Junk season!

Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, junk

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.

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Junks entering the pier to pick up their passengers

Most junk companies offer upgrades like banana boats, jet skis, parasailing, and floating bouncy houses to accompany you on the trip.

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Our banana boat convoy

A plethora of alcoholic bottles lined our tables. Six hours on a boat with friends mean six hours of debauchery.

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BYOB

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catered Thai lunch

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A group of junks docked in Clear Water Bay

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.

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The water was extremely salty but very refreshing!

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Enjoying a Somersby cider on the top deck.

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Inside the cockpit

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Tribal themed party

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wild child!

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Heading back to the city.

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Most of the junks head back at the same time.

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Enjoying the sunset

Photos courtesy of Ross Stovall

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