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Water sports

Scuba dive amongst the rich coral landscapes of the Great Barrier Reef, skim across the water on a jet boat, or explore secluded nature spots by kayak. We have water sports experiences for the adventurous at heart.

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Water activities

Fun and often exciting, water sports can be enjoyed by anyone. Pop on a breathing tank and embark on a scuba diving adventure or stay above the waves on a fishing charter. Water sports can be exhilarating or relaxing, in fresh water or the sea, and are sure to make a splash. No matter what water sport you’re after, you’ll find the perfect experience for you on RedBalloon.

Water activities are also the perfect gift ideas for those who can’t stay away from the ocean! Whether they are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or any other special occasion, gift them a unique water experience they’ll absolutely love. From jet boating and kayaking to snorkelling to sailing, you’ll the perfect water-based experience for any lucky recipient. From exhilarating to relaxing experiences, there are a variety of water sports to suit all levels of action.

Water sports near me

If you constantly find yourself asking ‘where are water sports near me’ jump onto RedBalloon to discover our range of experiences at plenty of locations across the country. In all the states and major cities you’ll find a variety of water spots including jet boating, kayaking, surfing, fishing, white water rafting, jet skiing plus so much more. It has never been easier to answer your question ‘where are water sports near me’ again! You’ll find the perfect water-based activity for you or someone else to enjoy on RedBalloon.

What are some of the best water sport activities?

You’ll find a variety of action-packed water experiences available on RedBalloon. Whether you are looking for something to do on the weekend, a gift idea or a new experience to try, we’ve got you covered. To help make finding the right water sports for you easier, we have curated a list of some of our customers’ favourite experiences.

  • Jet boat ride on Sydney Harbour: Take in the renowned view of Sydney Harbour from a different perspective. Travel out to Sydney Heads on a state of the art jet boat and experience 360 degree spins, power-slides and wave-jumps. Hold on tight for the ride of your life!
  • Shark diving at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium: Experience the adrenaline rush of coming face-to-face with a shark, one of the most feared creatures of the deep. Take the plunge inside SEA LIFE Melbourne’s Oceanarium…if you dare! You’ll also encounter giant stingrays and hundreds of exotic fish on this guided dive tour.
  • Beginner surf lesson at URBNSURF: Learn to ride the perfect wave at Australia’s first surf park! An expert surf coach will teach you how to conquer gentle, rolling waves in a safe and controlled environment. With the chance to score 10-12 waves per lesson, you’ll be riding those waves like a champ in no time.

Jet boating

Get the heart pumping onboard the ultimate water sports experience. Jet boating is all about holding on tight, screaming with exhilaration as you bump over the waves at unbelievable speeds and also seeing some amazing sights along the way! If you’ve never been in a jet boat before, you’re in for a treat and if you have then it’s not a surprise that your coming back for more!

Scuba diving and snorkelling

Want to take a closer look at some of Australia’s spectacular sea life? There is no better way to do that than with a scuba diving or snorkelling experience. We offer a range of magical experiences all across Australia where you can get up close and personal with whales, seals, fish and even sharks!


If you’re looking for water activities that let you explore beautiful marine life whilst also taking in the picturesque surrounding scenery, a kayaking or canoeing experience is just what you are after. From guided tours to hiring one for yourself, these experiences will let you enjoy the tranquility of the open water at the pace that you like!


Whether you’re after a fishing charter or fishing boat hire, one thing’s for sure, you’ll be casting a line. Hit the open ocean on a freshwater or deep sea fishing tour and score the perfect catch of the day. You can even gather a group of friends together and make a day out of it!

White water rafting

Experience the thrill of white water rafting some of the best rapids in Australia. Whether you’re looking for something new to try, want an adrenaline fix or an activity to do with a friend, this ticks all those boxes. There is no better action-packed water sports that lets you challenge a river head on!


Ready to race across the water? Be it on Sydney Harbour, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast or the Whitsundays, sailing is a great way to spend the day. It lets you truly experience some spectacular scenery and is also a great gift for someone who’s always wanted to hit the open sea. Learn the basics of crew work with a basic beginner learn to sail course or let the captain steer you around whilst you sit back and relax!

You’ll also find plenty of other fun water sports on offer including surf lessons, jet skiing, paddle boarding and more! Whatever ever water-based adventure you’re after, you’ll find it on RedBalloon.

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