Water Sports in Malaysia

Discover the stunning sceneries, rushing rivers and gorgeous seas of Malaysia from the water!

From canyoning to kayaking and rafting, there are plenty of great water sports adventures to be had in Malaysia. From rafting on the Kiulu River to paddling around the various islands of the South China Sea, there are plenty of great water-borne activities for everyone to enjoy! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Water sports trips in Malaysia. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Water Sports in Malaysia

Boasting thick rainforests, deep river gorges and pristine beaches, Malaysia is full of stunning scenery. Heading out on a water sports adventure is a great way to get a different perspective on the country's diverse landscapes.


Good to know:

Country Code:



Ringgit (MYR)


Malay, English

Best time to visit:

February to March

What’s the weather like?

During the dry season, average daily temperatures in Malaysia sit around 27 ºC. Rain falls the least in the dry season, but is not uncommon

How to get there:

Most trips to Malaysia begin with a flight into Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) in East Malaysia or Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) in West Malaysia. Most guides will opt to meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip

More info about Water Sports in Malaysia:

Boasting plenty of coastline and several rivers as well, Malaysia is a great spot for plenty of incredible water sport adventures. White water rafting on the Kiulu River and the Padas River, both of which are in East Malaysia, are two of the most popular options. The former is perfectly suited for families as well as entry-level whitewater rafters and runs for 15 kilometers (9.3 miles), through stunning rainforest scenery. The latter is a bit more intense and runs for 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) and involves navigating more numerous and challenging rapids. Away from whitewater rafting, kayaking is particularly popular on the islands off the north coast of East Malaysia, including Banggi Island, Balambangan Island and Malawali Island. Canyonign is also quite popular with the Selangor, Stong Mountain, Kelantan, Tanjung Malim, Perak, Penang and Negeri Sembilan being the most popular locations in which to do so

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