Dog island - Self guided

1/2 day - lamma island

dog island - Self guided - 3 hours

WHAT TO EXPECT

This is an easy kayak trip in the protected waters (when the winds are blowing from the north, south or west) of Sok Kwu Wan and the East Lamma Channel.

Dog Island is named after the 2 resident dogs who live a peacefull but lonely life on this small deserted island 200 meters from the shores of Lamma Island in the East Lamma Channel.

SKILL LEVEL: This trip is suitable for beginners.
FITNESS LEVEL: You will not need to be fit to complete this distance.
KAYAKING EXPERIENCE: No kayaking experience is required
DURATION: 3 hours – easy (approx. 6 kms)
DEPARTS: Anytime between 9 AM and 3:00 PM
PRICE: HK$300 pp

the trip in pictures

Detail about the sea-kayak tour

the trip in words

Price : HK$300

What is different about a self-guided trip?

The location is unique. You depart from a relatively unpopulated island (Lamma) from the shelter of Sok Kwu Wan (Big Net Bay) paddling along the coast for 3 kms until you stop at a completely uninhabited island on the edge of the busiest shipping channel in Hong Kong (the East Lamma Channel). 

This seems easy, but once you are on your own you have freedoms not found on any guided trip. With those freedoms comes the added responsibilities of working out where you are, where you are going, how long it will take you, etc etc. In other words, it turns into an enjoyable challenge.

As you have the kayaks for 3 ours, you can start and end your trip whenever you like between the hours of 9AM and 3:00 PM. You will be using double sit-on-top kayaks which are very stable and easy to control. 

Your journey will showcase the contrasts of Hong Kong. A fabulous self guided trip for visitors to see Hong Kong from a completely different perspective.

 

DOG ISLAND TRIP MAP

Detail about the sea-kayak tour

What's included

We use double sit on top kayaks for ease, safety and stability. Doubles are faster and more stable making it easier for people to do the distances required during the 3 hour trip.

Paddles with a paddle leash (so you can’t lose them). First Aid kit and a dry bag for any stuff you might want to take. You will also be provided with a buoyancy vest, which must be worn at all times while on the water.

We will give you some food to feed the dogs when you get to the island.

meeting place

Map & Location

Our meeting place is at the Sea Kayak Hong Kong Headquarters at Lo So Shing Village, Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island.

FAQ'S

As little as possible. You will need a change of clothes for after the trip. For the trip you will need a swimming costume, a pair of shorts, a pair of wet shoes (don’t only bring just 1 pair as it is really uncomfortable wearing wet shoes home), a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, hat (important) and a sense of wonder.

Although it is only a short paddle, we recommend you take some snacks and at least a litre of water.

Anything of value that will be ruined if it gets wet. No electrical equipment unless you can protect it from the harsh marine environment.

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