Water Sports In Borneo
 

Warm, clear tropical seas are the world's best playground; and relaxant too! Nowhere could this statement be truer than for Sabah.

bananaboat.jpgThe range of water sports available in Malaysian Borneo and in particular Sabah is vast and varied. For the avid diver Sabah is home to some of the best diving in the world. Islands like Layang-layang or Sipadan have a reputation that needs no explanation. Sailing is an wonderful in the region, with so many untouched islands there is plenty to explore, and if you want a personalised holiday what better way than to hire a beautiful traditional yacht and plan a charter that can cater to you requirements, including activities such as diving, trekking, exploring, snorkeling, in between activities relax onboard in beautiful surroundings and with excellent service.

River Rafting is great fun and a brilliant day out, with runs for all levels and in stunning surroundings this is a great way to spend a day or so.

Other activities include kayaking, dingy sailing, snorkeling, seabed walking, kite surfing, wind surfing, water skiing and wake boarding.

Contact our travel consultants now and start planning your holiday!

FLYING & RIDING

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Parasailing

also known as parascending, is a recreational activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed parachute, known as a parasail. The boat then drives off, carrying the parascender into the air. If the boat is powerful enough, two or three people can parasail behind it at the same time. The parascender has little or no control over the parachute.

Banana Boat Ride

A banana boat, also known as a water sled and often referred to simply as a banana, is an inflatable recreational boat meant for towing. It was invented by Glenn Matthews in the late 1980s. Different models usually accommodate three to ten riders sitting on a larger, main tube and resting their feet on two laterally flanking tubes which stabilize the boat. The main tube is often yellow and banana-shaped. During the ride, the driver of the powered boat attempts to flip the banana boat upside-down by doing sharp turns. Riders should always wear life jackets for safety reasons.

SKIING & SURFING


Jetski

also known as parascending, is a recreational activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed parachute, known as a parasail. The boat then drives off, carrying the parascender into the air. If the boat is powerful enough, two or three people can parasail behind it at the same time. The parascender has little or no control over the parachute.

Water Skiing & Wakeboarding

A banana boat, also known as a water sled and often referred to simply as a banana, is an inflatable recreational boat meant for towing. It was invented by Glenn Matthews in the late 1980s. Different models usually accommodate three to ten riders sitting on a larger, main tube and resting their feet on two laterally flanking tubes which stabilize the boat. The main tube is often yellow and banana-shaped. During the ride, the driver of the powered boat attempts to flip the banana boat upside-down by doing sharp turns. Riders should always wear life jackets for safety reasons.

Kitesurfing & Kiteboarding

is a surface water sport that uses the wind to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard (similar to a wakeboard). The terms kiteboarding and kitesurfing are interchangeable. There are a number of different styles of kiteboarding, including freestyle (most common and utilises standard kite and board) or wake-style (flatter water using board with bindings) and wave-riding which is focused on big waves using a board designed for wave riding.

Wind Surfing

A surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing. It consists of a board usually two to four meters long, powered by the orthogonal effect of the wind on a sail. The rig is connected to the board by a free-rotating universal joint and comprises a mast, wishbone boom and sail. The sail area ranges from less than 3.0 m² to more than 12 m² depending on the conditions, the skill of the sailor and the type of windsurfing being undertaken.

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SAILING & KAYAKING

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Sailing (Pico/Laser/Fun Boat/Hobie Cat)

The Laser Pico dinghy is a small sailboat designed by Jo Richards in the mid-1990s and used primarily for training and day sailing. It can be crewed by one or two children or an adult. Current models come equipped with both a mainsail and a jib, but the jib is so small that it is faster sailed single handed using only the mainsail.

Sea Kayaking

A Sea kayak or touring kayak is a kayak developed for the sport of paddling on open waters of lakes, bays, and the ocean. Sea kayaks are seaworthysmall boats with a covered deck and the ability to incorporate a spraydeck. They trade off the maneuverability of whitewater kayaks for cargo capacity, ease of straight-line paddling, and comfort for long journeys.

 

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