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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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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

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!


Check out our other island recommendations!

Cheung Chau | Lamma Island

 

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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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