THE ISLANDS OF PORT SHELTER
UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK
2 DAY CAMPING TRIP
Shelter Bay, Sai Kung is in the north eastern region of Hong Kong SAR, surrounded by undeveloped Country Park. This is a beautiful sea kayak journey that starts just 1 hour from Hong Kong city!
WHAT TO EXPECT
This is a beautiful 2 day sea kayaking camping trip that explores the inner islands of the UNESCO Global Geopark of Hong Kong.
You will paddle approximately 16 klms per day so you need to be relativey fit. We visit numerous islands of the group as well as snorkle on coral reefs, view amazing coastal formations including sea arches, sea caves and sea tunnels.
This trip is in the most beautiful part of Hong Kong so expect to be amazed.
SKILL LEVEL: This trip is suitable for beginners but you will find it tiring.
FITNESS LEVEL: You will need to be fit to complete this distance.
KAYAKING EXPERIENCE: Some kayaking experience is required
DURATION: 4 hours paddling each day – moderate (approx. 15 kms/day)
DEPARTS: Sha Ha Rd Sea Kayak Base, Sai Kung at 10:00 AM
RETURNS: Sai Kung next day at 5 PM
PRICE: HK$2400 pp (includes see bottom of page)
the trip in pictures
Detail about the sea-kayak tour
Price : HK$2400
We meet at our sea kayak base at the entrance to the carpark in Sha Ha Rd, Sai Kung at 10:00 am. From here it is a short walk to our kayaks where we pack them ready for the journey. Getting on the water around 11:00am allows us plenty of time to explore the inner islands of Shelter Bay.
There are many routes to choose from (see map) depending on the tides, winds and general weather conditions. On any route there are ample opportunities to stop and explore the features of the islands, swim and snorkle.
Our outbound journey is well protected due to the large number of inner islands in Shelter Bay. As we depart we are surrounded by super yachts and speed boats playing in the waters off Sai Kung (an exclusive resort destination for Hong Kong residents) but we soon leave these behind.
We will pass close by Sharp Island (the edge of the volcanic caldera) which will possibly be our first swim for the day.
As we get closer to our camping destination the protection falls away and we begin to feel the swells of the open ocean. We stop at our overnight camp at around 5 pm giving us plenty of time to set up camp and cook dinner.
Our preferred campsite is at Billionaire’s Beach, a small bay on the outer limits of Shelter Bay. Here there are some amenities and a supply of fresh water. A small settlement (Hakka Village) is being converted into a weekend destination for locals.
We use 3 person tents (2 people per tent) and inflatable sleeping mats. Dinner will be around 7pm after we have erected all the tents and had a refreshing swim.
This is a beautiful and peaceful beach – a relaxing spot after a long day’s kayaking.
Breakfast will be prepared early so we can spend as much time on he water as possible on our return journey.
Our return journey will be by another route, making sure we explore the different islands and their unique features.
If the wind and sea conditions are favourble we will attempt to visit some of the many sea caves and sea tunnels and arches along our return journey, however these features are on the exposed outer coastlines and as such are often not accessible to all but the most experienced sea kayaker.
As with any sea kayak trip, safety will always be the first consideration.
Today we will stop many times to swim and stretch our legs before returning to Sai Kung by around 5:00 pm. After unpacking, changing and taking a welcome shower, we have time to explore Sai Kung town, have a refreshing farewell drink before heading back into the crazyness of Hong Kong!
A beautiful, amazing sea kayak trip just 1 hour by car from the high rise of Hong Kong city!
Detail about the sea-kayak tour
We use double and single sea kayaks depending on the experience of the kayaker. Doubles are faster and more stable making it easier for people to do the distances required per day if they are beginners.
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.
3 man tents & sleeping mats. Camp lights and stove for cooking. Pots, pans, cutlery & cups for eating and drinking.
All food, snacks and drinks are included from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 2. Any special dietary requirements should be communicated to SKHK at time of booking. All guests are expected to help with meal preparation and cleaning duties afterwards.
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 front of the Sai Kung Squash & Tennis Centre (see map) at 10 AM.
A detailed description of how to get their is provided after you have booked your trip.
As little as possible. Everything has to fit inside the kayak as there are no roads into where we are going. A full list is provided when you book.
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.
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