Sunday, Sai Kung Island Cruise
  • Date


  • Time

    14:00 - 17:00

  • Address

    Sai Kung New Public Pier 9

  • Price


  • Teacher / Host

    Wouter van Marle

Min. number of participants to launch: 4

last day to register: 2019-05-31

The Sai Kung geopark is famous for its magnificent hexagonal rock columns, and the sweeping coastal landforms which includes sea arches, sea caves, geos and sea stacks. The area is not only rich in history but also geology.  Come join us for a Sunday afternoon cruise around the coastline of Sai Kung, guided by Wouter van Marle from Adventure Tours.

First, we will visit Yim Tin Tsai, a now mostly abandoned island, previously a major sea salt production site. An interesting fact is that by 1875 the whole population was converted to catholicism.  You will not see temples or ancestral halls, instead you see statues of angels and a church and its' own saint, St. Joseph Freinademetz, who built the chapel there.

Next, we will visit Jin Island, famous for its rugged coastline, riddled with sea caves and geos.  At the southernmost point of the island we will see one of Hong Kong's largest sea arches.  Next, we sail north, towards Kiu Tsui Chau (Sharp Island), which at its southern end with several sea caves.

Arriving at the beach we go on shore, walk on the pebble beach and the tombolo connecting the main island to the tiny islet Kiu Tau to learn  how these formations developed. We will learn about the large variety of different kinds of rocks at this tombolo, including the interesting "pineapple bun rocks", where weathering makes the rock resemble Hong Kong's favourite snack, the pineapple bun (bo-lo-bau).  From here it is just a short boat ride back to Sai Kung town where our tour finishes.

Includes two times half an hour walking tour on shore, almost two hours spent on board a local sampan vessel.

In case of strong winds, thunderstorms or otherwise adverse weather conditions this tour may have to be amended or rescheduled at short notice.

Depending on the tides, the tour may be done in opposite direction.

No drinks or food are included in the price, please bring your own if so desired.

Start and finish points are the Sai Kung New Public Pier 9.

If our group desires, we can enjoy a seafood dinner on the Sai Kung waterfront after our sampan cruise at your own expense.  We can decide on the day.