Hong Kong is a glittering concrete metropolis and its steel and glass structures showcase the city’s importance in the global economy. But beyond its modernity is a treasure box of natural wealth, punctuated by geological formations, nature parks, mountains, and beaches, in fact over 70 percent of Hong Kong is green cover! Though near mainland China, it has its own culture and cuisine that has to be experienced firsthand. Guided tours and activities are the best way to enjoy all that Hong Kong has to offer, so we have listed the top water sports in Hong Kong for you to choose from. Take your pick and start packing!
Not many people know this, but Hong Kong has an array of beautiful geological formations in its neighboring areas, some of which you can see at the Hong Kong Global Geopark. This region located in between the Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region and the Northeast New Territories Sedimentary Rock Region and it has stunning rock arches and sea caves.
On this full-day tour of about eight hours, you will go by kayak to see these formations. The water is calm and clear, making it ideal to spot wildlife and coral beds. You can also spend some time at Pak Lap Wan Beach and Long Ke Wan Beach, which are two of the most beautiful Hong Kong beaches. You will have the company of an expert guide on the tour.
Hong Kong Geopark Kayaking Adventure
Duration: 8 hours
The waters of the Pearl River Delta between Hong Kong and Macau are the habitat for pink humpback dolphins. These creatures are incredibly bright pink and playful and will even approach your ship. Lately, they are falling prey to extreme shipping and pollution, yet you can still see these creatures on a cruise, almost 96 percent of the time!
This tour takes about four hours and has an English speaking guide who will introduce you to these dolphins and give you more information about their habitat. You can enjoy tea or coffee on the cruise and watch these gentle creatures in their home.
Hong Kong Pink Dolphin Watching Cruise
Duration: 4 hours
The skyline of Hong Kong is one of the most recognizable in the world and there is no better way to admire it than from a luxury yacht! Make it an eventful memory by going on this private tour for two people and enjoy a romantic dinner on board. The tour lasts about three hours and starts from the Aberdeen Ocean Court Pier and it will take you to Deep Water Bay, Repulse Bay, or South Bay, as per your choice. You can also enjoy the Symphony of Lights show at 8 PM and then proceed to a four-course dinner with soft drinks and wine.
Private Romantic Dinner for 2 on Luxury Yacht
Duration: 3 hours
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The waterfront in Hong Kong is a favorite place of tourists and locals alike who seek an exciting night out on the town. This tour includes a cruise around Victoria Harbor, where you can catch the Symphony of Light at 8 PM. The cruise will take around one-and-a-half hours. Later, you will head to the Jumbo floating restaurant in Aberdeen Harbor, where you will partake in a sumptuous seven-course Chinese dinner. After dinner, you will be taken by AC coach to the mid-point of Victoria Peak, where you can marvel at the concrete monstrosity and the wonders it beholds!
Victoria Harbour Dinner Cruise
Duration: 4 hours
Would you love to inject a shot of adrenaline into your regular, everyday activities? Choose to go on this Turbojet ferry from Kowloon to Macau. Don’t bother with the regular ferry - this turbojet gets you to your destination faster! You can also extend your trip with a complimentary ferry ticket from the Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal to the Venetian Macao Resort, one of the most popular resorts on the island territory. The ferry leaves every hour, ensuring you can get on at any time you wish.
TurboJet Ferry E-Ticket from Kowloon to Macau
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
This is as exclusive as it gets! This unique tour that lasts for about five hours is conducted by an English speaking guide and operates only on the days of the Dragon Boat Festival in June. The day starts early, and you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Tai Po District, where you will pay a visit to the Man Mo Temple and the Tai Po Market, which is bustling with local people. You will then get a reserved seat to watch the frantic Dragon Boat race in canoe-like boats, where local teams vie to win the prize. This is an extraordinary opportunity to glimpse into the local culture of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Tour
Duration: 5 hours
A cruise in Victoria Harbor is a bucket list item for every traveler to Hong Kong. Tick it off your list with this fabulous dinner cruise. Your tour will start with a pickup from your hotel in Kowloon, from where you will head to the boat. At around 8 PM, the Symphony of Lights starts, which is a light show that lights up the entire Hong Kong skyline. The cruise will stop at a vantage point, where you can admire the city’s twinkling lights and view its attractions, like the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront. You will have dinner on board and end with a drop off at your hotel.
Victoria Harbour Dinner Cruise and Light Show from Kowloon
Duration: 3 hours
Ocean Park in Hong Kong is one of the largest theme parks in Asia and a crowd favorite. Whether you are traveling with kids or as a group of friends, the park has a lot to offer! From rollercoasters to animal exhibits, Ocean Park has multiple avenues for entertainment and learning. Located in Wong Chuk Hang, it is easily accessible by the metro and you can spend the entire exploring the large park. There is also a funicular railway within the park that connects the lowland to the summit! It’s a place full of joy and memories and a must-visit in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Ocean Park
Unlike other coastal cities, Hong Kong has very few beaches and Sai Kung Clearwater Bay is among its most pristine. This tour will take you on a full-day adventure aboard a traditional teak Chinese junk to Clearwater Bay for a day of water sports activities. You can enjoy activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, an inflatable waterslide, and snorkeling. You will meet a lot of other like-minded travelers who will join you in the fun. On board is a good selection of breakfast and a buffet lunch and drinks that you can purchase.
Water Sports Boat Cruise to Sai Kung Clearwater Bay Included Lunch & Beverage
Hong Kong is a unique coastal city with roots that have developed at a rapid pace, but search deep enough and you will find hidden treasures that reflect its authentic culture. On this six-hour journey, you will take multiple modes of transport and explore various regions. An English speaking local tour guide will lead you and provide the services of an AC vehicle, where required. You will take the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor, go on to the Central-Mid-Levels outdoor escalator, explore Pottinger Street, ride a tram, visit Wan Fu Estate, and explore the Aberdeen Fishing village in a traditional sampan.
Different Tastes of Hong Kong
Duration: 6 hours
Explore the multiple facets of Hong Kong through these water sports and activities
Amazed by the variety of water sports in Hong Kong? From tours to adventure activities, this list of things to do in Hong Kong will help you explore the city to your heart’s content.
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