A Glass-Bottom Boat Trip to Hoi Ha Wan Marine Preserve
Why We Recommend it
This summer, join World Wide Fund for Nature – Hong Kong to discover Sai Kung’s unique marine beauty on a glass-bottomed boat at its Marine Centre in Hoi Ha Wan.
The Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park is one of the main 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 opportunity to appreciate valuable marine resources by an introductory talk on the history of marine parks, followed by an eco-guided tour in a covered glass bottomed boat. The boat offers a 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.
WWF 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.
Please note that the assembly point is City Hall, Central. Registration by email to firstname.lastname@example.org is required.
When: 10 Aug 2019 - 10 Aug 2019 Where: Marine Centre, Hoi Ha Wan – Sai Kung