BEACHES & BOATS

BEACHES & BOATS

Beaches, boats, kayaks, camping and much more

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...

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...

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...

Outdoor Yoga

Salute the sun in Tai Long Wan on a Yoga B hike. Barbarah Dudman is living proof of the benefits of yoga. Fit and self-assured, she took up the ancient Indian practice as exercise with...
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...

All that Junk

Michelangelo Hop on board the 80ft, sleek and superstylish Michelangelo. The Michelangelo can accommodate up to 59 guests in total and sports mahogany wood panelling, large sunbeds and several guest cabins. With 30 years experience,...

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...

Welcome to Hoi Ha Wan

Nicola Newbery takes us on a journey to north of Sai Kung Peninsula, Hoi Ha Wan, ‘the bay beneath the sea’. With an AFCD-estimated 45,000 visitors in 2015, Hoi Ha Wan is Hong Kong’s most...

Top 10 day trips

Great weekends in Sai Kung and Clearwater Bay. 1.Tai Long Wan Hong Kong’s most spectacular beaches comprise four long stretches of pristine silver sand, turquoise rollers and emerald mountains. Surfers ride the waves, feral cows trot...

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...

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...

Paddles up

You’ve no doubt heard the drumming of the practice sessions out on Sai Kung waters for the past few weeks, ahead of the team's big day on June 9. The national holiday, also known...

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...

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...

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,...
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