A Full Day Sea Kayak Tour At North Lamma Island Hong Kong

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    9:05 am
  • Departure Details :
    Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island ferry pier
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends at Yung Shue Wan or Lo So Shing, Lamma Island, depending on weather and tidal currents.

Overview

Lamma Island is a paradise just a 30-minute ferry ride from the city of Hong Kong. It is the third largest island of the 260+ islands that make up Hong Kong SAR, but one of the least developed or populated. The island is geographically divided into 2 sections (north & south) joined together by a narrow strip of sand 6oo metres wide.This one-day sea kayak journey takes us around the northern section of the Island, highlighting the incredible differences between the sparsely populated (6,000 people),laid-back island of Lamma, with the heavily populated, frantic paced island of Hong Kong (4.1 million people), just 2 kilometres away. These stark contrasts are what makes Hong Kong such a unique destination.This trip will show you old and new, east and west, wild nature and man-made superstructures, all in the one memorable day.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Lunch included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

Prior to British colonisation Lamma Island was described by the Portuguese as one of the "islands of thieves", relating to the thousands of pirates that lived here. Today it is regarded as Hong Kongs hippy capital, with its laid-back island lifestyle, live music scene, arts and crafts stalls, boutique restaurants and cafes and of course fresh organic foods. A far cry from the previous inhabitants' life of plunder and mayhem.

This sea kayak journey is about 15 k's long and will take you from Sok Kwu Wan (Picnic Bay) on the east coast around the northern tip down the west coast to Kayak Beach. This trip may be reversed depending on the winds on the day.

On the east coast of Lamma, you will kayak through ancient floating fishing villages with their occupants working from plodding sampans, wearing matted bamboo hats with handheld fishing lines. Just 2 kilometres away you can see the modern skyscrapers of clinging tenaciously to the almost vertical, lush green mountains of Hong Kong island. We pass, or if we have enough time, we may visit a deserted island known locally as "dog Island" for a swim or to take in the undeveloped coastal scenery that hasn't changed in more than 60 years.

You will definitely witness the passing of huge container ships as they enter and leave Hong Kong via the East Lamma Channel.

As you round the north of the island the view is towards Kowloon and Lantau Island. On a clear day, you can even see Disneyland!

The western side of the island is another feast of differences. We will probably stop at the main village of Yung Shue Wan, to explore the busy village life. Not far from here is Hong Kong's sole power station, built on a land extension with its shipping terminal. We actually paddle under this enormous structure as we journey north or south.

Finally, to end our journey, we are exposed to the open South China Sea with the distant islands to the south barely showing over the horizon. Here, the west coast of Lamma is untouched. No development has occurred in modern times and the ancient coastal pirate villages have long been abandoned.

Our view is of steep jungle-clad hills that fall into the sea, the coastline is broken with white sand beaches and rocky escarpments. More than likely, on warm days you will see multi-million dollar super yachts at anchor just offshore from one of these beaches. Thats who we share our day with!

No matter how many times you experience these incredible differences side by side, you can never quite get used to it - all within asimple day'spaddle! It's only possible in Hong Kong.

The tour finishes at Kayak Beach, an easy 20 minute from Sok Kwu Wan. We will have time to return to our sea kayak base to change into dry clothes before catching the 5:35 pm ferry back to the city of Hong Kong.

A picnic lunch & water is included.

Itinerary:

09:05 Arrive Sok Kwu Wan – meet the instructors and other travelers. Hike to Sea Kayak Hong Kong base to change into kayaking gear.
09:30 to 10:00 – prepare the kayaks.
10:00 to 10:30 – practice session to learn kayak control techniques.
10:30 to 12:30 – sea kayak north around the coastline to Yung Shue Wan.
12:30 to 13:00 – lunch and explore the town.
13:00 to 15:00 – Sea kayak through the coal-fired power station
15:00 to 16:00 – Swim at power station beach and change into street clothes.
16:00 to 17:00 – short hike to Yung Shue Wan.

Inclusions

  • Picnic Lunch
  • Drinks and fruit snacks
  • All kayaking equipment
  • Professional sea kayak guide
  • Souvenir photography of the sea kayak trip (water proof cameras)

Exclusions

  • Return ferry trip from Central (Hong Kong Island) to Lamma Island
  • Any extra food or drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Previous kayak experience preferred.

Minimum age is 14 years

Fitness required - this is an active trip and requires a good level of fitness.

Please bring a set of clothes to kayak in which WILL get wet. This should include a t-shirt, shorts, swimming costume, water shoes (or trainers). Other essentials: Water resistant sunscreen, sunglasses (preferably with strap), a wide-brimmed hat, a refillable water bottle (no single-use bottles allowed)

Make sure you have a hearty breakfast before tour departure as the day is very active

Due to the effect that wind (direction and speed), swells (waves) and tidal currents have on any sea kayak journey, your tour operator might need to modify or even change to a more protected trip at the last minute, without notice. This is a safety issue and would only be implemented if the conditions in the chosen tour would be unsafe to proceed. Please understand that safety cannot be compromised when dealing with the power of the ocean and weather.