Looking for a vessel that will impress for your next junk boat party? Team Sassy are sharing our secrets for a great day out at sea!
No matter how far into the “ber” months we get, junk boat season is here to stay. If you’re looking to enjoy a breezy day out on Hong Kong’s waters, we know what it takes to enjoy that perfect junk boat party. We’re talking luxury amenities, professional sound systems, premium catering and more – preferably at an affordable price. Looking to hire a yacht or a junk boat for a boat party? Read on for five tips to have a great day at sea.
Charter The Perfect Vessel
Choosing the right junk boat can make or break your day at sea. There is no shortage of junk boat options in Hong Kong, so do your research and check out EXACTLY what you’re signing up for. Prioritise what is important, is it the drinks, the food, the dance floor, the swimming amenities (or perhaps ALL of the above!). Having decided what you and your guests want most, you’ll be in a better place to look out for a ship that suits your needs.
Team Sassy enjoyed a luxe afternoon out at sea thanks to Entourage, Hong Kong’s hot new luxury yacht charter company (the latest project from Singular Concepts, the team behind The Daily Tot, Tell Camelia, Barcode and Bianco & Rosso). It offers affordable luxury for those who want the best for their crew without having to splash out the big bucks. At 75 ft. long with three stories, the shiny new Entourage is the envy of Aberdeen pier. The recently renovated yacht boasts a fully air-conditioned lounge area, complete with a cocktail station and bar counter. Down below you’ll find a state-of-the-art catering kitchen and out on the rear deck is a cosy open-air dining area.
Get The Drinks Flowing
Hydration is the key to any good junk day, whether that’s a refreshing juice or something a little strong to kick-start the party. We’ve all been there researching the drinks options on boats and been left deciding whether to go with what’s on offer or hauling boxes of beer to the pier.
Team Sassy was VERY impressed by Entourage’s fully-stocked bar and cocktail station with free-flow libations as part of the package. We were each handed an ice-cold Prosecco almost immediately after boarding the vessel, which we took up to the front deck to enjoy as we sailed out to our destination.
Hit The Water
What’s a junk boat party without a dip in the water? When planning your perfect junk trip you’ll want to ensure check out what’s on offer when it comes to water sports and toys. Entourage can roll out the floating swimming pool for you and your crew so your guests can choose to swim as far as the waves will take them or stay close to the boat with your drink an arm’s reach away (we’re partial to the latter choice). You also have the option to add on a speed boat for banana boating or wakeboarding.
Catering For Your Crew
After all that splashing around, you’re bound to have worked up an appetite. Just as the right beverage list can make or break a day at sea, so too, can the food menu. Team Sassy were definitely satisfied by the hearty spread provided by Entourage (which we customised to make sure the allergies and special diets on our team would have plenty to eat too!). We dug into delicious salads, roast chicken, momos and more out on the open rear deck with the sun shining down on us.
Room To Move
Now that you’ve checked off the boat, food, drinks and action in the waves, you’ll want to ensure that your boat has room to get the party started! Onboard Entourage, the spacious front deck has plenty of room for dancing, and is also great for an afternoon yoga session, chilling with friends and snapping that perfect picture. Last but not least, the upper deck is the spot for lounging during the day, but also doubles as a mini dance floor and DJ station.
The fun’s not over till the boat reaches the dock! Entourage will get your crew grooving on the dance floor with tunes blasting through the speakers. With a professional sound system and plenty of room for dancing, it would be rude not to! It’s always good to have a playlist prepared in advance, but we were happy leaving it up to the DJ.
A Junk Day With Entourage Ticks All The Boxes
Safe to say, a trip with Entourage delivered above and beyond. The boat is ideal for birthday celebrations, wellness retreats, corporate events, weddings and more. Entourage can cater a party of up to 50 people for any occasion under the sun. Packages start from as low as $24,000 for 35 guests, with free-flow drinks and food included!
Read More: Your Ultimate Hong Kong Junk Boat Guide