Ubin Bisect Kayaking

Duration: 6 hours
Destination: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
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  • 6 hours
  • Singapore
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Paddle your kayak past the nesting sites of sea eagles and search for dolphins in the waters of Pulau Ubin (Ubin Island). Set out from Pulau Ubin on a moderate, 6-hour sea kayak expedition, paddling around the wetlands of Chek Jawa and into the streams bisecting the island. Your expert guide will offer expertise for maneuvering the sit-on-top double kayak and point out a variety of rich marine life inhabiting Ubin’s waters—including manta rays, otters and monitor lizards.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • All necessary equipment included

Pulau Ubin, a granite island located in the northeast of Singapore, offers an abundance of native flora and fauna among its waterways. From rocky shores and wild seas to mangroves and inland creeks, there are plenty of natural wonders to discover by kayak!

Meet your guide for an orientation at Ubin Adventures and then suit up with your life vest and climb aboard your double kayak. These sit-on-top boats are easy to navigate and your guide will offer instructional techniques along the way. Your 9-mile (15-km) kayak route starts out from Changi Beach as you paddle into the sea, and then moves into the tidal streams that bisect the north and south parts of Pulau Ubin.

Follow your guide past the cape of Chek Jawa, where 250 acres (100 hectares) of wetlands are situated on the island’s southeastern tip. Here, you’ll find several ecosystems—including sea grass lagoon, mangrove, coral rubble and coastal forest—that support a multitude of marine life in its waters.

During your journey, paddle past the hunting grounds of dolphin pods and the nesting site of sea eagles. Watch manta rays glide by before exploring inland rivers at high tide. Once you reach the creeks and enter the mangrove trees, your group may chance upon the occasional mangrove tree snake, large monitor lizard and hornbill.

Along the way, stop for a lunch break amid the beautifully scenic waterscape. (It is recommended that you bring your own lunch and beverage.) Toward the end of your kayak adventure, your guide will help you spot the nesting areas of the smooth-coated otter and lead you to their favorite play area to watch their antics.

Your 6-hour tour ends at 3:30pm at Ubin Adventures, where you can change into dry clothes before making your way back to your hotel.

Please click 'View Additional Information' to see the kayaking route map.

Inclusions
  • Kayak, paddle and portable flotation device
  • Professional kayaking leader

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Ferry transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers are recommended to bring the following: Toiletries and towel for freshening up; A change of fresh clothes; Sunscreen; Hat / Cap; Water bottle; T-shirt / Rash guard with surf / board shorts; Covered Shoes / Aqua Boots (Booties) that you can get wet in
  • No Sandals / Slippers Allowed. Participants who come with inappropriate footwear will not be allowed to proceed with the course
  • Travelers must be fit enough to swim 50 meters with flotation device
  • Travelers must provide their own lunch and snacks
  • Passport name, number, date of birth and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Please Note: Departure time may vary due to tide, especially in February to March. After booking, please call the number on your voucher to confirm departure time
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Departure Point

Adventures, No. 34 Pulau Ubin


Departure Time

9:30am
Please Note: Times are subject to change depending on tide


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

6 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 19 Feb 2015 -

Meindert V

Had to make your own way to the Ferry station from your hotel, then needed to get a ferry across to the island. No one to meet you on the island and had to find your own way to the offices of the tour. Despite confirming the tour via e-mail and through the concierge at the hotel, the operator on the day had no knowledge of us booking the tour. Was then put on the wrong tour and only after I queried it, transferred onto the correct tour.

Was told to bring a packed lunch, though no provision was made by the tour operators to have the lunch transported or a dry bag supplied to keep it dry during the kayaking. This should be made clear to participants prior to booking this tour.

The tour description claims "go searching for dolphins". Never did, never will because according to the tour guide there never was and won't be any dolphins around that area. The time spent on the ocean was limited to paddling from the launch point to the entrance of the river to cross the island among the mangroves and then again getting back to the island. (less than 30min)

The fresh water part was unpleasant as the waterways were dirty and heavily polluted. As a medical professional I would go as far as to say it can present a major health risk to participants. The time on water was advertised as 5 - 6 hours. The full tour took 4 hours from arriving at the office to returning

On return: Had to clean your own kayaks, PPD, paddles etc.
There were no change rooms to change into dry clothes. The operator had two make shift open air showers, separated by a tarpaulin where we were told we could shower. It was mouldy and filthy to say the least. There were no toilet facilities either.

For the price paid, it was a disaster and the advertising on La Vacanza Travel is false. It would not recommend this tour to even my worst enemy. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTING.

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