Hong Kong Dolphinwatch

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Hong Kong Dolphinwatch information

Location
Hong Kong , China
Address
15th fl, Middle Block, 1528A Star House, 3 Salisbury Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui
Telephone
+852 852 2984 1414
More information
www.hkdolphinwatch.com
Prices
adult/child HK$420/210
Opening hours
cruises Wed, Fri & Sun
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Hong Kong Dolphinwatch was founded in 1995 to raise awareness of Hong Kong's wonderful pink dolphins and promote responsible ecotourism. It offers 2½-hour cruises to see them in their natural habitat. About 97% of the cruises result in the sighting of at least one dolphin; if none are spotted, passengers are offered a free trip.

Guides assemble in the lobby of the Kowloon Hotel Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui at 9am for the bus to Tung Chung via the Tsing Ma Bridge, from where the boat departs; the tours return at 1pm.

Between 100 and 200 misnamed Chinese white dolphins (Sousa chinensis) – they are actually bubble-gum pink – inhabit the coastal waters around Hong Kong, finding the brackish waters of the Pearl River estuary to be the perfect habitat. Unfortunately these glorious mammals, which are also called Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, are being threatened by environmental pollution, and their numbers are dwindling.