- Join the fun and excitement of a full day sea kayak adventure
- Sit in silence as you enjoy the scenery
- See the wildlife in the ocean Join Sea Kayak! This tour is more than just kayak tours.
Join their passionate team of local kayakers for an unforgettable experience.
- Basic sea kayaking equipment
- Q&A sessions
- Safely instructions are provided
Learn about the local history and culture as the Sea Kayak team lead you around Sharp Island. Safety and fun are always the top priorities, making sure you have the best experience possible. Everyone is welcome!
- Beginners welcome
- No kayak experience is required
- Duration: Approx. 1 day, departs 10:00 am
- Meeting place: Sha Ha Round car park, Sai Kung
What to Bring:
- Large (1L+) refillable water bottle
- Swimming costume
- Sun hat
- Shorts (to wear over swimming costume)
- Sun shirt (long-sleeved if possible)
- Wet shoes (NOT flip flops or CROCs)
** Remarks: Only bring what will fit in a 20-liter dry bag **
Booking subject to availability.
Each eVoucher is valid for two people
How It Works:
Pay for the experience you wish to purchase, and we will send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient. Make sure you check the details before you book your experience.
Sai Kung Kayaking
Born of an ancient fire giant
Hong Kong was a very different place 140 million years ago. Aside from the fearsome dinosaurs roaming the mountains and forests, there was another existential threat to contend with: huge volcanoes. One of the largest measured an incredible 20kms across and was situated in the region now known as Sai Kung. This fiery giant belched forth an enormous amount of volcanic ash and lava – over 70 cubic kilometres by some estimates, completely reshaping the land for millennia to come.
Nowadays, of course, you’d have no idea of the landscape’s terrifyingly volatile history, because what remains is one of Hong Kong’s most peaceful and beautiful attractions – so peaceful and beautiful, in fact, that Hong Kong has won UNESCO Global Geopark status for the area. This designation is used for sites or landscapes of international geological significance, holistically managed to protect their natural treasure, provide sustainable development opportunities and allow all who visit to enjoy them.
Sharp Island: the treasure of Sai Kung
Sharp Island is one of the jewels in the crown of Sai Kung. Once situated at the edge of the huge caldera, the island survived the hollowing out and collapse of the volcano over many millions of years and is now one of the largest areas of volcanic tuff on the entire planet: the geological secret behind its fabulous rock formations. It’s the largest island in Sai Kung, with an area of 1km2 famous for fishing, swimming and diving. Surrounded by beautiful stony coral reefs, and home to endangered species such as the beautiful flowering plant Tetrathyrium subcordatum, it is a true paradise island, lush, green and fertile, just waiting to be discovered.
Dramatic, peaceful, packed with flora and fauna and a world away from the hustling centre of the metropolis, Sharp Island is a perennial favourite day trip for many Hong Kong natives and tourists alike.
A day on the ocean waves - Sai Kung kayaking
One of the most wonderful ways to experience this beautiful island is by sea kayak. Suitable even for moderately fit beginners, a day trip through Sharp Island and Yim Tin Tsai, the inner islands of Shelter Bay, takes you through stunning and dramatic landscapes. From the ancient caldera itself, through quaint floating fishing villages and mysterious mangrove forests to the birthplace of the Chinese pearl industry, Pearl River Delta, sea kayaking offers a unique perspective on this magical place.
Travelling by kayak is much quieter and more peaceful than the large tourist boats, with the advantage of letting you stop wherever and whenever you feel like it. Enjoy lunch on a deserted beach and then sunbathe for a while on the beautiful white sands. Or grab your snorkel and dive in to explore the incredible underwater world of the stony coral reefs that live beneath the waves. Travel around the southern-most tip of the island and explore the mysterious sea caves, or head north, hugging the densely forested shores through tiny coves and past rocky promontories towards the famous Sharp Island tombolo, a geological feature that draws visitors from all over the world. And when you’re tired of paddling, dive into the cerulean waters for a cooling dip, or head inland, making your way up through thick forest along a short hiking trail to a beautiful viewpoint, and take in a birds-eye-view vista of the islands of the caldera scattered in the sea like a handful of emeralds.
All trips include a safety briefing and paddling instruction, with all equipment provided.