Race Venue & Facilities

Staged off Tai Wan To Beach (Power Station Beach), on Lamma Island, Hong Kong, the Lamma International Dragon Boat Festival has a spectacular backdrop of the Lamma coastline, overlooked by the imposing peak of Mount Stenhouse. And of course the Hong Kong Electric Power station quay provides the race line, and perfect vantage points for the start and finish line marshalls.

Getting there

Public transport

Most visitors and paddlers use the Hong Kong & Kowloon ferry service between Pier 4 of the Outlying Island Ferry Piers and the Yung Shue Wan pier on Lamma.

Warning: Do not get the ferry to Sok Kwu Wan otherwise you will endure a long walk over the hills.

The walk from the ferry pier to the venue passes through the busy village of Yung Shue Wan, and takes about 15-20 minutes. Yung Shue Wan has a number of small ‘Mom & Pop’ type grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops and an HSBC bank with ATMs.

Leisure Junks

Tai Wan To Bay is suitable for leisure junks which can moor alongside the race course.

There will be a limited number of small boats to ferry paddlers to and from their junks at the event. We recommend that if the junk has its own tender, you arrange with your junk captain to use it in the event that there is a problem (or delay) in disembarking. Races cannot be delayed because of paddlers’ slow return from a team junk. There will be no fee for transport between the junks and the beach. Please note: you may not have a dry landing; expect to get into the water at the beach from the small boat.

Please contact Brad Tarr for further information.

The BarThe Venue

  • Teams may prebook a marquee at $500 for the day. There are NO EXTRA marquees available for rent on race day. Marquees are positioned along the sandy Tai Wan To Beach, each with a sea view!
  • Although not a designated leisure beach by the LCSD, Tai Wan To is suitable for swimming.
  • Mobile toilets are provided, together with a limited camp-style shower facility.
  • On race day, food and drinks (a bar) stalls, together with Face Painting and other stalls are set up on the ‘Power Station Road’ behind the beach. Crews are also recommended to bring their own ‘sports’ snacks and food for the event, or pick some food and drink in the village on the way to the beach.
  • Water is available at the water filling station. We do not providing individual bottles of water; therefore, all crew members are encouraged to bring their own reusable bottles. We will have Lamma 500 water bottles on sale on the day, but in limited supply ($30 each). Water filling is free!
Ferry Schedule
  • All paddlers should go to Pier 4, Central, to take the ferry to Yung Shue Wan.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to catch your ferry.
  • The ferry takes 25 minutes. The walk to the beach will take approximately another 15-20 minutes.

FERRY TIMETABLE

Sundays and Public Holidays

From Central From Yung Shue Wan
02:30 05:30
07:30 06:40
08:00 07:30
08:30 08:00
09:00 08:30
09:30 09:00
10:00 09:30
10:30 10:00
11:00 10:30
11:30 11:00
12:00 11:30
12:30 12:00
13:00 12:30
13:30 13:00
14:00 13:30
14:30 14:00
15:00 14:30
16:00 15:30
16:30 16:00
17:00 16:30
17:30 17:00
18:00 17:30
18:30 18:00
19:00 18:30
19:30 19:00
20:00 19:30
20:30 20:00
21:30 20:30
22:30 21:30
23:30 22:30
00:30 23:30
Fare Table ($HKD) Monday to Saturday Sunday &
Public Holidays
Adult $18.60 $25.90
Child (Aged 3 or above but under 12) $9.30 $12.90
Elderly (Aged 65 or above) / Disabled $9.30 $12.90
Child Under 3 (Accompanied by adult) Free Free
Monthly Ticket $719.00
Student Monthly Ticket $503.00
Multi-Ride Ticket $361.00
  • On Sundays & Public Holidays, only small quantity of freight can be carried except that no freight is allowed on 02:30, 05:30 & 00:30 sailing; 1-day advanced booking is required for carriage of large-sized or large quantity of freight. The decision of our company is final in carrying the freight or not.
  • One or more bicycles, subject to fare, can be carried on all sailings with at least one day advance booking. Without advance booking, the bicycle(s) might not be carried on board at the current sailing.
  • Pets, subject to fare, are allowed on all sailings. Pet carriers have to use the seats of the first two rows in the main deck. Pets cannot occupy any seats and have to be carried in a secure container or suitably restrained and muzzled.
  • Ferry schedule is subject to change without prior notice.
  • The stated schedule is pier gate closing time.
  • Under the “Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities” launched by the HKSAR government, eligible persons can use the eligible Octopus (including JoyYou Card ) to travel on HKKF ferry at a concessionary fare of $2 per trip at any time.
Directions from Ferry to Race Venue