Hong Kong's Pink Dolphins


To escape the city for a half day at sea, visit the unique pink dolphins which inhabit a small area off Lantau island. Hong Kong Dolphinwatch Ltd. runs trips every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to see the dolphins. They pick up by bus from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Central at 8:30 (the east lobby) and the Kowloon Hotel in Tsimshatsui at 9:00. From there the bus takes you to Tung Chung, on North Lantau, where you board the boat. Return to the hotels around 1:00, depending on weather, dolphins, and traffic. Fare: the trip costs HK$280 for adults, $140 for children under 12. The website assures visitors of a 96% success rate in seeing the dolphins, which are very definitely pink! Refreshments of tea/coffee are provided and approximately 2 1/2 hours are spent on the boat. It is a beautiful area of Hong Kong and a rare opportunity to see these endangered animals. Find out more here: http://home.pacific.net.hk/~dolphins