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Boracay Water Activities

Boracay Island is the perfect paradise to visit not only for those who want to see its beauty but also for those who are into water activities and water sports. In Boracay, you will never run out of something to do as there are a bunch of activities you can try. Below are the famous water activities and water sports in Boracay.


Banana Boat

Banana Boat is an inflatable recreational boat meant to be towed by a speed boat. This famous Boracay water activity is typically enjoyed by a small group of friends and family. The boat accommodates a minimum of 5 persons in one round.



The Flyfish is a floatable being pulled by a speed boat until lifted up in a certain angle above the water. This fun and exhilarating water activity is a must-try for those who want to experience a more thrilling version of the banana boat ride.



With a parasail wing (a specially designed canopy wing that looks like a parachute) being towed behind by a speed boat, riders can have a decent view of Boracay while being lifted up several meters in the air. This thrilling activity can be enjoyed by one to three persons in one ride.


Helmet Diving or Reef Walking

Helmet diving or Reef walking is done by submerging the individual some 15 to 18 feet underwater while wearing a specialized helmet attached to an oxygen tank to provide air while under the water. This activity is for those who want to enjoy the underwater view of Boracay without scuba diving. It is also perfect for those who can’t swim but do not want to miss the experience of being underwater.


Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

At Bulabog Beach, you can enroll on a full kitesurfing course to kitesurf like a pro. If you cannot ride them, you may enjoy watching as the kites, together with the riders, dance with the wind and tide. Similar to kitesurfing is windsurfing; but instead of a kite, a sail is attached to the board. You may need to take a full course too before learning how to ride.


Mermaid Swimming

boracay-water-activitiesLearn how to swim like a mermaid while wearing a mermaid tail and fin just like Ariel from The Little Mermaid! The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy offer lessons on mermaid swimming which is focused mainly on using core muscles and the lower extremities when swimming.


Scuba Diving

Boracay Island has numerous wonderful scuba diving spots. The coral reefs are full of life and color with different species of fish, plants, other types of sea creatures, and rock formations. Tulobhan Reef, Punta Bunga, Yapak, Yapak 2, Laguna de Boracay, Crocodile Island, Laurel Island and Tambisaan Reef are among the many diving spots in Boracay. Many resorts and tour agents offer guided tours available with complete gears and lessons for beginners and experienced divers alike.


Stand Up Paddling

Most of the time, the waters of Boracay is calm and steady especially in the white beach. Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is a great activity if you do not want to just sit around but do not want to do anything strenuous either. It’s a great way to move around without getting into too much action.


Sunset / Paraw Sailing

Boracay’s sunset is hailed to have one of the bests, if not the best, sunset in the world. A great way to witness this stunning view is through Sunset or Paraw Sailing. With a paraw, a small outrigger sailboat ideal to be occupied by 2 to 6 persons can be rented with or without a sailing crew (depending on your sailing skills) you can sail along the calm waves.


Island Hopping

Here you can find a detailed article about Boracay island hopping.


Other water activities that you can try:

  • Band Wagon
  • Cliff Diving
  • Fishing
  • Glass Bottom Boating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pedal Boat
  • Skimboarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Tube-riding
  • Wakeboarding & Kneeboarding
  • Windsurfing
  • Zorb


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