Hong Kong is world renowned for its junk boat parties, and if you want to get onboard, then check out our guide to organising a junk trip in HK
We love the fact that we live in a territory with such easy access to the outdoors. With such beautiful islands, camp grounds and fishing villages close to the city, we get to escape the bright lights and find some calm. And then there are junk boats. A must in the summer time, we’ve rounded up the best boats, yachts and packages for you to take your junk trip to the next level. Now just grab your favourite swimwear, and you’re set.
Where to rent junk boats in Hong Kong
Explore the islands and the fantastic coastline of Hong Kong with Island Junks’ various charter packages and tours. If you’re after a more traditional and classic experience, you can opt for their Chinese teak junk boat, but if you’re hosting a fun party with your crowd, you’d love to get on board their Ibiza luxury boat. Their boats are equipped with not only food and drinks but also Thai masseuses, bean bags, kayak, inflatable sea-pool, BBQs, paddleboards and even the entertainments for your own parties. Want to have a sightseeing trip instead? Let them know your desired destination or check out their bespoke cruise itineraries.
Island Junks, Kwun Hoi Path, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, p. 6895 4443, 香港仔觀海徑公眾碼頭Island Junks
Hong Kong Junks
Hong Kong Junks offers the old fashioned junk trip with their two options of teak junk boats. Their fleet can accommodate up to 40 people and has an outdoor shower as well as an undercover dining area. Their boat-only package is available if you want to have a relaxing day on the water, but if you’re hosting an all-day party or looking for a more fun experience, their all-inclusive package will make a perfect choice. You can also take your experience up a notch by getting the extras such as water sport activities, a DJ, and a photographer.
Hong Kong Junks, G/F, Unit 2, Block One, Office Building, 92 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay North, Hong Kong, p. 2840 1588, 大嶼山愉景北商場辦公室一座地下2號
Whatever the size of your group and the kind of parties you’re holding, Saffron Cruises can accommodate your events with their large fleets of charter boats. From luxury boats and cruisers to junk boats, sailing yachts, ferry, and speed boats of different capacities, their selection of boats can bring you to any seaside destination you want, including Repulse Bay, Shek O, Big Wave Bay, Tai Long Wan, Fan Lau, and Cheung Sha. The views are not the only thing you can enjoy onboard either, as the company also teams up with renowned catering service Shamrock, allowing you to create special menus for your themed parties. Now all you need to do is grab the crew and your best swimsuit.
Saffron Cruises, 69 Wing Lok Street Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 6493 2650, 上環永樂街69號
Hong Kong Yachting
Offering a wide selection of options, such as junk boats, cruisers, luxury boats, and sailing yachts, Hong Kong Yachting takes pride in their two popular junks called Jungle Jane and Tarzan. Perfect for boat raft parties, the twin boats can fit 100 people altogether, making it the most sought-after event boats in Hong Kong. Sailed all the way from Australia, each boat features a 22-feet-wide swimming platform on the open decks that lead to the water, an inflatable trampoline and slide, a sun king bed, and a 2000sq-f area for an event space or dance floor.
Hong Kong Yachting, 18A Gee Chang Hong Centre, 65 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, p. 2526 0151, 黃竹坑黃竹坑道65號志昌行中心18A
If you’re looking for more choices of boats, you’ll want to check out Yacht Holimood. The travel search site offers a thousand booking choices for your staycation, including carefully selected yacht rentals from different owners and providers. The types of boats range from luxury yacht, cruiser, junk boat, sailing boat, event boat, and ferry to be used for different purposes either during the day, at night, or for cuttlefish fishing, giving you more flexibility in choosing your desired boats and packages.
Yacht Holimood, Room A, 8/F, Good Luck Industrial Building, 105 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, p. 5808 4671, 觀塘巧明街105號好運工業大廈8樓A室
With a total area of 4,000sqf over three decks, Michelangelo is a luxury junk that has one master suite and four additional guest cabins, making it a perfect choice for overnight junk trips. The fleet, which can accommodate up to 59 passengers, can also cater to various events such as private dining, corporate events, product launches, weddings, birthdays, and other parties and celebrations. Whether you plan on sightseeing the iconic Victoria Harbour, cruising on the southern coast, or exploring the secluded beaches, Michelangelo will take you on an unforgettable junk trip with their wide selection of cruise itineraries.
Michelangelo Cruises, Hong Kong, p. 2275 3111
Breakaway Luxury Yachting
Have a mini getaway in the city by taking a customised junk trip on Breakaway luxury yacht. Their fleet is more private in comparison to the other bigger boats, as it can only carry up to 23 passengers. However, if you’re planning a bigger event, they can also arrange for additional junks to accommodate your desired capacity. In terms of facilities, the air-conditioned boat is also equipped with one ensuite bedroom and several add-on services like shisha, massage therapist, and speed boats, while their packages include A Day at The Sea, brunch or afternoon tea, mini junk trip, brunch or dinner for two, and dinner.
Breakaway Luxury Yachting, Kwun Hoi Path, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, p. 6180 5059, 香港仔觀海徑公眾碼頭Breakaway
While not your typical wild junk, this is definitely the best option for people who only have short time in Hong Kong. There’s no better way to enjoy the city’s iconic Symphony of Lights laser show and fireworks at Victoria Harbour than on board a Chinese red-sail wooden junk boat. Run by the renowned Aqua restaurant group, the harbour cruises offer a 45-minute trip where you can sip their signature cocktails and champagne while enjoying the views. The trip also offers Hop On/Hop Off tour with four stops in the afternoon as well as Dinner & Cruise package in the evening.
Aqua Luna, Central Pier, Hong Kong, p. 2116 8821, 中環9 號碼頭張保仔帆船
Koh Thai Junks
Thai restaurant chain Koh Thai also offers junk trips around Hong Kong with their seven choices of Koh Thai Junks. Combining the restaurant’s authentic Thai cuisine with Hong Kong’s iconic junk boating activities, the package can cater to various purposes from corporate events to birthday celebrations and includes unlimited water sports activities, games, massages, and of course, a Thai feast on deck.
Koh Thai Junks, Hong Kong, p. 2668 1468
True to it’s name, enjoy a relaxing getaway with Lazydays. Gather your friends and get ready to enjoy stunning views of Hong Kong’s waters. Head off on a sleek yacht or luxury junk for a day trip, and top it off with gourmet tea, coffee, desserts, cheeseboards, Prosecco, craft beers or champagne (if you so choose). Lazydays also offers an evening cruise package where you can enjoy a dinner with free-flow drinks, as well as special packages like High Tea on the High Seas and a Spa on the Sea Package – fancy!
Lazydays, Hong Kong, p. 3488 1534