet at Pandan Reservoir in the West! Located near Pandan Gardens and Teban Gardens, Pandan Reservoir is a quiet space for recreational activities. Though you can't find info about kayak rental at the reservoir on Paddle Lodge's website,you can email them at[email protected] or call 62580057. Price: from $15 for 1 hour Book your slot here! (Macritchie) Facebook | Instagram

11. Ola Beach Club

Where: Sentosa

Credit: Ola Beach Club on Facebook If you love the sun, sand and sea, Sentosa is probably one of your favourite places in Singapore! Make your visit to Sentosa more exciting by kayaking at Siloso Beach. Head over to Ola Beach Club and rent a single or double kayak with your friends or family. The best part is, you don't need to have any prior experience and there'll be experienced guides during your kayaking adventure too. Price: $25 per hour (single kayak), $35 per hour (double kayak) Book your slot here! (or call 6265 5966/email [email protected]) Facebook | Instagram

12. kayakasia

Where: Pulau Ubin, Sungei Simpang, Sungei Khatib Bongsu, Mandai/Kranji, Northern Islands, Southern Islands

Credit: kayakasia on FacebookIf you're fuelled by a sense of adventure and want to care for the environment at the same time, then kayakasia's expeditions are for you! kayakasia is an eco-adventure travel company and their tours are led by professional kayak guides. You can choose from a range of tours from beginner-friendly to moreadvanced ones. You'll also get to uncover Singapore's hidden gems like St. John's/Lazarus Islands, mangroves in Sungei Simpang and the Mandai/Kranji areas.Price: varies (you'll need to enquire with them) Contact: Call +65 9756 2040 or email [email protected] Website | Facebook

Do I need a certification or license to kayak?

If you're wondering if you need certification or a license to kayak in Singapore, the answer is no! For most kayak rentals, they will have a range of kayaks that you can choose from. The sit-on-top kayaks and canoes are usually good for beginners and closed-deck kayaks are for those with certification. Most kayak rental services are also suitable for families but children aged 7-12 might need to be accompanied by an adult. However, this might be different according to kayak operators, so remember to check in advance before booking! So, if you're planning to engage in some water sports this weekend, it's time to go kayaking in Singapore! With this handy guide on rental spots and where to kayak, you're now ready for an adventure 🤗