Kayaking & canoeing in Hong Kong

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Kayaking & Canoeing in Hong Kong

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  • Bruno
    Nottingham, UK160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pre tour communication with Rory was spot on. We discussed our expectations/abilities & he recommended the Plover Cove Hike & Bike tour. What fun we had with friendly guide Tristan as we cycled & hiked the area.
    We had a fabulous day, & I would definitely recommend this tour to see a different side of bustling Hong Kong.
    Written December 29, 2023
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  • Aima
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went to this cabin for new years with friends and had the most memorable time! Anthony is an amazing host!

    Cabin is well kept and organised. Kitchen is fully equipped with EVERYTHING you can think of. Even an espresso machine. 😍 The bathrooms are private which is a blessing. Just pack a change of clothes and off you go. Views are amazing ofcourse! There’s a couple of great spots to hike nearby as well
    Waterfall is serene ♥️

    We had the best slack lining and surfing experience! Had a great bonfire and bbq session! such a great company and place to start the new year ♥️
    Written January 11, 2023
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  • Pawan Karki
    Hong Kong, China16 contributions
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    I booked my tour through Sea Kayak Hong Kong's website. There were four of us in the trip, Our tour guide John Mel , Terra and a guy with her (I forgot his name) and me. At the beginning , our tour guide John explained us the basics of sea kayaking and after it we just went on the sea. We did a half day tour of Sharp Island in the geopark and it was a fantastic experience. It was an unforgettable paddling, with beautiful views and peace all around us. John knows the islands at the back of his hand and is clearly very knowledgeable of the geology of every enclave/ site we visited. This is definitely not a tour for the laid-back types - you'd better come prepared to put in a full day's work! .Put on plenty of sun cream, and wear a hat.
    Written May 29, 2022
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  • Lynn G
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had a great time on this day trip.
    They responded to my email and gave great directions for how to get to the starting point. Be advised, it took me an hour and a half to get there so give yourself enough time.
    Paul and Sara and Tom were organized and made the trip. We went out on a boat, then transferred to kayaks then swam, looked and some geology, did some snorkeling then more boating and kayaking. They were very in tune with the group and had a plan at the ready for changes in weather, scrapes and bumps, fatigue and heat. It was amazingly beautiful and totally a surprise after visiting other parts of HK. More clean and cool than I expected anywhere to be along this coast.
    Written August 12, 2017
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  • MonWalkabout
    Shenzhen, China74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My friend and I were up for a bit of sun, sea and s...kayaking, and I can say we had a great day. For people who love a bit of adventure, getting to the beach was a 2 minibus journey from Mongkok, first to Sai Kung McDonald's (hearty breakfast), then another to Sai Wan Pavillion (where am I?) From there, it's a 30 minute walk/trek to Sai Wan Village (village might be an overstatement :o)). Once there, you'll meet up with your guides.

    In the village itself, there are publich outlets and some small shops to buy drink and even simple snacks. Also, from here, you can book the speedboat back to Sai Kung. This is hugely recommended as a) it's quicker than the trek and bus back, plus b) for thrill seekers it'll leave you checking your coccyx for breaks. Just akes sure you have a couple of hundred dollars each.

    The day itself was hugely fun. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable about what you sea on the sea, along the shore and in the caves. After half an hour changing clothes and reviewing safety and equipment if was off to the kayaks. To b honest, some element of fitness is required as you will have to help carry the kayaks into and out of the water a few times in the day, plus the actual day itself involves a lot of paddling, so lots of upper body exercise is done. The guide is however extremely patient and will set off at a pace suitable for all, and will even go in the double kayak with you if you are v weak. For the full day, a basic lunch is provided, but it was filling and nourishing all the same.

    At the end of our day, we still had an hour to kill so off we went into the hills to find a hidden pool (ok, not so hidden), where you could go have a swim.

    Word of warning, unless you want to resemble a rhino, bring your sun cream and use it everywhere including your hands!!
    Written October 1, 2019
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  • Lisa T
    Hong Kong, China4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My friends and I had a wonderful experience with Nextwave. This is our 3rd year using Nextwave for our summer charters. This time we went to Lamma for seafood, ordered the company's drinks package. We went all out this time and booked a wake surf boat, the jet surf and seabob electric propeller. I can't believe how much fun the water toys adds to the charter experience.
    The boat was immaculate, the crew and captain were extremely helpful and made sure we were well topped up with drinks the whole time. Would have no hesitation recommending or booking their boats again.
    Written October 21, 2020
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China159,680 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a nice morning of kayaking from the Wu Kai Sha Beach recently. This is an area with pebble beach that extends between the Ma On Shan Park all the way to the Tau Wan Village. The beach quality isn't great, very little sand but the water is much cleaner now compared to ten years ago. As such, it is popular with elderly and swimmers each morning.

    There is a kayak centre called HappySky Water Sports along the footpath that runs beside the Wu Kai Sha Beach. They have a facebook account if you want to reserve kayaks. We recently passed by on a Saturday morning and were able to rent single kayaks on the spot. Kayak, paddle and life vest conditions are fair and prices what you expect for kayaking spots around this area of the city (i.e. Wu Kai Sha, Hoi Ha and Sai Kung).

    The harbour is quite nice with relatively little vessel traffic, when sky conditions are good, the views are really nice. From kayaks you can see the peaks of Ma On Shan and the Sai Kung West Country Parks very well. Looking across the harbour, you can see the village of Tai Po, the Pat Sing Leng Country Park peaks and the Plover Cove Reservoir dam.

    Overall, it is a good spot to get out and do a bit of kayaking or potentially some early morning swimming for those who live or are staying in the Ma On Shan area.
    Written September 13, 2021
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  • bagygt
    Mindoro, Philippines5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable boat day in HK! Dee and Gee a great hosts. We really enjoyed water sports, delicious food, tasty cocktails, and finally we also had a chance to karaoke 😅 ... I will definitely recommend DG Wonder Junk and I'm sure I'll join them again!
    Written August 23, 2023
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  • Fabian K
    Frankfurt, Germany581 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A windsurfing center and you can certainly rent gear here. We just used the beach and spent a couple of hours watching the ocean and rubbing each other's back. The beach is not as nice as you would like it to be on such an island, a little dirty here and there, but the water is super clean and the lifeguard on duty makes sure you don't smoke on the beach. Hilarious.
    Written December 6, 2016
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  • Global31098533203
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The staff members are extremely friendly and welcoming, always ready to assist you with a warm smile. There are plenty of things to explore and discover, ensuring that you will have an exciting and fulfilling experience during your visit.
    Written September 18, 2023
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  • Sonia
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bad experience with no service! They guarantee a 15 mins consultation on their webpage. Turns out they just throw us two stand up paddle boards and left. The staff member sees us struggling but they didn’t care to teach us anything. The OUTRAGEOUS thing is that they post a video of us figuring things out ourselves on instagram (without our consent) with the caption “join our session” . There is NO consultation and safety tips at ALL! Awful experience!
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China159,680 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hoi Ha is a small village on the northern shores of the Sai Kung West Country Park. It is situated at the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, a protected area of the sea that is particularly rich with coral and sea life and a major reason for local visitors who want to enjoy a bit of kayaking and other recreation opportunities that can be found in the area.

    At Hoi Ha, there are a handful of small informal outdoor eateries with simple menus. These places rent out kayaks and stand up paddleboards. There is a tiny beach area and around 5 minutes walk up a path, the WWF Marine Life Centre where you can learn about Hong Kong's different marine parks and sea life through hourly educational programmes (mostly in Cantonese) and arrange 45-minute long glass bottom boat trips (HK$150 per person - best to reserve online in advance on weekends) over a couple of the best coral spots in the marine park.

    Visitors interested in heritage attractions will find the remnants of early 20th-century lime kilns along the path to the WWF Centre, these were restored with the help of the Antiquities and Monuments Office in the early 80's and are on full outdoor display. There are information panels providing glimpse into the history of the lime kilns at Hoi Ha. You will find access to the nearby Wan Tsai Extension, a peninsula with a couple of very popular wild campgrounds. Hoi Ha is also the starting or stopping point of the very good Tai Tan Country Trail, a 3.5 km coastal route that skirts long the coastline between here and the village of Tai Tan.

    To visit Hoi Ha, you can use mini-green bus route 7 to/from Sai Kung village. It runs approximately every half hour during the majority of the day. Do note that queues to depart may be rather long in the afternoons during weekends and public holidays due to the very limited forms of transportation in the remote areas of the Sai Kung Country Parks. As such, you may want to have a taxi app installed on your phone so you can call in a taxi to pick you up if you need/want a quicker return back home.
    Written December 22, 2020
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