The ULTIMATE Adventure Cove Waterpark Guide

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About Adventure Cove Waterpark

 

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Having spent a good part of my 21 years of existence perspiring profusely, I find comfort in knowing that there are pockets of cool that offer respite when the heat gets unbearable: pools, beaches and waterparks. They are, for the sweaty Singaporean, heaven on earth.

Out of the three, waterparks are the most fun way to cool down. But because they’re encompass a host of attractions compared to pools and beaches, you shouldn’t visit a waterpark without a solid game plan to conquer its many rides and attractions.

Here we present the most comprehensive Adventure Cove Waterpark Guide you can find on the interwebs, complete with tips, pictures, and other useful information that will make your next trip down your most fulfilling Adventure Cove Waterpark experience.

Adventure Cove Waterpark’s attractions can be divided into three categories: adventure rides, non-rides, and ultimate marine encounters.

 

- The Adventure Cove Waterpark Guide -

 

Upon entry, changing rooms and lockers are located on your left. The Adventure River is to your right. But first...

 

Keep Your Belongings Safe

 

Alongside your valuables, that nagging, kiasu voice in your head is responsible for the cap, sun visor and copious amounts of snacks that have miraculously managed to fit into your backpack.

b2ap3_thumbnail_AT6A8542-Copy.jpgUpon entry: on the right of the changing rooms are lockers.

Lockers are located strategically at the entrance, and come in two sizes. It costs $10 to rent the smaller one and $20 for the larger one per day. 

Note: The smaller locker should be able to comfortably accommodate two regular backpacks.

 

ALTERNATIVELY

 

Take a leisurely stroll to Bluwater Bay to deposit your belongings at the lockers there. Bluwater Bay is closer to the attractions.

b2ap3_thumbnail_AT6A8680-Copy.JPGCabanas near Bluwater Bay.

But if you are coming to the waterpark in a group, a more value-for-money option is to rent a cabana at Bluwater Bay or Seahorse Hideaway & Adventure River Gardens. Prices range from $68 to $128, varying with location and peak/non-peak season. 

Renting a cabana comes with perks like a $10 Food & Beverage voucher, 2 bottles of mineral water, 2 towels and usage of a personal safe. RWS Invites Attractions members get full-day cabana rental at half-day rates. Cabanas are available for rental on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Guest Services Counter- if you want to rent one, approach the Guest Services Counter inside the park (located near the entrance).

 

- Adventure Rides -

 

All rides are clustered west of Adventure Cove Waterpark, so you can get from one ride to another quickly. However, queues get longer throughout the day, and if you intend to try all the rides or go on them more than once, start with the rides first before moving on to other attractions.

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If rides are your priority, grab a float and hop on the Adventure River for a fast track to your first stop after depositing your stuff in the lockers to your left. The Adventure River circles the entire waterpark, and you can get off anywhere you want. 

No need to worry about returning your float - you can either leave them in the pool or deposit them at the many float return stations dotting the river’s course.

 

Rides #1 & #2: The Whirlpool Washout and Spiral Washout 

 

The Whirlpool Washout and the Spiral Washout share the same platform and exit pool.

 
Spiral Washout
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Adventure-Cove-26.JPGBefore we went down the Spiral Washout. Beatrice and I were all smiles. b2ap3_thumbnail_AT6A8862-Copy.jpg After careening through a dark slide, you’ll finally see the sun!

With its multiple twists and dips, the Spiral Washout proved to be the more thrilling of the two. 
Thrill-o-meter: 3 / 5

Parents have to be on hand to help carry the large yellow floats to the platform.
Kid-friendliness: 2.5 / 5 

 
Whirlpool Washout
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Adventure-Cove-25.JPGWhirlpool Washout.

The Whirlpool Washout is more leisurely, and will be more suited to those looking for a relaxing and fun ride with friends.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Adventure-Cove-27.JPGStill, this ride makes for a good photo spot!
Thrill-o-meter: 2.5 / 5

Parents have to be on hand to help carry the large yellow floats to the platform.
Kid-friendliness: 2.5 / 5

 

Ride #3: Tidal Twister

 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Adventure-Cove-18.JPGBluwater Bay.

Head towards the direction of Bluwater Bay, the waterpark’s only wave pool, and you’ll find the rest of the rides.The Tidal Twister is next on your list.

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With its twists on the mild side, the scariest part of this ride was gliding down a tunnel in pitch darkness.
Thrill-o-meter: 2.5 / 5

Parents have to be on hand to help carry the large yellow floats to the platform.
Kid-friendliness: 2.5 / 5

 

Ride #4: Pipeline Plunge

 

Beside the Tidal Twister is the Pipeline Plunge. We crown the Pipeline Plunge the second most thrilling ride in Adventure Cove Waterpark. Fast, dark and unpredictable, this ride will surprise you at every turn.
Thrill-o-meter: 3.5 / 5

Again, young children will not be able to handle the bulky floats alone. The ride may be slightly unnerving for younger children.
Kid-friendliness: 2 / 5

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Ride #5: Dueling Racer 

 

Race a friend down this ride on blue rubber mats. 

b2ap3_thumbnail_AT6A8923-Copy.jpgAlthough this slide is short, you’ll descend face first down an exciting drop at the very beginning, giving you quite the rush. 
Thrill-o-meter: 3 / 5

The blue rubber mats are extremely portable, but children under 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising parent.
Kid-friendliness: 3.5 / 5

 

Ride #6: Riptide Rocket

 

After a careful investigation where we approached all rides with an nonchalant, level-headed cool (Read: We totally did not scream our heads off), here is your answer to Adventure Cove Waterpark’s most electrifying ride: the Riptide Rocket.

b2ap3_thumbnail_1426735175101102286.JPGMe exiting the Riptide Rocket - what a blast!

If you’re adamant about going out with a bang, the Riptide Rocket should be placed at the end of your lineup, because it’ll warrant a heart-stopping finale. With its intense drops, you’ll only stop screaming when you’ve run out of breath. 
Thrill-o-meter: 4 / 5

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No floats or mats to carry this time courtesy of cool hydro-magnetic technology. However, think twice about plonking your toddler onto the floats - this ride, with its multiple drops and fast speed, can be distressing for young children.
Kid-friendliness: 1.5 / 5

The Riptide Rocket only has 2-seater floats, so coming in pairs makes things easier.

Note: Minimum height is 107cm for the Riptide Rocket and Dueling Racer and 122cm for all other rides.

 

- Non-Rides: Explore the Rest of the Waterpark -

 

 Moderation is key. No matter how much of an adrenaline junkie you are, your time at Adventure Cove Waterpark should not be just you going on the Riptide Rocket again and again. It should be a CRIME if you fail to check out the waterpark’s other wonderful attractions. 

Note: These attractions require children under 122cm to be accompanied by a supervising companion.

 

Stop 1: Big Bucket Treehouse and Seahorse Hideaway

 

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Located on the left and right of Bluwater Bay respectively, are the Big Bucket Treehouse and the Seahorse Hideaway. Children would prefer the Big Bucket Treehouse better because there’s more to do in a whole playground set-up compared to the splash pool and fountains at the Seahorse Hideaway.

Either way, both are super child-friendly. 
Kid-friendliness: 5 / 5

 

Stop 2: Rainbow Reef

 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Adventure-Cove-30.JPG Its unassuming exterior belies its beauty.

This is without a doubt, the BEST attraction Adventure Cove Waterpark had to offer. As a thrill-seeker, I had expected to be hopelessly enamoured with the Riptide Rocket, the most exciting ride at the waterpark. Yet it was snorkeling at this man-made reef that truly captured my heart. b2ap3_thumbnail_Adventure-Cove-3.JPGWhen you enter Rainbow Reef, staff members will direct you to put on a lifejacket like this...

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...as well as snorkeling gear.

You’ll be briefed on safety and given a crash course on using your snorkeling equipment before you are allowed to begin.

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The moment I slid into the refreshing cold of the reef, my heartbeat quickened as if I were approaching a drop on the Riptide Rocket because it was just so. amazingly beautiful.

It was another world altogether with schools of vivid neon fishes, and colonies of bizarre looking corals. It was as if Finding Nemo had come to life before my very eyes.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Adventure-Cove-32.JPG Thumbs up for Rainbow Reef!

There’s no two ways around this. I can try to put it in words, but I’ll never do its beauty justice. You need to see the breathtaking myriad of colours for yourself. You need to experience how surreal it feels to reach out and have fishes swim almost within your reach.

Swimming through the course of the entire reef can get tiring for some, but with lifeguards stationed all around ready to assist at any time, there’s no need to worry unduly. 

Kid-friendliness: 3.5 / 5 - As long as they can swim, they’re good to go.

 

Stop 3: Splashworks

 

If you’re still hankering for that frisson of excitement, head down to Splashworks at the East of Adventure Cove, close your eyes, and take a WILD plunge off the highest platform. 

Splashworks also comprises of an obstacle course built over water. The three obstacles are: a balancing beam, a rope bridge and a rope wall.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Adventure-Cove-35.JPGTip: Jump right i.e. keep your body streamlined, because belly-flopping into the water WILL hurt!

 

Other miscellaneous things to do:

 

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Sunbathe: Catch some sun on the lounging chairs amply placed around the entire waterpark. Areas include near the entrance, Bluwater Bay, and in between Rainbow Reef and the Bay Restaurant.

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Take a scenic tour of the waterpark: Simply hop on the Adventure River a few metres from the park entrance and don’t get off.

 

- Ultimate Marine Encounters -

 

Remember petting zoos with chicks and goats? The Adventure Cove Waterpark has a version that is way cooler, complete with marine animals like dolphins and rays. You’ll love feeding and watching these adorable animals frolic around.

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The admission fee for Adventure Cove Waterpark does not include Ultimate Marine Encounters, and additional surcharges apply. However, we took part in a 15-minute ray feeding session at Ray Bay, and can assure you that it’s worth every penny.

Note: Separate charges apply for Ray Bay, Dolphin Interaction Programmes and Shark Encounter.

Ultimate Marine Encounters

Price

Ray Bay

$20

Shark Encounter

$38

Shark Dive

$198

Open Ocean Dive

$288

For times and other information, click .

Despite the additional cost, these ultimate marine encounters are worth experiencing. The animal trainers are knowledgeable and dedicated to giving you the best possible marine encounter experience. As an RWS Invites Attractions member, you will get to earn 20% Invites$ rebate when you sign up for these programmes.

 

Food

 

Even swashbuckling adventurers require nourishment. After a day of conquering the rides’ many tortuous turns, you’ll be famished and craving a good meal. 

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Conveniently located next to the last of the rides and beside the Rainbow Reef is The Bay Restaurant.

 b2ap3_thumbnail_Adventure-Cove-29.JPGStop here to refuel on good old Singaporean fare like Hokkien Mee ($8.90). If you’re feeling extra ravenous, opt for their heartier combo meals like the Nasi Briyani with Curry Chicken ($13.90).

 b2ap3_thumbnail_AT6A8674-Copy.jpg If you’re looking for a quick bite, there are several food carts situated around the waterpark. Hot Dogs & Drinks near the Big Bucket Treehouse offers Beef and Chicken Hot Dogs ($6) or Bangers and Mash ($6.80). Bottled drinks and sodas are available here.

 b2ap3_thumbnail_AT6A8975-Copy.jpgRiverside Snacks near The Bay Restaurant offers Pizza ($9.50), Nasi Briyani ($8.90), and Nachos ($6). Bottled drinks and sodas are also available here. 

There’s no shortage of food at Adventure Cove Waterpark, that’s for sure. All that adventuring sure is hard work and makes one extremely ravenous. If you’re afraid that your insatiable appetite will burn a hole in your pocket, good news for you: RWS Invites Attractions members (more will be explained later!) are entitled to a 20% Invites$ rebate when purchasing food at Bay Restaurant and food carts.

 

RWS Invites Attractions Membership

 

If this guide seems a little TOO comprehensive for one visit and you’ve decided to come back again, consider taking up the RWS Invites Attractions membership.

It entails you to a year of visits to the attraction of your choice. Choosing Adventure Cove Waterpark as one of the parks to be included in your membership grants you unlimited admission for the year and priority entry for the first 3 hours of regular park operating hours. 

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Other highlights of the RWS Invites Attractions - Adventure Cove Waterpark membership include exclusive access to the Riptide Lounge, as well as full-day cabana rental at HALF-DAY rates.

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Relax in style at the Riptide Lounge, where members enjoy complimentary refreshments and drinks all day.

And here’s a bonus for the kids: complimentary ice-cream at Riverside Snacks - only for Junior members. Which kid doesn't love free ice cream?

Choice of RWS Invites Attractions Membership Adult

Junior (Age 4 - 12)

Senior (Age 60 & above)

Universal Studios Singapore $188 $158
S.E.A. Aquarium $88 $68
Adventure Cove Waterpark $128 $88 (Junior) $68(Senior)
Universal Studios Singapore & S.E.A. Aquarium $256 $216
Universal Studios Singapore & Adventure Cove Waterpark $276 $226 (Junior) $216 (Senior)
S.E.A. Aquarium & Adventure Cove Waterpark $196 $146 (Junior) $126 (Senior)
All Parks Access $344 $284 (Junior) $274 (Senior)

Sounds good? Visit to find out more.

 

- Final Tips -

 

Attire

 

a1sx2_Thumbnail1_AT6A8528-Copy.jpg Before any adventurer embarks on their perilous journey into waters uncharted, they must be appropriately attired.

The Reef n Wave Wear shop located next to the entrance sells a variety of surf and swim apparel, as well as other waterpark essentials like flip flops. You can also buy adorable souvenirs at Reef n Wave Wear. RWS Invites Attractions members can earn 20% Invites$ rebate.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Adventure-Cove-40.JPGNemo-sized dolphins. Or dolphin-sized Nemos?

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Although the dress code says no slippers, you are allowed to wear footwear within the waterpark - just not on the rides. You can deposit your footwear at racks available near every ride. 

IMPORTANT: Don’t leave valuables on these shelves - they will be unattended and in plain sight.

 

Admission Fees And Opening Hours

 

For one-time entry:

  • Adult: $36
  • Junior: $26
  • Senior (60 years and above): $26

Alternatively, sign up for the RWS Invites Attractions - Adventure Cove Waterpark membership that gives you unlimited entry for a year at these prices:

  • Adult: $128
  • Junior: $88
  • Senior: $68

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

 

Getting To Adventure Cove Waterpark

 

Address: 8 Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Telephone: 6577 8888
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront (NE1/CC29) take Exit E towards VivoCity
Bus Service Numbers: 65, 80, 93, 188, 855, 10, 30, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166

If you came by train, head to Level 3 of Vivocity and board the Sentosa Express. No tickets are required if you have an EZ Link card - simply tap in. Entry costs $4, so make sure your card has sufficient value. Alight one stop later at Waterfront station.

If your bus alights at the HarbourFront bus interchange, board bus RW8 from bus stop number 14141 at VivoCity or bus stop number 14121 at Merrill Lynch, HarbourFront. You should alight at the Resorts World Sentosa drop-off point.

For those driving, stay on the left lane and go down Ramp A after you enter the Sentosa Gateway. Keep right and look for signages that direct you to the B1 East Car Park. Park in either the red or blue zone. For carpark charges, click to find out more.

Alternatively, if your wallet is looking a little worse for wear, you can walk in for free via the Sentosa Boardwalk. Once at VivoCity Level 1, look for directions to the boardwalk. 

 

A Splashin’ Good Time

 

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With almost everything you need to know about Adventure Cove Waterpark in this guide, you’re all set up for a great time at the waterpark.

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Get more than $100 worth of vouchers for combo meals, admission passes, merchandises and more!* Sign up for the RWS Invites Attractions Adult Membership now. 

*Promotion is valid till 30 April 2015. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.rwsentosa.com/membership for more information.


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