The term “junk” was formerly associated with any traditional Chinese fishing boat, but now it refers to any motorized leisure vessel. These leisure vessels can be rented through a handful of companies: Saffron Cruises, IslandJunks, Hong Kong Junks, and for a fuller list HK Magazine. Typically junk season begins at the start of summer. The hot and humid weather makes junking a favorite past time for Hongkies.
Most junk companies offer upgrades like banana boats, jet skis, parasailing, and floating bouncy houses to accompany you on the trip.
A plethora of alcoholic bottles lined our tables. Six hours on a boat with friends mean six hours of debauchery.
Depending on the junk company, your captain, and the weather, junk destinations can be chosen beforehand. Lamma island, Deep Water Bay, Sai Kung, Clear Water Bay, and Turtle Cove are a few choices.
Photos courtesy of Ross Stovall