Paddle up and get kayaking with out ultimate guide to kayaking in Singapore!
Are parks too crowded for you? Want to get out to sea and chillax? Get kayaking!
With the opening up of reservoirs for recreational water sports, kayaking has emerge to become one of the fastest growing activity in water sports.
Basic kayaks do not require any prior experience and can be easily mastered in under an hour, making it those new to water sports. On top of that, kayaking are a great way to de-stress and get away from the crowd without having to get your passport stamped!
Check out our ultimate guide on the best kayak rental spots and tours, and get paddling!
Paddle Lodge @ MacRitchie & Pandan Reservoir
Enjoy a relaxing kayak session at MacRitchie Reservoir, Singapore oldest reservoir.
Operated by the Singapore Canoe Federation (SCF), Paddle Lodge provides a range of kayaks for rental. Kayak orientation programmes as well as the personal skills star award course are also taught by SCF at the Paddle Lodge and Kallang Water Sports Centre.
Cap off your day at MacRitchie Reservoir with a hike along the broadwalk
Note: SCF also operates Paddle Lodge at Pandan Reservoir
From $15 per hour
Daily, 9:30am to 6pm
Paddle Lodge @ MacRitchie Reservoir: Reservoir Road Singapore 570000
Paddle Lodge @ Pandan Reservoir: 11 Penjuru Road Singapore 609159
Water Sports Centre @ Singapore Sports Hub
Located right beside the Singapore Sports Hub and along the Kallang Basin, the Water Sports Centre offers a wide variety of water activities designed for both elite athlete training and public usage.
With the towering skyscrapers as the backdrop, the Water Sports Centre is undoubtedly the most scenic location for water activities.
The centre offers several water sports courses including dragon boat orientation programme, kayak orientation programme, and the Kayak 1 Star and 2 Star personal skill award. Aside from the programmes, Water Sports Centre offers kayak, canoe and even dragon boat rental for those who just want to have fun.
The Water Sports Centre is also home to the Singapore Canoe Federation, the Singapore Dragon Boat Association and ActiveSG Canoe Academy.
Note: Rental of kayaks are strictly on a walk-in basis, subject to availability.
From $10 per hour
Daily, 7am to 8pm (10pm on public holidays)
Water Sports Centre, 8 Stadium Walk Singapore 397699
PAssion WaVe @ Multiple Outlets
First formed in 2015 as Water-Venture, People’s Association PAssion WaVe (PAWV) offers a multitude of waterfront lifestyle programmes to bridge communities through water sports and to encourage a outdoor lifestyle.
Besides water sports equipment rental, PAssion WaVe also offer certification course through its partners and trainers.
There are currently 5 PAssion WaVe outlets offering kayak rentals and courses: Bedok Reservoir, Jurong Lake Gardens, Sembawang Park, Pasir Ris Park and Marina Bay.
From $9.8 for two hours
Tue to Sun, 9am to 6pm. Closed on Monday
PAssion WaVe @ Pasir Ris: 125 Elias Road Singapore 519926
PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay: 11 Rhu Cross Singapore 437440
PAssion WaVe @ Sembawang: 60 Jalan Mempurong Singapore 759058
PAssion WaVe @ Jurong Lake Gardens: 11 Yuan Ching Road Singapore 618662
PAssion WaVe @ Bedok Reservoir: 911Bedok Reservoir Road Singapore 479311
Lower Seletar Water Sports Centre @ Lower Seletar Reservoir
Just a 15 minute walk away from Khatib MRT station, the Lower Seletar Water Sports Centre (LSWSC) is one of the newest establishment in the local water sports scene, having just opened for business on October 2020.
LSWSC offers a host of activities from kayak rentals to dragonboat training, making it a perfect avenue for water enthusiasts in the North.
From $12 for two hours
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun, 8am to 6pm. Closed on Mondays and Thursdays
Lower Seletar Water Sports Centre, 100 Yishun Avenue 1 Singapore 769140
AdventurePaddlers Ohana @ Pasir Ris Park
Operating since 1996, AdventurePaddlers at the Ohana Beach House have since become a one-stop water activity providers at Pasir Ris Park.
AdventurePaddlers offers several watersports equipment for rental. This includes kayaks, standup paddle boards, water trikes, paddle boats, dingy (sailing) and outriggers (sailing). Price for a single kayak starts from S$12/hr and S$60/day.
Note: AdventurePaddlers also operates a second outlet at Ohana Beach House @ Loyang.
From $12 per hour
Mon to Fri, 3pm to 12am
Sat & Sun, 10am to 12am
9737 7944 | Website
Ohana Beach House @ Pasir Ris, 131 Pasir Ris Road Singapore 519148
Ohana Beach House @ Loyang, 159W Jalan Loyang Besar, Singapore 507020
Kayakasia is a eco adventure travel company that specializes in kayak adventures and workshops. This includes multi-day kayak expeditions to remote places cut off from the world and kayak courses for families and schools
With the global world still in a lockdown, kayakasia now hosts regular half-day kayak trips around places in Singapore. A popular expedition is the Sungei Khatib Bongsu adventure, a 9km trail that takes one deep into Singapore’s largest mangrove riverine habitat to explore the forgotten natural rivers only accessible by boats. Another of kayakasia popular expeditions is the Ubin Rivers Trail, a 12km trail that explores the intricate river systems and waterways of the island in a close loop.
From $50 per pax
Operating hours are subjected to bookings
kayakasia, 59C Temple Street, Singapore 058604
Adventure by Asian Detours
Operated by local travel agency Asian Detours under the ‘Adventures‘ brand, Adventures operates several sea expeditions and outdoor adventure as part of their goal to create shared experiences through out-of-the-norm adventures.
For paddling and cycling fanatics, the ‘Paddle to Pedal’ package offers a kayak adventure through the fascinating mangroves of Pulau Ubin as well as a relaxing cycle into the heart of the island.
For those looking for something more, opt for the ‘K3: Kayak Kelong Kampung’ package, a wholesome experience that includes a hearty kayaking session, and visits to Ubin’s fish farm kelongs and authentic village kampung homes on the island.
From $75 per pax
Daily, 9am to 6pm
Civil Service Club, 2 Netheravon Road Singapore 508503
Kayak Fishing Fever
Kayak Fishing Fever (FEVER) is a local company that combines the fun of kayaking and the thrill of fishing into one: kayak fishing.
Instead of the conventional kayak paddles, FEVER uses leg-powered Hobie kayaks, allowing kayakers to peddle through the waves while reeling in a fish.
FEVER offers three routes: The Playground, Big Boat Small Boat, and Sandy Shores.
- The Playground is a short 2-4km route meant for anyone new to fishing or kayak.
- Big Boat Small Boat stretches 3-5km and paddles along the biggest shipping lane in the world; perfect for anyone who’s ready for a workout.
- Sandy Shores is a 4-6km route that takes one along the shores of Sentosa; you may catch a glimpse of the hawksbill sea turtle or hear screams of the bungee jumpers!
From $129 per pax
Operating hours are subjected to bookings
120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942
Started in 2010 by a kayak enthusiast, Ninja Kayakers is a 3-men outfit offering innovative kayaking routes for people of all ages.
Using inflatable kayaks, kayakers are able to deploy its kayaks with ease and explore places at will, hence the name of the company Ninja Kayakers.
Ninja Kayakers offers a variety of routes, each with a unique touch and challenge. The Secret Sentosa tours, for instance, takes one to the water edges of Tanjong Rimau (Fort Silos0), providing a fresh perspective at the iconic attraction many of us are familiar with. Another of its highlight tour, the Seletar Sling, takes one along Sungei Simpang and offers an optional visit to Ah Hua’s Kelong.
To top it off, a field-cooked lunch is provided for all half-day tours.
From $120 per pax
Operating hours are subjected to bookings
Q: Do I need any kayak experience or certification to rent one?
The answer is NO! Beginner kayaks such as the sit-on-top kayaks and canoes do not require any prior experience or certification. Closed-deck kayaks and outrigger require a minimum of Kayak 1 Star Personal Skill Award to operate. Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is provided for all kayak rentals.
Q: What is the minimum age to use a kayak?
The minimum age to use a craft is 7 years old. All children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult and must fit into a Personal Flotation Device (PFD).
Q: Is there a weight limit for kayaks?
Most recreational kayaks have a weight limit of 90kg to 200kg depending on the size and make-up of the craft. You may contact the individual outlets to find out more.
Q: What happens if it rains before, or during the session?
Most rental outlets and tour provider offer to reschedule or refund the booking before the commencement of the session. In the event of inclement weather during the session, the session may be rescheduled or refunded depending on the outlet’s terms and conditions. You may contact the individual outlets to find out more.
Q: What is the difference between kayaking and canoeing?
There are several differences in them, including the types of boats, the paddles used, as well as the positions adopted. Kayaking involves one sitting in the boat with a double blade paddle while canoeing requires one to adopt a kneeling/half-keel position and paddle with a single blade paddle, much like dragon boating.