Brunei’s coastline of some 160km along the South China Sea boasts excellent picturesque sceneries, sunsets and its huge collection of marine life. Located on Borneo Island, Brunei has many beaches attracting visitors to indulge in different kinds of water sports and activities, from strolling and scuba diving to snorkeling and jet skiing.
If you’re looking for an exciting thrill of water-related activities, head down to Serasa Beach in the Brunei/Muara District where you can find the Serasa Water Sports Complex, a one stop shop for all water sports and adventures, or plan a trip down to Temburong for a complete different experience of water sports and activities in the river.
Price Range: Depending on packages selected, prices usually vary from operator to operator. Duration: Full day or Half day
Scuba diving in Brunei is gaining popularity worldwide, especially for its amazing shipwreck diving. Many international divers are lured in by the unpolluted waters and uncrowded beaches with its warm tropical climate and clear visibility of corals and marine life. Non-swimmers and those who have always wanted to learn to scuba dive can sign up and choose from a wide array of dive courses and certifications for beginners from the operators located there.
A 45-minute boat ride from Serasa Beach, try snorkeling at the beautiful Pelong Rocks! With the right water temperature and visibility, Pelong Rocks has many shallow corals making it an ideal place for a family adventure and to be enjoyed by all. A snorkeling session is usually accompanied by a picnic and barbecue by the beach. Transportation wouldn’t be a problem as there are speed boats available for hire and is normally part of the package. It is recommended and best to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Prices: From BND30.00 Duration: 15 minutes (approx.)
Imagine sitting and holding on to a huge floating banana boat as you get pulled out to sea and getting thrown into the water at high speed. Feel the adrenaline rush yet? For a 15-minute round, you can enjoy soaking under the sun and witness the exhilarating beauty of the South China Sea as the boats take you out on an wild water adventure. Make sure to slather on lots of sunblock and wear safety vests provided by the operators.
For the adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers, jetskiing can be an outrageously fun water sport. You can opt for different types of jetski packages for a fun ride on the warm Bruneian waters with your friends and family surrounded by landscapes of tree-lined shores and sun on your skin. As always, be sure to wear sunblock and adhere to all safety measures and precautions before embarking on your adventure.
Want a more slower-paced and personalized tour of the waters? Give kayaking a go! The tour takes you around the nearby islands where you can get the chance to get up close and personal with nature on land and sea without getting wet!
Price Range: From BND60.00 Duration: 1 hour (approx.)
Step out of your comfort zone and face your fear of heights as you get lifted up to 300 feet above the beautiful waters. The one-seater parasail lets you experience heightened thrill as you parasail through the waters at top speed, pumping adrenaline whilst giving you the pictures like no other!
Price Range: From BND25.00 Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
The Temburong River’s calm and steady cascading stream creates the most perfect small waves that create the thrilling experience of river tubing. River tubing is a relatively easy activity for all ages to enjoy as you only need to hold tight and enjoy the ride. Get awed by the beautiful sights and sounds of the wildlife around you as you float downstream and experience a journey like no other.
Waterskiing & Wakeboarding
Price Range: From BND150.00 Duration: 1 hour (approx.)
Being one of the fastest growing water sports in the world, waterskiing and wakeboarding are definitely not for the faint hearted. A combination of skateboarding and surfing, get high on adrenaline pump with the right amount of speed, balance and pressure giving you the skills you need to enjoy a good ride. The Bruneian waters are perfect for this sport due to its less populated and calm waters.
White Water Rafting
Price Range: From BND25.00 Duration: 1 hour (approx.)
For a more unique nature adventure experience, head down to Temburong and try white water rafting on the Temburong River. Rafting down the river after a day of exploring the jungles of Ulu Temburong National Park is a fun mixture of thrill and gentle paddling. Ideal for both new and seasoned paddlers, especially with Grade 1 and 2 rapids, make up a good challenge. Disconnect from your busy life and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the thick jungle and wildlife.