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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!

Click here to see our countless staycation options! < 

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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)

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.

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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

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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The 10 Best All-Inclusive Sai Kung Junk Boat Party Packages

Are you in the mood for a junk boat party this summer, yet overwhelmed by all the decisions to be made?

Well, we’re here to help!

ALL-INCLUSIVE JUNK BOAT PARTY PACKAGES, which include…

– exciting water activities (sports & floats),

– delicious food (Thai, Japanese, BBQ, Seafood), and…

– fun games (beer pong, karaoke, cards)!

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In this blog, we’ll bring you Sai Kung’s 10 BEST all-inclusive junk boat party packages to make booking simple!

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A Guide To Catching Cuttlefish – The Best Junk Boats For The Job

It’s time for CUTTLEFISH FISHING!

Summer is here! Are you stuck at home with the A/C? Why not hop on a junk boat, and embrace the heat instead? There are only a few months each year that are prime for cuttlefish fishing, so don’t miss this opportunity. Better yet…make it a party!

Keep reading for 5 features to help you select the best junk boat for squid fishing.

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Best All-Inclusive Junk Boat Party Packages with F&B + Boat Charter Recommendation

Are you confused about how to plan the perfect junk boat party?

Are you overwhelmed by all the decisions that need to be made, like where to book?

What destinations to visit?

What food & beverages & activities to include?

This blog will tackle all your inquiries and worries, while rounding up the BEST junk deals and all-inclusive packages to help YOU select the right boat for your party! 

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