Ninepin Island Cruise & Tour
  • Date


  • Time

    11:00 - 16:00

  • Address

    Sai Kung Public Pier 9 Sai Kung waterfront

  • Price


  • Teacher / Host

    Wouter van Marle

Min. number of participants to launch: 4

last day to register: 2018-09-12

The Ninepin Islands is a group of rocky outcrops at the edge of the South China Sea. Battered by relentless waves and winds, wonderful landforms have developed along with hexagonal rock columns with diameters of over two meters.  Besides sight-seeing from the boat, we will land on both North and South Ninepin for exploration.

Landing at North Ninepin, a makeshift pier provides relative easy access from our sampan. Concrete steps lead us to a small lighthouse, then a good look of the odd Cannon Rock (a piece of rock column that fell flat) and the smooth rock face of the Moon Cliff.

Landing at South Ninepin is even more interesting. Lack of a pier means a rock is used instead. Some simple cement steps help getting on and off the boat. This island has a larger area to explore, we will see the wide open Tiger Mouth Cave, a sea arch with a tiny Tin Hau temple above it, frequented by local fishermen praying for a safe journey.

After visiting the Ninepin Islands we head over to the Ung Kong Group for sight-seeing the sea arches of Bluff Island and Basalt Island, and the shoreline of Wang Chau with it's many sea caves, a narrow sea arch and exposed hexagonal columns.

Our tour will take us about 4 hours boating together with, on shore exploring of North and South Ninepin. Note that the trails here are rough and unmaintained, so wear proper footwear(no flipflops). Bring enough water and maybe a snack for along the way, no food or drinks are available along the route.

Cost of the Sunday outing includes private Sampan and experienced guide and hiker, Wouter van Marle from Adventure tours.

Please wear appropriate shoes for hiking on rough surfaces, a sunhat, sunscreen, plenty of water and snacks if desired, as no drinks or food are available along the way.