Free recreational water activities in Taiwan’s Dapeng Bay from April 13

Organizers are inviting members of the public to enjoy a sunset cruise and fun activities in the famed lagoon

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(Dapeng Bay Scenic Area Administration photo)

(Dapeng Bay Scenic Area Administration photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dapeng Bay (大鵬灣) in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung County will host a series of free recreational water activities in April.

Those who missed the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Dapeng Bay will not want to miss the many marine activities the large lagoon can offer. The "2019 Dapeng Bay Yacht, Sailboat Series Activities” is co-organized by the Maritime Port Bureau (MPB) and Dapeng Bay Scenic Area Administration (DBSAA).

The MPB said Taiwan, with its rich marine resources and great variety of coastal landforms, is the fifth largest yacht manufacturing country in the world. Even so, sailing events in Taiwan are relatively rare, the bureau said.

In response, the MPB and DBSAA have jointly held annual activities to promote marine recreational activities since 2014.

This year, the activities are to be held in Dapeng Bay, and organizers have invited members of the public to enjoy a free sunset cruise in the bay on one of the keelboats or lagoon tour boats. From here they can watch the raising of Dapeng Bay Bridge to provide clearance for boat traffic.

The activities will take place every Saturday and Sunday, from April 13-28.

In addition, the organizers will roll out tour packages that include lodging, sail boating and canoe experiences, as well as lagoon cruises. To register, please visit the event’s official website.

Dapeng Bay. (Dapeng Bay Scenic Area Administration photo)

Dapeng Bay. (Dapeng Bay Scenic Area Administration photo)

Dapeng Bay Bridge. (Pixabay photo)