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Paddle Hong Kong's Hidden Coastline

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Experience hosted by Esther

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

During the experience we'll show you Hong Kong's awesome coastline and a greener side to our concrete jungle. We'll paddle past beaches, the famous Stanley promenade, historic landmarks and traditional fishing boats. We'll help you take pictures in places that you can only access by paddleboard.

Each experience is capped at four people to ensure everyone gets an individualised experience. We'll base each experience around you and your skills, confidence and comfort- even if you've never been stand up paddling before.

We can do a longer paddle out to catch some swell for more experienced paddlers or we can do a relaxed guided tour of the area for those newer to paddling. We can even throw in some yoga poses too if you want!

We'll meet at Aqua Terra Performance, our paddling gym located in Stanley Market. Once you're geared up, we'll head down to the beach where the boards and paddles will be waiting for you.

We'll cover safety first by learning about the equipment, the beach, the water conditions and navigation. Then we'll go over some basic technique to make sure you're comfortable on the board before heading out onto the water. After the experience we'll share photos over a drink at a local cafe.

Don't worry even if you've never paddled before. You are in safe hands.
Other things to note
Don't worry if you are a beginner. We can teach you the basics.

Be sure to check your messages for things such as important weather updates.

No shoes required, but if you want to protect your feet walking to the beach bring water shoes or flip flops.
During the experience we'll show you Hong Kong's awesome coastline and a greener side to our concrete jungle. We'll paddle past beaches, the famous Stanley promenade, historic landmarks and traditional fishing boats. We'll help you take pictures in places that you can only access by paddleboard.

Each experience is capped at four people to ensure everyone gets an individualised experience. We'll base each experience around you and your…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Post paddle refreshments
  • Equipment
    Boards | Paddles | Leg leashes | Life jackets upon request | Hot shower | C...
From $46
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Esther

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 30 Reviews
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Hi! We are Esther and Niall, two native Hongkongers passionate about water sports. We spend a lot of time on the beautiful coastline away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Esther is a swimming instructor, a certified lifeguard, and a competitive rower. Niall is a competitive paddler at a club and national level. He spends his time outrigger canoeing, dragon boating and sailing small boats.

Safety is our priority, so we only teach in small groups. Even if you're an absolute beginner you'll be in great hands.

*** However, we strongly recommend that you can swim at least 50 metres, as we will be going out to sea, and we want you to be as safe as possible. ***

We can’t wait to show you our side of Hong Kong!
Hi! We are Esther and Niall, two native Hongkongers passionate about water sports. We spend a lot of time on the beautiful coastline away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Esther is a swimming instructor, a certified lifeguard, and a competitive rower. Niall is a competitive paddler at a club and national level. He spends his time outrigger canoeing, dragon boating and sailing small boats.

Safety is our priority, so we only teach in small groups. Even if you're an absolute begin…
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Where you'll be

We'll set off from a sheltered beach off the beaten track. Here you'll get to see traditional Chinese village houses before we begin our tour of Stanley Bay.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 30 reviews.

Jess
November 2019
Such a great way to explore a different side of Hong Kong and escape the busy city. Niall took me out on the boards and made sure I was fully prepped and comfortable before starting. We were able to take the time to enjoy the scenery, enjoying being on the water and learn a bit about the area or Stanley. The overall experience was great quality and value. I really enjoyed paddling around the bay and enjoying the sunshine! Would defiantly recommend this activity to anyone who wants to get a different side of Hong Kong and get active. Stanley is also a great place to wander around and chill out afterwards by the beach.
Such a great way to explore a different side of Hong Kong and escape the busy city. Niall took me out on the boards and made sure I was fully prepped and comfortable before starti…
Eliska
September 2019
We absolutely loved our SUP experience with Niall! It was such a nice break from the hustle of HK city in beautiful Stanley Bay. We'd SUPed before but actually learnt some technique this time. Niall was also super knowledgeable about Hong Kong's history and current affairs, so conversation was really interesting too and we got some great recommendations for our trip. The Aqua Terra Performance studio is really nice as well. Thanks for such a great afternoon!
We absolutely loved our SUP experience with Niall! It was such a nice break from the hustle of HK city in beautiful Stanley Bay. We'd SUPed before but actually learnt some techniqu…
Ben
September 2019
Niall was a great host who made us feel extremely welcome. We had a great time paddle boarding in Stanley - Niall was a great teacher and got us up and about in no time. We learnt about the history of Stanley and Hong Kong in general while paddling along the beautiful bay. We where given some good recommendations of things to see and do in Stanley after the experience and in Hong Kong in general 👍
Niall was a great host who made us feel extremely welcome. We had a great time paddle boarding in Stanley - Niall was a great teacher and got us up and about in no time. We learn…
Shangyang
August 2019
Esther and Niall are some of the nicest and most welcoming hosts I have ever met. My father and I went on to this SOP journey together, and it worked out great. Really appreciate Niall from drawing connections with other sports that my dad is familiar with, such as talking about the connection of the whole body like golfing compared with SOP. Also, great hospitality from Esther to provide us with water and shower facilities.
Esther and Niall are some of the nicest and most welcoming hosts I have ever met. My father and I went on to this SOP journey together, and it worked out great. Really appreciate N…
Lok Yee Josephine
August 2019
My partner and I had an amazing first time SUP experience! Esther and Niall were extremely knowledgeable and helpful! Would definitely recommend if you’re visiting HK and would like to try something outside of the normal sightseeing!
Meghan
July 2019
This experience by far exceeded my expectations. I ended up meeting wonderful people, having a very cool water tour of Stanley, and learning a lot about both SUP and Hong Kong. Niall was my instructor for the class, and I learned a whole lot about paddle boarding. As an avid paddle sport athlete, Niall taught me about the other sports he’s involved in, including kayaking and Dragonboat racing. He and Esther have thought of every detail to give an incredibly rewarding experience (think restaurant reccomendations, history of the beach, shower and towels, and refreshing drinks)! Highest recommendation.
This experience by far exceeded my expectations. I ended up meeting wonderful people, having a very cool water tour of Stanley, and learning a lot about both SUP and Hong Kong. Nia…

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen, hat and sunnies

Water (we'd love it if you brought a reusable water bottle!)