Information on Charter Trips

 
 

Celebrating birthdays, wedding or any sort of anniversaries or simply to enjoy a group gathering with the lovely dolphins.

Price     

 

Charter Trips Basic Rates

 

Max. No. of People

Non-holiday Weekdays

Non-holiday Saturdays

Sundays/Statutory Holidays

Half day

Whole day

Half day

Whole day

Half day

Whole day

Max. 55

$9,500

$11,500

$12,000

$14,500

$14,500

$17,000

 

Remark: Basic rates include boat, tour coordinator who will give a detailed presentation on the dolphins, personal accident insurance of HK$100,000 per person and information package. Go-again guarantee is not applicable to charter trips but if no dolphin is sighted on a particular charter, we are happy to offer a discount to the same group who will charter us again within the following 6 months.


Free gifts and special charter rates for schools and charities:
With immediate effect, any school or charity group that charters us will get 2 free copies of a book we published called “The Story of Hope” till stock last. In addition, schools and charity groups can enjoy a more than 10% discount from the basic rates listed above. Please click here for details.

Please note:

  1. As our boat will be used for the morning scheduled trips on Sundays, full day charters are not available on all Sundays.
  2. If you want to charter us during the summer from June to August, please make a reservation at least two months in advance to ensure availability.

 

Optional Extras:

  1. Round trip bus (air-conditioned): to Tung Chung costs at least $1,400 for 24/28 seats and at least $1900 for 56/60 seats, including round-trip tolls of Tsing Ma Control Area. Exact charges subject to change per pricing revision by bus company.
  2. Air-conditioning (only applicable to western style luxurious cruisers) :

While you are out with us watching dolphins, sea breeze, fresh air and a high sky is much better than being locked inside for air-conditioning which requires burning more fuel. We would be most grateful if you could consider lending the environment a hand by not requesting to have air-conditioning on our boats. It is exactly for the same consideration that we do not provide air-conditioning on all of our regular dolphin watching tours, ie, those run on every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

If you insist in having air-conditioning, you will have to pay for an addition charge. This must be booked well in advance for the crew to prepare for the additional fuel. On the spot request cannot be entertained whatsoever.


Trip Duration

We generally depart from Tung Chung and need at least 3 hours on the sea to ensure a good sighting, but any more time will increase your chances.  We can also leave from Tuen Mun public pier, Tsuen Wan can also do but it will take longer to reach the dolphin habitat from the latter. We don't suggest to depart from Central or TST because just driving to the dolphin area will need 3 hours and the ride will be bumpy. For lunch in Tai O, you should factor in at least another 2.5 hours, that means it will be a full day trip with a total of 7 hours, assuming boarding at Tung Chung or Tuen Mun.

Reservation and payment

Reservation should be made one month prior to the preferred date of trip. Please check the availability with us before finalising the date of trip. A 50% deposit of the total rate must be made upon agreement of the trip, the remaining 50%should be made at least two week before the trip.

Payment can be made through our bank account in Hong Kong Bank no. 144-297561-001, or you can send a cheque payable to Hong Kong Dolphinwatch Ltd. to our office: 1528A, Star House, TST, Kowloon.

Cancellations

We cancel the trip if there is typhoon signal 3 of higher, or a black thunderstorm warning issued two hours prior to the start of the trip, otherwise we go ahead. If you want to cancel, you have to notify us at least one week before the trip and there will be a cancellation charge of 20% of the total amount. The trip cannot be cancelled for any notice shorter than that. If you still wish to cancel, a full charge will have to be collected.

Note

We have seen dolphins on more than 97% of our trips. If no dolphins are seen, we will consider running another trip at a discounted price for the same group. Our go-again guarantee is not applicable to the charter dolphinwatch.

Personal Accident Insurance is included, covering for travelers who join for a one day tour within Hong Kong. Maximum benefits per person is HK$100,000.

For enquiries, please feel free to phone 29841414.

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