Frequently Asked Questions

Many of your questions answered
What's included in my charter?

Sail Asia charters include use of the boat plus two crew. Ice and cold drinks – beer, soft drinks, and water – are usually included. Wine is offered at a reasonable additional expense by the bottle. Lunch and sampan service are included for the Island Lunch trips. Beverages at lunch are a la carte at your expense. We are flexible so please ask if you have special requests or want to bring your own catering.

Fuel is included for Aberdeen, Stanley, and Pak Sha Wan charters but a fuel surcharge will apply for other locations like Central, TST, Lantau, etc.

What about the weather?

We sail rain or shine when the conditions allow. Hong Kong weather changes quickly and most days offer safe and manageable sailing. If tropical typhoon signal 3 or higher or the black rainstorm warning are hoisted at 7.00am on the day of sailing, all trips on that day will be postponed within a time period of 3 months. If a refund is demanded instead, the skipper will refund 50% of the fee.

If conditions are considered safe but not pleasant for the guests, the skipper may offer an opportunity to reschedule for a rescheduling fee of up to 50% of the charter fee at Sail Asia’s discretion.

What should I bring/wear?
Wear sturdy shoes with non-marking soles or plan to go barefoot. It can be a few degrees cooler out on the water so you might bring a light jacket or sweater. An umbrella won’t be much use but bring a jacket if it looks like rain. Don’t forget sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen.
Where is pickup and drop off?
Trips south of Hong Kong usually begin and end near Aberdeen or at Stanley’s Blake Pier. Trips near Sai Kung and Port Shelter begin and end at Pak Sha Wan pier (near Hebe Haven). Other locations like Central are possible but discouraged due to ferry pollution, lack of wind, and wakes, and will incur a fuel surcharge.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Of course, a cooler and ice are provided and you are welcome to bring your own food and beverages.
What if I can't swim?
Unless we stop and you go for a swim, you shouldn’t have any reason to get wet or go in the water. Life jackets are available and strongly suggested for non-swimmers.
Can I rent the boat without crew?
No, due to Hong Kong licensing and insurance requirements, the boat is only chartered with crew.
Where is the fine print?

Please see full Terms and Conditions.

What about lifejackets?
There are plenty of lifejackets for everyone on board. Non- and weak swimmers should wear one! Children’s lifejackets are also available on prior request.