Water sports are the perfect experiences for the H20 lovers and ocean enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking for a gift or something for yourself, there is an experience for everyone. From getting your adrenaline fix with jet boating, to something a little more relaxed on board one of our boating experiences, you’ll be sure to find water sports to suit every personality type.
You’ll find plenty of water activities available at RedBalloon all over the country. From a cruise on Auckland Harbour and parasailing in the Bay of Islands, to jet boating in Queenstown and kayaking in Kaikoura, you’ll find an amazing range of water sports to tick off your list or to gift. No matter what the occasion, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or another special milestone, gift a water activity and let them dive into an adventure from RedBalloon.
What are the best water sports?
If you’re looking for the best water sports but don’t know where to start, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve pulled together some of the best water experiences that range from adrenaline activities to sightseeing tours.
White water rafting: enjoy a fun experience that combines action-packed adventure with amazing scenery. The whitewater rafting on the Kawarau River is the perfect location if you’re looking to gift a water experience to a beginner who is up for the adventure. They will enjoy grade 2- 3 white water rapids as well as taking in spectacular scenery made famous by the Lord of the Rings movies.
Kayaking and canoeing: There is no better water sport that combines adventure and peacefulness then a kayaking or canoeing experience. Imagine the beautiful scenery you will discover with a sensational sunset kayak tour to Rangitoto Island or a sea kayak with fur Seals! You’ll experience the tranquility of the water in this unique nature tour, making it an experience you won’t forget!
Jet Boating: this country is known for some of its famous jet boating experiences so this water activity should be at the top of your list to do or even gift. Ride on the world famous jet boat on the Shotover River and tackle a series of extreme maneuvers whilst surrounded by stunning steep canyon walls. Experience 360 degree spins at incredible speeds at Huka Falls for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Whether it’s for yourself or someone else, jet boating is one of the best water sports New Zealand has to offer.
Parasailing: for a water sport that is a once in a lifetime experience, you can’t go past parasailing. With our parasailing tandem flight for 2 you can treat your plus one to share this experience together. This outdoor adventure will leave you feeling exhilarated as you enjoy the stunning beauty of Lake Rotorua. It’s one of the best water sports to tick off your bucket list.
Scuba diving and snorkelling: discover the underwater world of New Zealand with a diving or snorkelling experience. Whether it’s your first time or your a pro, this water sport will amaze you. Discover marine life with a hunt and gather certified diver full day trip. Explore the waters of Hauraki Gulf, discovering the world below and the added bonus, anything you catch, you get to keep (providing it is of legal size). If you’re after a snorkelling adventure, you can try your hand at the Bay of Islands cruise with snorkelling and paddle boarding experience. You’ll embark on a voyage of discovery as you cruise around the breathtaking Bay of Islands whilst also discovering the surrounding Marine life. These are the types of experiences you remember for years to come.
Treat yourself or someone else to one of RedBalloon’s many water sports experiences. Whether you’re ready for an action-packed adventure or simply want to discover the beauty of the sea, there is an experience perfect for every personality type. These are also awesome ideas for gifts if you want to go above and beyond this year with your gift-giving.