Hong Kong junk boat season is back again! There are some fantastic fun voyages whether you’re after a boat party for your birthday, a luxury yacht rental or a simple relaxing junk boat trip to explore our beautiful islands and beaches.
Aren’t we lucky to call Hong Kong home? With the weather warming up, it is time to get out on a junk boat and 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!
With kids in tow, you don’t want any old junk so we’ve sourced the most family-friendly boat trips and yacht rental operators in Hong Kong. Opt for a yacht rental and add on your own boat party catering or book an all-inclusive junk boat package to have everything taken care of. All you have to do is step on board and enjoy. All aboard!
Holimood is your one-stop booking website to find that perfect family-friendly junk boat trip. No language barriers here, this online platform features over 150 junk boats and is backed up by a strong customer service team so you can rest assured of finding a sailing to suit your needs. It has boats ranging from luxury yachts to speed boats, even houseboats and ferries and you can instantly check available dates and prices. Choose a package that includes SUP boards, food and fun floaties for a chill mini getaway.
Sassy readers can receive a free pair of New Classy sunglasses on presentation of booking (redeem at the Holimood office).
Are you looking to book a family-friendly, all-inclusive boat for your next junk trip? Check out BOAT PARADISE for a full-service boat chartering service that includes food and drinks as well as watersports. The company owns three of its own boats and has access to help you book from a range of others including traditional wooden junks and high-end mega yachts. We’re sure the kids will love the inflatable slide options!
This Cheung Chau-based operator is a newcomer to the Hong Kong junk scene and quickly becoming popular with local families. There are options for full and half-day bookings that will sail you away from the usual crowds and instead see you exploring Cheung Chau and Lantau Island by sea. For something a bit different book onto the nighttime squid fishing trip (sure to be a winner with the kids!) or a relaxing round island sunset tour.
How much: Full-day (8 hours) junk rental from $4,800; Half-day (4 hours) junk rental from $3,500. Extra charges for alternate pick-up locations.
Hello Hong Kong
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 on board).
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 Yachting
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.
Hong Kong Junks
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.
Often seen as the go-to on the Hong Kong junk boat scene, the ever-popular Jaspas Junks are back after a brief hiatus. 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 caught our eye because of its push toward eco-tourism. Recently it pledged to become a “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. There are all-inclusive package options on sleek motor cruisers. 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.
More Hong Kong Junk Boats
Editor’s Note: This post was originally written by Czarina Sunga on 19, April 2018 and was updated most recently by Jess Mizzi in July 2021.