Hong Kong’s harbor is its raison d'être, its centerpiece; it's what makes it one of the most spectacular cities on the planet. But Hong Kong is also fairly crowded, which is why its residents like to escape the urban maw at the least opportunity. And what better way than aboard a “junk,” or pleasure boat?
Lazydays offers bespoke trips aboard its sleek 60-foot motor cruiser to the outlying islands and the harbor, indeed, anywhere beautiful in Hong Kong's waters.
Lazydays is your passport to Hong Kong's waters — Photo courtesy of Lazydays
This yacht is available for midweek, weekend, day and evening outings upon request, up to a maximum of 32 passengers. For large corporate events, several cruisers can be chartered.
Passengers can take in the fireworks, the light show and the skyscrapers. Or they can take a trip to a seafood restaurant on Lamma or Po Toi islands.
Lunches and dinners are available at the boat's picturesque mooring at Causeway Bay's typhoon shelter, on Lazydays' unique rear deck. If requested, all the food and beverage catering on board is fully customizable.
Lazydays is also experienced in designing many different themes. Birthdays, corporate events, spa on the sea packages, themed parties – everything is possible. Massage therapies can also be arranged on board, and a speedboat is an optional extra.
Lazydays has three decks on which to relax. The modern saloon has two TVs, two audio systems, heating/air conditioning, a coffee machine, wine fridge and fully equipped kitchen. When Lazydays is heaved to, guests can hit the water on amphibious beanbags and other fun floatation devices
Junk trips are the quintessential Hong Kong excursion, whether it’s heading to a far-off beach or setting course for a seafood restaurant on an outer island. Setting sail from one of the piers in Central is always a sensational experience, with the skyscrapers towering left and right and the harbor alive with other craft, from ocean-going liners to passenger ferries to cargo lighters to tiny fishing smacks.
Contrast this with one of Lazydays' destinations: a quiet cove or deserted beach with nary a building in sight, where it’s possible to swim and snorkel and sunbathe in peace, as if the city were a million miles away.
And after a gourmet meal, it’s back into Victoria Harbour, perhaps just as the neon is being switched on and offices are closing down for the day.
There’s a tremendous sense of having escaped, of having been away far longer than the few hours you’ve actually been afloat.