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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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From activities to amenities…

From boat destinations to boat types…

…get all the answers to your boating questions below!

 

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Boat Trip Route Recommendation – hong kong outlying islands tour

 Can’t wait to take a refreshing day trip this weekend?

On the lookout for your next holiday destination?

Invite your friends and family to visit the islands of Po Toi or Tung Lung!

Let us help you plan your next trip to these two hidden gems of Hong Kong by recommending the best routes and things to do there, starting with Po Toi!


Po Toi Island

Po Toi Island

Located on the southeastern side of Hong Kong, Po Toi Island is also known as “Hong Kong’s South Pole.” It is a small island covered with granite and strange rock formations that attract tourists from far and wide each year.

💡 Suggested Route:

Victoria Harbour (Central Pier) → Po Toi Island (45 Minutes) → Victoria Harbour 

🔆 Our boats are available for pick-up and drop-off, and a direct route from Central Pier to Po Toi Island can be taken to shorten travel time significantly.

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1. Sightseeing & Hiking Tour

View From Nam Kok Tsui Lighthouse

💡 Suggested Route:

Victoria Harbour (Central Pier) → Po Toi Pier (45 Minutes) → Conch Rock (10 Minutes) → Ngau Wu Teng Pavilion (20 Minutes) → Monk Rock & Tortoise Rock (10 Minutes) → Nam Kok Tsui Lighthouse (10 Minutes) → Palm Cliff & Buddha’s Palm Rock (8 Minutes)  Po Toi Stone Carvings (15 Minutes) → Victoria Harbour 

After disembarking at Po Toi Pier, turn left and walk along the outskirts of the pier. Start up the mountain according to the signs. After about 10 minutes, you will see Conch Rock.

Conch Rock

Next, continue walking for 20 minutes to reach the highest point of the trail: Ngau Wu Teng Pavilion. Here, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Po Toi Island.

Ngau Wu Teng Pavilion

After taking in the sights at the top, walk down the pavilion’s stone steps for 10 minutes, and you will see Monk Rock and Tortoise Rock.

Monk Rock

Tortoise Rock

Next, follow the trail’s signs for another 10 minutes, and you will arrive at the famous Nam Kok Tsui Lighthouse. If you go to Po Toi on the right day, this weathered lighthouse is complemented by a background of blue skies and white clouds, making it a naturally popular picture-taking site for Hong Kong people.

Nam Kok Tsui Lighthouse

On the way back to the pier, you will see another strange rock formation that looks like the palm of a hand (Buddha’s Palm). This extremely recognizable feature of Po Toi is carved into Palm Cliff.

Buddha’s Palm

Continue to walk down the stone steps to the beach. In about 15 minutes, you will see one of Hong Kong’s Declared Monuments: Po Toi’s Stone Carvings. These carvings are roughly 3,000 years old, so they have faded considerably and are currently protected by a sheet of glass.

Po Toi Stone Carvings

Finally, return to Po Toi Pier, where you can then go and enjoy a fresh seafood dinner!


2. Seafood Dinner

Ming Kee Seafood Restaurant

💡Suggested Route:

Victoria Harbour (Central Pier) → Po Toi Island (45 Minutes) → Sightseeing & Hiking Tour → Seafood Dinner → Victoria Harbour 

🔆 Restaurant Recommendation: 

Ming Kee Seafood Restaurant is the only seafood restaurant on Po Toi Island. Since many tourists come from afar on the weekends, the quality of the food is absolutely guaranteed! Expect seafood that is local and fresh, and be sure to try some of their signature dishes, which include seaweed soup and salt & pepper prawns.


3. Camping

Camping At Po Toi

💡 Suggested Route:

Victoria Harbour (Central Pier) → Po Toi Island (45 Minutes) → Sightseeing & Hiking Tour → Seafood Dinner → Camping Site Near Nam Kok Tsui Lighthouse (40 Minutes From Pier) → Victoria Harbour  

Because there is no designated camping site on Po Toi Island, most people who come here to camp will simply set up their tents on any large expanse of flat grass. The ideal spot is the grassland near Nam Kok Tsui Lighthouse, about 40 minutes from Po Toi Pier. Here, you can easily set up camp!

(To get to this camping site, walk along the path next to the pier for a bit. Then, following the signs for Monk Rock and Tortoise Rock, go down the stairs for 10 minutes. Next, walk past the two rocks for another 10 minutes to reach the lighthouse, where you will find the camping site nearby.)


Tung Lung Chau

Nam Tong Island

Beach Of Tung Lung Chau

Tung Lung Chau, or Nam Tong Island, is an island a bit northeast from Po Toi. It is accessible in just one hour from Victoria Harbour, and it is relatively remote, making it a great place to quickly escape from the city.

💡 Suggested Route:

Victoria Harbour (Central Pier) → Tung Lung Chau (60 Minutes) → Victoria Harbour 

🔆 Our boats are available for pick-up and drop-off, and a direct route from Central Pier to Tung Lung Chau can be taken to shorten travel time significantly.

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1. Sightseeing & Hiking Tour

A Bird’s Eye View

💡 Suggested Route #1:

Victoria Harbour (Central Pier) → Tung Lung Pier (60 Minutes) → Camping Site (20 Minutes) → Tung Lung Fort (5 Minutes) → Ancient Stone Carvings (20 Minutes) → Observation Deck (45 Minutes) → Tung Lung Rock Carvings (20 Minutes) → Victoria Harbour 

Walk up along the small stone steps next to the pier, and you will see a taxi stand. Follow the signs to the left for about 20 minutes to reach the camping area.

(We recommend going left, as most people take this route due to its distance being shorter and its path being more accessible for both the young and the old; however, for those interested in something more challenging, the next suggested route will take you to the right!)

Walk forward for another 5 minutes to see one of Hong Kong’s Declared Monuments, Tung Lung Fort.

Tung Lung Fort

After making a round, you can walk to the right for several minutes to look at the island’s ancient stone carvings before turning back to the dock.

In addition to its historical monuments, Tung Lung Chau’s natural landscape is quite beautiful! Walk about 25 minutes from the pier to the island’s observation deck, where you can get a panoramic view of the clear blue sea.

View From Observation Deck

It takes about 20 minutes to get to the beach from the mountainous road next to the observation deck. Along the way, you can see another famous monument: Tung Lung Rock Carvings.

(Be careful – this path to the beach can be extremely steep!)

Tung Lung Rock Carvings

Finally, follow the signs of the trail to return to the dock.


💡 Suggested Route #2:

Victoria Harbour (Central Pier) → Tung Lung Pier (60 Minutes) → Ancient Stone Carvings (20 Minutes) → Luk Keng Wan (30 Minutes) → Peak Launch Tower (20 Minutes) → Tung Lung Fort (40 Minutes) → Victoria Harbour 

This route is a bit harder than the first one; consider it a trek off the beaten path! Please be aware of this, and be sure to pack the proper hiking gear, snacks, and plenty of water!

First, go up the small stone steps next to the pier, but this time, follow the signs to go to the right.

In about 20 minutes, the island’s ancient stone carvings can be seen.

Continue to walk along the trail for 30 more minutes, and you will reach Luk Keng Wan, a beautifully private beach.

Luk Keng Wan

After relaxing for a bit, walk 20 minutes to the mountain nearby, and you will see the peak of the island’s launch tower.

Peak Launch Tower

Walk down the mountain for 40 minutes into the camping area to see Tung Lung Fort.

Finally, return to the dock.


2. Picnic & Camping

Camping At Tung Lung

💡 Suggested Route:

Victoria Harbour (Central Pier) → Tung Lung Pier (60 Minutes) → Sightseeing & Hiking Tour → Camping Site → Victoria Harbour 

Interested in extending your day trip to two days and one night? Consider bringing some camping gear and setting up camp on one of the island’s hilltops for the evening!

Since the main camping site is flat and wide, it is the perfect spot for resting after a long hike, or even for flying kites! Also, there are barbecue pits nearby, so bring some food for the grill. You can even make dinner a picnic on the grass! Enjoy your freshly cooked meal with the sunset and open ocean as your view.


After reading, are you thinking about exploring one or both of these islands this weekend?

Click here to rent a boat for your next weekend trip!


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Sai Kung Boat Trip Tips- How To Get There & Things To Do

Imagine a lush paradise just a few miles away from the bustling city of Hong Kong…

…and you will be imagining Sai Kung.

Sai Kung is a peninsula in the northeast region of Hong Kong that encompasses a district and town center by the same name.

It is known as the “back garden of Hong Kong,” and is where the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark and Country Parks are located. These parks are very popular destinations for tourists and locals alike.

This sprawling haven is a natural gem just a short trip from the heart of the city. It is home to countless little islands and hidden beaches, as well as emerald-green mountains perfect for hiking to see some amazing ocean views.

Sai Kung also integrates its traditional rural customs with a modern city’s energy and drive. A lot of cultural heritage is retained, as seen in the many temples and fishing villages in the area. These fishing communities help make Sai Kung famous for its fresh and delicious seafood restaurants. The locals value the traditional festivals very much, so events are frequently held that bring even more liveliness and color to the district!

So, how do you get there, and what should you see?

Keep reading for our best recommendations on getting the most out of your trip to Sai Kung!

 

Blue Skies, Clear Waters

 

🗺️ How To Get To Sai Kung 🗺️

Although the quickest and most direct way to get to Sai Kung is by car or taxi, there are slightly longer, yet much cheaper options available! For example, there is the MTR, Hong Kong’s well-designed and ultra-efficient subway system. From one of its stations, you can then take a minibus or a taxi, depending on your budget.

🚗 By Car/Taxi

This route all depends on where you start out. In general, head towards the northeast part of Hong Kong, then once you hit Clear Water Bay Road, follow it until you get to Hiram’s Highway. From there, it is a straight shot all the way up to Sai Kung Town.

This site has a great list of places you can park once you’ve reached your destination.

If going by taxi, simply tell your driver that you want to go to Sai Kung, and he or she will take you to Sai Kung Town. Rates vary depending on where you start out; from Central to Sai Kung, it will be about 200 HKD.

🚌 By MTR/Minibus/Bus

There are several different routes you can take by MTR. The fastest way to go is from Hang Hau, but you can also depart from Choi Hung or Diamond Hill. All bus routes will drop you off at their respective stations in Sai Kung Town.

This site has a great list of alternative bus routes.

💡 Hang Hau: MTR → Hang Hau (Tseung Kwan O/Purple Line) → Green Minibus #101M (Bus Station By MTR Station; 20 Minutes To Sai Kung)

💡 Choi Hung: MTR → Choi Hung (Kwun Tong/Green Line) → Exit C1 → Green Minibus #1A (30 Minutes To Sai Kung)

MTR → Choi Hung (Kwun Tong/Green Line) → Exit C1 → Bus #92 (Lung Cheung Road Outside MTR Station; 30 Minutes To Sai Kung)

💡 Diamond Hill: MTR → Diamond Hill (Kwun Tong/Green Line) → Exit C2 → Bus #92 (40 Minutes To Sai Kung)

 

MTR Map

 

🎉 Things To Do In Sai Kung 🍴

From exploring the ancient temples to trekking the surrounding mountains, there are countless things to do in Sai Kung! Here are a few of our favorites…

🗝️ Explore The Heritage

Unlike the hectic waterfront of Victoria Harbor, Sai Kung’s peaceful pier provides a serene environment to relax, and take in the horizon of sky and sea. A leisurely stroll around Sai Kung’s Town Center supplies a quaint look into the daily lives of the locals; however, to further delve into Sai Kung’s history and heritage, try checking out these sites:

  • Che Kung Temple – Ho Chung
  • Hung Shing Temple – Kau Sai Chau
  • Tin Hau Temple – Fat Tong Mun
  • Sheung Yiu Folk Museum – Sheung Yiu Village
    • Note: This village is home to the Hakka Minority, whose colorful traditions include the Hakka Unicorn Dance, a special dance that fuses folk music and martial arts. The Hakka People believe that the Chinese Unicorn, the qilin, is a good luck symbol to ward off all evil, so this dance will likely be performed on special occasions, such as Chinese New Year, weddings, and birthdays.

Tin Hau Temple Entrance

Tin Hau Temple

⛰️ Hike The Mountains

The vast parks in Sai Kung contain probably hundreds of great hiking trails that lead to stunning peaks with even more incredible views of the islands below and afar. Some hikes are a bit tough, but just be sure to take plenty of water, some snacks, and proper hiking gear! Here are some of our favorite trails and destinations, found primarily in Sai Kung East Country Park and Ma On Shan Country Park:

  • Buffalo Hill
  • High Island Reservoir
  • Ma On Shan Country Trail
  • MacLehose Trail
  • Sai Kung Rock Pools
  • Sharp Peak/Nam She Tsim
  • Tai Kam Chung
  • Tai Tan Country Trail

Sai Kung East Country Park

Sai Kung Rock Pools

There are also a lot of cool rock formations around Sai Kung that you can either hike or boat to. Check these out:

  • Po Pin Chau
  • Sha Tong Hau
  • Sharp Island

Po Pin Chau

Sha Tong Hau

Sharp Island

🏖️ Relax On The Beach

Another great pastime is chilling on one of the many pristine beaches. It is no wonder that this is where Hong Kongers go when they want real island vibes! A Google Image Search of any of the following beaches will instantly make you wish you were sunbathing on the warm sand with the sound of crashing waves in your ears.

  • Ham Tin Beach
  • Hap Mun Wan
  • Kiu Tsui Beach
  • Long Ke Wan
  • Sai Wan
  • Tai Long Wan/Big Wave Bay
  • Trio Beach
  • Tung Wan

     

    Sai Wan

    Tai Long Wan 

Some of the beaches listed, like Long Ke Wan, are quite hard to get to on foot, or even by car. Taxis can get pretty expensive, and some drivers will mark up their rates for return trips. We recommend taking a boat to these especially scenic areas, and making a day of it!

 🛥️ Party On A Boat

Because Sai Kung is surrounded by water, one of the best ways to get around is by boat. You can see cultural sites, enjoy beautiful views of both mountain and sea, and even visit the beach, all by boat! You can also get up close and personal with the islands’ fascinating rock structures. Basically, everything mentioned above!

There are also tons of boat options to choose from…

Looking to have a fun-filled party with friends? We’ve got great all-inclusive junk boat party packages!

Leaning more towards a pampering experience? Check out our luxury cruisers!

We also offer lots of drink packages that you can add on to any boat. Beer, wine, liquor…we’ve got it all!

On a boat, you can combine all the essential aspects of a great holiday: dining, drinking, swimming, sunbathing, and partying!

Junk Boat

Luxury Cruiser

Want even more perks?

Our Sai Kung boats are usually much cheaper and more available than our city boats, so if it’s peak boating season, and you can’t seem to find a vessel, try looking for ones servicing the Sai Kung area!

These boats also tend to offer more water activities, as the countryside means more space to play!

There is no need to worry about the language barrier in communicating with your boat crew either – although they, for the most part, only speak basic English, they are very friendly and welcoming of their home!

The secluded waters of Sai Kung are truly the perfect place to spend a day at sea.

🎣 Feast On A Seafood Dinner

After a day out on the water, head back to the pier for a delicious seafood dinner on the famed Sai Kung Seafood Street. Dine on fresh shrimp, fish, lobster, squid, abalone, crab, scallops, and more! There are even some restaurants here that have earned themselves Michelin Stars! Here are our suggestions:

  • Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant
  • Loaf On (Michelin)
  • Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant (Michelin)

Sai Kung Seafood Street

Garlic Scallops With Spring Onion

Salted Garlic Prawns

Pepper Crab

🍻 Unwind At A Bar

If you’ve still got energy after a full day of fun plus a giant seafood feast, props to you! But don’t head home just yet. You might be surprised to know that Sai Kung houses lots of entertainment to end your evening with a bang! From a bowling bar to a stargazing park, there is plenty to do after the sun has gone down. Take a look:

  • Beach Pub
  • Casa Tapas Bar
  • Duke of York Pub
  • Sai Kung Astropark – Sai Kung East Country Park
  • Tiki Tiki (Island-Themed Bowling Bar)

Tiki Tiki Bowling (Adeel Anwer/Flickr)

Sai Kung Astropark (José Ozorio/Flickr)

 


We hope you are inspired to make the trip to Sai Kung this weekend!

Be sure to share your experience with us by tagging #holimood in your posts! 📸

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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 😊

 

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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!

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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)

Top 3 Hong Kong Urban Cruise Routes + Yacht Recommendations

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.

Top 3 Hong Kong Urban Cruise Routes + Yacht Recommendations


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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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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