Boats & Water Sports
Island hopping, fishing, booze cruises...
Island hopping day cruises and evening booze cruises are the most popular off-beach activities in Sihanoukville. Several kinds of package boat trips are available, the most popular being the full-day island cruise - leaving in the morning and taking in three islands for snorkeling, swimming, fishing, kayaking, seafood lunch and drink, starting around $15-$25. There are also regular booze cruises, sunset cruises and night time party cruises, similarly priced. Check with any tour operator in town for tickets.
If you are interested in exploring one of the bigger islands of Koh Rong or Koh Rong Sanloem, there are several daily express ferries as well as standard slow boats from Sihanoukville. It’s easy to check out Koh Toch Beach on Koh Rong, or Saracen Bay and M’pay Bay on Koh Rong Sanloem in a day - ferry there in the morning then back in the afternoon, or stay if you like. The return tickets are open ended. Forregularly scheduled ferry transport to the islands see here.
Be travel smart, make sure your boat has sufficient safety equipment and is not overloaded.
For the fishermen...
There are plenty of angling opportunities in the waters around the local islands. The best fishing is in the dry season (Nov-May) when the weather is fair. A variety of game species inhabit the local waters including the prized barracuda.
Be smart, make sure your boat has sufficient safety equipment and is not overloaded.
Boat trips, both ocean and river. Offering unique river boat and kayak trips through mangrove eco-system and Cambodian countryside. Also offering ocean fishing trips as well as on the river. Far end of Otres Beach (Otres 2).
The Party Boat
Day trips, overnights, long-stay trips to Saracen Bay, Koh Rong Sanloem Island. 3-deck yacht with bars, lounge, sundeck, dance floor and DJ, including lunch buffet, snorkeling and tubing for $25. Night party cruises with DJ, fire show, beach bar, BBQ and more. Book/depart from Ochheuteal Pier.
Operating professional sailing charters, offering fully crewed and catered daytrips, Sunset Cruises and even multi-day live aboard charters. Charters can accommodate up to 6 adult passengers, 3 sleeping cabins, galley. Explore the islands in style on a private sailing yacht with Captain Pierre-Yves.
Some of the more popular diving islands include.
Koh Rong Many good snorkeling areas and near two dozen good dive sites around the island. Depths of 5-15 meters. (Map)
Koh Rong Samloem Rocky reefs host a variety of marine life in shallow waters and at depths up to 18 meters. Like all of the nearby islands the best diving and visibility is on the west side. Species sightings include cobia, puffer fish, moray eels, octopus, rays, crabs, nudibranch, cuttlefish, scorpion fish, lion fish, barracuda, yellow goatfish, parrotfish and more. (Map)
Koh Kon (‘Baby Island’) is, as the name implies, a small island sitting just off the north tip of Koh Rong Samloem. Rocky, coral encrusted outcrops on the west and south sides of the island provide home to a variety of corals and marine life including anemones, box fish, parrot fish, yellow goat fish, snappers, stingrays, moray eels and cat sharks. Visibility is moderate, averaging around 10 meters, though better on some days. (Map)
Koh Tang, Koh Prins, Poulou Wai Some of the best diving in the area lay 4-8 hours southwest, around Koh Tang, Koh Prins and Poulo Wai. The area has rocky reefs, depths of 15-40m and much better visibility than reefs closer to shore, ranging from 10-30m, usually around 15m. Koh Prins has two shipwrecks to the northwest at 30-40m. Koh Tang is a favorite diver’s destination. The island played a major role in the 'Mayaguez Incident' and still shows the scarring of the May 1975 battle between American and Khmer Rouge forces. The surrounding waters offer several reefs and outcroppings displaying a particularly colorful variety of hard and soft corals, an abundance of other marine life, and consistently good visibility.
Scuba Outfitters / Dive Centers
There are now a several dive centers in Sihanouk Ville. Most can organize, outfit and lead almost any sort of diving excursion from snorkeling trips and introductory dives for beginners to fully outfitted multi-day scuba expeditions for experienced divers.
Claude has been running scuba and adventure tours in Sihanoukville since 1992. Offering scuba excursions and lessons. Island and boating trips.
The Dive Shop
PADI 5 Star Dive Center. Awarded National Geographic Dive Center status. Offering dive trips and all PADI courses - introductory Discover Scuba, PADI Open Water Courses, Advanced Open Water, Rescue and Dive Master. Fun dives, live aboards, overnights, custom tours, island accommodations. Equipment rental/sales. Scubapro equipment. Socially aware company directly assisting several charitable projects.
Located on the road to Serendipity Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
Koh Rong Dive Center
Dive center, offering a full range of PADI diver training classes, from PADI Open Water Scuba Diving certification through PADI Dive Master. In addition. Kids programs available. Twice a day scuba diving and snorkeling trips to areas around Koh Rong. Located in Koh Rong Island Travel near the Golden Lions and on Koh Rong Island.
Located in Koh Rong Island Travel near the Golden Lions and on Koh Rong Island, Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
Scuba Nation PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center
The pioneers of diving in Cambodia, providing comprehensive diving and snorkeling services, day trips, live-aboards, nitrox and the full range of PADI courses from beginner to Instructor. Flexibility is key: You can do training sessions in Phnom Penh or Sihanouk Ville, then finish with a live-aboard on a custom-made dive boats in Cambodia.
Phnom Penh Head Office:
#1818Eo, Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Sihanouk Ville Serendipity Beach Office:
Mohachai guesthouse, serendipity beach road, Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
In addition, the provincial administration has arranged 40 bathrooms, toilets and some changing rooms for both local and international visitors in the camp area.
For further information, please contact Tel.012 625 567.
Aquamanu Water Sports
from town, go towards Victory Hill. Turn left on the road to Independence Beach, and look on your left about 50 meters down the road.
AQUAMANU WATER SPORTS
We are the dealer for:
§ Seatboat Speed Boat, Commercial Boat and Yacht,
§ Cholamark Inflatable Boat,
§ Yanmar Marine Engine,
§ Suzuki Marine Engine,
§ Feel Free Kayaks,
§ Joy Sports Water Proof Bag and Life Safety Jacket,
§ Old M Wooden Cedar Strips Canoes and Kayaks,
§ Docksides Shoes Sebago,
§ Citizen Diving Watches,
§ Aqualung Diving Equipments,
§ Connelly Water Ski and Wake Board,
Seatboat Speed Boat, Commercial Boat and Yacht, for details and prices Call Manu.
- Cholamark Inflatable Boat, for details and prices Call Manu.
- Hobie Cat Sailing Catamaran Boat, from $5,400usd to $24,300usd
- Yanmar Marine Engine, for details and prices Call Manu.
- Suzuki Marine Engine, for details and prices Call Manu.
- Feel Free Kayaks, from $536usd to $1,513usd
- Joy Sports Water Proof Bag and Safety Jacket, from $10usd to $43usd
- Old M Wooden Canoe and Kayak, from $2,700usd to $3,250usd
- Docksides Shoes Sebago, $138usd (Navy Blue, Brown Elk and Wine)
- Citizen Diving Watches, from $350usd to $1,220usd
- Aqualung Diving Equipments, for details and prices Call Manu
- Beuchat Hunting Equipments, for details and prices Call Manu
- Citadel Custom Hand Made Knife, from $45usd to $1,450usd
- Connelly Water Ski and Wake Board, for details and prices Call Manu