Top 10 Junk Hires
Aqua Luna is a charming red-sailed Chinese junk which is a great choice for larger parties, since it can hold a maximum of 80 people. The boat can be chartered for a variety of routes, including Stanley and Cheung Chau. This costs $6,000 per hour before 6pm or $8,000 per hour after 5:30pm plus 10% service charge, for up to 50 people with 50 drinks included. If you purchase one of the food packages available for $438-$788 per person, boat rental prices drop to $3,800 per hour before 5:30pm or $5,000 per hour after 5:30pm with a minimum consumption of $10,000 and a minimum of two hours rental. Food is a choice of northern Chinese, Japanese or Italian.
Jaspas Junk offers party junks for hire with fantastic food, chef and servers all ready and waiting onboard. Each of the six Jaspas junks carries up to 38 passengers, with a minimum of 14 adults and cost $600 per head including boat hire, food and all you can drink. The junks run to South Hong Kong around Lamma Island or beaches in Sai Kung and leave and return to and from piers in Central and Sai Kung. Jaspas offers rentals on weekends and public holiday with day-time slots from 10:30am-5:30pm and night time rentals from 7:00pm-11:30pm.
Jubilee has a large selection of fully equipped junks that take up to 36 people, with prices ranging from $2,500 on weekdays to around $3,000 on weekends for 10am-6pm rentals. Jubilee junks have onboard air-conditioning, showers, stove, sun deck and audio equipment. Open bar onboard starts from $58 per person and several Chinese and Western gourmet menus cost from $44-$155 per person.
Jumbo Charters offers traditional Chinese junk rentals with a variety of boats which carry around 30 people. Various destinations are available and prices start at $2,000 for weekdays up to $3,500-$4,500 on weekends. If you want to bring your own food and drinks onboard, Jumbo Charters welcomes you to do so without any surcharge.
Fed up with going to the usual crowded junk destinations? Laissez Faire prides itself on heading to cleaner, more secluded waters around Hong Kong. Whole-day rentals usually last eight hours with prices starting at $3,000 on weekdays and $4,000 on weekends. A range of buffet menus is on offer from $45-$120 per person with a $100 delivery surcharge. Alternatively, you can arrange your own catering.
Mes Amis has a 44-foot Chinese pleasure junk fully-equipped to accommodate parties of up to 32 guests and a minimum of 18. The company offers a daytime eight-hour rental package for $550 per person with food and unlimited drinks supplied. The evening package is $375 per person with an extensive buffet dinner served by onboard staff.
A gorgeous 80-footer crafted from tropical hardwoods, brass and copper. It's undergone a meticulous renovation and its 4,000 square feet will accommodate 59 people. Charters start at $23,000, while menus range from $450-$750. Overnight charters are also available for up to nine sleepers. You could go to sleep in Sai Kung and wake up at Middle Island.
Saffron Cruises has six junks including a traditional three-mast sailing Junk, the Qu Ming. The junks can carry from 20 to 48 people with rental prices ranging from $4,000 for the smaller boats to $8,800 for the bigger ones. The same price applies to both daytime rentals from 10am-6pm and night time rentals from 7pm-11pm. Saffron junks offers catering priced at $150-$350 per person. If you plan to bring your own food, a $500 surcharge will be charged for clean-up costs. Check out Saffron’s website where the staff will answer your inquiries on the online chatbox.
Huan, meaning happiness in Mandarin, is an 89-foot long three-mast traditional Chinese junk with a unique teak deck that gives it an old-world feel and a history as fishing junk and seagoing classroom which makes her a true icon of Hong Kong. The boat can carry up to 59 guests with full-day rental ranging from $9,000-$18,000 depending on the route, date and time. A range of delicious catering options is available with prices starting at $290 per person for three courses. The average cost for boat hire and food works out around $600-$800 per head, but the more people onboard, the lower the cost.
Vikings Charter offers an exclusive weekday package for $3,700, including boat hire and two hours speed boat with banana boat, water ski and wakeboard equipment. Weekend boat rentals start at $3,200 with food menus at $95-$135 per person. You can choose from a selection of Chinese pleasure junks that can carry up to 25 people each. You can also bring your own food without any surcharge.