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

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Overview

This full day sea kayak trip around the northern coast of Lamma Island showcases the total contrasts that make Hong Kong unique. Your sea kayak journey begins in an ancient fishing village with traditional Chinese junks and sampans tied up alongside super yachts of the wealthy day visitors. Your paddle takes you up the East Lamma Channel with unspoiled Lamma Island on the left and the huge modern skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island on the right. It takes only 30 minutes by ferry from a super modern city Hong Kong to this alongside villages that haven't changed much in decades and even centuries. 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

Lamma Island is a paradise just a 30-minute ferry ride from the Central, Hong Kong. The island is physically evenly divided into 2 halves, The northern half is where the majority of the inhabitants live. The village of Yung Shue Wan is regarded as Hong Kongs expat hippy capital due to the laid back lifestyle, arts and crafts stalls, boutique restaurants and cafes and of course fresh organic foods.

The northern half of Lamma Island is also full of contrasts - the very essence of what makes Hong Kong a unique destination. From ancient fishing villages to modern skyscrapers, plodding sampans to monster container ships, remote white beaches to coal-fired power stations all within a 4 hour paddle!

Your sea kayak journey will take you from Sok Kwu Wan (Picnic Bay) in the middle of the island, around the northern tip to Yung Shue Wan.

Departing Sok Kwu Wan, you pass through an ancient fishing village and have a close up look at a traditional Hong Kong fish farm. You will spend the morning sea kayaking north up the East Lamma Channel sandwiched between sparsely populated Lamma Island and the contrasting, densely populated Hong Kong Island coastline. Directly ahead, on our left we see small traditional sampans, little coastal villages and the forest clad Lamma Island coast. On our right, only 2000m away, are modern pleasure yachts, huge container ships and the skyrise that is Hong Kong Island.

No matter how many times you see these incredible differences side by side, you can never quite get used to it.

You will have a picnic lunch on a deserted beach at the northern tip of the island before heading west to the northern village of Yang Shu Wan. Here, depending on the individuals in the group, you will have the option of continuing by sea kayak and paddling through the 'monstrous' coal-fired power station that dominates the north-west Lamma Island skyline, or retire to explore the village itself.

The tour finishes here or further south at Lo So Shing beach depending on weather conditions and tidal currents. Ferries depart for Hong Kong Island every 40 minutes so there is plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Bohemian ambiance before heading back to the crowds of the city.

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

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

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

  • Return ferry trip from Central to Lamma Island - transport to the meeting place.
  • Any extra food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Previous kayak experience preferred.

Minimum age is 14 years

Dress code: need shorts, shoes to wear in the kayak (they will get wet), swim suit.

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

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

Please bring good trainers and socks as the hike is hilly and will cause blisters if you are not used to walking

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 redirect the trip to the south Lamma Island trip at the last minute, without further 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.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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