TICKETING DETAILS

TICKETING DETAILS

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Embark on a boat ride in Aberdeen, set foot on a houseboat and watch tales of old Hong Kong unfold.


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Sampan Ride

Sampan Ride

Audio Guide

Audio Guide

Visit Fishermen Houseboat

Visit Fishermen Houseboat

Boat Noodles

Boat Noodles

  • 1 hour trip around Aberdeen Fishing Village
  • A peek into the traditional fishing custom and culture, as you step into a traditional houseboat with cultural relics on display
  • Classic sampans with different themes
  • Individual audio guide in Cantonese, Mandarin, English and Japanese
  • Spectacular photo opportunities
  • Complementary drinks and local snacks on board
  • Delicious traditional boat noodles available for lunch inclusive tour, specially prepared in a mobile sampan kitchen

Audio Tour

Cantonese / English / Mandarin / Japanese


Meeting Point

Hung Shing Temple, 9 Hung Shing Street, Ap Lei Chau (near MTR Lei Tung Station Exit A1)


Regular Tour

Adult HK $200 $158
Children and Elderly HK $165 $132

Snacks and beverages are included in the tour (60 minutes)
10:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00


Lunch Tour

Adult HK $250 $198
Children and Elderly HK $215 $172

Boat noodles, snacks and beverages are included in the tour (90 minutes)
11:00


  1. All bookings must be made 24 hours in advance. When confirmed, the bookings are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled
  2. Child ticket: Age 3-11 ; Senior ticket: Age 65+ ; Children aged 0-2 can join for free
  3. Any child (Aged 11 or younger) must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over
  4. This tour is not wheelchair/stroller friendly
  5. Small sized pets (below 20lbs) are welcome on board
  6. Please arrive at the pier 15 minutes prior to the departure time, to allow time for logistical arrangements. The tour will NOT wait for late-comers
  7. The tour may be cancelled due to bad weather, in such case a free rescheduling will be arranged, however no refund is available. Such rescheduled date to be within 2 months from the original tour date
  8. Bad Weather Policy: In the event of Typhoon Signal 3 or higher, Red or Black Rainstorm Warnings still being hoisted at 07:00 on the day of the scheduled tour, all morning tours (10:00, 11:00 and 13:00) will be cancelled and rescheduled. If the above wa
  9. Please be careful not to damage any items, equipment, or decoration.

TOUR ROUTE

TOUR ROUTE

Get on board the unique sampan boats, cruise around the charming and traditional Aberdeen fishing village.

Sampan pickup at Ap Lei Chau Hung Shing Temple, 30 minutes audio-guided tour around 13 landmarks, each with their own unique story and cultural significance.

Next 30 minutes houseboat visit, with cultural exhibits on display (additional 30 minutes stay for an authentic boat noodle experience for lunch tour). Return to Hung Shing Temple.

Get on board the unique sampan boats, cruise around the charming and traditional Aberdeen fishing village.

Sampan pickup at Ap Lei Chau Hung Shing Temple, 30 minutes audio-guided tour around 13 landmarks, each with their own unique story and cultural significance.

Next 30 minutes houseboat visit, with cultural exhibits on display (additional 30 minutes stay for an authentic boat noodle experience for lunch tour). Return to Hung Shing Temple.

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    The park, completed in 1992, it has an 800-meter waterfront promenade and an iconic sailboat-shaped observation deck.

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    The former Aberdeen Dock was completed in 1860. After the reclamation of 1970, it has been converted into a residential area.

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    Hong Kong's oldest and largest fish wholesale market in Hong Kong, supplies over 70% of the live seafood in Hong Kong.

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    This is the west exit of the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter. When the skies are clear, the whispers of smoke from the Lamma Island Power Station can be seen.

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    The park was built with a nautical theme in mind, and was officially opened to the public in 2009. Here, you can see a "wind tower" observation deck in the shape of a traditional fishing boat.

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    Built in Ap Lei Chau in 1773, the temple honours the “God of the Southern Seas”, to whom fishermen prayed for safety in the seas. Two 6-meter-tall wooden dragons guard the doors of the temple against the evil spirits of the nearby police station. The temple has been declared a Hong Kong monument in 2014.

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    Aberdeen was originally a traditional fishing village, and the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter has always been a sheltered port for local fishermen during rough weather.

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    The bridge was built in 1980, and is the only road into Ap Lei Chau.

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    The Jumbo Floating Restaurant is one of the largest maritime restaurants in the world, and is an important landmark and tourist hotspot in Hong Kong.

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    Ocean Park, which opened in 1977, combines entertainment, education, and preservation efforts in one area. It was named the world's best theme park in 2012.

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    FLOAT is an innovative event yacht, which was designed and built by local millennials. The yacht features a glass roof, an al fresco bar and grass lawns, providing ample space for entertaining.

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    In 1985, a large-scale reclamation was carried out on the north shore of Ap Lei Chau, so the shipyard group moved to its current location and resumed operations.

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    Set foot on an authentic houseboat and experience the lifestyles of historic water-dwellers. Admire the old photographs and fishing tools, and experience Aberdeen like never before.


Houseboats

Houseboats

After our tour, let’s enter the houseboat. In the 1960’s, most fishermen lived full time in these humble boats. At the time, there were more than 2000 houseboats in Aberdeen, and other vessels that sold daily necessities such as water, fruit and noodles to the fishermen who lived there.

On the houseboat, there is a cultural exhibit on Hong Kong fishermen, with vintage photographs and videos available to show you what life here used to be like. Step onto the houseboat, and experience the highs and lows of life on the water.

After our tour, let’s enter the houseboat. In the 1960’s, most fishermen lived full time in these humble boats. At the time, there were more than 2000 houseboats in Aberdeen, and other vessels that sold daily necessities such as water, fruit and noodles to the fishermen who lived there.

On the houseboat, there is a cultural exhibit on Hong Kong fishermen, with vintage photographs and videos available to show you what life here used to be like. Step onto the houseboat, and experience the highs and lows of life on the water.

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SIGNATURE SAMPAN AND YACHT

SIGNATURE SAMPAN AND YACHT

漁歌
天后
大亨
士多
bavaria

FISHING HARBOR HISTORY

FISHING HARBOR HISTORY

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Traverse the seas in a traditional sampan, and rediscover Hong Kong’s history.

Hong Kong develops at the speed of light, but the city’s memories fade just as quickly. Few Hong Kongers remember their own city’s roots as a fishing village, and even fewer know hat Hong Kong looked like back in the day.

Thankfully, the traditions have yet to be completely lost – heritage can be found in the city’s nooks and crannies, and stories continue to be passed on from generation to generation. We discovered Aberdeen, a corner steeped in tradition tucked away in the southern shores of Hong Kong, and pledged to protect, celebrate, and pass on the fearlessness of the fishermen. We now invite you to embark on this journey of discovery with us, and get back in touch with the roots of Hong Kong.

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Experience the life of fishermen.

The fishermen of Aberdeen used to rely on sampans as a means of survival – the tiny boat would serve both as a home and as a vessel from which they fished, illuminated by the dim glow of a gas lantern. Now, sampans are mainly used to shuttle people between larger vessels. Sampans are traditionally very small – one can only fit ten passengers at most. These tiny boats used to be propelled by hand but are now equipped with motors. A sampan ride is slow and leisurely, almost as if you’re floating on water.

Besides touring the Aberdeen harbour in our designer sampan, you can also see for yourself what it’s like to live on water, as the Aberdeen fishermen did, on our very own houseboat, designed to give you the most authentic experience. See fishermen traversing the waters, hear the waves crashing against the sides of the houseboat, taste the salty air on your tongue – your visit will be one-of-a-kind.