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Escape downtown Singapore’s busy streets for a half-day getaway on Pulau Ubin, a small, tranquil island off Singapore’s northeast shore. On an eco-friendly kayaking tour, you’ll paddle through mangroves to watch for marine wildlife like water monitors, hornbills and maybe even pink dolphins. Enjoy the rural atmosphere of the island, and learn about the local wildlife and ecology from a knowledgeable guide.


  • 4-hour kayaking adventure on Pulau Ubin
  • Kayak through the island's mangroves, and encounter abundant wildlife like jellyfish, kingfishers and even pink dolphins!
  • Learn about the biological and ecological significance of the mangroves' flora and fauna
  • Enjoy the expertise of a guide, licensed by the Singapore Canoe Federation

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What You Can Expect

Pulau Ubin Mangrove Kayak Adventure from Singapore

Kayaking on Pulau Ubin

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.

Customer Reviews

Jacqueline H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We really loved this trip. The only disappointment was that we were promised copies of the photo's taken by Ash. Unfortunately these have not arrived and I would really appreciate you sending these please.

Lia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Great experience outside of the Singapore CBD and other man-made stuff.

Kymberly P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Absolutely amazing. Our tour guide was so passionate and knowledgable. The scenery was fantastic...even got to see wild otters...

Rajan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

This is a awesome tour! Its great to get out of the hussle and bussle of Singapore and actually see some wildlife. It is so quiet I actually felt I was in a Rainforest or something like that. Its well worth a visit and our tour guide was very knowledgeable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Amazing, and excellent escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Didn't see many animals, only one monitor lizard but really enjoyed the peace of the mangroves. I was alone with the guide on my tour due to the Chinese New Year so it was a little quicker than the estimated time but was amazing.

Claudia A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Incredible experience, I was expecting a light paddling on the seashore... instead it was really physical and it looked like on a movie set, we really were in the wild jungle!

Michelle T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Fantastic. Really enjoyed this trip. The guides were very knowledgable and attentive. The mangroves were beautiful. A truly relaxing day. A great change from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Fun morning in the mangroves on pulau us in, our guide was very friendly and knowledgable. We had a great time it's well worth doing just to escape the city life for a few hrs. The equipment was well maintained and looked after.

Juliane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

It was a very nice, exciting and unique trip - we saw some animals. I liked the small group (only us two with the guide).


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

One of the best activities I've done in Singapore! It was very off the beaten track, yet relaxing. Thank you Viator!

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