Romania is a water-rich region with lakes, rivers and the Black Sea coast and offers various opportunities for water sports, including swimming, sailing, rowing, jet skiing or canyoning. Among the highlights are kayak tours in the Danube Delta or rafting on the Buzau River. Lake Snagov or Lake Vidraru, for example, are popular for kayaking and canoeing. Mamaia is the place on the Black Sea, which offers almost all water sports, as well as some schools. Very popular among tourists are also towing with inflatable boats or bananas, trips with hydrobike or skijet and stand-up paddling. Water skiing is available in Eforie Nord, Eforie Sud, Mamaia and on Lake Siutghiol. But also for diving, snorkeling and free diving there are possibilities at the Black Sea.
Water Sports in Romania
Swimming is still one of the most popular water sports of all, and of course the Black Sea invites you to jump into the waves and swim. But you can also swim at lakes like Lacul Cincs or Techirghiol Lake
Windsurfing is popular both on the Black Sea and on lakes such as Lake Ghioroc near Arad. The best surfing spot is probably between Mamaia and Năvodari, because there is often good wind here. Corbu Plaja, Neptune or Mamaia on the Black Sea are also popular. One of the most famous surf schools is Piccadilly Mamaia.
Charter or regatta sailing is becoming more and more popular in Romania. The Black Sea marinas offer various possibilities and tours. You can also get your sailing license in Romania, there are internationally recognized sailing schools. One of the most popular marinas is Life Harbour Marina near the town of Mangalia. Here you can also charter a yacht. You can’t sail, that’s not a problem, you can book a crew with you. Other marinas are Portul Turistic Belona, Portul Turistic Tomis Constanta.
Wakeboarding and water skiing is popular on the Black Sea as well as on Lake Snagov, Lake Izvorul Muntelui (Bicaz) or in wakeboard facilities such as in Brasov (Internet: https://www.koa.ro/ ) or on Lac Sulimanu (https://www.a2wake.ro/)
Rafting hotspots such as trips on the Crișul Repede (between Bratca-Suncuiuș-Vadu Crișului) or on the Buzau River.
Kyters are often seen between Mamaia and Năvodari or Plaja Kazeboo. There are kite schools among others in Constanta and Mamaia.
There are many different kayak and canoe tours in Romania. In the Danube Delta you can experience pure nature. Popular kayak tours are also on the Crișul Repede river near Cluj Napoca, Lacul Tarnita or Barajul Paltinu to name a few. Not to forget kayak tours on the Black Sea with special seaworthy boats. Equipment can be rented in many places.