Pink dolphins in Hong Kong… let’s check it out! Hong Kong Dolphinwatch was the first eco-tour operator running trips to see Hong Kong’s Indo-Pacific humpback, or pink, dolphins when it was founded back in 1995. Today it continues to be the only company recognized by the Hong Kong Government and the Hong Kong Tourism Board as a true eco-tour operator. Join one of the tours to head out to the seas around Lantau and seek out the elusive but beautiful pink dolphins.
What to Expect:
* Families can meet in TST and take the bus to Tung Chung New Development Pier or meet directly at the pier.
* The cruiser will pick up everyone and head to sea! Simple snacks, coffee, and tea are available on the boat.
* Information about the dolphins and kid-friendly education packs are distributed to everyone on the boat.
* Get your eyes ready for pink dolphin spotting!
The Tour Details:
* Tours typically run on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday throughout the year. Private charters for parties are available.
* Tours are generally offered in the mornings (check as schedules can change) and last between 4-5 hours.
* Price: HK$420 for each adult, HK$210 for a child under 12 (3 – 11 years old), HK$50 for a child under 3
* You can make a booking by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (+852 2984 1414)
If you are going to go and see the pink dolphins, it's best to go with a reputable tour operator such as Hong Kong Dolphin Watch which is keen to raise awareness of the plight of the pink dolphins, generates revenue for research and campaigns, and advises on how we can help the dolphins which are suffering more than ever due to the effect that airport development, the construction of the Macau bridge, fishing and shipping are all having on their habitats.
Responsible tours to see Hong Kong's special pink dolphins that kids, adults and visitors to Hong Kong will all love.
About The Dolphins:
* In Hong Kong, pink dolphins are mostly seen around Lantau and the Soko Islands.
* Very little is known about these gorgeous creatures as they were only discovered in the early 90's when the airport was being built in Hong Kong.
* It is believed that the pink color is caused by "blushing" (flushing blood to outer layers of the skin for regulation of body temperature.
* Average life span of dolphins in Hong Kong is almost half shorter than that of other wild populations due to environmental issues in the area.
Get the kids involved in helping save the dolphins habitat. Here is how!
1. Support green groups and research. More info here!
2. Write to the government and media.
3. Reduce your own ecological footprint.
4. Spread the word!
Tour Pick-up & Drop-off Points: More info here!
OPTION 1: TST: Middle Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon (Opposite to the Peninsula Hotel)
* MTR: Exit Tsimshatsui Station, Exit E, walk straight till you come to the intersection of roads, turn right without crossing, within a few steps, you will reach the Kowloon Hotel. Please allow about 5 minutes for walking after emerging from the Exit to the Hotel.
* Ferry: Take a ferry from the Central Pier in Central to cross the harbour to Tsimshatsui, then walk to the Peninsula Hotel which normally takes about 5 to 8 minutes. Go to the back of the Peninsula, then you will find Middle Road.
OPTION 2: Tung Chung New Development Pier, Lantau
* MTR: Take the MTR to Tung Chung Station and walk or taxi to the pier.
* Self-drive: Park at Citygate Shopping Mall, walk (15 minutes) or taxi (5 minutes) to the pier.