SEA KAYAK HONG KONG

OCEAN LITERACY INTERNATIONAL

Ocean Litereacy International (Hong Kong)

Search for the white dolphin, Tai O & the Fan Lau Peninsula

Chinese White Dolphin

Search for the white dolphin, Tai O & the Fan Lau Peninsula

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020.   Hosted By: Dave.  Meeting Place: 10:00 AM, Tung Chung Carpark.

What to expect

This is an environmentally and historically unique sea kayak trip.
As the winds have swung to the north, the southern areas of Hong Kong have calmer sea conditions, so this is a great opportunity to explore the many unique features of western Lantau island….and see if we can spot the critically endangered Chinese White Dolphin (Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphin with Chinese characteristics!).
We depart Tung Chung at 10:00 am. The kayaks have to be transported from Sai Kung so we will be leaving there very early!

Our journey for the day is around 24 km but we will travel down the coast with the outgoing tide and then return with the incoming tide, so it will feel like 15kms.
Along the way, we will pass under the new (white elephant) Macau Bridge and into Tai O, heading towards our historical destination for lunch in the Ming Dynasty Fort on the Fan Lau Peninsula.

We will then return back to Tai O where we will leave the kayaks for the evening.
This is a fantastic journey taking in great villages, coastal scenery, islands, waterfalls and ancient Chinese historical monuments – and if we are very lucky, we may spot the elusive and critically endangered Chinese White Dolphin.

As always, normal club rules apply.
Sea Kayak Rental – if needed, $300.

What to bring.
Clothes to kayak in – wet shoes or trainers are a requirement.
Bring a light windproof shell to wear in the afternoon as it is getting cool.
A water bottle and a picnic lunch.
A winning attitude, a smile and a sense of adventure.

Location.
Beautiful Lantau Island.

Sea kayak food journey – for the foodies, an easy beginners paddle.

Yin Tim Tsai UNESCO Global Geopark

Sea kayak food journey - for the foodies, an easy beginners paddle.

Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020.   Hosted By: Edith.  Meeting Place: 11:00 AM, Sai Kung Carpark.

What to expect

This is not your average sea kayak trip – which usually includes bringing your own food (see pic above), but it is the perfect beginners trip to build up some sea miles. *****Please note that you have to have gone through the basic sea kayaking course to join this event / know how to control a kayak. This is to make sure the day is enjoyable for everyone.

It seems lately, some of our more experienced members have been taking short sea kayak journeys and stopping at waterfront restaurant enjoy the local cuisine instead of self-catering. 
Well, Edith (Madame Edith to her friends!), our resident foodie wants to share this experience with other paddlers – so if you are a foodie and a budding sea kayaker, join a short but enjoyable paddle around Sharp Island via Yin Tim Tsai for “noodles at the church”.

This journey will take in the mangroves and salt pans of Yin Tim Tsai so, it also has a touch of culture and environmental education to boot! ;-).

As always, normal club rules apply.
Sea Kayak Rental – if needed, $300.

What to bring.
Clothes to kayak in – wet shoes or trainers are a requirement.
Bring a light windproof shell to wear in the afternoon as it is getting cool.
A water bottle and a picnic lunch.
A winning attitude, a smile and a sense of adventure.

Location.
Yin Tim Tsai & Sharp Islands

Intermediate skills course – the brace and support strokes

sea kayak low and high brace stroke

Intermediate skills course - the brace and support strokes

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020.   Hosted By: Sean.  Meeting Place: 09:30 AM,  Sai Kung Carpark.

What to expect

A sea kayaker progresses to the next level when they can confidently stop themselves from capsizing in rough seas.
This is an essential skill for any sea kayaker who wishes to paddle in exposed waters.
The techniques for righting yourself before you capsize are simple to understand but, at first, need the training to execute. 
Today’s course will teach you the 4 main techniques/strokes for making sure you do not capsize.

1. The low brace (support) & the low brace turn (support and turn).
2. The high brace (support) & the high brace turn (hanging draw).
3. The sculling support & the sculling draw stroke.
4. Edging your sea kayak to make turns and counter winds.

Mastering these skills will give you a new sense of security and will open up new destinations and opportunities for sea kayaking in Hong Kong.

As always, normal club rules apply.
Sea Kayak Rental – if needed, $300.

What to bring.
Clothes to kayak in – wet shoes or trainers are a requirement.
Bring a light windproof shell to wear in the afternoon as it is getting cool.
A water bottle and a picnic lunch.
A winning attitude, a smile and a sense of adventure.

Location.
Bird Island – Sai Kung.

Circumnavigate Kau Sai Chau

Kau Sai Chau beach

Circumnavigate Kau Sai Chau

Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020.   Hosted By: John & Edith.  Meeting Place: 09:30 AM,  Sai Kung Carpark.

What to expect

This will be an all-day paddle from Sai Kung town, past Sharp Island and around Kau Sai Chau. This will be a fairly long paddle in potentially challenging conditions – so good for intermediate and more experienced paddlers.

The route takes us passed Whiskey Beach, a favourite place to swim and snorkel. 
We will also paddle between the two islands ( Jin & Kau Sai Chau) through the Kau Sai channel into the open waters of Rocky Harbour. Here we will probably stop on Drone Island to rest and snorkel the coral reefs.
Our return journey keeps Grave Island on our right as we re=enter the Sam Nga Hau with Sai Kung in our sights.

All the normal club rules apply:

1. The trip is free – but if you don’t own your own kayak it will cost HK$300 to hire equipment to be paddling in.
2. We have a 48-hour rule whereby if you do not give us 48 hours notice of your cancellation you will be removed from the group.
3. We need forward payment to secure the equipment hire.
4. Bring everything you need for the day – INCLUDING LUNCH.
5. Make sure you have dressed appropriately and have a change of clothes, a hat, sunscreen, wet shoes and drinking water. NO SINGLE USE WATER BOTTLES, please!

Location.
UNESCO Global Geopark, Sai Kung.

Cleanup the Jin Island sea arch by sea kayak

Jin Island Sea Arch

Cleanup the Jin Island sea arch by sea kayak

Date: Saturday, December 05, 2020.   Hosted By: Dave.  Meeting Place: 10:00 AM, Sai Kung Base.

What to expect

A beautiful part of Hong Kong. 18 klms return, so this is a journey for people wishing to add to their endurance capabilities.
We depart Sai Kung and follow the western shore of Kau Sai Chau to keep out of the wind and make our journey easier. We will either have lunch at waterfall beach or in the Jing Island arch, depending on how much progress we have made.
Once in the arch, we will attempt to recover as much rubbish as possible from the rocks and shore.
Our return journey will be a different route along the western side of Sharp island, passed the tombolo and back to Sai Kung

As always, normal club rules apply.
Sea Kayak Rental – if needed, $300.

What to bring.
Bring a pair of gloves, clothes to kayak in – wet shoes or trainers are a requirement.
Bring a light windproof shell to wear in the afternoon as it is getting cool.
A water bottle and a picnic lunch.
A winning attitude, a smile and a sense of adventure.

Location.
Beautiful Shelter Bay, UNESCO Global Geopark.
Sai Kung.

Full moon camping trip – Tung O, High Island UNESCO Global Geopark

Sea kayak camping trip

SEA KAYAK HONG KONG

OCEAN LITERACY INTERNATIONAL

Ocean Litereacy International (Hong Kong)
Sea kayak camping trip

Full moon camping trip - Tung O, High Island UNESCO Global Geopark

Date: Sunday, October 24, 2020.   Hosted By: Dave.  Meeting Place: 10:00 AM, Sai Kung Carpark.

What to expect

Due to popular demand and the success of our last camping trip, we celebrate our return to the ocean with a 2 day exploration camping trip of the outer Shelter Bay coast.
The forecast, although too far out to be too accurate shows we are still in our summer pattern of winds from the south – warm & humid days and nights.
The plan is to take off from Sai Kung early – by 10:30 am and paddle directly to our campsite at Tung O, High Island. This will be about a 2 hour paddle, but we will stop once for a break and swim (to cool down on a hot day). Once at the campsite, we will have lunch and offload our camping gear.

The afternoon exploration will be determined by the wind and sea conditions out passed the outer islands, but our main destination will be Po Pin Chau & Long Ke Wan. This will be a long first day, but the club hasn’t visited here for more than 3 years, so will be another unique and beautiful trip.
Our overnight camp will be under the light of a full moon!

Day 2 and our return to Sai Kung will easier and more relaxed. Probably a brief swim at Basalt Island and depending on the wind and weather will be a relaxed paddle home. Shelter Bay is always a great day out.

Download our camping checklist here – https://seakayakhongkong.com/sea-kayk-packing-check-list/

All the normal club rules apply:

1. The trip is free – but if you don’t own your own kayak it will cost HK$300 per day to hire equipment to be paddling in.
2. We need forward payment to secure the equipment hire.
3. Bring everything you need for the expedition – reference our camping equipment checklist at https://seakayakhongkong.com/sea-kayk-packing-check-list/
4. Make sure you have dressed appropriately and have a change of clothes, a hat, sunscreen, wet shoes and drinking water. NO SINGLE USE WATER BOTTLES, please!
5. Limited camping gear is available for rental if you do not own your own.

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Yung Shue O Village
Sai Kung
New Territories, Hong Kong SAR

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Email: info@seakayakhongkong.com

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Covid19 and the saltwater environment

covid 19

Salt-Based Technologies to Help Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus

Salt is a natural substance that inhibits the growth of bacteria — partly through dehydration, and also by upsetting the enzyme activity of microorganisms, damaging their DNA. Salt is essential to human and animal life, and has a long history of use in food preservation and flavouring, in pharmaceuticals, in-home remedies (for example, as a mouthwash and wound cleanser), and in agriculture and industrial products.

The theory behind salt’s potential ability to inhibit severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is that when droplets containing virus particles come into contact with a salt-coated surface, the water in the droplets dissolves some of the salt.
When the water evaporates, the salt recrystallizes and the jagged salt crystals pierce the virus membrane and kill it. This method has been tested against influenza viruses and bacteria.

The marine environment is a salt heavy (safe) environment.

When sea kayaking we are constant contact with salt. It is in the atmosphere around us, it is on all the surfaces of the kayaks, our clothes, our gear.

Salt is pervasive, destroying our phones, our clothes and most importantly the viruses and bacteria that wish to harm us. 

BRING ON THE SALT!

Salt-Based Technologies to Help Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus
cadth.ca/salt-based-technologies-help-stop-spread-coronavirus

 

 

Private Tours, Courses or Events

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Private tours, course or events.

Sea Kayak Hong Kong offers regular sea kayak tours, courses, school & holiday camps and special events. However, we can also offer private sea kayak tours events etc or even develop specific one off events for special occasions.

All our standard tours can be private.

If you wish to create a private tour from one of the existing range, you simply need to complete the online form asking for the tour providing which dates you are interested in (please plan at least 2 weeks in advance as we are usually very busy).

We will require a booking for the equivalent of a minimum of 6 people on a private tour. Any additional people over 6 will cost the normal tour rate (we do not charge extra for private tours). Our maximum number for private tours depends on the tour selected. A half-day or full-day trip is usually less than 12. If you want a larger group, then special arrangements will need to be discussed.

All private tours will be operated to the same logistics as the regular tours.
Contact info@seakayakhongkong.com for more details.

Bespoke private tours or events.

We can also work with any person or group to create one-off events or tours designed specifically around your needs.

The price person will be determined by the factors involved in the trip. If you have a firm idea of the trip you want, send us an email for a quotation.

Please understand that if the trip you describe is in the open ocean or location that can have safety issues, we may not be able to accommodate your requests unless the participants have the necessary skills and capabilities.

Complete the form below to request a private sea kayak tour or event.