Dreaming of vivid emerald waters and white sandy beaches of Jeju Island in summer? To make the most of your summer trip to Korea’s most popular holiday destination, Jeju Island, you should try these exciting water sports and water-based activities there!
Here are some of the coolest water sports and activities in Jeju Island you’ll definitely want to be on the lookout for. 😉
1. Scuba Diving
Jeju Island offers incredible diving sites with a spectacular underwater seascape, particularly the east coast of Jeju Island near Seongsan Ilchulbong, also known as the Sunrise Peak.
For first-timers: Here’s a great diving program for those who don’t have a diving certification, which is guided by an experienced instructor and offered in English for foreigners.
For experienced divers with a license: If you already have an Open Water certification, you can try the course for the Advanced Diving Certification. If you don’t have any diver license yet, you can get the Open Water Basic certification first here as well.
2. Underwater Sea Walking
Imagine walking through the ocean ground and feeding the fish underwater. For this awesome sea walk experience, there’s nothing more complex than walking around the seabed in a bathing suit with a cute helmet on.
Stand up and paddle into the sunset while enjoying the beautiful view of Udo Island and Seongsan Ilchungbong Peak on a paddleboard! If you have never tried paddleboarding before, your stay in Jeju Island is the perfect time to try it!
Jeju Island has some superb beaches for surfing too! This thrilling water-surface sport is absolutely a blast to enjoy in Jeju Island.
If you are an experienced surfer, Jungmun Saekdal Beach would make the best choice for you as it has the biggest waves in Korea. But if you never tried surfing before, you can go to Samyang Black Sand Beach or Iho Tewoo Beach which have relatively easy waves.
Also, you can take a surfing lesson before you hit the waves. Or, you can simply just rent a surfing board and enjoy if you feel like the lesson is not necessary.
Here are some of the best beaches for surfing in Jeju Island! 🏄
- Jeju Surf Lesson & Rental Jungmun Saekdal Beach
- Jeju Surf Lesson & Rental Samyang Black Sand Beach
- Jeju Surf Lesson & Rental Iho Tewoo Beach
6. Jet Boating
Southern coasts of Jeju Island is a popular spot for jet boating with its breathtaking scenery. With jet boating, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Jeju Island, especially the scenic Jusangjeolli cliff. If you are planning to get on a jet boat this summer, be sure to book ahead, as it is one of the most popular water sport in Jeju Island for summer. Here are the most popular jet boat operators in this area.
7. Sailing on a Yacht
Enjoy a luxurious ride with Chagwido Glass Yacht, which will take you on a tour around Chagwido Island, a tiny beautiful island located on the west coast of Jeju Island. You can sit in stylish comfort while watching the sunset and enjoy swimming, fishing and snorkeling on this modern and classy glass yacht during the tour!
See more yacht tour in Jeju: Jungmun Grande Bleu Yacht Tour
8. Seogwipo Submarine Experience
Go on an underwater expedition with Seogwipo Submarine! Passengers can look out the sea through the windows of the submarine and discover the incredible nature and diverse marine life of Jeju Island during the one-and-a-half-hour ride.
9. Deep Sea Fishing
Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience in Jeju Island? Then go on a fishing trip! There are excellent fishing destinations near Seongsan Ilchulbong, a famous tuff cone formed by volcanic eruption, and Chagwido Island, the largest uninhabited island 2km off the west coast of Jeju Island. If you love kayaking and fishing, you can try Kayak fishing too!
Visitors at all ages and levels can try their hands at fishing so bring your friends and family on this exciting fishing trip!
10. Seogwipo Ferry Cruise
Seogwipo Ferry Cruise is the most popular sightseeing cruise in Jeju Island that cruises along the south coast of Jeju Island. During the ride, you will be able to take in the wonderful sights of the island such as the famous Jeongbang Falls. Make sure to take advantage of discount tickets to Seogwipo Ferry Cruise before you visit!
Are you traveling to Jeju Island? Check out more of our guides and tips:
- 5 Things You Will Regret Not Doing in Jeju Island
- Jeju Island Bucket List: Top 10 Things to Do in Jeju
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