Are you done with the hustle and bustle of the city? Finished with your shopping?
Take a look at the other side of Hong Kong!
Visit old Hakka villages, marvel at the views from the highest peaks, enjoy the roar of a
waterfall, walk through a sea arch, swim at a beautiful beach, learn about Hong Kong's unique
geology or just have a relaxed stroll through the woods. Just to name a few.
The possibilities are endless.
This tour is suitable for children of age 6 and up.
Note: to join this tour, you must be able to swim 50 meters (150 ft) unaided.
Sharp Island is well known with the locals for having two great beaches: Kiu Tsui beach at
the northern end, and Hap Mun Beach at the southern end. It is also known for its interesting
geology, near Kiu Tsui Beach one can find a large tombolo (natural land bridge, flooded when
the tide is high), and the peculiar pineapple bun rocks. In Hong Kong, these rocks are only
found at this location.
What is lesser known, is that this island is also home to a large coral colony, just south
of the tombolo. The sea bottom is rocky, with many large rocks, providing lots of places for
corals to attach to and grow. Some corals have long polyps, that wave in the ocean currents.
On the north side of the tombolo the sea bottom is more sandy, with occasional rocks. A few
corals can be seen here, but also lots of fish, crustaceans and other sea animals that prefer
a sandy bottom.
This place is great for snorkelling, as the interesting areas are very close to the shore
and the waters are very calm as it is very sheltered with many other islands blocking the ocean
waves from coming through.
10:00/11:00/14:00 (check your schedule) meet at the entrance of Sai Kung New Public Pier
(nrs. 5, 6, 7, 8).
Sampan ferry to Sharp Island, Kiu Tsui Beach (about 10 mins - included).
Get in the water for some snorkelling! (main activity: about 2-2 1/2 hours)
By ferry back to Sai Kung.
Fee for this tour: HKD 290 per person, HKD 250 children 3-12, including sampan ferry and snorkeling gear.
Instruction on how to use the equipment will be given as needed.
There are public showers and changing rooms available at the nearby Kiu Tsui Beach.