Travelers Society: Let's go...North Lamma Island Sea Kayak & Hike - Day Tour

Travelers Society: Let's go...North Lamma Island Sea Kayak & Hike - Day Tour

Venue:
Travelers Society Trip
Travelers Society Trip Huangpu Shanghai Shanghai
Date:
10/13/2017 - 3/31/2018


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Travelers Society: Let's go...North Lamma Island Sea Kayak & Hike - Day Tour

Travelers Society: Let's go...North Lamma Island Sea Kayak & Hike - Day Tour

10/13/2017 - 3/31/2018
Travelers Society Trip
650
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Let’s go…North Lamma Island Sea Kayak & Hike - Day Tour

 

This one day trip takes you around North Lamma Island. Follow us as we go through a trip highlighting the awesome contrasts of Hong Kong, from ancient fishing villages to the newest skyscrapers, deserted white beaches to coal fired power stations… all within 4 hours!! Paddle around the island from Sok Kwu Wan (Picnic Bay) to an uninhabited white beach (where we will eat lunch!), then towards Hong Kong’s expat hippy capital, Yung Shue Wan, before taking some time off to explore the village! Visit awesome arts and crafts stalls, boutique restaurants and cafes, and find the freshest organic food!! Then wrap it all up with a relaxing swim at Lo So Shing Beach!

 

This is a great trip for the less experienced paddler!

Departures every day (determined by weather conditions)

 

  • Hop on the 8:45 am Ferry to Lamma Island from Central Pier #4 to Sok Kwu Wan. Make sure you have had a hearty breakfast as the day is very active.  (HKD$22.) (30 mins)

 

  • 9:05 - Arrive Sok Kwu Wan – and gear up for our awesome day

 

  • 10:00 to 10:30 – practice session to learn kayak control techniques:
    • Spend half an hour practicing our sea kayak skills under the guidance of the professional kayak instructors.

 

  • 10:30 to 12:30 - sea kayak north around the coastline to the beach for lunch
    • We will pass through an ancient fishing village, and take a close up look at a traditional Hong Kong fish farm.
    • Our morning will be spent sea kayaking up the East Lamma Channel, sandwiched between the sparsely populated Lamma Island, and the densely populated Hong Kong Island coastline.
    • Directly ahead, on our left we will see small traditional sampans, little coastal villages, and the forest clad Lamma Island coast. Approximately 2000m away on our right, are modern pleasure yachts, huge container ships, and the skyrise of Hong Kong Island.

 

  • 12:30 to 13:30 - lunch and watch the passing ships - relax and recoup
    • We will be having lunch on a deserted beach at the northern tip of the island.

 

  • 13:30 to 14:00 - sea kayak across the north of the island into Yung Shue Wan

 

  • 14:00 to 15:00 - explore Yung Shue Wan
    • Take a break from sea kayaking to bask in the laid-back atmosphere of the village. You can visit arts and crafts stalls, boutique restaurants and cafes, and other stores.

 

  • 15:00 to 16:00 - sea kayak through the coal-fired power station
    • You will notice how the enormous power station dominates the Lamma Island skyline.
    • Our final destination, ‘home’ beach is on the other side of the power station!

 

  • 16:00 to 16:30 - paddle to Lo So Shing Beach for a relaxing swim and shower

 

  • 16:30-17:30 - Take a short hike back to the ferry.

 

  • 17:35 - Hop on the ferry back to Hong Kong Central

 

PRICE: Book now for 650 RMB (or 750 HKD)

Bookings must be made at least 3 days prior to departure.

 

Includes:

Picnic lunch, drinks and snacks

Kayaking equipment, safety gear, guides, instructors

Souvenir photography of the sea kayak trip (we carry waterproof cameras)

 

Does not include:

Any extra food or drinks you may buy during the day.

Ferry to/from Lamma Island

 

What you need to bring:

A set of clothes to kayak in (they will get wet)(including t-shirt, shorts, swimming costume, water shoes (or trainers - no open toed shoes!)), a change of clothes, toiletries (for showering)

A camera (if it is waterproof or in a waterproof case), water resistant sunscreen, sunglasses (preferably with strap), a wide-brimmed hat, a refillable water bottle (no single use bottles allowed), and other snacks you may want.

NOTE: Please do not bring too much with you as it all has to be carried in the kayak.

 

Cancellation & Disclaimer:

If the traveler decides to cancel, s/he can get a refund minus a cancellation fee of 100 HKD (approx 85 RMB) if cancellation is made 7+ days prior to departure, 50% if is less than 7 days prior to departure, and no refund if the cancellation is made 2 days prior to departure or less. Please note that if the traveler decides to reschedule a rescheduling fee will apply. The schedule, transportation may be adjusted due to weather conditions, unforeseeable events etc. For complete information please refer to www.travelers-society.com/terms-conditions.  If the tour is cancelled due to unsafe wind and sea conditions then we ask that you respect this decision. In this situation, we offer an alternate route. If no alternate route is available, we will provide a full refund.

 

The trip entails a degree of risk, even if all safety precautions are followed and our experienced guides are used. Therefore, participants need to be reasonably fit, willing to be challenged and to listen and follow instructions and to learn. If you have any pre-existing medical or other issues, you must please disclose and ensure that participation is appropriate. You should not participate if you are suffering from a heart condition, are pregnant or under medication or influence of alcohol/drugs or otherwise not ready for strenuous physical activity.

 

These tours fill quite rapidly. The maximum number of kayaks per tour is 10. This means the trips can fill up overnight. To avoid disappointment, if you feel you would like to do a kayak trip, please make a booking ASAP.

 

FAQs

 

What If I have a medical condition? Can I still participate?

If you have any pre-existing medical or other issues, you must disclose them and ensure that participation is appropriate. You should not participate if you are suffering from a heart condition, are pregnant or under medication or influence of alcohol/drugs or otherwise not ready for strenuous physical activity.

All Participants are required to complete the Medical declaration at the Kayaking site and recognize that the Company will relay on information thereby provided for any treatment and/or addressing of special needs.

 

What if the weather is bad? Will I get a refund?

Every tour is affected by the weather, especially wind and tides. Also, Hong Kong lies in the tropical typhoon zone, so several safety aspects need to be managed. We make trip-specific judgments, based on expected weather conditions and other circumstances, including group dynamic and ability for that day. If we think the trip is not safe, we will postpone or cancel it.

If we decide not to proceed with a tour due to weather conditions or safety considerations being an issue, please respect that decision, it is for your safety.

We will offer either a delayed start (weather permitting) or a rescheduling of your trip. Depending on the circumstances on the day, we will consider how best to appropriately manage such a situation.

Once a trip has set off there will not be refunds for delays or changes of route or curtailments due to weather conditions or safety considerations (including limited capabilities of participant(s)).

 

What is the minimum age for this trip?

Minimum age for an unaccompanied person is 14 years unless in a school or other youth group accompanied by 1 or more supervising adults.

For participants under 18 years old-- it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to make such decisions on behalf of their child or ward.

 

How much kayaking experience do I need for this trip?

This trip is more preferable for those who are more experienced with sea kayaking and possess a good level of fitness, since we will be kayaking for at least 13 km, and also hiking for an hour.

 

More about Kayaking Etiquette:

You are a guest – bring a quiet voice and leave behind your radios and portable speakers– your fellow participants will appreciate it and you will be rewarded by seeing more of the natural environment and its tranquility. Tread lightly, paddle slowly and enjoy nature. This is particularly relevant in the habitats of the endangered Chinese White dolphin. Persistent disturbance of their habitat has interfered with breeding, feeding and care of their young. Please join with us and carry out all your litter and any other trash. Don't remove rocks, logs, driftwood, wildflowers or plants – Take only photos, leave only footprints.

 

Kayaking, white beaches, views, and a ‘hippy’ village!

 

Have a question?

email us: info@travelers-society.com

or add our individual Wechat account: ID: travelers-society

 

Notice

Departures every day (determined by weather conditions)

 

PRICE: Book now for 650 RMB (or 750 HKD)

Bookings must be made at least 3 days prior to departure.

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Travelers Society: Let's go...North Lamma Island Sea Kayak & Hike - Day Tour

Venue:
Travelers Society Trip
Travelers Society Trip Huangpu Shanghai Shanghai
Date:
10/13/2017 - 3/31/2018


This ticket is only available as an e-ticket