15 Water Activities To Try in The Philippines
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15 Water Activities To Try in The Philippines

The Philippines is a water lover’s paradise, with thousands of islands, marine parks, and rivers to explore. Whether your heart craves adventure or seeks serenity, the country offers a diverse range of water activities to match your desires. 

Here are the top 15 water activities in the Philippines that you can try on your next vacation!

1. Island Hopping – Hundred Islands, Pangasinan

Island Hopping – Hundred Islands, Pangasinan
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Address: Dr. Gonzalo Montemayor Wharf, Brgy. Lucap, Alaminos, Pangasinan

Website: https://www.alaminoscity.gov.ph/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlaminosCityTourism 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 0968 205 8137 |  0917 828 4001 


  • Registration Fee – P100 (Day tour) | P160 (Overnight)
  • Environmental Fee – P60 (Day tour) | P120 (Overnight)
  • Entrance Fee/IPAF – P30 (Day tour/Overnight)
  • Insurance Fee – P10 (Day tour/Overnight)
  • “Basura Mo, Iuwi mo’ Policy (Garbage In. Garbage Out) – P200 (Deposit)
  • *Once you return the garbage bag with trash, the trash will be refunded to you.
  • Motorboat Rates – Small Boat (1-5pax) – P14000 (1 Day tour)

            – P30000 (2 Days tour)

– Medium Boat (6-10 pax) – P1800 (1 Day tour)

        – P3800 (2 Days tour)

– Large Boat (11-15 pax) – P2000 (1 Day tour)

        – P4500 (2 Days tour)

Island hopping in the Hundred Islands, Pangasinan, ranks among the top water activities in the Philippines. thanks to its diverse island options that cater to a wide range of tastes.

Whether you’re up for a thrilling day tour or a serene overnight stay, the four developed islands of Quezon Island, Governor’s Island, Marcos Island, and Children’s Islands offer accommodations, restroom facilities, and cozy cottages. 

Pro Tip:

  • If you want fewer crowds, go island hopping at the lesser-known islands of the Hundred Islands, like Virgin Island, Cuenco Island, Cathedral Island, Crocodile Island, Romulo Island, Monkey Island, and Bat Island.

2. Paraw Sailing – Boracay Island, Aklan

Paraw Sailing – Boracay Island, Aklan
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Address: Zone 5, Bolabog Road, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan

Website: https://www.viajeroyale.com/product/paraw-sunset-sailing-boracay-3-pax/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boracayviajeroyale 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boracay_viajeroyale/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 0917 595 9959

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 6 PM


  • Paraw Sunset Sailing – P925 (per person)

Paraw sailing around Boracay Island in Aklan stands out as a premier water activity in the Philippines. It offers a unique experience that combines relaxation and adventure to appreciate the island’s coastal beauty. 

It’s a must-try experience: the “paraw,” a small but charming wooden handcrafted boat, combined with the gentle breeze guiding you through the island’s pristine waters. It’s a great way to cap off the day.

Pro Tip:

  • The best time to go paraw sailing is around 5 PM, when you can watch the sunset.

3. Parasailing – Coron, Palawan

Address: 1st deck of Coron Harbor Square, New Reclamation Site, Coron Town Proper, Palawan

Website: https://www.royalislandwatersports.com/parasail 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalislandresortandwatersports 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/royalislandwatersports/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: +63939-332-5568 | +63915-407-6119

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 5 PM


  • Parasailing (15 mins) – Solo Flyer – P3000

                  – Double Flyer – P2250

                – Triple Flyer – P1900

Parasailing in Coron, Palawan is a must-try water activity that takes your adventure to new heights! Imagine soaring above the breathtaking scenery for a thrilling ride, surrounded by crystal-clear blue skies and ocean.

As you ascend into the air, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring panoramic views of the entire island, creating unforgettable memories. You have the option of getting wet (taking a water dip) or remaining dry throughout the flight. 

Pro Tip:

  • Go parasailing in the late afternoon for stronger winds to soar higher and faster and to get a better view of the surrounding islands.

4. Sailing – Sailing Club, Iloilo

Sailing – Sailing Club, Iloilo
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Address: Oton-Miguel Rd, Oton, Iloilo

Website: https://iloilosailing.webs.com/learntosail.htm 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IloiloSailing/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Whether you are new to sailing or want to improve your skills, the Iloilo Sailing Club has courses for you. Sailing is an exceptional aquatic activity that allows you to navigate open waters by mastering the art of controlling a sailboat using the wind. 

It’s also a great workout that improves muscle endurance, agility, and concentration. The Iloilo Sailing Club is based in Oton, Iloilo, but they sail around the beautiful beaches of Panay and Guimaras.

Pro Tip:

  • The best time for sailing in Oton, Iloilo is during the dry season, which is from November to April.

5. Banana Boat Ride – Blue Sands Beach Resort, Initao

Banana Boat Ride – Blue Sands Beach Resort, Initao
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Address: Blue Sands Beach Resort, Tubigon, Initao, 9016 Misamis Oriental

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blusandsresortinitao/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blusandsresort/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 0925 898 7640 


  • Banana Boat Ride (10 pax) – P1700

The banana boat ride at Blue Sands Beach Resort, Initao, guarantees a thrilling and enjoyable experience for all ages. It can accommodate up to 10 people, so it’s a great way to bond with friends or family. 

You’ll all be laughing and screaming as you race through the waves!

Pro Tip:

  • Bring your waterproof action camera, like the GoPro, Insta360, or Akaso to capture all the fun!

6. River Rafting – Cagayan de Oro City

Address: #1 Rivera Bldg. Corrales Ave. corner, Rivera Bldg, Cagayan de Oro City

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063471889766 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 09177122442 | 0917 712 2323

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 7:30 AM and 12 PM


  • Lower Section (2 1/2 hours) – P1200 (per head)
  • Middle Section (3 1/2 hours)  – P1800 (per head)
  • Upper Section (2 hours) – P2000 (per head) 

*Includes jeepney transfers, guides and kayakers, toll fee, shower fee, and gear.

River rafting in Cagayan de Oro is a must-try water activity for those who are looking for an adventure. The Cagayan River is a Class II and III rapid river, which means that it’s challenging but not too dangerous, perfect for experienced paddlers and beginners.

Kagay is Cagayan de Oro’s premier whitewater river rafting outfitter that offers three optional rafting courses: a lower section with 14 rapids, a middle section with 24 rapids, and an upper section with more technical rapids.

Pro Tip:

  • Wear long sleeves and leggings so that your skin will be protected from sunburn and scratches.

7. Canyoning – Kawasan Falls, Cebu 

Canyoning – Kawasan Falls, Cebu
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Address: A.S. Fortuna St., Cebu City, 

Website: https://www.travelcebu.ph/day-tours/cebu-canyoneering-kawasan-falls/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/travelcebu.ph 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travelcebutours/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 0956 300 3668 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday – 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday – CLOSED


  • Canyoneering (4 to 5 hours) – P8490 (per person)

*Includes a private tour, entrance fees, hotel pickup, breakfast, lunch, and canyoneering gear.

Canyoning or canyoneering at Kawasan Falls is a challenging and exciting water activity where you will hike, swim, rappel, and jump off waterfalls all in one day. It’s a team water sport that requires everyone to work together to complete the course. 

Canyoning is also a great way to face and conquer your fears while building trust with your friends and family. Travel Cebu’s tour offers a canyoneering adventure that begins in Badian Mountain and ends at the 40 foot high ice-cold water of Kawasan Falls.

Pro Tip: 

  • Go canyoning with a group of 12 people, so you will only have to pay P3090 per person.

8. Hydrofoil Surfing – Bravo Beach Resort, Siargao

Hydrofoil Surfing – Bravo Beach Resort, Siargao
(Image Source: Siargao Watersports)

Address: Siargao Watersports, Beachfront of Bravo Beach Resort, Tourism Road, General Luna, 8419 Surigao Del Norte

Website: https://www.siargaowatersports.com/surf-sup-foil 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/siargao.watersports 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siargao.watersports/ 

Email: 0915 264 6225 

Contact Details: [email protected] 

Operating Hours:


  • Introduction to Foiling/Hydrofoil Surfing – P5800 (2 hours private lessons)

                          – P4600 (2 hours semi-private lessons)

*Equipment Included

  • 2-way radio upgrade – P1100 (2 hour lesson)
  • Tow-in Hydrofoil Surfing Session – P5800 (2 hours private lessons)

                                  – P4600 (2 hours semi-private lessons)

Hydrofoil surfing is a relatively new water sport that is quickly gaining popularity in the Philippines. It is a great way to experience the thrill of surfing without having to worry about paddling or catching waves. 

You simply stand on a hydrofoil board and let the wind and waves propel you forward. If you want to learn hydrofoil surfing, you can get lessons from Siargao Watersports, which also offers lessons in kitesurfing, wing foiling, surf foiling, and SUP foiling.

Pro Tip:

  • Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher 30 minutes before going  hydrofoil surfing to avoid extreme sunburn.

9. Kitesurfing – Kingfisher Kite Surfing Hotel, Pagudpud

Kitesurfing – Kingfisher Kite Surfing Hotel, Pagudpud
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Address: Sitio Ayoyo, Brgy. Caparispisan, Pagudpud

Website: http://kingfisher.ph/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pagudpud.resort/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingfisher.ph/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 0927 525 8111

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 7:30 AM to 9 PM


  • Beginner Course – around P6000
  • Intermediate Course – around P4000
  • * Courses include equipment rental and instructor fee.
  • Equipment Rental – around P2500 (per hour) | P7500 (per day)

* Includes kite, board, harness, helmet, and life jacket

*Surfing rates in Kingfisher Pagudpud may change depending on the season, the package, and the level of difficulty.

Kitesurfing, or kiteboarding, is a water sport that combines elements of surfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, and paragliding. Kingfisher Resort has globally-competitive instructors that can teach you the art of kite surfing.

Because of the strong winds and large waves in Pagupud, Kingfisher Resort has become a popular kite and windsurfing destination for tourists from all over the world, including Europe, America, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Pro Tip:

  • Expect no data reception at Kingfisher. If you need to connect to the internet, bring a portable WiFi device.

10. Surfing – Kahuna Resort, La Union

Surfing – Kahuna Resort, La Union
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Address: National Highway Brgy. Urbiztondo 2514 San Juan, La Union

Website: https://www.kahunaresort.com/san-juan-la-union/surf-clinic-kahuna/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KahunaBeachResortandSpa/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kahunaresort/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 072 607 1040 | 0917 830 0363 | 0998 855 2837


  • Surfing 101 (1 1/2 hours( –  P949
  • 1 Day Surf Lesson – (3 hours) – P1599
  • 2 Day Weekend Warrior (2×3 hours) – P2990
  • 3 Day Waver Rider (3×3 hours) – P4289 (one to one coaching)
  • 5 Day Soul Surfer (Intermediate surf coaching and guiding) – P6299 (one to one coaching)
  • Kids Club (1 1/2 hours) – P849 (4 to 12 years old)

La Union is an excellent location for those interested in learning to surf. There are numerous surfing schools to choose from, including Kahuna, which has partnered with the ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors in Australia) certified La Union Surf School.

Kahuna’s surfing courses are customized to the needs of each student, so whether you want to try surfing for the first time or pursue it professionally, they have a course for you.

Pro Tip:

  • The best time to learn to surf is between July and October and November and March, with the best waves occurring during the monsoon season.

11. Wakeboarding –  Decawake Clark Cable Park, Pampanga

Address: JP Laurel Street, Brgy Margot, Angeles City, Pampanga

Website: https://decawakeparkclark.yodelle.us/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decawake.clark/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decawake_clark/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 0945 228 5599 

Operating Hours: [email protected] 

  • Monday to Thursday and Saturday – 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Friday and Sunday – 8 AM to 5:30 PM


  • Weekday –  P600 (2 hours) | P1000 (4 hours)
  • Weekends/Holidays – P700 (2 hours) | P1200 (4 hours)

Wakeboarding is another popular water sport in the Philippines, in which the rider stands on a board attached to a motorboat or a cable system by a tow rope. One popular wakeboarding spot is Deca Clark Cable Waterpark in Pampanga.  

The park has a full-size Rixen 5 tower cable with a variety of rails, sliders, and ramps for both beginners and experienced riders. They also have a wide range of obstacles, sliders, and kickers for expert riders who want to experiment with new tricks. 

Pro Tip:

  • Basic equipment is included in the rates, but if you bring all of your own gear, you will receive a 10% discount on any of the above ticket prices.

12. Scuba Diving – Anilao, Batangas

Address: Mabini, 4202 Batangas 

Website:  http://www.anilaodiving.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anilaodivingandresorts/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anilaodivingandresorts/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 0923 644 9326 | +639913165942


  • Scuba Diving Package – P6075 (per person)

* Minimum of 4 pax. Includes 1 dive with full gear, 1 Night with Breakfast at Isla Water Sports, boat rental, and free underwater pictures.

Anilao, Batangas, is a great place to learn how to scuba dive thanks to its clear waters, abundant marine life, 55 dive spots, and resorts that offer lessons. Currently, Anilao has more than 55 dive spots that you can explore.

Anilao Diving and Resorts offers scuba diving services, including education, dive trips, and certification. For their dive package, you can choose from their affiliated resorts: Isla Water Sports, Aquaventure, Casa Escondida, Eagle Point, Layag, and Aiayanar.

Pro Tip:

  • It’s important to get certified before you go scuba diving in Anilao. This will ensure that you have the knowledge and skills you need to be safe underwater.

13. Freediving – Dumagat Freedive, Dauin

Freediving – Dumagat Freedive, Dauin
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Address: La Independencia Street 6217 Dauin 

Website: https://dumagatfreedive.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dumagatfreedive 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dumagatfreedive/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 0916 761 4975 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday – 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Sunday – CLOSED


  • Try Freediving (4 to hours) – Course Fee – P3000
  • Freediver (2 to 3 days) – P1400
  • Advanced Freediver (3 to 4 days) – P18000
  • Performance Freediver (5 to 7 days) – P22000

Freediving is a one-of-a-kind underwater experience that provides complete freedom and immersion in the natural world. It allows you to observe and appreciate marine life in a natural and unobtrusive manner.

If you want to try freediving, go to Dumagat Freedive, which is an official SSI Freediving Training Center. They provide personalized freediving education using SSI’s world-class training methods, materials, and standards, catering to learners of all levels.

Pro Tip:

  • To prepare you for the freediving course learn the Frenzel Equalization Technique which can make your first freediving course safer, easier, and a lot more enjoyable.

14. Swimming – Amana Water Park, Bulacan

Swimming – Amana Water Park, Bulacan
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Address: Santisima St., Bagong Barrio, Pandi, Bulacan 

Website: https://www.amanawaterpark.ph/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amanawaterparkph/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amanawaterpark/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: +63 44  812 2160 | 0925 899 0868 | 0917 886 6220 | 0939 923 3089

Operating Hours:

  • Day Swimming – Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Night Swimming – Monday to Sunday – 6 PM to 12 AM
  • Overnight Swimming – Monday to Sunday – 6 PM to 6 AM


  • Day Swimming – Adult – P250 

   –  Child (4 ft below) and Senior Citizen (with valid ID) – P200

  • Night/ Overnight Swimming – Adult – P210

  –  Child (4 ft below) and Senior Citizen (with valid ID) – P150

If you are looking for a new place to swim, consider Amana Waterpark in Bulacan. It has the largest wave pool in the Philippines, measuring 3,500 square meters!

It has 11 pools to choose from with different themes, water slides, kiddie pools, and water playgrounds, making it a great place for people of all ages.

Pro Tip:

  • Wear proper swimming attire, like cycling shorts or trunks and a white shirt for men, and bathing suits, cycling shorts, and a white shirt for women.

15. Hydrotherapy – ACE Water Spa, Quzon City

Hydrotherapy – ACE Water Spa, Quzon City
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Address: 399 Del Monte Ave. near cor Banawe St., SFDM, , Quezon City

Website: http://www.acewaterspa.com.ph/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064753084409 


Email: [email protected]

Contact Details: 283678040 | 83678040 | 0917 7012 077

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 10 PM


  • Entrance Fee (valid for 4 hours) – Adults – P600

        – Child (4 ft below) – P300

If you are looking for a way to relax, relieve stress, and improve your health, try hydrotherapy at the ACE Water Spa, Quezon City.

Hydrotherapy uses warm water and jets of water to massage and soothe muscles and joints, improve circulation, reduce pain, improve flexibility, and boost the immune system.

Pro Tip:

  • Bring your own towel.
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