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FAQ

1. Where can I find application information?

Information of application procedure is here
Application Form
Booking Fees information is here
Please call our office at (852) 2554-9722
or email us at enquiry@adventureship.org.hk if you have further questions.

2. Do I have to know how to swim before the trip?

No. Adventure-Ship's instructors are experienced professionals, and they have lifesaving and first aid qualifications. Some of our activities also require the trainees to wear life jackets.

3. Are the activities on board dangerous?

Some of our challenging activities may appear dangerous. We have taken appropriate measures, however, to ensure that every activity is both supervised and safe. Our instructors have acquired the necessary professional qualifications and are extremely committed to the safety of our program. Learn more about our experienced crew.

4. How long does the training last and how many people come?

Day trips usually last from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Overnight trips begin at 9:30 and return to the pier at 4:30 pm the next day.
The maximum number of participants per trip is 60.

5. Does the ship go out during bad weather?

Training is cancelled ONLY when the red/black rainstorm or Typhoon No. 3 or above signal is hoisted at or 7am of the training day. Read our weather policy details.

6. What if a participant has a health condition?

We organize training for people with different abilities, including those who have physical or mental disabilities or chronic illnesses. We welcome everyone on board the JC Huan. If you are on medication, however, please bring your medicine along and inform our Senior Coxswain before the training begins.

Group leaders are expected to be aware of any group members suffering from any conditions requiring special medication, special foods, or restrictions of any kind, e.g. allergies, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, cardiac condition etc. While Adventure-Ship Ltd. welcomes people with such disabilities, we cannot be held responsible for a sudden deterioration of any participant's special condition. As a precaution against seasickness, a proprietary brand of tablet (e.g. Dramamine) may be taken one hour before boarding.

7. Can I come as an individual?

We do not accept individual bookings. We welcome bookings from registered nonprofit organizations, such as youth or community centres, schools, and children's homes. We give priority to groups whose members have special needs.

8. What should I take onboard?

Day Trip:
  Large Towel
  Swimming attire
  Change of clothing
  Suntan lotion
  Hat
  Sandals or rubber shoes
  Medication (if necessary)
  Warm jacket (for winter weather)
  Water Bottle
Overnight Trip:
  All of the items listed above for a Day Trip
  Bedding (bed sheet/sleeping bag/straw mat)
  Personal toiletries
  Torch and spare batteries

9. Where does the training usually take place?

The Coxswain decides the ship's destination, based on the weather and sea conditions on the day of the trip as well as the physical abilities of the participants. For overnight trips, the ship often sails to Sai Kung. The Huan usually anchors at Lamma Island or Tung Lung Island on day trips.

10. Does the training program include meals?

Participants must cook on the ship or bring their own meals. We recommend lunch boxes or sandwiches for a day trip.

Weather Information


Trip Cancellation Policy

Training is ONLY cancelled when the red/black rainstorm or a Typhoon No.3 or above signal is hoisted at or 7am of the training day. Otherwise, cancellation is at the discretion of the Senior Coxswain.
In the case of adverse weather, group leaders should contact Adventure-Ship for further information on the morning of their training. Unilateral group cancellations are not acceptable, especially on Buddy Programs Training Sessions.

Training in Adverse Weather

Training Schedule:

In periods of moderately adverse weather, training will still begin and end at the same time, dependent on the pier of departure, unless otherwise decided by the Senior Coxswain. If the weather conditions deteriorate while the group is at sea, the Coxswain may decide to bring the ship in early as a safety precaution.

Training Programs:

The experienced crew onboard the Huan counts safety as its first priority. In times of adverse weather, certain activities may be modified or delayed. At times, the crew will bring all participants into the Great Cabin below deck to continue training. However, rain and wind only serves to enhance to adventure of our training and participants during these voyages find them just as rewarding as those who sail in calm weather.

Additional Gear:

During periods of adverse weather, participants are advised to follow their common sense and bring extra dry clothes and a large towel on their voyage

Information for the Trip Organizer


Trip organizers are required to pass on relevant information to ALL participants before the voyage.

1. Roles of Group Leaders

- Be responsible for the discipline and safety of his or her group members in the course of the training trip. Without the presence of our instructors, Adventure-Ship is not responsible for any activities that do not take place on board the JC Huan or her auxiliary dinghies.

-To supervise the trainees and ensure that they follow the ship rules and cooperate with the crews.

-To facilitate and encourage the trainees to fully participate in all the programs arranged. Give support to those trainees with emotional reaction in facing the challenges.

2. Grouping and Accommodation

Day Trip : The maximum number of participants is 60 persons. Divide your party into 4 - 6 groups (6 groups for participants with disabilities) with 10-14 members for each group.

Overnight Trip : The maximum number of participants is 60 persons.  Divide your party into 4 groups ( 4 groups for participants with disabilities) with 13-14 members for each groups.

3. Meal Arrangement

Day Trip: Bring packed lunches and drinks. Purified water is available on board.

Overnight Trip: The trip organizer is responsible for organizing all meals before the trip. The participants have to prepare all their meals as part of the training. The ship is equipped with gas stoves, rice cookers, electric kettles, a refrigerator/freezer, a microwave, and cooking and eating utensils.

4. Personal Clothing & Equipment

Day trip:
> large towel
> swimming costumes
> changing clothing
> suntan lotion
> water bottle
> hat
> sandals or rubber shoes
> medication (if necessary)
> warm jacket (for winter weather)
Overnight Trip:
> all of the items listed above for a Day Trip
> bedding (bed sheet/ straw mat/ sleeping bag)
> personal toiletries
> torch and spare batteries

5. Medical Precautions

Group leaders are expected to be aware of any group members suffering from any conditions requiring special medication, special foods, or restrictions of any kind, e.g. allergies, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, cardiac condition etc. While Adventure-Ship welcomes people with disabilities, we cannot be held responsible for a sudden deterioration of any participant's special condition. As a precaution against seasickness, a proprietary brand of tablet (e.g. Dramamine) may be taken one hour before boarding.

6. Destination

The Coxswain will decide on the destination. He will take the environment, weather information, physical fitness of group members, and the requirements of the group leader into account. See more weather information here.

7. Bad Weather

Training is ONLY cancelled when the red/black rainstorm or a Typhoon No.3 or above signal is hoisted at or 7am of the training day. Otherwise, cancellation is at the discretion of the Coxswain.

In the case of adverse weather, group leaders should contact Adventure-Ship for further information on the morning of their training. Unilateral group cancellations are not accepted, especially on Buddy Programs Training Sessions.

Information for the Participants

1. Rules & Order

Each participant will be considered a part of the crew while he or she is aboard and will be expected to participate in all activities under the instruction of the Coxswain or the instructors.

The Coxswain is in command of the ship and instructions from him and the instructors must be obeyed at all times. If anyone becomes disorderly, dangerous or uncooperative in any way that endangers the ship, crew, or members of his group, the Coxswain may bring that person ashore.

2. Forbidden Activities:

 - gambling at any time
 - drinking alcohol on board
 - smoking at any time

 - eating and drinking in the cabin
 - leaving the ship without the Coxswain's permission
 - bringing radio/other audio equipments (except those with earphones)





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