Hong Kong’s junk boat season is back! Whether you go for a luxury yacht rental from Holimood, one of Orange Tree Cruises’ traditional teak Chinese junks or a family boat party with Island Junks, there’s a junk boat rental option to get your kids on the water.
What’s a Hong Kong summer without a junk boat party? With the weather warming up, it is time to get out and about to explore our stunning islands (there’s more than 200 around the territory!). There are hidden tropical beaches and you can expect grand, sweeping stretches of sand taking you a world away from the city, all just an easy boat trip away. Gather up your crew of sun worshippers, because junk season is here again! Add on your own boat party catering or book an all-inclusive junk boat package to have everything taken care of. We’ve gathered all of Hong Kong’s most family-friendly boat trips and luxury yacht rentals (you know you want to bookmark this page!).
Holimood – Luxury Yachts, Night Cruises, Sailing Boats And Junk Packages
This online platform features over 150 junk boats and is backed up by a user-friendly system so rest assured, you’re guaranteed to find a sailing to suit your needs. Planning a boat party with little ones can be tricky, but all your needs are taken care of with Holimood, and the booking process is speedy and straightforward. Also, under its new membership scheme, you earn 1500 points just for registering (for free) and earn even more upon booking which can be used for rebates for your next junk with Holimood. What are you waiting for?
How much: Junks start at $6500, and include water activities, an icebox and a sound system.
Breakaway – All-Inclusive Junk Boats
Get ready to junk in comfort and luxury with Breakaway! Its all-inclusive packages make organising a junk party hassle-free.. It can be stressful thinking about taking kids out on the water, but with Breakaway all the kids’ needs are taken care of. For those with younger kids, you can’t go wrong with their Mini Junk Trip which offers flexible hours, kid-friendly meals and plenty of floaty toys! Or, book its A Day At Sea package which comes with breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and free-flow drinks. One thing is certain — you’re in for some family-friendly fun at sea!
Use code SassyBreakaway for $500 off your bookings, valid until Wednesday, 15 June 2022, T&C apply.
Asia Boating – Luxury yachts, cruisers and junks with all-inclusive packages
From Classic Teak Junks to Luxury Cruisers and yachts (capacity ranging from 30-35 people), a true family-friendly party at sea awaits with Asia Boating. Forget about carrying bagfuls of snacks and drinks to keep the little ones from getting hangry, the all-inclusive package comes with free-flow drinks with Asian and Western delicacies to enjoy onboard – costing $850 per person for junk charters and $1,180 for cruise charters. Keep the kids busy and keep the fun going by including water slides, speedboats and water trampolines. And as for the Mamas and Papas, indulge in a Thai massage to loosen up! Asia Boating offers both day and night junk packages for weekdays and weekends.
Boat Paradise – Junk Boats And Cruisers Rental With Packages Available
Whether you want a more intimate boat party with 20 people or go all out with 50 Mamas, Papas and kids — all ready for a splash — Boat Paradise has five flagship yachts and a variety of junks with different packages (for an additional cost). Most yachts come with water toys and swimming noodles, but we really recommend adding in waterslides as well! To keep the hungry kids at bay, opt for the on-boat meal packages (including BBQ!) and bring plenty of juices (a large icebox will be provided). Get planning and booking!
Hello Hong Kong – Private Charter Sail Boats
Local tour operator, Hello Hong Kong can also help you book a unique sailing experience! Have the whole family hoisting sails and manning the wheels of the Local Hero sailing boat with Captain Ryan. You can choose from half and full-day yacht rental options or an overnight eco-adventure sailing trip. If your family is up for even more excitement, help the captain prepare a cookout on the beach and then camp out overnight (or sleep in one of the cabins onboard).
How much: from $10,200 for three-hour sails; $15,000 for seven-hour sails (both up to 16 people), $26,300 for an overnight eco-adventure sailing trip (up to four people).
Hong Kong Junks – Day And Night-Time Junk Boat Parties
It’s always great when you hear about a junk boat going plastic-free. Hong Kong Junks is committed to eliminating plastic bottles and straws – all plates and cutlery are reusable and it’s switched to cans for easier recycling. Catering to all budgets, you can choose from boat-only hire, all-day parties or full-service events with Hong Kong Junks. It’s the go-to for good ol’ fashioned junk boat fun. Hong Kong Junks has room for up to 40 people with pool noodles, floating mats and stand up paddleboards included.
How much: All-inclusive packages (including alcoholic drinks): adults – $850; minimum 25 people. Boat rental – from $9,000.
Hong Kong Junks, G-02, G/F, Discovery Bay North Office Block One, Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong, WhatsApp: 5944 3331, firstname.lastname@example.org, hongkongjunks.com.hk
Hong Kong Yachting – Junk Boat Trips, Luxury Cruisers, Sailing Yachts
Known for its sought-after Tarzan and Jungle Jane boats, Hong Kong Yachting is your go-to for traditional and family-friendly junk boat trips. The fun stuff is included (the inflatable slide and a trampoline are sure to be a hit with the kids) and food and drinks are also taken care of in its Ultimate Junk Boat package.
How much: All-inclusive packages (including alcoholic drinks): adults – $880; minimum 40 people. Boat rental – from $25,000.
Island Junks – Day And Night-Time Junk Boat Charters
Want the classic Hong Kong junk experience whilst getting spoilt? Island Junks offers packages that include free-flow Prosecco and Aperol and even a luxe Thai massage on board and restaurant pit-stops for an extra charge! You can venture farther to locations other rentals may not offer including Peng Chau, Cheung Chau, Po Toi Island, the Ninepin Islands and more.
How much: $350 per adult; $200 per child (excluding additional charges)
Jaspas Junks – Sai Kung Junk Boat Trips
Often seen as the go-to on the Hong Kong junk boat scene, the ever-popular Jaspas Junks are back for the summer. These family-friendly junk boats depart from Pak Sha Wan pier in Sai Kung (coach transfer available for an extra cost) and take in the sights around Sai Kung and Clearwater Bay.
How much: All-inclusive packages (including alcoholic drinks): adults – $850; minimum charge for charters – $12,000.
Lazydays – Junk Boats With Varying Capacity
This junk boat rental caught our eye because of its push towards eco-tourism. The “No Junk” junk boat company and has partnered with Plastic Free Seas HK to implement green initiatives. Expect to find filtered water machines, zero single-use plastics and easy recycling on board. Families with young children will enjoy the baby paddling pool and selection of toddler toys, as well as buoyancy aids for children under 12 years old. There’s also the option to add on inflatable loungers, trampolines, slides and more.
How much: Boat rental from $15,000 with additional food and beverage packages.
Orange Tree Cruises – Traditional Teak Chinese Junks
Hosting seven-hour day trips and four-hour night trips, Orange Tree Cruises gives you the ultimate Hong Kong junk party with traditional teak Chinese junks with a capacity of up to 39 guests (and two washrooms, you know you need it!). Catering is all taken care of by the chefs on board paired with a fine selection of drinks. Plus, a water trampoline, kayak, sup board, water mat, noodles, and more are included with every boat.
How much: $1,050 per adult; $550 for children under 15; free of charge for children under three.
More Junk Boat Rentals In Hong Kong
- Boat Paradise – Junk boats and cruisers rental with packages available, 9072 1791, email@example.com, www.boatparadise.co
- Floatudio – Four-hour or eight-hour charters, departures only from Cheung Chau, 6628 1218, floatudio.com
- Saffron Cruises – Junks, luxury cruisers, sailing boats, speed boats and event boats, 2857 1311, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.saffron-cruises.com
- Sea Lagoon – Junk boats and cruisers with varying capacity, 2165 4196, email@example.com, www.sealagoon.com
Family-Friendly Junk Boat Catering In Hong Kong
- Cali Mex – Different packages available featuring favourite burrito flavours, packages can be customised to accommodate vegetarians and other requests, 6050 9332, firstname.lastname@example.org, cali-mex.com
- Knead – Breakfast menus, salad & sandwich selections, brownie trays, antipasto platters, G/F, 28 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2851 7778, email@example.com, www.kneadhk.com/order
- Monsieur CHATTÉ – Luxurious charcuterie spreads, soft drinks, wines and juices, 2515 0478, www.monsieurchatte.com
- NOSH – Junk platter menu consists of morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, dessert and salads with a minimum order of 20 persons, 2388 1999, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nosh.hk/catering
- Pomegranate Kitchen – Three different sets available as well as á-la-carte menu, meals will be delivered to a pier of your choice, 2580 0663, email@example.com, www.pomegranate.com.hk
Editor’s Note: This post was originally written by Czarina Sunga on 19, April 2018, updated by Jess Mizzi in July 2021 and most recently updated by Fashila Kanakka in May 2022.