THE TRIP IN WORDS
This sea kayak trip has become infamous on Instagram due to the stunning sea arch at the end of Jin Island.
The amazing Jin Island sea arch is caused by the explosion of the super volcano 140 million years ago, creating an incredible rock formation of vertical columns of volcanic tuff. Through millions of years of weathering, the ocean has punched a hole through the headland allowing us to kayak through the incredibly scenic arch.
To make such an arch possible, the ocean has to have power and the cliff has to be exposed to that power, so on some days we can encounter some bigger waves that may not allow us to land inside the arch safely. However, that does not detract from the sheer beauty of the landscape.
Jin Island is the innermost of the Outer Islands of Port Shelter, approximately 10 from Sai Kung.
To get to the outer islands of the geopark, we paddle one way and for the other we us a speedboat. This trip is NOT suitable for complete beginners.
SKILL LEVEL: This trip is NOT suitable for beginners.
MINIMUM AGE: 16 yrs
FITNESS LEVEL: You will need basic fitness to complete this distance.
KAYAKING EXPERIENCE: Previous kayaking experience is required.
DURATION: 1 day – moderate (approx.15 kms)
DEPARTS: Daily, 09:30 am – Sha Ha Rd carpark, Sai Kung (see map below)
Potential for Postponement.
Because this trip takes us into exposed ocean conditions, we may need to postpone if the weather or sea conditions are unfavourable.
Also, due to the logistics involved in using a speedboat to get passengers to or from Kau Sai Chau, we require a minimum number to operate. We may need to postpone the trip if that number isn’t reached.
We will endeavour to confirm the trip a minimum of 3 days prior to departure.
Price : HK$850
the trip in pictures
We use double sea kayaks for less experienced paddlers or paddlers with children. Doubles are faster and more stable making it easier for people to do the distances required per day.
Our single sea kayaks are stable and easy to control. Available on request.
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.
The one way speedboat trip is included in the trip.