Bali sports Flying Fish is another activity offered in the south of Bali not far from Nusa Dua and its many hotels. Situated at the west coast beach of Tanjung Benoa, there too are plenty of different accommodations to choose from so that you can spend your whole vacation exploring all the different water sports offered there.
Kathy and I had on a different occasion investigated this stretch of beach and all its possibilities. This time around we were going for the action with my brother, his family and friends, a whole group of teenagers and parents, all very sportive and eager for adventures.
Our must do was Fly Boarding so we looked for a sports operator that specifically offered this new sport, not all of them do (in 2016 only about 2 or 3). Since we booked beforehand we were picked up at our hotel by a car from Elang Laut Dive & Water Sport. This company is situated pretty much at the beginning of the long stretch of yellow sand beach at Tanjung Benoa with its long line of hotels and water sport companies. Mr Gelgel, an associate in Elang Laut and our ‘boss’ offered us all the other activities they have on their menu too. Our teenagers and active parents chose the Flying Fish besides the bucket list item Fly Boarding.
All these sports operators along the beach do have more or less luxurious facilities, some more modern and cleaner than others. Elang Laut is together with a restaurant that offers changing cabins (only one or two) so the rest of us used the toilets. They also have outdoor showers on the sand and give you towels to clean up after your water adventures.
The Flying Fish is a modified rubber boat that has space for two people lying down. A speed boat pulls the Fish boat in a straight line at high speed until the Fish flies into the air. Depending on the wind and wave condition, these fishes rise up quite high. With our group there was always a staff flying with the two participants sitting on the middle partition to either balance out the weight and ensure a smooth flight and making sure people hold on to the handles provided and are comfortable.
A session consists of about 2 runs. After the first run and flight of a few minutes, the fish lands on the water again and the speed boat turns around and goes to the starting point for another run.
Tanjung Benoa is a peninsula that half encircles the harbor of Bali and is the center for water sports. The sports and much more we describe on this page and wake boarding on the other side. If you choose a hotel in Nusa Dua you are very close by to try out the most outlandish or hottest offerings.
Maybe you are interested in: Nikki Beach Bali; The Westin; Inaya Putri Bali; these are very good picks in Nusa Dua. We traveled to Tanjung Benoa from Seminyak, Eden the Residence at the Sea and it took a bit less than one hour.
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