Sea Kayak North Lamma Island Tour

North Lamma Island Sea Kayak – Day Tour

A trip of TOTAL contrasts.

This tour highlights the incredible contrasts of amazing Hong Kong. From ancient fishing villages to modern sky scrapers, plodding sampans to monster container ships, remote white beaches to coal fired power stations – all within a 4 hour paddle!

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FULL DAY SEA KAYAK - Daily (determined by weather conditions) - HKD$750

A day of contrasts  – some fitness is required!

HKD$ 750

Lamma Island is a paradise just a 30-minute ferry ride from the Central.
The island is evenly divided into 2 halves. The northern half is where the majority of the inhabitants live. The village of Yung Shue Wan, the largest village on Lamma Island, is regarded as Hong Kong’s 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. Our sea kayak trip takes us through ancient fishing villages while gliding alongside modern skyscrapers. We will pass by plodding sampans, a relic of pre-British China while we see monster container ships enter and leave the modern Hong Kong shipping port. There are remote beaches and villages that you can only hike or get a boat to, built alongside massive coal-fired power stations – all within a 4-hour paddle!

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Our sea kayak journey takes us from Sok Kwu Wan (Picnic Bay) in the middle of the island, around the northern tip to Yung Shue Wan.

Departing Sok Kwu Wan we pass through an ancient fishing village and have a close up look at a traditional Hong Kong fish farm. We 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.

We have a picnic lunch on a deserted beach at the northern tip of the island before heading west to the village of Yang Shu Wan. From here we continue by sea kayak, paddling through the ‘monstrous’ coal-fired power station that dominates the northwest Lamma Island skyline. This is a surreal experience, not to be missed.

Once through the other side of the power station, our destination ‘home’ beach is insight. 30 minutes later we finish at Lo So Shing Beach for a relaxing swim and shower before taking the short hike back to the ferry terminal at Sok Kwu Wan.

Transportation to and from Lamma Island:
8:35 am ferry from Central Pier #4 to Sok Kwu Wan. Make sure you have had a hearty breakfast as the day is very active. Pay by cash at the pier or by Octopus Card. HKD$22.

The return journey will be at 5:35pm from Sok kwu Wan.

Detailed tour itinerary:
9:05 Arrive at Sok Kwu Wan ferry pier – meet the instructors and other travelers.
Hike to Sea Kayak Hong Kong base to change into kayaking gear.
9:30 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 beach for lunch.
12:30 to 13:30 – lunch and watch the passing ships – relax and recoup.
13:30 to 14:00 – Sea kayak across the north of the island into Yung Shue Wan
14:00 to 15:00 – Explore Yung Shue Wan
15:00 to 16:00 – Sea kayak through the coal-fired power station
16:00 to 16:30 – Paddle to Lo So Shing Beach for a relaxing swim and shower.
17:30 – Tour ends – catch the 17:35 ferry back to Hong Kong Central.

What’s included:
Picnic lunch, drinks and snacks are included.
All kayaking equipment & services of guides / instructors.
Souvenir photography of the sea kayak trip (waterproof camera).

What’s not included:
Ferry to and from Lamma Island. Any extra food or drinks you may buy during the day.

Price: HKD$750 per person.

What you need to bring:
A set of clothes to kayak in (they will get wet). This should include t-shirt, shorts, swimming costume, water shoes (or trainers).

A camera (if it is waterproof or in a waterproof case), water resistant sunscreen, sunglasses (preferably with strap), a wide-brimmed hat, a refillable water bottle (no single use bottles allowed).

PLEASE NOTE: Do not bring too much with you as it all has to be carried in the kayak.


Kayak briefing on the beach at Lo So Shing covering all safety procedures, signals and communications.
We also are dressed in kayaking gear – don’t we look cool??
The first part of the journey takes us into the East Lamma Channel, with remote and undeveloped Lamma Island on our left and the modern city of Aberdeen (Hong Kong Island) on our right.
Passing small local villages where the inhabitants still live as they have for the last 50 years. It’s like travelling back in time. Amazing that just across the channel is one of the most modern and busiest cities on the planet!
We spend a leisurely lunch in the shade of a tree overlooking Hong Kong and north Hong Kong Island.
The journey across the north of the island from the channel exposes us to views of Lantau and Cheung Chau islands as well as the modern infrastructure of massive bridges and settlements. The final stretch into Yung Shue Wan takes us back in time again to yesteryear.
This is Hong Kong’s hippy village with waterfront restaurants and bars.
For the people who want to continue paddling, we take a journey through the biggest power station in Hong Kong. Although monstrous, this is a very impressive structure and memorable to paddle through.
The people who don’t want to paddle this can relax at one of the many cafes or stroll through the village exploring the boutique and lifestyle shops that make Lamma Island a special place.

These tours fill quite rapidly.

The maximum number of kayaks per tour is 10. This means the trips can fill up overnight. To avoid disappointment, if you feel you would like to do a kayak trip, please make a booking as soon as you can.

For more information about Lamma Island

Lamma Island is a real jewel in Hong Kong’s crown. Seen by the locals as an untouched island, it is a weekend destination for them to get away from the hustle of the city. Come and explore this wonderful place by sea kayak. For more information click the link to visit our Lamma Island information page.