Where to charter your very own maritime boozing vessel —and how to provision it.
The boats: Beautiful teak Chinese junks which carry up to 50 people. The price: Junk charters start from $350 per person, with reasonable food and drinks packages available. Thai massage services for $1,800. Cruise packages also available.
The boats: No-frills vessel charter. The cost: Prices ranging from $2,800 on weekdays to around $4,500 (for 20 people), changing month on month. Open bar onboard starts from $68 per person and several Chinese and western menus cost from $60-200+ per person.
HONG KONG JUNKS
The boats: Three classic teak junks. The cost: Boat-only rates for AprilNovember start from $200 per person, while all-inclusive packages start at $450 per person. Extras include face painting ($2,750) and watersports (from $1,000).
The boats: Six junks, plus yachts, cruisers, ferries and a replica 18thcentury sailing ship.
The cost: Prices start at $7,500. Saffron offers catering services with a buffet menu from $340 per person.
The boats: Pleasure cruisers and traditional chinese junks.
The cost: A weekday package ($5,200) includes boat hire and two hours speed boat and watersports. Weekend boat rentals start at $4,500.
The boats: Quality pad Thai on the high seas with these junks.
The cost: The weekday package is $499 per person with free-flow drinks and full onsite catering; a “Sunday Funday” deal is $580 each with watersports, games and massages.
HONG KONG YACHTING
The boats: HK Yachting specializes in unusual craft—from ocean-going racing yachts to floating party pads. The cost: Junks and cruisers start at $8,500 but there are also one-ofa-kind charters. The newest is the Tarzan, a former dive boat able to host 55. Day charters are $27,000.
The boat: A fully equipped luxury 48-foot motor yacht for 23, available with a multitude of packages.
The cost: A day package includes two meals and snacks, and free-flow soft drinks and wine, from $14,850 for 15 people. It also includes an inflatable pool, tanning bed and kayak. Also available: a romantic four-course dinner for two ($4,900).
The boat: This gorgeous 80-foot cruiser has been crafted from tropical hardwoods, brass and copper. Its beautiful 4,000 square feet will accommodate up to 59.
The cost: Charters start at $24,000, and menus range from $420-970. Sleeps up to nine overnight.
The boats: Sometimes you’ve just got to go all out. Riviera Orientale is all about extravagant cruising, with brand-new yachts manned with internationally trained crews. Their Numarine 105XL superyacht arrives in town in August.
The cost: Charter rates start at $25,000 per day for a Sunseeker 40 yacht—although the Numarine 105 will set you back $125,000. Charter it overnight and go exploring!
These caterers also offer junk charters: All-inclusive cruises from $500 per head (weekdays, minimum 20) or $650 (weekends, minimum 25). Alternatively buffet packages start at $200 per head, delivery $100.
Menus boast Iberico pork and 28-day aged Australian ribeye, from $350 or per person (minimum order $10,000).
CHICKEN ON THE RUN
Freshly prepped, high quality chicken, bread and hummus for $2,590, feeds 20. Delivery $150.
Chef Michael Erlick adds a touch of class to your debaucherous junk trip. A seasonally changing menu features oysters, caviar and more. Menus vary, averaging $700 a head for a party of 12. Delivery included.
Crafted for around 30 people, the 130-oyster package from The Walrus ($4,600) also includes 60 drinks and eight bottles of wine. A pretty great deal—if you know how to shuck an oyster. Delivery $50.
Don’t like the idea of all that boozy debauchery? It’s not the only way to check out the oceans. Hello Hong Kong’s new HK by Sea tour offers a unique glimpse into the history of the city. The tour leaves from Causeway Bay and takes in Victoria Harbour before heading to the container port in Kwai Tsing. It weaves between massive cargo ships, then heads down to Aberdeen, Repulse Bay and ends at Stanley. Along the way, you’re regaled with fascinating bits of Hong Kong’s founding and its maritime history, as well as tales of the sea.
Every Friday morning. $975 from hellohongkong.com.hk/boat-tour
BEYOND THE SEA
A simple luxury boat cruise not enough for you? No worries. Nextwave Charters has teamed up with Heliservices HK to create a full-on air, land and sea package. You're taken on a sightseeing tour of Hong Kong by helicopter, before being driven to the pier where you're picked up by a luxury yacht for a three-hour champagne cruise through the city. Prices start at $22,000. Can’t quite afford it? Nextwave is also offering a summer weekend junk special for a $7,000 flat rate.
Check out more details at nextwavecharter.com
Go from helicopter to boat with Nextwave
Be all at sea with The Walrus’ oyster deal