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Day Charter a Classic Yacht in Hong Kong

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Experience hosted by Wayne

6 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

After a welcoming you onboard we will go through a quick safety briefing and provide you with a life jacket then we'll depart Aberdeen Harbour, home of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant. Once out of the harbour we'll hoist sails and sail the southern outlying islands.
We will show you how to sail the boat then we'll put you right behind the wheel straight away, so you'll be at the helm, Captain for the day. You can also help with other crewing tasks, like hoisting & trimming the sails, plotting a course, even learn some basic navigation skills, or if you prefer, you can just relax, sit back and enjoy the ride. As we sail around the islands you will enjoy some stunning scenery.
We offer various options for lunch, top of the list is to call in at one of the many excellent island seafood restaurants - famous for popular local Cantonese dishes like, Deep Fried Squid, Black Pepper Prawns, Clams and many more. Alternatively, we can anchor somewhere scenic and have a picnic onboard, or, if you prefer, we can keep sailing and eat snacks & Sandwiches as we sail. Whatever you decide you are free to bring your own favourate picnic items and/or sandwiches. But note that cost of lunch ashore or on the boat not included. After lunch, maybe a swim in a nearby secluded bay, until its time to head home, back to the Aberdeen pick up/drop off point
After a welcoming you onboard we will go through a quick safety briefing and provide you with a life jacket then we'll depart Aberdeen Harbour, home of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant. Once out of the harbour we'll hoist sails and sail the southern outlying islands.
We will show you how to sail the boat then we'll put you right behind the wheel straight away, so you'll be at the helm, Captain for the day. You can also help with other crewing…

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What's included

  • Food
    Chips, nuts & dried fruit snacks
  • Drinks
    Selection of Coke's, Ginger Beers.
    Still & Sparkling Bottled water.<br...
  • Equipment
    We carry 2 sets of lifejackets, Local inshore type as well as offshore harn...
From ₹19,650
/ person
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Meet your host, Wayne

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Born in UK but lived in Hong Kong for 40 yrs, explored much of its coastline, studied its maritime & pirate history.
I have 30+ years experience as a licenced skipper sailing in East Asia & Med, logged 15,000 sea miles offshore. I hold HK Govt PV License Class 1 & 2; RYA Yachtmaster Offshore & Ocean Cert's; Ex-Chairman of COA HK - an organization providing social cruising & yachting events in HK & Macau.
Have owned/restored/maintained SAWADEE my, 1970's Classic Cheoy Lee 35' for 24 years, skippered her on numerous offshore races from HK to Macau & Philippines.
Now as a retired professional teacher I've time to share my sailing passion with people who want to experience sailing in HK or learn something about sailing on a yacht.
SAWADEE is licenced for Charter & the islands off Hong Kong provide a great setting for this kind of activity.
Born in UK but lived in Hong Kong for 40 yrs, explored much of its coastline, studied its maritime & pirate history.
I have 30+ years experience as a licenced skipper sailing in East Asia & Med, logged 15,000 sea miles offshore. I hold HK Govt PV License Class 1 & 2; RYA Yachtmaster Offshore & Ocean Cert's; Ex-Chairman of COA HK - an organization providing social cruising & yachting events in HK & Macau.
Have owned/restored/maintained SAWADEE my, 1970's Classic Cheoy Lee 35' for 24 ye…
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Where you'll be

You can choose to sail to/around various outlying islands, the main three we sail to are; Po Toi Is, an almost deserted island, well off the tourist trail, its best features are its seafood restaurant and its Neolithic stone carvings. Lamma Is. has two main villages both have excellent restaurants. Cheung Chau Island, this was the main pirate stronghold in the late 1800's. All three have secluded anchorages and Tin Hau Chinese Temples to visit.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Katharine Anne
January 2020
Thank you Wayne and Myrna! We got super lucky with the weather and had a blast! Definitely recommend this experience if you are looking for something off the beaten path in Hong Kong and looking to meet some people who know Hong Kong very well and can tell you some fun stories about the place. We had just learned to sail J24s so it was also great that Wayne let us do some of the work on his boat which is a quite the beauty!!!
Thank you Wayne and Myrna! We got super lucky with the weather and had a blast! Definitely recommend this experience if you are looking for something off the beaten path in Hong Ko…
Kate
December 2019
We had a splendid day cruising about in the islands of Hong Kong. Wayne and Myrna were delightful consummate hosts and made everything a pleasure. After a briefing on safety at sea and a tour of the vessel we headed directly out into the shipping channel and manuveured amongst the massive container ships coming to and going from the harbor. Venturing to a secluded fishing village later for a feast of seafood capped off a fine morning surveying the coastal landscape and geology of the islands. All in all a fantastic day with two expert mariners, pleasant conversation, sunshine and salt air. This charter is now a must for any visit to Hong Kong. We will be back and definitely intend to go again!
We had a splendid day cruising about in the islands of Hong Kong. Wayne and Myrna were delightful consummate hosts and made everything a pleasure. After a briefing on safety at sea…
Rob
November 2019
Was lucky enough to get the chance to sail with Wayne a few weeks ago. We had some challenging winds during our sail and I had a hard deadline due to a flight out to the U.S. the afternoon of our experience. But we had an amazing time tacking across incoming freight ships.... and also getting to llama island and enjoying a once in a lifetime lunch! Can not more highly recommend taking a sail with Wayne... absolutely a great way to see HK island.
Was lucky enough to get the chance to sail with Wayne a few weeks ago. We had some challenging winds during our sail and I had a hard deadline due to a flight out to the U.S. the…
Martina
October 2019
Wayne and Myrna were perfect hosts. Going out with them on their beautiful yacht feels like a private event with friends. The boat is in great shape and if you wish to do so you can get physically involved in sailing! On our next visit to Hongkong we would definitely do this again!! Thank you, Wayne and Myrna, for making that day so special and memorable for us!!
Wayne and Myrna were perfect hosts. Going out with them on their beautiful yacht feels like a private event with friends. The boat is in great shape and if you wish to do so you ca…
Tamara
October 2019
Sailing with Myrna and Wayne for a day was the highlight of the Hong Kong Trip. It was a beautiful day with full sails, covering a fair bit of the bay, taking in a swim and relaxing on the boat with interesting enjoyable people. I've been to Hong Kong many times long ago. Sailing around the islands was a unique joy. Wayne and his wife are deft sailors, knowledgeable of the area, events and stories which they enjoy sharing. They also go beyond any expectations to accommodate needs. In my case, I'd emailed Wayne prior to booking to determine advisability of traveling to Hong Kong at all given the protests. Wayne was prompt and informative in his response. He clearly had time to ponder the inquiry and his answers help plan my trip; again, this was beyond what was requested. I enjoyed the sailing experience immensely. They are great people who were a pleasure to meet. Sailing in the Sawadee yacht is definitely a memorable experience. Had they not been leaving to do some traveling of their own, I would have considered sailing again. Don't miss this opportunity!
Sailing with Myrna and Wayne for a day was the highlight of the Hong Kong Trip. It was a beautiful day with full sails, covering a fair bit of the bay, taking in a swim and relaxin…
Bruno
October 2019
Very good experience with Wayne and his spouse! First time sailing for my wife and they adopt their sailing in a way for her to feel comfortable and confident! It was a success. Wonderful surrounding and great boat.

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

No experience necessary!
Wear or bring clothes appropriate for sudden weather changes, suggest to bring spare clothes just in case.

What to bring

Windbreaker, sunglasses, hat, soft soled shoes.

Sunblock, mozzie spray.