9 Recommended Water Activities at Amber Kampot
Make the most of the surrounding natural beauty of Kampot and take to the water. Whether you prefer getting active with some adrenaline-pumping watersports, or taking a leisurely stroll on the shore, Kampot is well-equipped with water activities to keep you entertained outdoors during your stay. Take a look at our top 9 recommended water activities in Kampot.
Rent a kayak and drift along the Preaek Tuek Chhu River to discover the lush beauty of what locals have dubbed the ‘Green Cathedral.’ A passageway filled with overhanging trees and foliage that at times form a leafy ceiling overhead, this loop is ideal for beginners. The Green Cathedral takes roughly an hour or more depending on your pace. Take your time and soak up the atmosphere, watching the dragonflies flitting overhead and waterfowl hopping from lily pad to lily pad. More advanced kayakers can head onto the Tuek Chhouu rapids for some adrenaline action.
Standup paddleboarding (SUP)
Take a lesson in standup paddleboarding, one of the fastest growing water sports in the world. Standup paddleboarding, or SUP, has taken off in recent years as a fantastic way to take in the sights of the river while getting in some gentle exercise. Working your upper body and core, it’s a good all-round exercise that challenges your sense of balance and keeps you focused. Discover the sleepy riverside town with its palm groves and leafy ceilings as you wind your way down the Kampot River.
Despite the long and winding river, there is little shoreline in Kampot that can be considered a beach. At Amber Kampot, guests can enjoy their own private white sand beach with a secluded view of the river. Accommodating up to 40 people and adorned with pavilions, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail or brunch.
“ Kampot is well-equipped with water activities to keep you entertained outdoors during your stay. ”
Private island tour
Amber Kampot offers an exclusive private island tour for guests staying with us. Take a 20-minute speedboat to our private island and enjoy some ocean fishing en route. With your catch in tow, debark at the secluded spot and cook your very own fish at the island’s barbecue. This tour is the perfect way to take to the waters and enjoy an exclusive experience.
Head away from the main drag of Kampot to Brateak Krola Lake, known as the secret lake to locals. From a bird’s eye view, Brateak Krola Lake takes on the shape as a heart, and its shorelines are some of the most serene in the area. It’s actually a human-made dam, which makes it all the more spectacular. Rent a motorbike and enjoy the journey here as much as the destination.
Indulge in one of two river cruises during your stay at Amber Kampot. Our river starlight dining cruise is a romantic dinner for two along the Preaek Tuek Chhu River, enjoying a specially cooked meal over candlelight as you take in the gentle sounds of the town winding down and watch the twinkling fireflies overhead. Alternatively, take a mini-speedboat for a glide along the river, accompanied by champagne and canopies on our river sunset cruise, watching the sun fall behind the nearby mountains.
Sightseeing on the water
Hop on board our river boat to explore the sights and sounds of Kampot. This hour-long boat ride will take you the length of the Kampot River with our professional staff providing everything you need as you discover the shores of Kampot, from the fishing port by the main town and the bustling activity along the Old Market, to the quiet and winding corridors of the Preaek Tuek Chuk.
Hold on tight with this high-powered, adrenaline-filled water activity. Rent your own jet ski in Kampot and take to the waters to experience the wind in your hair and the sights gliding past. Jet skiing is a fun way to explore the Kampot River and have fun in the water.
Find your balance as you glide behind a motorboat along the river. Wakeboarding is a fun water sport involving standing on a board as you are pulled behind a boat, with the assistance of a rope and handle which you can hold onto. It is a popular water sport that is a lot of fun and is new to Kampot.
Find your inner waterbaby with the wealth of water activities available in Kampot. At Amber Kampot, we can assist you in booking any activity.