Probably in the top 5 reasons why we love Hong Kong are the boat parties – typically on a “junk.” Junk boats are ancient Chinese sailing ships that were used to carry people and cargo on long ocean journeys. Nowadays they carry party people, coolers brimming with booze and trays of food. Whether it’s for someone’s birthday, a farewell do, a wedding or to welcome the summer, junks are a great way to celebrate, meet new people and cruise around HK’s waters. Although sometimes a pain to organise, you’ll forget the logistical headache once you’re out in the sun or watching the fireworks (on a night junk).
We want you to make the absolute best of your boat party so here are 5 ways you can take it to the next level. Ready?
Charter a luxury vessel with M Yachts
Planning a company party or a romantic sunset proposal? You’re just a few clicks away from the posh boat event of your dreams with M Yachts. Book one of their luxury vessels using their user-friendly online booking system, where you can choose to take the whole party on a multi-day tour to Macau or discover a new hiking trail on a sunny day. It’s a-boat time you try out M Yachts with buy one get one free offers from the ENTERTAINER.
Go bananas (with water sports)
Taking a dip in the water, beer in hand, and jumping off the sundeck are junk boat must do’s, but why not try something you’re never done before? Add a banana boat, wakeboard, jetski, stand-up paddleboard, kayak, inflatable slide and trampoline to your boat rental and your party will make a splash for sure!
Let them cater to you
A party ain’t a party without yummy food, and food can be a drag to arrange considering people’s varying preferences. Well, it used to be until the birth of Caterspot. With a selection of over 100 food and alcohol packages from 26 caterers (including our awesome, new favourite – Bread & Beast), you’ll be sure to find a menu that will satisfy even the most picky or sensitive eaters.
What’s the theme?
And please don’t tell us it’s a “beach theme”. If you’re throwing a boat party for a friend, setting a theme around what your friend likes will make them feel more special. It might be extra work but having a theme that applies to food, boat decorations and costumes will set your junk party apart from the twenty junk parties your friends are attending that summer for sure.
Floating “noodles” (the cylindrical piece of polyethylene foam) are still awesome, but you just gotta have those cute floaties, at least for one
Instagram capture a la Taylor Swift! Take your pick from a pizza, pretzel, rainbow unicorn, chocolate doughnut, limited edition gold swan, a Pegasus, and so much more.
Inspired? Now, get planning! Until then, explore, experience and share more of the city with but 1 get 1 free offers from the ENTERTAINER. Get ENTERTAINER 2017 (original price HKD475) and Cheers 2017 (original price $295) for a SECRET DISCOUNT. To enjoy the discount, simply use promo code HUBHK2017 in your in-App cart upon checkout.