Nautical by nature? Hit the seas in true Hong Kong style. 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!
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 hit with the kids!
Standard Boat has been operating junks in Hong Kong for over 30 years and experts in the field, so this is a good choice for 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!
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!
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, 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?
Michelangelo, +852 6493 2650, www.luxurysuperjunk.com
Search, personalize, book, party, repeat! A user-friendly service both on and off the water, reserving a tailored junk from Junks.HK is as easy as a click. Depending on the size of your party, occasion, and clientele, the team at Junks.HK will bring their A-game to your day.
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.
Island Junks, +852 2877 5222, www.islandjunks.com.hk
Cruise on one of the last remaining historical Chinese junks from Central or TST to Stanley on Aqua Luna's Saturday & Sunday Stanley Cruise. Shop in Stanley market, dine al fresco and then cruise back to Central or TST. Aqua Luna also offers cruises to Cheung Chau and a fab daily 45-minute Victoria Harbour cruise to view the Symphony of Lights in style with the kids in tow. Hot off the press, they just launched Aqua Luna II offering Victoria Harbour Cruises - look for the Imperial blue and white sail.
Aqua Luna, +852 2116 8821, www.aqualuna.com.hk
For a unique twist on the usual junk boat trip, book a Container Port Tour with HK 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!
HK Yachting, +852 2526 0151, [email protected], www.hongkongyachting.com. Other popular boat trips with HK Yachting are the Jungle Jane Swimming Day, Cinema Night Cruise, and more. Click here for more information on HK Yachting's Container Port Tour!
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.
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!
Want to experience the real Hong Kong junks? They offer an all-inclusive package which is the most convenient way to enjoy a fun day out and about in the water. They have an in-house catering service,that provides morning and after snacks to full-on lunch set of your choice to desserts. Their boats have a maximum capacity of 40 people and equipped with all amenities necessary for a junk trip.
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.
Invisible Kitchen, www.invisiblekitchen.com
Chicken On The Run, www.chickenontherun.com
Shamrock Catering, www.shamrock.com.hk
En Chatte, www.monsieurchatte.com
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