Tanjung Benoa is a tourist destination that is popular with the water sport activities. It is located in Benoa Village or about 8 kilometers north of BTDC (Bali Tourism Development Center) Nusa Dua. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The water in Benoa is very calm and it is suitable for any kinds of water sports, here visitors can enjoy and experience various types of interesting water sports with achievable price. The best times to visit Tanjung Benoa is from 8:00am to 12:00pm, because at noon, the water is not as good as the water in the morning and some water sports may be unavailable due to the water condition.
The various types of water sports are jet ski, banana boat, rolling donuts, Parasailing, Paraglading, scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, flying fish, glass bottom boat, dolphin watching and turtle island tour. Jet ski is the most popular among tourists. Banana boat and rolling donuts is similar, the raft is pulled with powerful high speedboat visitors will scream and get exited when the speedboat starts pulling the raft. Flying fish is almost the same with banana boat and rolling donuts, the difference is that flying fish flies up to the air. Parasailing is a good way to see the island from the air. Riding a glass bottom boat is a good way to appreciate the underwater life for visitors who are afraid to do snorkeling or diving. For dolphin watching, visitors can enjoy natural performances of the dolphin species in Tanjung Benoa.
The water sports activities can be done safely by tourists because it is all guided by professional instructor with good experiences. Especially on school holidays for domestic tourist and summer holiday for foreign tourists, Tanjung benoa will be full and visitors must wait for their turns to enjoy the water sports. Some stalls and restaurants are provided for tourists who wish to have a rest and take a meal after enjoying the water sport activities.