5 Jun (Sun): Kayaking Sungei Jelutong with Nature Society (Singapore) and Kayakasia

For families and kids! Explore Sungei Jelutong. A gem in the heart of rustic Pulau Ubin, it is one of the most interesting mangrove rivers in Singapore.
Kayaking at Jelutong mangroves
A rare opportunity to get close to mangroves!

Come, join us for a leisurely 1-hour guided paddle where our volunteer guides will share interesting facts on the flora and fauna along the river, the importance of our coastal forests, and what we can do to conserve them. This trip is suitable for both adults and children.

Double kayaks will be used for all participants to self-paddle. Participants need to be 8 years old and above. All junior participants under 12 years old must be accompanied by parents or adult guardians on the same kayak. More details will be provided to those who register for the activity.
Date: 5 Jun (Sun)
Time: At intervals from 9m to 3pm. Each trip will last 1.5 hours including safety briefing.
Meeting point: The kayak launching station is located next to Jelutong bridge, near Ah Ma's Drink Stall. About 1km or 20-30min walk from Ubin Jetty (map).

Lisa Lim gives a safety briefing at the start of the paddle.
Photo by Cuifen Pui.
Cost: $20 per person (to cover cost of equipment rental and logistics handling). Any proceeds received, will be donated to Nature Society (Singapore) for conservation efforts.

Website: Nature Society (Singapore) www.nss.org.sg and Kayakasia www.kayakasia.org

Registration required. Registrations closed due to overwhelming response. Thank you for your support.

Kayaking slots still available on 4 Jun (Sat): Coastal Clean Up by Kayak with Adventurepaddlers Ohana

What to bring?
  • Sun protection (hats, long sleeve clothing)
  • Sufficient drinking water
  • Change of clothes (will get wet!)
  • Wear proper covered footwear (strictly NO slippers or sandals)
Things to note:
  • Please note that there will be NO safe area to leave your bags or personal belongings. Therefore, please be prepared to bring your bags onto the kayaks with you, and waterproof them, as they will get WET.
  • Please note that there are NO toilets / changing facilities available at the kayak launching point. Toilets are only available at Ubin Village / Main Jetty
  • Please be on time. As we are running the trips back to back, we apologise that we cannot wait for late-comers and have to launch our kayaks on time and depart every hour.
  • Do plan your bumboat ride early and hop over to Pulau Ubin and take a leisurely 30 minutes walk to Jelutong Bridge.
  • It is necessary that you provide your contact no. and email address so that we can acknowledge your booking and send you a booking confirmation.
  • Cancellation: As we are a charity with limited administrative capacity, we seek your understanding that there will be no refunds once sold. In the event of bad weather, departure timings may be delayed.

What happened...

Photo shared by Ivan Kwan.

Thanks to Zhe Hui Clara Teo for these awesome photos!


  1. Hi, when will registration be open? Thank you

  2. Thanks for your interest Jassy!

    Registration will open about a week before the activity. When registration opens, it will be announced on the Pesta Ubin facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pulauubinday/

  3. Is there a minimum age to participate?

  4. That's a great question. The minimum age is 8 years old. All junior participants under 12 years old must be accompanied by parents or adult guardians on the same kayak.

    Sorry these details were not in the ad. I've added them.

  5. Hi do I need kayaking license for this activity?

    1. That's a great question. The organiser replies: "No need any kayaking certification. But good to be comfortable with water activities."

  6. Both the Round Ketam and Mangrove Kayaking Expedition min age is 7yr old while Kayaking Sungei Jelutong is 8yr old. Is Kayaking Sungei Jelutong technically more demanding?

    1. Hello. My name is Ria and I volunteer to help coordinate Pesta Ubin.

      Each of the activities are offered by different groups of people who love Ubin.

      Each have their own terms and conditions according to their capabilities and preferences.

      The Round Ketam and Mangrove Kayaking Expedition is conducted by Asian Detours.

      While the Sungei Jelutong kaykaing is conducted by volunteers of the Nature Society.

      I believe we should respect what each group feels they can best manage?

      I do not think the different terms suggest technical differences.

      Pesta Ubin activities are offered organically, by volunteers on a personal basis.

      They are NOT standardised mass activities.

  7. Hi when will the registration be opening as it is about 1 week later? Very keen to participate with kids

  8. hi, thank you for your interest and here's the registration link

  9. Hi, I realized the registration for the kayaking on Sunday is already closed. Are you able to slot in for 2 more pax at the 2pm time slot? TIA. ��