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Ultimate Guide To Exploring Lazarus Island: How to Go & Things to Do

Ultimate Guide To Exploring Lazarus Island: How to Go & Things to Do

Mar 18, 2023

Nestled to the south of Singapore lies the tranquil and picturesque Lazarus Island, also known as Pulau Sekijang Pelepah, a beloved destination for those seeking a refreshing island getaway with family and friends. 
Located approximately 6.5 kilometres from Singapore and a 20-minute yacht ride from ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Lazarus Island is one of the few spots at Singapore’s Southern Islands where private chartered yachts or boats are allowed to anchor and dock. Upon docking at Lazarus, guests can then disembark to enjoy the island and the many delightful activities it can offer! 

In this article, we summed up a handy guide on all you need to know for your trip to Lazarus Island. 

  1. How to go to Lazarus Island?
  2. Things to do in Lazarus Island.

How to go to Lazarus Island

Unlike some of Singapore’s islands connected by land, Lazarus Island can only be reached by sea. You have two convenient options for your journey: 

Charter a private yacht

For a truly memorable and luxurious experience, consider chartering a private yacht for your Lazarus Island adventure, and enjoy an amazing time on the high seas with family and friends!

Beyond the ease of reaching your destination, a private yacht charter offers an array of activities on board such as a barbecue, karaoke and fun water activities, ending the day with a beautiful view of the Singapore skyline.

Best part? It is perfect for all special occasions – from birthdays, anniversaries, to quality time with your loved ones together.

With more than 50 yachts to choose from and fully customisable itineraries, planning your day out at sea has never been easier with the assistance of professionals from ONE°15 Charters Luxury Yachting. These yachts can accommodate from an intimate affair for 2 to a lavish celebration of up to 55 persons, making it great for hosting delightful gatherings with breathtaking sea views.

Read more on how to charter a yacht from ONE°15 Charters here or reach out to the team at ONE°15 Charters Luxury Yachting for more recommendations:

WhatsApp: +65 8818 2735
 Email: [email protected]

Take a ferry ride

For those who prefer a leisure day trip without the frills to Lazarus Island, a convenient 15-minute to 20-minute ferry ride is an excellent choice. You can start your journey from either Sentosa Jetty @ Cove or Marina South Pier, savouring the sun and sea breeze during the ride.

For direct access to Lazarus Island, opt for the 15-minute ferry departing from Sentosa Jetty @ Cove. The return tickets cost $20 per adult and $15 per child. Check out the ferry schedule here.

Alternatively, Marina South Pier offers two service providers, Singapore Island Cruise and Marina South Ferries, with tickets priced at $15 per adult and $12 per child. Both ferry services disembark at St. John’s Island and is a brief 15-minute walk to Lazarus Island.

View Marina South Ferries schedule (Marina South Pier) here.
Check out Singapore Island Cruise schedule here.

While you can purchase ferry tickets over the counter, it’s advisable to plan ahead and secure your tickets online to avoid any disappointment. 


Type Duration Pick-up/ Drop-off Price Remarks
Yacht Charter (Direct) 20-minutes  ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove  Subjected to type of yacht 
  • Flexible timing 
  • Flexible to anchor around Lazarus beaches 
  • Amenities provided onboard 
  • Convenient All-in-one solution 
  • Comfort Level: Highest 
  • Price: $$$  
Marina South Ferries (Direct)  15-minutes  Sentosa Jetty @ Cove  $20 (adult), $15 (child) 
  • Fixed schedule 
  • Comfort Level: Lowest  
  • Price: $ 
Singapore Island Cruise  15-minutes  Marina South Pier  $15 (adult), $12 (child) 
  • Fixed schedule 
  • 15-minutes walk to Lazarus Island from St John’s Island  
  • Comfort Level: Lowest  
  • Price: $ 
Marina South Ferries  15-minutes  Marina South Pier  $15 (adult), $12 (child) 
  • Fixed schedule 
  • 15-minutes walk to Lazarus Island from St John’s Island  
  • Comfort Level: Lowest  
  • Price: $ 

Things to do at Lazarus Island

Now that you’ve arrived at Lazarus Island, it’s time to explore and make the most of your island adventure. With the recent addition of the convenience store, Sol by Bespoke Dining Club, and Lazarus Sea Sports Centre, life on the island has become even more enjoyable and convenient. 

Here are some ideas on how you can explore the beautiful Lazarus Island. 

Have a picnic

What’s a trip to the beach without a hearty picnic? Pack your picnic mat and your favourite home-made sandwiches, fruits, snacks and drinks. While there’s a convenience store on the island, it’s a good idea to bring along your must-have items for an unforgettable beachfront picnic.

The best part? Whiling your day away on an island with picturesque sea view, frolicking on the warm, sandy beach and enjoying a relaxing day away from the city.

If you prefer exquisite Chinese cuisine, you may choose to have food or snacks to-go from WOK°15 Kitchen, available for private charters and guests boarding from Sentosa Jetty @ Cove. Alternatively, on board menu options featuring continental delights from LATITUDE Bistro at ONE°15 Marina can complement your private charter experience, exclusively available for charters from ONE°15 Charters only.

Fly your kites high

Flying a kite will always be an old-school pastime for many. With its breezy sea breeze, serene ambience, and expansive blue skies, Lazarus Island offers an ideal spot for flying kites. Immerse yourself in the joy of watching your colourful creations dance against the backdrop of nature’s beauty.

Go fishing

For fishing enthusiasts or new beginners, you will be delighted to know that Lazarus Island is one of the few locations in Singapore with a healthy reef ecosystem. During low tides, you can even enjoy a beautiful marine view where colourful sea fans and playful reef fishes swim around in the clear seas! 
If you are looking to learn to fish or simply elevate your trip at Lazarus Island, My Fishing Frenzy Academy also offers a 1-day Beginner Angler’s Course where you get to learn the theory and practical skills of fishing! 

Lounge and play in the sea

Seek respite from the heat by jumping into the cool sea water! Bring along inflatable floaties to relax on the gentle waves, or, for water sports enthusiasts, explore a range of non-motorised water activities at the Lazarus Sea Sports Centre. Options include yoga on floating boards, stand-up paddling, kayaking, and more. 

For those who have chartered a private yacht, most yachts offer a variety of water toys such as giant water slide, kayaks, banana tubes, stand-up paddles, seabobs, snorkelling equipment, and more for a splashing good time.

It is recommended to check what are the water toys available onboard prior to booking your yacht charter.  

Barbecue on the beach

Planning to include a barbecue in your itinerary? Don’t forget to bring along a portable barbecue pit and your food supplies for a grilling feast at the beach! Alternatively, you can purchase barbecue essentials from the convenience shop. 

If you prefer a more convenient and fuss-free barbecue experience, consider a private yacht charter. Most yachts have a barbecue grill onboard and the crew will also gladly assist you with the cooking and preparation.

Enjoy freshly-grilled barbecue onboard a yacht’s outdoor deck against the sea view. Definitely a great way to end off a fun day at Lazarus Island! 


If you can’t get enough of the island lifestyle and desire a break from the city’s hustle and bustle, consider a staycation on Lazarus Island. Starting from $284 per night, Tiny Away Escape @ Lazarus Island offers low-carbon and sustainable accommodations. Each tiny house boasts a unique theme, promising a nature-inspired escape like no other.


For those seeking a unique escape on Lazarus Island, consider immersing yourself in a captivating glamping experience. With prices starting from $380 per night, Into the Woods presents nine meticulously designed tents that offer a serene retreat. 

And that wraps up our handy guide to exploring Lazarus Island! 

This article has been updated on 18 March 2024. Information are accurate as of published date.