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Speed Restricted Zones For Vessels

Speed restricted zones for all vessels is set by the Marine Department to ensure safe navigation in the Hong Kong waters. The speed limit in these zones is 5 knots between 8 am and midnight on any Saturday or public holiday, or on any day during the period from

1 July to 15 September in any year. Such a speed limit precludes the towing of water skiers within the zones. The speed restricted zones are: 

Tolo Harbour 
T1      Plover Cove (PDF) 
T2      Sha Tin Hoi (PDF) 

Port Shelter and Rocky Harbour
K1      Tai She Wan (PDF) 
K2      Tsam Chuk Wan (PDF) 
K3      Hebe Haven (Pak Sha Wan) (PDF) 
K4      East Kiu Tsui Chau (PDF) 
K5      West Kau Sai Chau (PDF) 
K6      South Kau Sai Chau (PDF) 
K7      Bluff Island (PDF) 
K8      Clear Water Bay (PDF) 

Hong Kong Island, South
A1      To Tei Wan (PDF) 
A2      Tai Tam Harbour (PDF) 
A3      Stanley Bay (PDF) 
A4      Chung Hom Wan (PDF) 
A5      South Bay (PDF) 
A6      Deep Water Bay (PDF) 
A10    Tai Tam Bay (PDF) 
A11    Repulse Bay (PDF) 

Lamma Island
A7     Luk Chau Wan (PDF) 
A8     Sham Wan (PDF) 

Cheung Chau
A9     Tung Wan (PDF) 

Lantau Island
L1     Discovery Bay (PDF) 


  • Before taking a trip, check that you have all the necessary equipment and that it is workable.

  • Do not carry more people on your boat than your licence allows.

  • Check the latest weather report. Fog, rain and wind coupled with rough seas are your enemies. If you are in any doubt - don't go.

  • Study the charts to learn the hazards: submerged rocks, strong tides, ocean traffic, fishing obstructions, etc.

  • Remember large vessels cannot take rapid action to avoid collision and fishing vessels may have gear out which could foul your propeller.

    You should leave with these thoughts firmly fixed in your mind:

  • I will be alert.

  • I will be cautious.

  • I will be seamanlike.

  • I will be courteous and considerate to other boat users.



This "Guideline for Boaters" is courtesy of the Marine Department, The Government of the HKSAR


Speed Restricted Zones For Vessels