HONG KONG ISLAND
TAI TAM BAY - 1 DAY
This is an easy sea kayak trip in protected waters.
We will paddle about 10 km’s around the coast of Tai Tam Bay, an historical and beautiful bay on the south side of Hong Kong Island.
TAI TAM BAY - HONG KONG ISLAND
WHAT TO EXPECT
This is an easy sea kayak trip in protected waters which will cover about 10 km’s paddling around the coast of beautiful Tai Tam Bay.
Starting from an old fishing village below the face of the impressive Tai Tam Reservoir, we will explore the inlets, beaches, waterfalls, temples and the war relics that line this serene (in a uniquely Hong Kong way) bay.
Depending on the prevailing winds, we will also sneak under the impressive but bizaar high rise buildings that sit precariously on the edge of the steep shores. We will have plenty of time to swim and explore.
SKILL LEVEL: This trip is suitable for beginners.
FITNESS LEVEL: You will need to be a bit fit to complete this distance.
KAYAKING EXPERIENCE: No kayaking experience is required
DURATION: 1 day – easy (approx.10 kms)
DEPARTS: Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 am – Pacific Coffee Shop opposite Stanley Police Station, Stanley
PRICE: HK$750 pp
the trip in pictures
Detail about the sea-kayak tour
the trip in words
Price : HK$750
Tai Tam Bay, Hong Kong Island
Tai Tam means ‘a big pool’ in the Chinese language which decribes the bay in which we paddle, stretching between Stanley Peninsula, D’Aguilar Peak and Tai Tam Tuk, innermost of Tai Tam bay now known as Tai Tam Harbour.
The eastern fring of Tai Tam Bay boasts some of the most exclusive land developments in Hong Kong. They sit surreal atop the hillsides above lush growth clinging to steep inclines that preclude any developments on the waterfront.
The northern end of the bay is fronted by the Dam Wall of the Tai Tam Bay waterworks, the first large water catchment, built in the early 1900’s.
It also is where the 5 km Tai Tam Waterwarks Heritage Trail starts and terminates. This is where our kayak base is.
The western coast of the bay is made up of lush greenery, abandoned villages, small deserted swimming beaches and the start of the Dragon’s Back Trail, one of the most popular in Hong Kong.
Detail about the sea-kayak tour
We use double sea kayaks unless otherwise requested (only for very experienced paddlers). Doubles are faster and more stable making it easier for people to do the distances required per day.
This includes sprayskirts, paddles & spare paddles, bouyancy vests, paddle floats, pumps etc.
Our guides are seasoned professionals with international qualifications. Not only are they familiar with the regions in which they paddle, they are also fully trained in sea kayak rescues, first aid and emergency procedures.
We provide a picnic lunch during the trip as well as fruit snacks and drinking water.
We will be taking photos all the trip whcih will be freely available for download after the tour is over.
Places to be
Maps & Location
Our meeting place is at the Pacific Coffee shop oppositer the Stanley Police Station, 88 Main Rd Stanley.
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.
Anything of value that will be ruined if it gets wet. No electrical equipment unless you can protect it from the harsh marine environment.
Yes we can cater for special dietary needs. Please provide details when booking.
We have a waterproof camera and take photos all day. We will upload those to our website for you to download free of charge.
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