Your kayaking tour starts on Pulau Ubin, so you’ll need to make your own way to the small island from Singapore via a 10-minute bumboat ride. When you arrive, meet your experienced guide in front of the National Parks Information Kiosk.
During a tour orientation, your guide will outfit you with your kayak and necessary gear and demonstrate paddling techniques so you can safely maneuver your kayak on the water. Then head into the mangroves, paddling in pairs through the lush waterscape. Listen to your guide tell you about this marine environment and its biological diversity while you watch for wildlife like otters, jellyfish, hermit crabs and maybe even pink dolphins. You’ll also spot—or maybe just hear—bird species such as Oriental-pied hornbills, white-bellied sea eagles and black-capped kingfishers.
By the end of your kayak tour, you’ll have a new appreciation for Singapore’s native plant and wildlife, as well as the serene atmosphere of this rural island so close to the skyscrapers and bustle of downtown Singapore.