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Cheung Chau Hong Kong seafood Junk Ship Trip with sightseeing Tour included

In the last issue, we brought you a complete guide to booking a boat for your next boat trip.

In this issue, we will be featuring one of our favorite packages to give you some ideas for which boats to book!

So, without further ado…

Travel to one of Hong Kong’s most popular outlying islands: Cheung Chau!

Our special boat rental package will allow you to explore the island from all angles, while enjoying a variety of fresh, local seafood!


Steamed Seafood

For those who are seafood lovers, this section will be preaching to the choir. But if not, perhaps it’s because you haven’t tried the very best!

We recommend first choosing a savory blend of flavors, gradually moving from a light taste to a rich one.

Our special package features several delicious options for you to choose from: mantis shrimp, crab, clams, scallops, abalone, prawns, sea snails, lobster, cuttlefish, and more!

Choose eight dishes from the full menu on our website. Lobster and mantis shrimp are each an additional 50 HKD per person.

All options are freshly caught, and the quality is guaranteed, so be sure to give this healthy and tasty menu a try!

Steamed Clam

Abalone With Corn

Lobster With Blue Crab

Blue Crab In Pumpkin Soup

With these dishes, take in the savory essence of the seafood; the sweet flavors are sure to satisfy!

All seafood is subject to seasonal availability.

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Guided Tour

Another focus of this package’s itinerary is exploring the story of Cheung Chau from multiple angles!

Weekend trips to Cheung Chau by ferry can be crowded and tiresome. A refreshing alternative is going by boat!

Take a two-hour guided tour with the local boat crew as they show you famous sites such as Cheung Po Tsai Cave, Tin Hau Temple, and various strange rock formations.

The guided tour will extend the total boat rental time from two hours to four hours. It will be an additional 1800 HKD.

Cheung Chau Pier

Cheung Chau Bay

Another Side Of Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau Sunset

For this all-inclusive package, the pricing is quite reasonable.

Before adding the guided tour, the package price is only 350 HKD per person! This includes your choices of fresh seafood in a five-story steamer, as well as the boat rental to and from Cheung Chau.

With the two-hour guided tour, the package price is only 650 HKD per person!

We hope you are now inspired to discover the different sides of Cheung Chau, while enjoying some delicious steamed seafood!


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The Top Squid/Cuttlefish Night Fishing Routes & Recommendations

Summers are usually very hot and humid in Hong Kong; practically unbearable, unless you stay inside during the day.

Perhaps you have to go to work or school, in which case, you get a welcome escape from the blistering heat.

But, what if you want to have some fun afterwards, when the sun has gone down?

How about squid / cuttlefish fishing?

Squid fishing season runs from the beginning of June to the end of September, making right now the best time to go!

We highly suggest going in the late evening to catch the most cuttlefish, and we do offer several night boat packages especially for cuttlefishing, which you can find HERE.

If you decide to rent a boat especially for cuttlefishing, you may be wondering what else there is to do on board, as well as where to go!

So, let us give you our top recommendations of popular night fishing routes!

⭐ Ultimately, the boat captain will choose the best location depending on the time of year and his/her own past experience.


Urban Night Fishing Routes

💡 Suggested Route #1 ( Tseung Kwan O ) : Board At Central / Tsim Sha Tsui Pier  Victoria Harbour Tour → Tseung Kwan O  Dock For Dinner  Enjoy On Board Entertainment & Facilities / Go Fishing  Cook & Eat Freshly Caught Cuttlefish  Return To Central / Tsim Sha Tsui Pier

With this route, you will depart from the Central / Tsim Sha Tsui Pier, and head towards Tseung Kwan O.

Enjoy the stunning night view of Victoria Harbour along the way!

Then, the boat will dock in Tseung Kwan O, where you can enjoy dinner on board.

After dinner, it’s time to go fishing!

The boat crew will cook any freshly caught cuttlefish for you to eat.

After enjoying your bounty, you will return to the Central / Tsim Sha Tsui Pier.

💡 Suggested Route #2 ( Southern District ) : Board At Aberdeen Pier  Victoria Harbour Tour → Southern District →  Dock For Dinner  Enjoy On Board Entertainment & Facilities / Go Fishing  Cook & Eat Freshly Caught Cuttlefish  Return To Aberdeen Pier

This route is very similar to the one above, except it will take you to the southern part of Hong Kong Island instead of Tseung Kwan O.

Board the boat at the Aberdeen Pier, and head towards the Southern District. The boat will pass through Victoria Harbour on the way.

After an on board dinner in the Southern District, it’s time to go fishing!

After fishing and eating to your heart’s content, you will return to the Aberdeen Pier.

Sai Kung Night Fishing Route

💡 Suggested Route #3 ( Sai Kung ) : Board At Sai Kung Pier  Sai Kung Area  Dock For Dinner  Enjoy On Board Entertainment & Facilities / Go Fishing  Cook & Eat Freshly Caught Cuttlefish  Return To Sai Kung Pier

This route is essentially the same as the previous two, except the start and end location is Sai Kung Pier, and you will be traversing the waters of Sai Kung instead!

Dinner Options

After docking on any of these routes, you and your party can enjoy a delicious dinner on board!

We offer a wide range of food packages, deliverable directly to the pier of departure. That way, you can feast on the freshest food!

Here are a few of our options…

🔆 Exclusive Kowloon Shangri-La Set

We have teamed up with Kowloon Shangri-La, a five-star hotel in Hong Kong, to launch three exclusive catering menus for your next boat trip. The quality of the food is absolutely guaranteed!

With each menu consisting of appetizers, main dishes, and desserts prepared by the hotel’s professional chefs, you will be sure to receive a luxurious on board experience.

🔆 Thai Cuisine Set

This package is our best value option! It includes 12 special Thai dishes such as pork neck, shrimp slices, and chicken satay, as well as seasonal fruits and great vegetarian options.

At only 180 HKD per person, there is no better bang for your buck!

🔆 Other Selected Sets

In addition to the aforementioned packages, we offer others with more variety. These mixes include multi-national dishes, local-style buffets, and cocktail-esque light snacks. They can all be found here.

Each package has its own characteristics, so choose the menu that best suits your personal preferences!

🔆 Interested in a specific dish or dishes?

We are willing to accommodate! Please contact us for additional options and quotes.

On Board Entertainment & Fishing

Most of our boats are equipped with a complete karaoke and sound system, as well as other entertainment facilities to keep everyone engaged.

The highlight of the night, however, is squid fishing!

⭐ The boat crew will provide you with all of the necessary fishing tools, which saves you the trouble of preparing them yourself!

In the later months of the season (August and September), the cuttlefish grow to 5-8 inches, with the longest growing up to 20 inches!

⭐ After you and your party finish fishing, the boat crew will prepare any freshly caught cuttlefish for everyone on board!

If you have any preferences regarding the way the cuttlefish are cooked, please let the boat crew know in advance.

You can also bring your own baggies to take what you caught back home!


Ready to go cuttlefishing?

Click HERE to see all of our special boat packages!


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Boat Party User Guide: Luxury Yacht rental, Junk Boat hire, F&B…

From activities to amenities…

From boat destinations to boat types…

…get all the answers to your boating questions below!

 

To help prepare you for your first ever boating experience, we’ve compiled our best recommendations in Q&A format.

If you’ve already been boating, keep reading for some helpful pro tips!

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Victoria Harbour Night Cruise: See Hong Kong’s Best Night View By Yacht

Everyone is probably already familiar with Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and the stunning night views it offers.

After all, one of the most popular tourist attractions of this fast-paced city is the Symphony of Lights, the world’s largest permanent light and sound show (according to the Guinness Book of World Records), which is viewable primarily from the Tsim Sha Tsui side of Victoria Harbour.

This time around, however, take in this famous nightscape in a new and different way! Hear me out…

Just last Sunday, I boarded a medium-sized yacht in Victoria Harbour with my party of around 25 people. We cruised around the harbour as the sun was setting, and after it became dark. We even watched the famed Symphony of Lights. This was my first time doing a cruise like this in Victoria Harbour, and it was really intoxicating to see it all from the center of the bay. After the show, the yacht took us to Lei Yue Mun to have an extravagant seafood feast and end the evening.

Overall, it was an incredible experience, and I wanted to share it with everyone, so keep reading for all the details!

Views From The Harbour

🌃 Night Cruise & Light Show ☄️

Suggested Route: Tsim Sha Tsui Pier → Night Cruise Around Victoria Harbour [Avenue of Stars/Hong Kong Cultural Centre/Hong Kong Museum of Art] → Lei Yue Mun [Dock For Seafood Dinner] → Tsim Sha Tsui Pier

On that same day, we all gathered at the Tsim Sha Tsui Pier at around 7:20 PM, so we could depart right on time at 7:30 PM.

By boat, we passed the Avenue of Stars, as well as some other famous buildings of Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. We were lucky that the weather was cool; the slight sea breeze felt so relaxing and peaceful.

About half an hour later, the Symphony of Lights was about to begin. Where we were in the center of the bay was definitely the best place to watch the show. It was even better than the view from Tsim Sha Tsui! Several skyscrapers released beams and fans of colorful lights and lasers that ignited the entire harbour. The lights constantly changed and flashed, making everything they touched seem full of life. As the show progressed, the lights began flashing faster and faster, until finally, all the buildings were lit up at the same time. This was the climax; the brightest moment! We all quickly remembered our phones and captured the picture-perfect finale just in time.

The Symphony Of Lights

Note: In addition to the Symphony of Lights, some people will choose to do night cruises during special festivals and holidays, such as National Day, New Year’s Eve Countdown, and Lunar New Year, to watch the massive firework displays in Victoria Harbour. (If you are interested in such a cruise on such an occasion, please get in contact with Yacht Holimood as early as possible to book your spot on one of their boats!)

🐟 Seafood Dinner 🍴

After the show, our boat captain took us to Lei Yue Mun, just a few minutes east of Central Hong Kong. We were able to dock and get off the boat to enjoy an amazing fresh seafood dinner at Lei Yue Mun Seafood Restaurant. Feast is probably a more accurate word to use here than dinner, as we all ate a LOT! Then again, everything was so good! My favorite dish was the steamed scallops with salt and pepper, though the garlic lobster was a close second. Both were so sweet and delicious! (Pictures below.)

Note: Your boat captain will usually recommend some routes worth taking and sights worth seeing. So, if you don’t know where to go next time, ask your captain, as he or she may be able to add some nice surprises to your itinerary! (In fact, the restaurant we ended up at that night was according to the captain’s recommendation, and he most definitely knew what he was talking about!)

Steamed Scallops With Garlic Fans

Garlic Lobster

Salted Prawns

After eating until we were ready to burst, we were taken back to the Tsim Sha Tsui Pier by about 10:00 PM. It was the perfect ending to a great night!


🛥️ Our boat for the night was this one, which was an evening city yacht. The boat was fully equipped, but there was no catering included; however, Yacht Holimood offers several great meal packages as add-ons, which you can check out here.
💁 Or, as I mentioned above, just talk to your boat captain ahead of time, so he or she can arrange to dock at a good spot for dinner!

 

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Top 3 Things To Do On Hong Kong’s Lamma Island + Yacht Route Recommendation

Want to take a relaxing day trip this weekend, but don’t want to go too far?

Lamma Island is a great choice!

But what all is there to do on Lamma Island?

Well, look no further! We have integrated the top three activities, according to native Hong Kongers, so you know you’re getting the pro tips!

Equipped with these recommendations, you can arrange a fun weekend trip to Lamma Island for yourself!


Central Ferry Pier, Destination Lamma Island

Lamma Island is one of the most popular places in Hong Kong. It is about 35 minutes by boat from the city, making this island just a quick ferry ride away and a welcoming haven from all the hustle and bustle of Central.

Lamma is a multicultural place infused with flavors from both the East and the West. It attracts many visitors every year and has become a famous staycation spot for Hong Kongers to enjoy their long weekends and holidays.

Now, without further ado, we will now introduce the top three activities to enjoy on this charming island!


1. Island Sightseeing Tour

💡 Suggested Route: Board Ferry At Central Pier West #4 → Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island (35 Minutes) →  Sok Kwu Wan Street (2 Minutes) → Viewing Pavilion (1 Hour) → Wind Power Station (5 Minutes) → Hung Shing Yeh Bay Beach (20 Minutes) → Tin Hau Temple (20 Minutes) → Yung Shue Wan (5 Minutes) → Central Pier (35 Minutes)

After a short ferry ride from Central Pier, you will disembark at the Sok Kwu Wan Pier. (Some people will disembark at the Yung Shue Wan Pier and then walk from Sheung Wan to Sok Kwu Wan.) From there, you can easily find Sok Kwu Wan Street.

Sok Kwu Wan Ferry Pier

There are many restaurants and handicraft boutiques on and near Sok Kwu Wan Street, where you can eat fresh seafood, or buy some authentically decorated, handwritten letters.

Sok Kwu Wan Street

Continuing on, you can follow the signs for the Lamma Island Recreational Trail. Walking along it for about an hour, you will arrive at the viewing pavilion, where you can see gorgeous ocean views of Lantau Island and Cheung Chau.

Lamma Island Recreational Trail

Viewing Pavilion

If you walk for a few more minutes, you will see the island’s wind power station!

Wind Power Station

Continue to walk for 20 minutes, and you will reach the Hung Shing Yeh Bay Beach. The water here is clear and cool, and many people come to swim and sunbathe. If you are tired after your hike, you can take a break at this lovely beach, and feel the relaxing sea breeze. The scenery at dusk is quite beautiful too!

Hung Shing Yeh Bay Beach

There is also a small café near the beach that sells many different kinds of vanilla dishes. Here, you can enjoy a cup of vanilla tea!

Vanilla Café

Going forward for 20 more minutes, you will reach the ancient temple of Tin Hau. This temple has a history of more than 100 years! Make sure to get a picture of the pair of Western-Style stone lions guarding the entrance.

Tin Hau Temple

After passing the temple, you will soon arrive at Yung Shue Wan Street. Here, there are many handicraft shops, bars, restaurants, and cafés lining both sides of the street, full of island style!

During weekends and holidays, the public piers have rather long queues, and many people end up delaying their travels due to traffic. So, it may be a good idea to rent a boat to and from Lamma Island!

Here are some of our boat recommendations.

🔆 Recommended Boat #1: LA12D

🔆 Recommended Boat #2: JY01D

🔆 Recommended Boat #3: LK01D


2. Boat Party

Summer is usually extremely hot and humid in Hong Kong, so what if you don’t want to bake in the sun all day long? Another option is to experience the island by boat!

💡 Suggested Route: Board Ferry At Central Pier West #4 → Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island (35 Minutes) → Return To Victoria Harbour For A Night Cruise → Central Pier

Lamma Island’s Sok Kwu Wan is one of the most popular bays in Hong Kong. The water is clear, the landscape is lush, and you are bound to feel welcomed by the people of the island. For a unique sea view of Aberdeen, Repulse Bay, and Ocean Park, this bay is the best location!

Sok Kwu Wan Views

Because the water is so nice in this area, water sports and activities are very popular. Think inflatable slides, trampolines, banana boats, and more!

For dinner, experience the delicious local cuisine on board: fresh seafood! Just make sure you confirm the menu with us before your trip.

On the way back from Lamma Island to Central Pier, you can also see the stunning night views of Victoria Harbour, a perfect way to complete your day’s journey.

Victoria Harbour Night Views


3. Delicious Seafood Dinner

Those who visit Hong Kong’s outlying islands should, of course, try the local seafood, as it is deliciously fresh and made-to-order!

💡 Suggested Route: Board Ferry At Central Pier West #4 → Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island (35 Minutes) → Island Sightseeing Tour/Boat Party → Delicious Seafood Dinner → Central Pier (35 Minutes)

Note: Because the boat party only lasts for eight hours during the day, you’ll need to extend the rental period to include the evening if you want to dock at the island for dinner. Please carefully discuss your itinerary with the boat crew beforehand, as well as how to calculate any extra charges, as there may be a discount available!

Below are our recommendations of three popular seafood restaurants on Sok Kwu Wan Street.

🔆 Restaurant Recommendation #1: Rainbow Seafood Restaurant

This seafood hotspot has won a “Best Food” award. According to the restaurant’s signature dishes, be sure to check out the chili fried crab, ginger onion steamed fish, and garlic steamed shrimp!

🔆 Restaurant Recommendation #2: Tai Yuen Shark’s Fin Seafood Restaurant

Signature Dishes: Steamed Crab, Fried Prawns With Soy Sauce, and Salt and Pepper Oysters

🔆 Restaurant Recommendation #3: Wai Kee Seafood Restaurant

Signature Dishes: Fried Prawns With Soy Sauce, Fried Crab With Ginger, and Fried Clams With Black Bean Sauce


We hope you are inspired to travel to the charming Lamma Island this weekend!

Be sure to share any pictures you may take with us by tagging #yachtholimood 😊

 

Not enough time to try all of our recommendations in one day?

Consider staying the night, and continue the fun the next morning!

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One-Day Guide To Cheung Chau Island + Junk boat recommendation

Cheung Chau: Beautiful Scenery, Island Vibes & A Perfect Escape From The City

Located southwest of Hong Kong Island and just west of Lamma Island, Cheung Chau is a haven just a short ferry ride away from the bustling city. It was traditionally a fishing village, and you can still see remnants of its rich history; however, it is now also a major tourist attraction. Hong Kongers find this island both quaint and charming, and they frequent it regularly for relaxing day trips, or for fun-filled festivals such as the Cheung Chau Bun Festival.

Because we also love this island’s natural beauty, we have integrated our best tips and recommendations to bring you a complete one-day guide to Cheung Chau, with both walking and boating routes, so you can see Cheung Chau from multiple angles!

Whether it will be your first time exploring the island, or if you’ve already been several times but want to pick up some new ideas for your next trip, this article is for you!


1. Start the day off with an adventure!

Cheung Chau Pier

🔆 Walking Route

💡 Central Pier → Cheung Chau Pier (40 Minutes) → Sai Wan Tin Hau Temple (15 Minutes) → Cheung Po Tsai Cave (10 Minutes) → Stonehenge (5 Minutes) →  Cheung Chau Pier Pedestrian Street (20 Minutes) → Cheung Chau Tung Wan & Kwun Yam Bay Beach (10 Minutes) → Cheung Chau North Temple (10 Minutes)  

After disembarking from your ride from Central Pier to Cheung Chau Pier, veer right, past downtown Cheung Chau. Follow the signs for about 15 minutes, and you will reach Sai Wan Tin Hau Temple.

Sai Wan Tin Hau Temple

Keep walking for another 10 minutes, and you will arrive at Cheung Po Tsai Cave, a must-see destination in Cheung Chau.

Cheung Po Tsai Cave

A few minutes further along that same path, and you will see five crumbling boulders, the famous Stonehenge in Cheung Chau. There are also a few other cool-looking rock formations in the vicinity.

Rock Formation

Head back for 20 minutes to reach Cheung Chau Pier Pedestrian Street to grab a bite of street food for lunch or go shopping.

Cheung Chau Pier Pedestrian Street

After eating lunch, take a walk to digest it! A short walk along the pier will take you to Tung Wan Bay Beach, and another few minutes past that is Kwun Yam Bay Beach. Both spots feature clear water and sandy beaches, perfectly suited for leisure and water activities.

Tung Wan Bay Beach

Kwun Yam Bay Beach

After a bit of cooling off in the water, it’s time to soldier on! Follow the signs for about 10 minutes, and you will arrive at Cheung Chau North Temple, your final stop on this particular route.

Cheung Chau North Temple


🔆 Boating Route

💡 Central Pier → Cheung Chau Island Tour (2-4 Hours)

Going to Cheung Chau for a good time and to engage in a new experience, but don’t want to walk around all day? We highly recommend trying a round-the-island tour by boat!

This 360-degree boat tour is guided by local Cheung Chau people, so you know you’re getting the real deal! It is truly the best way to enjoy the island’s incredible sea views.

This tour includes Cheung Po Tsai Cave, West Bay Tin Hau Temple, White Pelican Bay, and some odd rock formations, all so you can see a different side of Cheung Chau.

You may be thinking, “I have been to Cheung Chau many times. What is so special about visiting again to see it all from a boat?”

Well, the boat captain can take you to places you can’t reach by foot, so you can explore the niche attractions that only Cheung Chau locals know, while the tour guide introduces them along the way.

You can also let us know what sights you want to see, and we can arrange the most suitable boat trip for you!

The boat can even be parked by the shore, so you can get off and explore further.

Cheung Chau can be visited by foot and by boat, and either way, it is an unforgettable experience!

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2. Watch the sunset after a long day.

🔆Walking Route

💡Central Pier → Cheung Chau Pier (40 Minutes) → Walking Tour/Adventure → North Lookout Pavilion (20 Minutes From Cheung Chau North Temple)

Departing from the North Temple of Cheung Chau, simply walk for 20 minutes along Cheung Chau Kau, and you will arrive at the North Lookout Pavilion.

North Lookout Pavilion

This pavilion is the highest viewpoint in Cheung Chau and is definitely a good place to watch the sunset!

Sunset Views From The Pavilion


🔆 Boating Route

💡 Central Pier → Cheung Chau Island Tour (2-4 Hours) → Sunset On Boat  

If you decide to travel around the island by boat, you can ask the boat captain to park in a position suitable for watching the sunset.

Experience ultimate freedom while you watch the sunset in the center of a Cheung Chau bay with the sea breeze in your hair!

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3. End the day with a delicious seafood dinner.

Cheung Chau Seafood Street

🔆 Walking Route

💡 Central Pier → Cheung Chau Pier (40 Minutes) → Walking Tour/Adventure → Sunset At North Lookout Pavilion → Cheung Chau Seafood Street → Cheung Chau Pier → Central Pier (40 Minutes)

Cheung Chau Seafood Street is a famous gathering place for foodies far and wide who love fresh seafood.

There are a number of specialty seafood restaurants on this street, offering a wide variety of seafood dishes and local side dishes.

The more famous ones are: Golden Lake Restaurant, Delicious Seafood Restaurant, New Baccarat, So Bor Kee, and Bay-View Chinese Restaurant!

Pepper Clams

Salted Prawns

Steamed Scallops With Garlic

Enjoy a meal in the open-air seating while watching the day and night views of Cheung Chau Pier.

If you’re still hungry after dinner, grab a snack from one of the many late-night food stalls!


🔆 Boating Route

💡 Central Pier → Cheung Chau Island Tour (2-4 Hours) → Sunset On Boat → Seafood Dinner On Boat → Central Pier (40 Minutes)

Cheung Chau Steamed Seafood Tower

Get ready to enjoy freshly steamed, local seafood on board!

You can choose from eight types of seafood, including crab, clam, scallop, shrimp, and lobster.

The boat will then reserve the freshest seafood of the day from the local fishermen!

Sweet Mussels

Steamed Lobster & Crab

Sweet Crab Soup

 

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After reading our article, we hope you find it just as necessary as we did to pay the beautiful Cheung Chau Island a visit!

Be sure to share any pictures you take with us by liking us on FB (yacht.holimood), following us on IG (@yachtholimood), and tagging us (#yachtholimood)!

 

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One Minute Guide To Junk Boat Parties [Checklist Of 11 Essential Tips]

Before you go on your next boat party, check out our quick list of 11 essential tips!

Are you planning on attending a boat party in the near future?

Do you feel like you’re well-equipped with just your swimsuit?

In fact, there are a lot of things to prepare…

So, read this super-quick, one-minute guide before you go!  You’ll thank us!

 

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Top 3 Hong Kong Urban Cruise Routes + Yacht Recommendations

Are you planning a junk boat party soon, but don’t want to venture all the way out to Sai Kung?

Would you rather explore Hong Kong’s closer urban bays instead? 

Most of us who have lived in Hong Kong for awhile have been to Sai Kung. The lush green islands and the clear blue waters are truly a sight to see.

But after indulging in Sai Kung’s views time and time again, it is understandable that we are a bit tired of the same old same old.

It may be that “we don’t know what we have until it’s gone,” but either way, city cruises are now the scene of choice for many of us, and perhaps for you!

In this blog, we have integrated Hong Kong’s 3 most popular urban cruise routes, as well as our recommendations for you to help you plan your next boat party!


1. Closest Choice: Clear Water Bay

Top 3 Hong Kong Urban Cruise Routes + Yacht Recommendations

Located a bit north of the Victoria Harbour Piers (Tsim Sha Tsui/Central/Wan Chai), this spot is just a short journey away. So, if you want to swim a little closer to Central, then Clear Water Bay is the best place to boat!

💡 Suggested Route #1: Victoria Harbour Marina (Early Morning Departure) → 45 Minutes To Clear Water Bay → Victoria Harbour Terminal (Late Afternoon Arrival)

💡 Suggested Route #2: Victoria Harbour Marina (Morning Departure) → 45 Minutes To Clear Water Bay → 45 Minutes To Lei Yue Mun OR Bu Pao O (For Dinner/Re-Lease For Evening Cruise) → Victoria Harbour Terminal (Afternoon/Evening Arrival)

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Clear Water Bay is home to one of the most famous beaches in Hong Kong, Clear Water Beach. As its name implies, the water in the area is pristine, and the surrounding environment is serene. From your boat, you can see the beautiful scenery of the Weng Mountain and a nearby golf course. Conveniently located near the city, Clear Water Bay attracts many people to it every year and is a most popular boating destination in Hong Kong.

(Need another reason to check this place out? All Yacht Holimood boats can be parked here for free!)

If you choose to stay in the area for dinner, Lei Yue Mun is a great choice, as is eating fresh seafood in Toi O. Be sure to discuss your plans with your boat captain in advance though, as there may be a discount to the additional charge for staying out later.

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2. Closer Choice: Deep Water Bay/South Bay

In addition to the aforementioned Clear Water Bay, Deep Water Bay and South Bay, which are also located near the Victoria Harbour Piers, are a good choice.

💡 Suggested Route #1: Victoria Harbour Marina (Early Morning Departure) → 1.5 Hours To Deep Water Bay/South Bay →  Victoria Harbour Terminal (Late Afternoon Arrival)

💡 Suggested Route #2 [Shorter]: Aberdeen Pier (Early Morning Departure) → 30 Minutes To Deep Water Bay/South Bay → Aberdeen Pier (Late Afternoon Arrival)

(Some may choose to board in Aberdeen, which would make the boat journey shorter and allow for more free time for water activities.)

💡 Suggested Route #3: Victoria Harbour Marina/Aberdeen Pier (Morning Departure) → Deep Water Bay/South Bay →  45 Minutes To Aberdeen (For Dinner/Re-Lease For Evening Cruise)  →  Victoria Harbour Marina/Aberdeen Pier (Afternoon/Evening Arrival)

Deep Water Bay

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Deep Water Bay is also home to one of Hong Kong’s famous beaches. Because of the bay’s beautiful landscapes, many tourists travel from far and wide each year to enjoy the sun and the sea there. Due to the depth of the water in this area, it is especially suitable for surfing or sailing. Other water activities are popular here as well.

South Bay

Not interested in entertaining a crowded beach? The semi-hidden South Bay might be a better choice! There are usually fewer people in this area than at the other major beaches in the Southern District, so this spot is great if you value tranquility, peace, and quiet.

For dinner, there is absolutely delicious local seafood in Aberdeen. Again, be sure to discuss your plans with your boat captain in advance, as there may be a discount to the additional charge for staying out later!


3. Further Choice: Big Wave Bay/Shek O

💡 Suggested Route #1: Victoria Harbour Marina (Early Morning Departure) → 45 Minutes To Big Wave Bay → Victoria Harbour Terminal (Late Afternoon Arrival)

💡 Suggested Route #2: Victoria Harbour Marina (Morning Departure) → 45 Minutes To Big Wave Bay → 45 Minutes To Shek O (For Dinner/Re-Lease For Evening Cruise) → Victoria Harbour Terminal (Afternoon/Evening Arrival)

Big Wave Bay

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Big Wave Bay, as its name suggests, is famous for its big, turbulent waves. Because of these year-round waves, this bay has received the nickname of Surfer’s Paradise, as it attracts many water sports lovers. People who are not athletic, or have no interest in water sports, can also enjoy the waves from the shore.

Suitable for a variety of water activities, including wakesurfing and wakeboarding, as pictured below, this bay is exciting for people both young and old.

The beach is also quite expansive, perfect for relaxing on in the summer!

Wakesurfing

Wakeboarding

Shek O

Shek O is yet another wildly popular beach in Hong Kong.

The scenery is gorgeous, and the water is clear and lovely. There are many distinctive buildings and restaurants in Shek O, which also houses a resort, so many tourists come here. Feel free to stop in this picturesque town for dinner; just let your boat captain know in advance!


After reading our route recommendations, are you eager to go out and explore them?

If so, click HERE to be directed to our boat charter platform for boat booking and enquiries!

We hope to “sea” you out on Hong Kong’s beautiful waters!

 

 

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Party On A Junk Boat The Right Way (Food, Drinks, Water Activities)

For those who are junk boat party experts AND those who have never even stepped foot on a boat, here are some helpful tips on how to either step up your game, or learn the ropes.

Party on a junk boat the right way this summer!

 

Last Sunday, June 10th, we hosted the first party of our summer junk boat party series. Our firsthand experience hosting a successful junk boat party can now be your source of advice on perfecting your own junk boat party game.

Keep reading for our pro tips!

Kick-Off

10:30 AM – We all gathered at Central Pier No. 9, everyone’s favorite public pier, and embarked on our boat of choice, a beautiful cruiser.

After a few minutes of setup and introductions, we were on our way to Deep Water Bay. The forecast had warned of rain, but the day was luckily perfect. The sky was a clear and blissful blue, and the water sparkled like diamonds. With the wind in our hair and drinks already in our hands, we passed through Victoria Harbour, transfixed by the amazing skyline and excited for the day ahead.

💡 TIP – Make sure all your guests have access to drinks right away! There’s nothing like enjoying a cool beverage on the way out to Hong Kong’s open waters. Our party had specialty Asian alcohol onboard, such as sake, soju, and rice wine, which our guests loved! Snacks are also a must. We recommend chips and candy for those with a sweet tooth!

 

En Route

11:30 AM – We passed through Aberdeen Harbour and got to take in the scenic Aberdeen Fishing Village on our way to Deep Water Bay.

The journey to Deep Water Bay was made even more interesting by the beautiful views along the way. The Aberdeen Fishing Village showed a different side of Hong Kong compared to Victoria Harbour. There were rows and rows of traditional fishing boats, and weathered locals who were returning from early-morning fishing sessions. Most of us had never experienced these sights before, so people had their phones out for photo ops galore!

💡 TIP – Once your guests have had a few drinks, break out some icebreaker activities to warm people up before you get to your destination. You can also take some small, scenic detours (just let your boat crew know beforehand!) to get people talking and taking pictures. From there, new friendships will naturally emerge!

 

Dock & Lunch

12:30 PM – We finally made it to Deep Water Bay, just in time to dock and have a delicious Thai lunch!

Upon arriving at our beautiful destination, we docked and enjoyed an amazing Thai lunch, complete with more of the sake, soju, and rice wine we had been sipping on on the way over. The food was a colorful display of dishes ranging from fried noodles to satay skewers that really hit the spot.

💡 TIP – As soon as your boat docks, it’s time to break out the FOOD! By now, everyone is hopefully familiarizing themselves with everyone else, and the alcohol has probably given more than a few a healthy appetite. Try introducing some irresistibly crispy/salty finger foods for easier access (and to encourage people to drink more!), or some fresh fruit to complement any fruity drinks you may have onboard.

 

Relax & Enjoy

1:30 PM – It was finally time for us to jump into the pristine water in our many floats/inflatables, or relax and sunbathe on the boat deck!

After eating until we were about to burst, we were ready to jump in! Some of us wanted to just relax and soak in the sun rays on the deck with our refreshing drinks, while others couldn’t wait to cool off from the heat by diving into the water. We blew up some of the floats/inflatables, which included a giant flamingo, a huge pizza, a large water mat, and several noodles. Then, drinks still in hand, we hopped right in!

💡 TIP – What is the most important part of any junk boat party besides the alcohol? Water activities! Of course, there will always be some people who just want to lounge on the boat deck, but most everyone else will be in the mood to, well, party! So, make sure your guests are fully occupied. This means having drinking games, floats/inflatables, and water sports at the ready. We had a beer pong mat, complete with cups and balls, shot racks, giant floats, and water sports (think jet skis, wake boards, the whole nine yards). These activities are the meat of your event, making this the perfect opportunity to make your party truly memorable! Also, remind your guests to put on sunblock; there’s nothing like a nasty sunburn to sober you up.

 

Journey Back

4:30 PM – After a whole afternoon of soaking in the sun rays, we were satisfied and ready to head back to Central.

By late afternoon, most of us were feeling the after-effects of the alcohol, meaning we were all pretty relaxed and drowsy. The boat owners kindly brought in all of our gear, and we set out on our trip back home.

💡 TIP – Have bottled water at the ready, as your guests will likely now be feeling the effects of both the alcohol and the sun. Remind people to take their last few pictures, and then head out!

 

Finally Home

5:30 PM – We finally made it back. It was a long but awesome day with Yacht Holimood!

💡 TIP – Be sure to thank everyone for coming, and don’t forget to thank your boat crew as well for all of their hard work and patience. Encourage everyone to clean up after themselves, and maybe prepare a small parting gift, even if it’s just your contact info/social media handles to exchange pictures later. Congratulations on a fun day and a successful junk boat party!

 

If you still have questions, or would like help hosting your own junk boat party this summer, check out our boat rental platform HERE.

We have lots of all-inclusive packages and friendly staff!

 

Also, we have several more parties planned for the coming months, and YOU are invited…

 

…click HERE for all the details!

 

 

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Top Hong Kong Junk Boating Destinations By Pier

Hong Kong is famous not just for its breathtaking views, but for its extremely popular boating scene. There are countless piers, both public and private, that whisk its boaters away to the most beautiful destinations, from exciting islands to relaxing bays. There, Hong Kongers can dock and enjoy their day surrounded by clear-blue water.
Sound inviting? Keep reading for our top recommendations on boating destinations in Hong Kong so you can plan the perfect getaway trip this weekend!

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