SEA KAYAK HONG KONG

OCEAN LITERACY INTERNATIONAL

Ocean-Literacy

THE SEA ARCHES

of Hong Kong

MODERATE DIFFICULTY

a most amazing sea kayak adventure!

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

3 day sea Kayak tour

WHAT TO EXPECT

This is an moderate sea kayak trip requiring previous sea kayaking experience.

We will be in unprotected waters so it is essential that you are able to control your kayak and have had some sea kayak rescue training.

During the trip we will attempt to visit and pass through all the amazing sea arches (5) in the Outer Shelter Bay region of Hong Kong including the remote and beautiful Nine Pin islands. 

We will camp in 1 base camp and explore different  islands / arches each day, selecting our best option depending on prevailing wind and sea conditions on the day.

We will cover about 16 km’s per day – weather dependent.

 ****NB training days are available prior to departure for those interested in developing their skills to do this trip****

SKILL LEVEL: This trip is suitable for experienced beginner to advanced paddlers.
FITNESS LEVEL: You will need moderate fitness to complete this distance.
KAYAKING EXPERIENCE: Some sea kayaking experience is required
DURATION: 3 days – moderate (approx.16 kms / day)
DEPARTS: 10:00 am – at the Sea Kayak Hong Kong Kayak Centre.
PRICE: HK$3600 pp

stunning vistas

the trip in pictures

amazing sea arches & caves

the trip in WORDS

The most unique, pristine and globally recognised marine environment in Hong Kong that very few locals or international visitors ever see.

About 140 million years ago, a series of violent volcanic explosions occurred in what is now Hong Kong. During this period, a giant volcano of over 20 kms 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 (over 70 cubic kilometers of the earth’s surface was catapulted into the stratosphere)!

These explosions formed the distinctive rock formations and dramatic islands that you see today. Over time after being pummelled by the unrelenting ocean waves, the distinctive rock columns weakened and collapsed leaving massive arches and sea caves. This trip explores these eroded coastlines, visiting as many of the caves, arches and tunnels as possible, dependant on the weather and ocean conditions. 

We stay at 1 base camp to minimise the camp setup time to allow more exploration. On the first night we cook our own dinner, but our last night is at a famous local (and very remote) seafood restaurant. 

This is the most dramatic sea kayak trip in hong Kong.

incredible experiences

what's included

We use double sea kayaks unless sinlges are requested. 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.

Proof of ability and experience required.

Please Note: if you wish to do this trip and have little experience, a sea kayak training course or mile builder is available for you to do prior to the trip. 

This includes spray skirts, paddles & spare paddles, buoyancy vests, paddle floats, pumps etc.

We provide 3 man tents for 1 or 2 peopleas well as single or double sleeping mats.

We DO NOT provide sleeping bags or sleeping sheets!

We provide all meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 3 as well as snacks and drinking water.

Please bring a refillable water container for you to drink from and your own cup.

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 will be taking photos all the trip which will be freely available for download after the tour is over.

Snorkeling equipment is available for people wishing to explore the underwater world around the islands we visit.

We take a short hike on Sharp Island to view the ancient caldera .

crystal clear oceans

meeting place

Map & Location

sea kayak meeting place

Our meeting place is on the waterfront in Sai Kung.
Simply walk along the waterfront esplanade to the left (when facing the ocean) until you go around the headland. In about 200m you will see our kayak launching location (down steps to the sea).

On booking you will be emailed a PDF with  the meeting place details.

FAQ'S

AYou will be provided with a full packing list. Please ensure you bring the bare minimum – and in dry bags (max size 20 L).

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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