Hong Kong: I’m on a Junk Boat!

Hong Kong: Junk Boat Ride

Hong Kong: Junk Boat Ride

On Sunday, I was invited to a company junk boat ride in Hong Kong. Junk boats are Chinese sailing ships and is on every travel guide’s list for top 10 things to do in Hong Kong. This was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. The boat held about 30 people and we went sailing for about an hour a half to reach our destination.

On the boat

Left: We’re ready to set sea!; Top right: Our junk boat; Bottom right: Plenty of food to hold us over

Leaving the city and dragging the speed boat with us

Leaving the city and dragging the speed boat with us

I was so impressed by the boat. The main floor had plenty of cushioned seats, a big table to hold our food and a bar area. The bottom floor had a kitchen with a fridge, oven, stove and two bedrooms with bathrooms. You could also climb to the upper deck if you wanted to enjoy the sun and the open air view. Plus, the boat was equipped with speakers so that you could play music from your iPod.

Tai Long Wan

Paradise

We finally reached Tai Long Wan beach and it was literally paradise. There was no one around us other than neighboring boats. The beach was beautiful and the water was so clear. With the speedboat, you could go wakeboarding or even get dragged along on the “banana boat.”

The banana boat just reminds me of Arrested Development's banana stand.

The banana boat just reminds me of Arrested Development’s banana stand

It was a perfect day and I’ll never forget it. If you ever have the chance to ride a junk boat in Hong Kong, I highly recommend you try it!

Serenity

Serenity

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