Snorkelling at Sharp Island

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Note: to join this tour, you must be able to swim 50 meters (150 ft) unaided.

Time and place: 10:00 at Sai Kung New Public Pier.

Finish: about 13:30.

Fee: HKD 290 per person/HKD 250 children 3-12, including ferry to/from Sharp Island, snorkelling gear and instruction on how to use it.

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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.

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.

Itinerary 9:45-10:00 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 changed.
Get in the water for some snorkelling!
About 13:00 ferry back to Sai Kung.

Fee for this tour: HKD 290 per person, HKD 250 children 3-12, including sampan ferry, snorkelling gear and instruction on how to use it. No snorkelling experience needed; anyone who can swim can also snorkel.

There are public showers and changing rooms available at the nearby Kiu Tsui Beach.