Water Sports in Karachi and Neighbouring Areas

Pakistan has been blessed with a vast coastline that extends over 1,000kms. There are many developed cities that are sited along it with many coastal beaches that offer multifarious water activities full of peerless adventure and thrill that are sure to enthrall people of all age groups. A member of Question Updates recently posted a query seeking suggestions regarding water sports so we have finalized a short list of all the fun activities that you can enjoy while exploring the coastal beauty of Pakistan.

Charna Island

Charna Island is located at about 40.2kms from Karachi near Mubarak Goth, Kemari Town. It is a small uninhabited island located in the Arabian Sea. There are many activities that can take place which include cliff diving, scuba diving, speed boating, jet skiing, parasailing, snorkeling, water ski and much more.

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Kund Malir

Kund Malir is located in Balochistan at about 150kms from Zero-Point Makran Coastal Highway. Activities offered here include water sports and luxurious huts for rent, bonfires, beach camping, barbecue and so much more.

Sandspit Beach

Located south-west of Karachi, Sandspit offers a breeding ground for turtles and other marine life such as crabs and algae. It is a famous tourist spot with shallow waters ideal for swimming and sun bathing. Camel and Horse rides are a must-try when visiting this location.

Mola Chotok

A hidden ravine located in the heart of Khuzdar district offers the stunning view of the cascading waterfall enveloped by cliffs. Described as the hidden pearl of Balochistan, this place is a must-go for all those who seek adventure. Water sports offered here include rafting; other activities include bonfire and camping.

Astola Island

Also known as ‘Jazira Haft Talar Satadip’ (Island of the Seven Hills), this is an uninhabited island located at about 39kms from Pasni. It is a popular ‘eco-tourism’ destination and is famous for its natural aura as mimicked by the sea/wildlife in that region. The popular activities include camping, fishing, boating, scuba-diving and bonfires. It is also a popular site for turtle breeding like the Sandspit beach.

There are many clubs/organizations that offer these trips and take care of the necessary arrangements that need to be made. Drivers Reef Karachi is the most recommended. Let’s take a deeper look at their overall service and their charges.

Drivers Reef Karachi

Drivers Reef Karachi is an organization that offers trips to the aforementioned destinations and takes over the responsibility of arranging the equipment for the water sports such as life jackets, boats etc. The packages that they offer are as follows:

Evening crabbing and boating

Duration: 3 Hours
Charges: Rs2,200 – Rs2,500
Services:

  • Boating
  • Food Menu: Crab Gravy, Crab lollypop, Prawn Gravy, Aloo k bhujiya, Fish Fry, Masala prawn Potato Cutlets and Roti drinks and water.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Duration: >30 minutes
Charges: Rs9,000
Services:

  • Snorkeling (with equipment)
  • Scuba Diving (with equipment)
  • AC Transportation to and from the venue
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch (Cold drink and Mineral water included)
  • Underwater photography
  • Underwater videography
  • Special equipment
  • Certified divers for assistance
  • Local boat ride

Snorkeling

Duration: Variable
Charges: Rs3,500
Services:

  • Snorkeling (with equipment)
  • AC Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch (Cold drink and Mineral water included)
  • Underwater Photography
  • Local boat ride
  • Beach Access
  • Equipment
  • Certified divers for assistance

Water Frenzy

Duration: Variable
Charges: Rs3,500
Services:

  • Speed boating
  • Wake Tubing
  • Knee Boarding
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch (Mineral water and Cold drink included)
  • Photography
  • Local boat ride
  • Beach access
  • Life jackets

Over Night Camping at Sonmiani Beach

Duration: Variable
Charges: Rs4,000 (Per person)
Services:

  • Perfectly secure area with restricted access to Drivers Reef Karachi customers only.
  • Transportation to and from venue
  • Campsite Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Bonfire
  • Volleyball
  • Life jackets for swimming during the night

Sonmiani Beach Day Trip

Duration: Variable
Charges: Rs2,000
Services:

  • Lunch (Cold drinks and Mineral water included)
  • AC Transportation
  • Beach access
  • Life Jackets

These are some of the water sports available for those who seek adventure. Have we missed out on any? If so, let us know in the comments below.

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