Calling all water babies! Little Steps has paddled, rocked, and rowed our way through the waters around Hong Kong to bring you the go-to list for family kayaking options in and around the city. Whether you want to buy your own, rent an adventure, or simply get more info…we have the scoop so you can strap on a lifejacket and take it to the sea! Here are the best kayak spots in Hong Kong, including tours, family-friendly rentals, and where to buy them too.
Sea Kayak Hong Kong (SKHK) is an ocean conservation, education and adventure tour organization. They have an abundance of knowledge when it comes to kayaking, and they offer various options. They do tours of Hong Kong, operating all year round, they have a club and a school, as well as educational days and you can rent kayaks and go for your own tour on Lamma Island.
A casual meet up for kayaking enthusiasts, the group paddles in various parts of Hong Kong. Trips range from beginner, intermediate, and advanced day tours on weekends, midweek Eskimo roll sessions, and overnight expeditions. They also host various do-good activities such as beach cleanups and even expeditions that learn more about Hong Kong’s diverse ecosystem.
Sea Kayakers & Friends, www.meetup.com/Sea-kayakers-friends
Deep into Clearwater Bay, you will find Sheung Sze Wan Kayak Rental, where their super friendly staff will find the perfect kayak for you and the family. The most popular destination from their shop is Green Egg Island, and occasionally they will join you for no extra cost! The seasoned kayaker can head to Tiu Cheung Island to check out the stunning sea arches, but it’s a long trip and will require experience to do it safely.
On weekdays prices start at HK$150 for a single kayak and HK$250 for a double kayak. On the weekends, prices go up for both by HK$50.
Sheung Sze Wan Kayak, +852 6109 4445 (WhatsApp), https://www.facebook.com/-Sheung-Sze-Wan-Kayak-Hire
Head over to Kwun Yam Wan Beach (this beach is far quieter than the ever-popular Tung Wan Beach) in Cheung Chau. Here you will find the family-run Hing Kee Beach Store, which the Liu family has owned for over 70 years! Although the views are less spectacular, the sea is very calm here and ideal for the little ones to get their kayak practice runs!
For a single kayak, prices start at HK$80 and $140 for a double (1-hour rental). They also offer tours around the island for HK$400 per person (minimum of 3 people a tour).
Hing Kee Beach Store, +852 2981 3478, Facebook Page
If you and your lovely crew haven’t been to Tai Mei Tuk yet, you’re missing out! Rent a kayak and enjoy the picturesque scenery of Plover’s Reservoir. Afterward, rent bikes and tour the surrounding landscape and end the day at the BBQ pits for a flame-grilled meal or at the Thai restaurants on the main road. Perfect!
Stray from the Stanley crowds, but still enjoy the convenient Southside location at St. Stephen’s Beach. There, you’ll find a range of rentals, including kayaks, sailing dinghies, and windsurfing, so everyone in your active bunch can choose their vessel of choice. Though the facilities are sparse, you and junior can sign up for family kayaking lessons!
For play, there’s nowhere like Chong Hing! The water sports centre has all types of equipment for rental, including kayaks. There are also onsite barbecue pits along the water’s edge, plus there’s an archery range, basketball court, and a place to rent camping gear should you and your wee ones have so much fun you want to spend the night!
Surrounded by mountains on all sides, The Jockey Club Wong Shek in Sai Kung East offers smooth waters - a safe bet for beginners! You and your water babies will feel as if you’ve escaped on holiday with the lush tropical panoramas as you take to the waters with rental kayaks from the water sports center. There are also classes and guided group programs.
For a non-government-operated center run by watersports lovers, venture to Lantau’s Long Coast Seasports Center right on Cheung Sha beach. Kayaking is just one of the many activities, and they have one-, two- and three-seater canoes so the whole fam can be in the same boat. Plus, there are camping grounds and beachfront guest rooms if you want to stay the night.
There’s plenty of action at this super-popular beach! Not only is it the site of dragon boat practices and competitions, but there are also casual kayak rental huts right on the beach and a water sports center for reliable rentals. Paddle together to nearby islands, then dine at one of the many family-friendly restaurants at Stanley Plaza or along the boardwalk.
If you and your family are hooked on kayaking and want to equip yourselves with the right gear, make a beeline to Racing The Planet in Sheung Wan for everything you need to lead an active lifestyle. They sell plenty of water sports necessities, including waterproof bags, wetsuits, water-resistant camera holders and life-saving first-aid kits.
Racing The Planet, www.racingtheplanet.com/store
SAI KUNG KAYAK TOURS & RENTALS IN HONG KONG:
Sea Kayak Hong Kong, https://seakayakhongkong.com/
Edventure Kayak Tours, https://www.ateamedventures.com/kayak-hong-kong/
STANLEY KAYAK TOURS & RENTALS IN HONG KONG:
Hiwindlover, Stanley, Hong Kong, https://www.hiwindlover.com/
St. Stephens Beach Watersports Centre, Stanley, Hong Kong, https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/watersport/index/inde_stephen.html
FAMILY-FRIENDLY KLOOK KAYAK TOURS IN HONG KONG:
Tai O Kayak Tours, Tai O, Hong Kong, Book here!
Cheung Chau Night Paddle, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong, Book here!
Sai Kung Kayakation (Kayak And Camping), Sai Kung, Hong Kong, Book here!
WANT MORE KAYAKING RENTALS:
Blue Sky Kayak Tours In Sai Kung, https://bluesky-sc.com/
Ah Kwok Watersport Sai Kung, https://sites.google.com/view/ahkwokwatersport/%E9%A6%96%E9%A0%81
Hoi Ha Kayaking In Hong Kong, https://www.wildhongkong.com/hoi-ha-paddle.html
Hong Kong Aqua-Bound Centre, https://www.aquabound.com.hk/
Ah Kwok Water Sports Centre, https://sites.google.com/view/ahkwokwatersport