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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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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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