#BEST SNORKELING SPOT 4: TUNG PING CHAU
Tung Ping Chau is Hong Kong’s easternmost point and boasts a unique geology and ecosystem that are well worth the 1.5-hour ferry journey. The ferry departs from Ma Liu Shui Ferry Pier. On Saturdays, there are two departures at 9 am and 3.30 pm, with the return service departing at 5.15 pm. On Sundays there is only one departure at 9 am. Extra departures may be available during peak times, but visitors are recommended to book tickets online or arrive at the pier 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The island has Hong Kong’s youngest sedimentary rocks, the results of local sediment being compacted under high pressure. Other must-see sights include Cham Keng Chau, a chunk of land that has broken away from the island, and Kang Lau Shek, a set of rocks that is a popular spot for seeing the sunrise. In addition to its unique geology, Tung Ping Chau is surrounded by calm seas, which is suitable for snorkeling, that are home to 47 species of coral, as well as over 100 species of fish and dozens of species of seaweed that will make you see another side of Hong Kong. Before departing for Tung Ping Chau, make sure to do plenty of planning, and note that mobile network coverage is poor!