BEACHES & BOATS

BEACHES & BOATS

Beaches, boats, kayaks, camping and much more

Set sail

In preparation for those hot summer days, the sailing instructors at Hebe Haven Yacht Club Sail Training Centre have some expert tips for beginners to get out on the water. Have you ever considered taking...

Sailing to Success

Annie Wong speaks to chairman and instructor of Sailability Hong Kong, Mike Rawbone. Based at Hebe Haven Yacht Club in Pak Sha Wan, Sailability offers the chance for disabled individuals to sail or at least...

Blue Sky’s New Water Toys

There’s something in the water at Sha Ha Beach... Bryan Ng Yu-fung, owner of Sai Kung’s Blue Sky Water Sport, has been on a shopping spree and invested in a bunch of innovative new...

Sai Kung’s Best Beaches

How to hike to four of your favourite Sai Kung beaches in one salty day. Part of Stage 2 of the MacLehose Trail, this route is the optimal way to see four of the region’s finest beaches,...

A Guide to Dragon Boat Festival in Sai Kung

For the past few weeks, Sai Kung’s waters have been buzzing with dragonboats day and night as the teams get out on the water ahead of their big day on June 20. Dragonboat Festival,...

Get Paddling in Sai Kung

Kayaking is one of the cheapest, healthiest and most fun ways to get out on the water in Sai Kung. Kayakers are close enough to the water to splash themselves cool on steamy days,...

The Guide to Kayaking in Sai Kung

Kayaking is one of the cheapest, healthiest and most fun ways to get out on the water in Sai Kung. Kayakers are close enough to the water to splash themselves cool on steamy days, but cocooned and dry(ish)...

Adventures at Crooked Island

With its old cannons, temples and lovely beaches, Crooked is an island time warp. By Nigel Griffiths. There are 40-50 people on Crooked island otherwise known as Kat O, which is now part of Plover Cove...

Tung Ping Chau

There’s more to Tung Ping Chau than great strata. By Nigel Griffiths. Closer to China than Hong Kong, the crescent- shaped island of Tung Ping Chau is the territory’s remotest outpost. It makes for a...

The Ultimate Junk Trip Guide

Summer is approaching which means it's the perfect time to head out to sea to soak in some of those rays. Choose from the best junk companies in Hong Kong.   Jaspa’s Junks Experience Jaspa’s legendary hospitality at...

Junk food

Next time you go on a boat trip, drop anchor to eat at one of these Sai Kung yachtie favourites.  Yau Ley Sha Kiu Tsuen, High Island, 2791 1822, www.yauleyseafood.com.hk Everybody comes to Yau Ley. Sunny Sundays see...

How to get a boat licence

  You’ll need a Grade II Pleasure Vessel Operator’s Licence (PVOL) for boats up to 45 feet long, or the tougher Grade I for larger vessels. Getting a Grade II certificate means passing two multiple-choice...

Camping first aid

First Aid for Campers Oh, the joys of the great outdoors. Excitement and adventure, tents, barbecues, feral children… and all those knocks and nasties that are enough to dampen any campfire. Most of us are...

Hoi Ha

Hoi Ha is about as far-flung as a village can be in Sai Kung and still be on the beaten track. Located literally at the end of the road in Sai Kung Country Park, visitors...
Under water Sai Kung

Diving in Sai Kung

Who knew there was so much to see at sea? Jovy Lai dives into Sai Kung’s underwater world with help from three local scuba experts. Why is Sai Kung a good dive spot in Hong...

Sea Kayaking with Paul Etherington

There’s no better time to go exploring Sai Kung’s distinctive coastlines. Kayak and Hike Ltd expert, Paul Etherington puts his oar in. SK mag: How did you get into sea kayaking? Paul Etherington: I started kayaking...

Call of the wild – camping

There are three types of camper: the backyarders, the serious backpackers, and the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink brigade. Sai Kung has plenty of each.   Backyarders are usually still in primary school, get super-excited about sleeping in a tent,...
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Bike-sharing in the New Territories

Hong Kong’s first bike-sharing service launches Last month, GoBee.bike became Hong Kong’s first bike-sharing system. More than 1,000 bikes were spread out across Ma On...
High Island Reservoir

Sai Kung’s new heritage centre

High Island Reservoir heritage centre opens A heritage centre commemorating the villages submerged under High Island Reservoir will be opening soon along Mang Nin street...

PFS Fearless Dragon Charity Run

On April 30, around 1,500 runners will be making their way into Sai Kung’s Geological Park for the PFS Fearless Dragon Charity Run 2017....