Nautical by nature? Hit the seas in true Hong Kong style, because Junk Season has returned! Little Steps has your rundown on seafaring secrets for families, including a weekend cruise from Central to Stanley for wee ones on Aqua Luna, an 18th Century European tall ship, squid fishing junk tours, Hong Kong’s most luxurious junks, mega yachts, sailboats, junks with slides and trampolines, and of course the classic party junk. We also include cheaper options too. Sail away!
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For a unique twist on the usual junk boat trip, book a Container Port Tour with Hong Kong Yachting! Start at Central Pier and cruise leisurely through Victoria Harbour to the port, where you'll get up close and personal with massive ships. Then over to Park Island for a relaxing lunch! Kids are welcome and will have a blast seeing different boats up close and learning from the onboard expert. Don't forget to bring your camera! Other popular boat trips are the Jungle Jane and Tarzan. These luxury spacious boats include an inflatable slide, lounges, king sunbed, bean bags, and service staff. Organizing a kid party on a junk - click here for their packages!
Price: HK$880 per adult (All-inclusive packages)
Guests: minimum 40
Boat rental: From HK$25,000. They offer sailing boats, catamarans, junks, and more!
Jaspas Junks are back this summer! They have been popular during the junk season for years as they offer great family-friendly packages and outings. This year, their fleet is reduced, but rest assured the service will be bigger and better with more options for their valued customers. They'll no longer operate Junk services out of Central (Causeway Bay) and all future charters will operate from Sai Kung at Pak Sha Wan pier (coach transfer available for an additional cost). Click here for their handy Kids Menu for their junks.
Price: HK$850 per adult (all-inclusive package)
Boat Charge: minimum HK$12,000.
Aqua Luna offers the Pirate Adventure Cruise designed for the kids, where they'll be whisked away for an action-packed afternoon of Pirate fun on Hong Kong’s traditional red-sail junk boat. Children will get to dress up as pirates, have fun learning how to tie knots, and go on an exciting treasure hunt. There is also the Dim Sum Cruise for the foodie explorers. Sail past old fishing junks and sampans side-by-side with private yachts whilst feasting on the fantastic dim sum (created by the chefs of Dim Sum Library) Explore Hong Kong’s secret fishing village – Lei Yue Mun with Aqua Luna, who sets sail daily on this 1.5-hour round-trip journey.
Aqua Luna, +852 2116 8821, www.aqualuna.com.hk
Throw a kid shindig on a junk! Super child-friendly Island Junk will arrange clowns for birthday parties, toys, masks and snorkels, sunscreen, towels, and life vests for kids. They will even arrange a Thai massage for mom and dad for a pampered day out. Need a hint on where to go? Cruise from Aberdeen to Po Toi with a break for a delicious seafood lunch. You can find the best calamari in Hong Kong plus a fabulous beach for the kids to play, swim, or beach-bum.
Price: Click here for rates. From HK$350 per adult and HK$200 per child
Guests: Up to 40/50
Island Junks, +852 2877 5222, www.islandjunks.com.hk
Breakaway offers a luxury yachting experience for a wide range of flexible itineraries. Escape the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong and relax on your own private yacht for a brunch or afternoon tea, happy hour with friends, a romantic dinner for two, or a full-day charter. Kids in tow? Super kid-friendly, you will find vests, water toys, an inflatable pool, a tanning bed for adults, and kayaks to make the day that much better!
Price: From HK$830 per adult and HK$450 per child
Boat Hire: From HK$12,450
Hong Kong Junks offers an all-inclusive package which is the most convenient way to enjoy a fun day out on the water. They have an in-house catering service, that provides morning and afternoon snacks, and a full-on lunch set of your choice with delicious desserts. They're also plastic-free! They provide their guests with reusable plates and cutlery and only use cans for easy recycling. Their boats have a maximum capacity of 40 people and they're equipped with all amenities necessary for a great junk trip.
Price: HK$850 per person (all included)
Guests: minimum 25 and up to 40
Boat Rental: From HK$9,000
Standard Boat has been operating junks in Hong Kong since 1985 and is an expert in the field, so this is an excellent choice for junk newbies! Whether you choose a Western cruiser, wooden junk, large cruiser, high-speed ferry, or a speed boat, you're in good hands. Book for day or night, short or long term, and they can even organize the catering for you. They are just a call away!
Price: From HK$6,000
Guests: up to 40
Looking for fun junk with super slides? Next Wave offers traditional wooden junks and modern western junks and can help arrange a full package including drinks and catering for you too. Pickups in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Aberdeen, and Sai Kung are available, with many destinations to choose between. Their super slide junks are a big hit with the kids!
Guests: up to 40
Relax in style on the super luxuriously restored Michelangelo, possibly the grandest pleasure craft to hire in Hong Kong. A huge and safe boat with wood interiors, a hammock, and an outside shower including sleeping facilities for kids to take a snooze during a cruise. No worries, mommies - it's also equipped with children’s life jackets. What more can you ask for on a cruise?
Guests: up to 60
Michelangelo, +852 6493 2650, www.luxurysuperjunk.com
Hire Jubilee to take your crew on the uber-fun squid fishing adventure! Adults and kids will be thrilled during the nighttime adventure in Sai Kung. No worries if fishing is not your forte – you won’t go hungry with the full buffet served on board. It's BYOB, so bring your drink of choice! Only available at night, so it’s more suitable for older kids.
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Price: From Sunday to Thursday – Adult HK$219; Child (under 10) HK$209. Saturdays & Public Holidays – Adult HK$239; Child HK$229 (under 10). Buffet included. It’s BYOB, so bring your drink of choice.
Squid fishing season is from April - August.
Can't decide which boat to hire? Have no fear, mate. Saffron Cruises offers the largest selection of quality boats in Hong Kong. Whether you are looking for a traditional Chinese junk or a mega yacht, you will find it here. Book a kiddie birthday party junk, Victoria Harbour cruise, overnight rides, fishing outings, dinner for two on a sailboat, and even a ferry cruise with Saffron!
Guests: up to 50
Family-Friendly Junk Boat Catering In Hong Kong
Invisible Kitchen and Chicken on The Run spreads are summertime crowd-pleasers for hungry ones of all ages. Shamrock Catering offers a variety of delights, including great kiddie options. Cali Mex has all your Mexican fixings! En Chatte is another unique option! A junk boat would not be complete without drinks, so order craft beer from Hop Leaf.
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