14 Best Summer Water Activities to Try in Jeju Island

Visiting Jeju Island in summer? Here’s a list of the best water sports & activities to try in Jeju Island this summer. Make the most of your summer trip to Jeju Island with these exciting water sports!

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
  2. Ferry Cruise
  3. Paddleboarding
  4. Surfing
  5. Kayaking
  6. Jet Boat
  7. Yacht Ride
  8. Submarine Experience
  9. Deep-Sea Fishing
  10. Parasailing
  11. Snorkeling
  12. Aquarium
  13. Dolphin Watching Tour
  14. Shinhwa World Water Park

1. Scuba Diving

Jeju Island offers incredible diving sites with a spectacular underwater seascape, particularly on the east coast of Jeju Island near Seongsan Ilchulbong, also known as Sunrise Peak. Go scuba diving near Korea’s first UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Seongsan Sunrise Peak for an underwater adventure! Highly recommended for first-time scuba divers.


2. Ferry Cruise

Seogwipo Ferry Cruise is one of the most relaxing ways to see the magnificent rocky coastline scenery of Seogwipo, the southern part of Jeju Island. The ferry will go up close to the fascinating caves for you to check out and sail by the famous scenic island.


3. Paddleboarding

Enjoy the beautiful sunset view of Udo Island and Seongsan Ilchungbong Peak while enjoying stand-up paddleboarding! If you have never tried paddle boarding, it’s the perfect chance to try in Jeju Island! Book the paddleboarding lesson and equipment rental in advance.


4. Surfing

Jeju Island has some superb beaches for surfing too! This thrilling water-surface sport is absolutely a blast to enjoy in Jeju Island. Head to Iho Tewoo Beach, Samyang Beach, or Gwakji Beach and learn how to ride waves or show off your surfing skills!

Here are some of the best beaches for surfing in Jeju Island! 🏄


5. Kayaking

Sit back and chill out in your kayak while taking in the stunning natural scenery. You can either enjoy kayaking or kayak fishing in the beautiful Hado Sea, located near Udo Island and Seongsan Ilchulbong. Hamo Beach is also a perfect kayaking spot with scenic surroundings and shallow waters.


6. Jet Boat & Speed Boat

The southern coasts of Jeju Island are 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 sports in Jeju Island for summer. Here are the most popular jet boat operators in this area.

You can also try a speed boat, a banana boat. or a bandwagon boat at Hado Sea and have fun enjoying the thrill on various boats!


7. Yacht Ride

Enjoy a luxurious ride with Grande Bleu Yacht, which will take you on a tour to the beautiful panoramic view of Jusangjeolli Cliff. You can have a chillaxing moment on the sea and appreciate southern Jeju’s stunning ocean view in the sun!


8. 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 a 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 of all ages and levels can try their hands at fishing so bring your friends and family on this exciting fishing trip!


10. Parasailing

If you are looking for a more unique and thrilling water activity in Jeju Island, experience parasailing! You will be towed behind a speedboat with a parachute and soar through the sky above the blue ocean. It’s also a great way to admire the fantastic view of Jusangjeolli Cliff.


11. Snorkeling 

Explore the gorgeous views under the sea and be a friend of numerous marine animals and plants by snorkeling in Jeju Island! You don’t need to worry about water pollution as the east coast of Jeju Island is famous for pristine water. Have a special experience of exploring the sea creatures under the sea. It will be a safe and wonderful time, assisted by lifeguards.


12. Aquarium

Last but not least, if you are not a big fan of water sports but still want to meet various aquatic animals, head to Aqua Planet Jeju. It houses over 5,000 animals and you can watch Ocean Arena Show, a vibrant underwater musical performance that is enjoyable for kids and adults alike.


13. Dolphin Watching Tour

Hamo Beach is considered to have the clearest water and is a popular spot for dolphin watching. Get an up-close view of dolphins swimming in the pristine waters of Hamo Beach on a dolphin boat in a safe and respectful manner under the guidance of local guides.


14. Shinhwa World Water Park

Jeju Shinhwa World Water Park, the largest water park on the island, is an ideal aquatic combination of breathtaking rides and calming spas. Relax after the exhilarating downhill adventures by floating in the wave pool, dipping in the jacuzzi pool, and absorbing the delightful Jeju sunlight!


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5 thoughts on “14 Best Summer Water Activities to Try in Jeju Island

  1. Hi I m interested in the deep sea fishing , I will be travelling in mid nov 2019. Please provide me more information and charges for this trip. Thanks in advance

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