The Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park is one of the first marine parks in Hong Kong. It is surrounded by lush green hills and situated in a sheltered bay north of the Sai Kung West Country Park. It covers an area of over 260 hectares and is home to more than 60 coral and 120 fish species.
This trip provides an exciting opportunity to appreciate valuable marine resources firstly by an introductory talk on the history of marine park followed by an eco-guided tour by a covered glass bottomed boat. The boat offers an amazing vantage point to see one of the best sea areas in Hong Kong with good water quality and diverse marine life. The waters are rich in coral communities, fish and are surrounded by mangrove trees.
As part of the visit there is also an interactive workshop to learn about how farmed seafood has become a threat to oceans.
The WWF (World Wildlife Fund) was founded in 1961 as a charity in Switzerland with the aim of conserving wildlife and habitats. They established their Hong Kong presence in 1981, and in 1988 began the Hoi Ha Wan Committee to campaign to establish Hong Kong’s Marine Parks. After eight years of campaigning, Hoi Ha Wan became one of Hong Kong's first three marine parks in 1996.
09:45 Meet at City Hall, Central
10:00 Coach to Hoi Ha Wan Village
11:00 Arrive at Hoi Ha Wan Village + walk to Hoi Ha Wan Marine Centre (air-conditioned)
11:15 Introduction and brief history of Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park
11:30 Eco-guided visit of Hoi Ha Wan Marine Area on the covered Glass Bottomed Boat
12:30 Lunch break (self-brought packed lunch)
13:15 Sharing and discussion with Q&A about the Sustainable Seafood threat
14:00 Depart Hoi Ha Wan Marine Centre for Hoi Ha Wan Village.
14:15 Coach pick up at Hoi Ha Wan Village
15:15 Arrive in City Hall, Central
Members and their guests are most welcome to attend this event, which is HK$480 for Members and HK$580 for their guests.