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Kayaking in Ung Kong Islands, Hong Kong, South Central China

Skill level:
Beginners and advanced
Best season:
During the summer months
Tour duration:
6 to 8 hrs
Necessary gear:
Provided on spot
Hong Kong or else the "Asia's World City" is a unique city, located on the south coast of China and enclosed by the South China Sea and the Pearl River Delta. Build on the fountains of an ancient civilization and influenced by the west culture, as it was until recently a British colony, Hong Kong is an amazing intersection of cultures, modern architecture, fine dining and vibrant art events, as well as one of the world's leading financial centers.

Ung Kong is a group of islands located within the Hong Kong Global Geopark. Formed by intense volcanic activity during the Late Jurassic era, the islands include impressive geological formations and caves created by magma intrusions. One of the best ways to discover this wild part of Hong Kong is to take a kayak tour and paddle around or even through this amazing group of islands.

Most of the kayak tours start from Sai Kung fishing village harbor. From there, speed boats take you to a base camp, where all the kayaks as well as your guides are ready to welcome you and provide you with the necessary gear, before you begin your adventure. After a short briefing, the sightseeing journey begins and can be combined with swimming and snorkeling, as well as hiking on some of the islands.

The excursion starts early in the morning and lasts about six to eight hours, depending on the itinerary you will choose. All kayak tours are suitable for all skill levels and the best season for this activity is during summer months. Note that the climate is influenced by the monsoons and summers are hot and humid, with frequent thunderstorms and typhoons and the temperature exceeds 30 °C/86 °F during the day. So it is best to bring a mosquito repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, as well as lots of water and snacks.

Ung Kong Islands is a unique place to visit, away from the crowded and noisy city. Due to the unpredictable weather conditions, it is best to choose a guided tour.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Hong Kong
15.3mi/24.7km, 38mins
Head west on Queen's Rd/Queen's Rd C towards Ice House St. Turn right onto Pedder St. Continue onto Connaught Place. Turn right onto Connaught Rd C. Continue onto Route 4. Continue onto Cross Harbour Tunnel. Continue onto Hong Chong Rd/Route 1. Take the exit on the right onto Chatham Rd N/Route 5. Slight left onto Chatham Rd N. Continue onto Ma Tau Wai Rd. Continue onto Ma Tau Chung Rd. Slight right to stay on Ma Tau Chung Rd. Continue onto Prince Edward Rd E. Keep right to stay on Prince Edward Rd E. Continue onto Kwun Tong Rd. Turn left onto Lung Cheung Rd. Slight right onto Clear Water Bay Rd. Turn right to stay on Clear Water Bay Rd. Continue onto New Clear Water Bay Rd. Keep right to stay on New Clear Water Bay Rd. Slight right onto Clear Water Bay Rd. Slight left onto Hiram's Highway. Continue onto New Hiram's Highway. Turn left onto Hiram's Highway. Continue onto Po Tung Rd. Turn right onto Fuk Man Rd. Turn right. Destination will be on the left.
BY AIR
Hong Kong International Airport,
30.8mi/49.6km from Sai Kung Pier
BY TRAIN

No trains are serving this spot.

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