Summer is the best time in Hong Kong. From major music and good festivals to pool parties, there’s plenty of summer events in Hong Kong to fill up your calendar. Whether you’re planning to top up your tan at one of the many gorgeous Hong Kong beaches in the city or grill up a storm at one of these barbeque places, it's not truly summer in Hong Kong without going on a junk trip. There’re a few things to consider before you get three sheets to the wind. Here’s our roundup of some of the city’s most unique junk packages to help out.
Top Hong Kong junk packages and hires
Best for food
Invisible Kitchen’s new gourmet buffet catering menu is perfect for junks that don't have a catering package, or if you're looking for grub that's a little different to the usual offerings. The mouthwatering range of goodies include beef wellington to roasted Norwegian salmon. Opt for suckling pig or Moroccan lamb tagine for Mediterranean vibes or stuffed avocado with mushrooms if you need a veggie option. If you’ve still room, cram in some apple tarte tatin or Eton mess trifle. You might not have the ideal bikini bod afterwards but your taste buds are gonna thank you.
$500 per head, min 20 people, 2711 5788; invisiblekitchen.com
Best for luxury
Sail in style on Michelangelo, a restored 80-foot classic motor yacht of mahogany, teak, brass and copper. The 4,000sq ft boat can accommodate up to 59 people, so rally the troops for this one. Sprawl effortlessly on lounge mattresses or hammocks, relax in the grand living room or pass out in the master and guest cabins. Catering packages include chefs and waiters for cocktails and canapes or even a sit down dinner. Perfect for some retro glamour at sea.
From $24,000 for the day, 6621 1691; luxuryjunk.com.hk.
Hong Kong Junks are the go-to company if you’re looking for good ol' fashioned junk fun. Their boats have room for up to 40 people and the food and drink options are solid crowd-pleasers. You’ve even the choice to hire a DJ – perfect for evading friends’ terrible playlists. They also have face and body painting services because, why not? With boats named Wet Dreams and Wreckless, you know Hong Kong Junks mean serious party business.
From $250 per person for the day, 2840 1588; hongkongjunks.com.hk.
Best for extra activities
Delicious HK are a tasty bunch serving seafarers the normal diet of jolly junk fun but with the ability to throw in some awesome extras. When boat hire, food and drink are simply not enough, select from fun extras like a banana boat or a speedboat to add a range of watersports like wakeboarding and waterskiing to your fun. Time to get practicing, then.
rom $5,500 for the day, 2559 0144; delicious-hk.com.
Best for buccaneering
Get all Pirates of the Caribbean on Hong Kong’s only tall ship. With a maximum capacity of 60 passengers, gather your salty seadogs and hop aboard The Bounty. Saffron Cruises have a number of catering options available and there’re drink packages – with plenty of rum, naturally. Remember, drinking Captain Morgan before 10am makes you a pirate, not an alcoholic. Pack your peg leg and parrot for this one. Avast, matey!
$42,000 for the day, 2857 1311; saffron-cruises.com.