Guy Nowell, photographer and yachting journalist, broadcasts live on HK's RTHK.


There’s a great deal more to Hong Kong than the familiar few standard weekend destinations. From the Soko Islands in the far southwest to Double Haven away to the northeast, Hong Kong and its 365 islands present a multitude of sightseeing trips, anchorages, and overnight stops. Whether your yacht is large or small Hong Kong has bays, beaches and views that are breathtaking. If your captain asks “where do you want to go?”, this book has the answers.



Geology? History? Food? Destinations? They are all in here, as well as easily accessible information about how to buy a yacht or charter one, and there is practical knowledge including safety at sea, speed limits, marine regulations, charts, weather, and even where to learn to sail or get your boating licence.



In a pocket-sized space, Hong Kong offers some of the most wonderful cruising grounds imaginable, and you’re never far from anywhere, even if it feels like it. The city is always just around the corner, but easily forgotten. This is truly ‘world-class water’. If you know, and have forgotten, you need Cruising Hong Kong. If you are new and want to explore, you need Cruising Hong Kong.



"Cruising Hong Kong will fill a gaping hole in any Hong Kong boating enthusiast’s bookshelf. Whilst it is true that this is a visual treat (Guy Nowell is not only a yachting photographer of some renown, but also a keen sailor with an intimate knowledge of Hong Kong's waters), this is much more than a coffee table publication. The team at Asia Yacht Press must be congratulated for producing a work that both inspires and informs. The book is packed with practical information and as such is a "must have" for anyone remotely interested in boating in Hong Kong." (Roger Eastham, former Marine Manager, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club).

Cruising Hong Kong is available at the RHKYC Ship Shop, Stormforce Marine Ltd, or directly from the publisher: Contact Suzy Rayment on +852 9680 3511 or email [email protected]


It’s been 40 years since Richard Hownam-Meek published ‘Afloat in Hong Kong’. We felt a celebration of Hong Kong’s unique and stunning cruising grounds was long overdue.” (Asia Yacht Press).