Boracay Water Sports
Boracay water sports offer a different experience for your trip. And there are certainly plenty water sports offered around Boracay. Most common of these are waterskiing, Banana Boat, Glass bottom boat and parasailing, which are available on White Beach. Prices for water skiing fetch about P1200 for 15 minutes while jet skiing costs about P1800 for 30 minutes. Just remember to drive jet skis carefully though. Swimmers can sometimes be found surprisingly far from shore. The popular banana boat ride on the other hand, fetches about P200 each for a minimum of four people.
You can also try glass bottom boats which allow you to view Boracay’s underwater life without getting wet. There are two glass bottom boats offered. The smaller boat can hold around 6 to 8 persons. The trip would take about an hour. Meanwhile, the bigger boat (called “We Found It”), takes up to 30 persons on a trip of 1 ½ hours.
Parasailing is another popular water sport you can try at Boracay. But the best time to try parasailing is usually during the northeast monsoon in the high season. The sea off White Beach is calm during that time of the year. 15 minutes parasailing costs araound $50.
Banana boat rides, waterskiing, jet skiing and parasailing can be arranged at some resorts. Or you can get more information at the Boracay Tourist Center, Filipino Travel Center desk (288-3704).
Wind surfing is another water sport you can also try. It is more pricey however hence not so popular. Bulabog beach is the best beach for wind surfing and kite surfing. Equipment rentals, windsurfing and kite surfing lessons are available here as well. One Republic offers packages that begin at $50 for 2 hours up to a 3-day course that costs about $275. Wind and wave conditions for wind surfing are best between December and February during the northeast monsoon. Surfers move to the White Beach in the low season, during the southwest monsoon,. For more information on different kite surfing, wind surfing or diving courses, contact One Republic at 288-3876.
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