UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK - 1 DAY
SHARP ISLAND - SAI KUNG
UNESCO GLOBAL gEOPARK - two ISLANDs
WHAT TO EXPECT
This is an easy sea kayak trip in protected waters which will cover about 10 km’s paddling around the inner islands of the UNESCO Global Geopark. Our trip departs somewhere in Shelter Bay (Sai Kung) depending on the prevailing winds. We head east into Shelter Bay to begin our exploration of the inner islands.
Each island has its own character and beauty. Sharp island because of it’s global geological significance. Grave Island because of its cultural and historical significance. Kau Sai Chau for its beautiful remote beaches.
We explore some or all depending on the weather.
SKILL LEVEL: This trip is suitable for beginners.
FITNESS LEVEL: You will need basic fitness to complete this distance.
KAYAKING EXPERIENCE: No kayaking experience is required
DURATION: 1 day – easy (approx.10 kms)
DEPARTS: Thursday and Friday, 10:00 am – in front of the Macdonalds Restaurant in Sai Kung.
PRICE: HK$750 pp
the trip in pictures
Detail about the sea-kayak tour
the trip in words
Price : HK$750
About 140 million years ago, a series of violent volcanic activities occurred in what is Now Hong Kong. During this period, a giant volcano of over 20km in diameter was situated in the region now known as Sai Kung. This huge volcano had a series of eruptions, ejecting a huge amount of volcanic ash and lava.
These formed the distinctive and dramatic islands that you see today. Over time the hollowed out volcano collapsed and subsided forming a caldera. Sharp Island was once at the edge of this huge caldera and is a modern reminder of the natural events of the ancient tmes that created Hong Kong.
We explore the inner islands of Shelter Bay from Sai Kung beach. The two main islands we visit are Sharp & Kau Sai Chau. Our journey takes us over coral reefs (we snorkel there), through sandy mangroves, to deserted beaches for a swim and relaxation
A fantastic day in a beautiful part of 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 spray skirts, paddles & spare paddles, buoyancy 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 which will be freely available for download after the tour is over.
We swimand snorkle over the fringing reefs around the various islands.
Map & Location
Our meeting place is at the Macdonalds Restaurant in Sai Kung.
On booking you will be redirected to a page to download the meeting place details.
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.
UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK HONG KONG