GET JUNKING

Where to char­ter your very own mar­itime booz­ing ves­sel —and how to pro­vi­sion it.

HK Magazine - - UPFRONT -

BARE-BONES BOATS

IS­LAND JUNKS

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.

2877-5222, is­land­junks.com.hk

JU­BILEE

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.

3555-5555, ju­bilee.hk

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).

2840-1588, hongkongjunks.com.hk

SAFFRON CRUISES

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.

2857-1311, saffron-cruises.com

VIK­INGS CHAR­TERS

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.

2814-9899, vikingschar­ters.com.hk

EX­TRA VALUE

KOH THAI

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.

2668-1468, ko­hthai.com.hk

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.

2526-0151, hongkongy­acht­ing.com

BREAK­AWAY

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).

6180-5059, break­awayhk.com

GO LUXE

MICHELAN­GELO

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.

6621-1691, lux­u­ry­su­per­junk.com

RIVIERA ORIENTALE

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!

2677-7791, riv­ieraori­en­tale.com

SHIP’S MEALS

DE­LI­CIOUS

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.

2559-0144, de­li­cious-hk.com

22 SHIPS

Menus boast Iberico pork and 28-day aged Aus­tralian rib­eye, from $350 or per per­son (min­i­mum or­der $10,000).

2555-0722, 22ships.hk

CHICKEN ON THE RUN

Freshly prepped, high qual­ity chicken, bread and hum­mus for $2,590, feeds 20. De­liv­ery $150.

2537-8285, chickenon­therun.com

M CUI­SINE

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.

2558-8664, m-cui­sine.com

THE WALRUS

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.

9862-8031, the­wal­rus.hk

SIGHTSEA-ING

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

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