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. Also, scuba diving at Aqua Planet Jeju is also a perfect option for those without a diving license.
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.
Enjoy the beautiful sunset view of Udo Island and Seongsan Ilchungbong Peak while enjoying stand-up paddleboarding! If you have never tried paddle boarding before, it’s the perfect chance to try in Jeju Island! Book the paddleboarding lesson and equipment rental in advance.
- Jeju Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson + Rental
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in Hado Sea, Jeju Island
- SUP Boarding at Hamo Beach, Jeju Island
- Gwakji Beach: SUP Boarding in Jeju Island
- Samyang Beach: SUP Boarding in Jeju Island
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, orGwakji 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! 🏄
- Iho Tewoo Beach: Surf Lesson in Jeju Island
- Samyang Beach: Surf Lesson & Rental in Jeju Island
- Gwakji Beach: Surfing in Jeju Island
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.
- Kayaking in Hado Sea, Jeju Island
- Hamo Beach Kayaking Experience in Jeju Island
- Kayak Fishing in Northeastern Jeju Island
6. Jet Boating
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 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 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. Swimming with Dolphins
Jeju Marine Park is the only place where you can interact closely with dolphins. You will get to swim with a dolphin by gently holding its fin and letting it drag you through the water. Moreover, you can experience becoming a trainer by touching, feeding, and kissing dolphins.
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.
Explore the gorgeous views under the sea and be a friend with 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.
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.
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
- Jeju Car Rental Guide
Our recommended hassle-free day tours:
- Jeju Taxi Tour
- Jeju Private Mini Bus Tour
- Jeju Island Tour with Private Driver & Van
- Jeju 1 Day Guided Bus Tour Package (+Lunch)
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