10 Unusual Things to Do in Macau

Pink dolphin
Pink dolphin | © chem7 / Flickr
Matthew Keegan

There’s far more to Macau than meets the eye. Beyond its famous casinos, there are dozens of alternative attractions and activities that you’ll be surprised to know even existed. From the sublime to the ridiculous, here are 10 of our favourites.

Pink dolphin watching

The waters between Macau and Hong Kong are home to the world’s pinkest dolphins. The Indo-pacific Humpback dolphins are native to local waters and are distinctive because of their rosy coloured hue. Macau Sailing offers private cruises including a full day tour to Qingzhou Shuidao Island from Macau. This is a great way to watch pink dolphins.

Cruise Macau on a traditional junk

Macau was once renowned for its fishing industry and many fishing boats and ships were built here in shipyards around the region. These traditional fishing boats are called junks. You can rent a junk and cruise Macau’s Peninsula coast enabling you to get an unbeatable view of the skyline at sunset. Simply relax on ship with a few friends and some cold beers, or even jump straight into the water for a swim. Either way, it offers a rare opportunity to see Macau from a totally different perspective. Macau sailing operates private cruises with the ships departing from Macau Yacht Club.

Traditional Chinese Junk

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