Event Detail

22
Nov
2020

Boat Field Trip around the HK UNESCO Geopark with an onboard lunch

Leader: Terry Dhillon
Sunday, 22 Nov 2020
10.00 am to 5.00 pm
To reserve places, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and state how many places you would like. In view of the limited number of places, this trip is for Members only. Anyone wishing to join the Field Trip who is not yet a member is encouraged to join the RGS-HK.
RGS - HK is delighted to be organising an onboard boat trip around the Hong Kong UNESCO Geopark off the coast of Sai Kung, led by Terry Dhillon.

The boat is going to embark from Pak Sha Wan Pier just south of Sai Kung Town and sail south east into Port Shelter.  Through the South China Sea, the boat cruises around the picturesque islands of the Ung Kong Group, which includes Bluff Island, Wang Chau Island and Basalt Island.  Parts of these islands are formed from densely arranged hexagonal volcanic rock columns which have resulted in magnificent coastal landforms.

Along the way are more impressive sites from sea arches to sea caves and from the boat we can take in Jin Island, most famous for the arch formation on the south side that resembles a goldfish.  If the sea conditions permits, we’ll go as far as Long Ke Wan, where the beach has been referred to as one of the most beautiful in the world by CNN

During the boat trip, Mr Dhillon introduces the geography of the surrounding areas and it will be a perfect afternoon to enjoy the autumn sun with a sumptuous professionally catered lunch.

Terry Dhillon is a geography teacher with over 10 years’ experience in the field.  Terry read Geography at the University of Birmingham, UK, before pursuing a PGCE in Secondary Geography at the University of Cambridge.  He has taught in schools the UK, Spain and now Hong Kong.

Timings:
* Board coach by City Hall Central at 10:00am 
* Sail from Pak Sha Wan Pier (by Hebe Haven) at 11:00am
* Return coach collection at 4:00pm
* Return to Central by 5:00pm (approximately)

You have the option of joining the trip at Central and catching our coach or meeting at Pak Sha Wan Pier.

Cost:
HK$890 for Members, including an onboard professionally catered lunch.

If you would like to take the coach, please kindly add $50.

To reserve places, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and state how many places you would like.  In view of the limited number of places, this trip is for Members only. Anyone wishing to join the Field Trip who is not yet a member is encouraged to join the RGS-HK.

You'll then receive booking instructions, a booking form and a health declaration form.  Detailed joining instructions will follow shortly before the event. 

Due to social distancing, this will be a small size trip with reduced capacity, which has been reflected in the cost.  This event is going to be held within our understanding of the social distancing rules of the Government then prevailing.  Social distancing regulations will be observed at all times. 

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