Living on an island surrounded by water is enough reason to engage in water activities such as kayaking. Singapore has no lack of natural landscapes and man-made facilities to do them. So if you are looking for somewhere to kayak on the weekends, check out our list of top 5 kayaking spots in Singapore!
1. Singapore Sports Hub
If you’re looking to enjoy Singapore’s urban skyline while kayaking, look no further than the Singapore Sports Hub. You can either pick from a tandem kayak or a pedal boat for two, and take a slow, relaxing cruise down the Kallang River. Pedal boats are ideal for beginners and children, while experienced kayakers can challenge the 500m long Regatta course on a tandem kayak.
Location: 8 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397699
Mondays to Sundays: 7am – 8pm
Public Holidays: 7am – 10pm
2. Macritchie Reservoir
Looking for beautiful, natural scenery to kayak in? Head down to Paddle Lodge @ Macritchie Reservoir, which is operated by the Singapore Canoe Federation. MacRitchie Reservoir is one of four reservoirs that make up the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, and is a fantastic place to observe nature while kayaking with family.
Yes – anyone, including children age 10 years old and above can get a chance to experience kayaking here (only requirement is that kids have to be accompanied by adults).
Location: Paddle Lodge @ MacRitchie Reservoir
Mondays to Sundays: 9:00am – 12:00noon (Last rental at 10:30am) and 2:00pm – 6:00pm (Last rental at 4:30pm)
3. Pulau Ubin
This is one of the most “ulu” (Singlish for “remote”) locations to kayak at, but we promise you that it is worth the travel. Once you get off at the Pulau Ubin jetty, look for unit number 34, a white house with an Ubin Adventures signboard.
They offer both kayak and bike guided tours, with different tours tailored for different experience levels. However, you have to book a slot with Ubin Adventures on their website at least two days in advance, and read up on what you need to bring.
Location: 34 Pulau Ubin, Singapore 508287
Opening Hours: Timing varies
If you prefer a more urban setting, you will be glad to know that you can paddle your way down a section of the Singapore River against the magnificent backdrop of Marina Bay. Situated at 11 Rhu Cross, PAssion WaVe is located within Bay East Garden – part of Gardens by the Bay.
It is one of Singapore’s public Water Venture community clubs located strategically near reservoirs and other bodies of water. Here, you can rent a closed deck as well as sit-on-top kayaks, 2 and 4 seater pedal boats, bell boats and even dragon boats if you are up for it.
Location:11 Rhu Cross, Singapore 437440
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 6pm
5. Bedok Reservoir
Bedok Reservoir attracts many neighbouring residents on the weekends for all kinds of outdoors activities, but did you know that you can kayak here as well? Since 2005, PA WaterVenture has been operating and offering kayaking at Bedok Reservoir. They offer kayak rentals to the public at a rate of S$15 for two hours.
You can definitely bring the whole family here for an inclusive exercise activity, but do take note: to go on a single kayak, children need to be at least 11 years old; kids as young as 7 years old can go on a double kayak, provided they can fit into a life vest and are accompanied by an adult.
Location: 911 Bedok Reservoir Road, Bedok Reservoir Park, Singapore 479233
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 6pm