Aberdeen 1773 Fishing Heritage: Sampan and Houseboat Audio Tour

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Family taking a selfie on board a sampan boat tour.
The Hung Shing Temple in Hong Kong.
Sampan boats on the water in Hong Kong.

What you'll do

Experience a traditional Hong Kong fishing community and visit a houseboat on this fun Aberdeen sightseeing boat tour.

Enjoy a Sightseeing Boat and Floating Museum Audio Tour of Aberdeen Fishing Village with Go City® 

  • Take a fun sightseeing boat tour of Hong Kong’s historic Aberdeen village with your pass.
  • Audio guide available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Japanese.
  • Just show your pass to the guide and you’re good to go!
  • Your Hong Kong pass also includes dozens of other top attractions, tours and experiences, all for one money-saving price. 

About this experience 

Aberdeen’s origins date back centuries to its roots as a tiny fishing community on the southern shores of Hong Kong Island. Now surrounded by a forest of skyscrapers, the village has managed to retain much of its charm, with a tight-knit community of fishing families who live on colorful boats in the harbor.

This hour-long tour aboard a traditional sightseeing tour boat takes in a number of important landmarks, including the 18th-century Hung Shing Temple, the fishermen’s wharf, fish market and the bridge connecting Aberdeen to the tiny island of Ap Lei Chau. An audio guide, complete with folk tales, lullabies and narratives on the floating village, makes it easy to follow the action and is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Japanese.

You’ll also step aboard a floating museum, where a number of exhibits including vintage photographs and videos help bring this former family home to life.

Aberdeen Fishing Village: Sightseeing Boat and Floating Museum highlights  

Step into timeless tradition and rich heritage as you embark on an immersive tour of the vibrant Aberdeen Fishing Village, the origins of Fragrant Harbor and discover the area where the echoes of the art of fishing still resonate today. Unearth hidden gems in this slow-paced region of Hong Kong. This carefully curated tour promises to be an authentic and captivating learning experience.

Aberdeen Pier 6 visit – check in at Pier 6, a brand-new tourist hub and info center for you to discover more about the activities of the region and step aboard a real repurposed fishing vessel.

Sightseeing teak boat tour – hop on a comfortable covered teak sightseeing boat and ride around the Fishing Village, with audio commentary available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and Korean. You'll get plenty of photo-taking opportunities as you pass unique landmarks and picturesque scenes like the old shipyards and an imperial-themed floating restaurant.

Floating museum visit – step aboard the Aberdeen Houseboat, a floating museum that used to be a floating home. Get a glimpse of what it was like to live on the water in the museum's different zones, featuring interactive activities and a HK-style neon light! Then head upstairs to marvel at the view of the Fishing Village and get some stunning photos with 3D murals, painted by local artists.

Complimentary snacks – you’ll get to try local drinks and snacks on board.

Why choose Go City®?  

  • Customers save money on sightseeing with our pass vs. buying regular walk-up tickets.
  • Our app makes sightseeing easy – your pass, plus all the info you’ll need is right there in the palm of your hand.  
  • No need to worry about buying tickets on the day, your Sightseeing Boat and Floating Museum Audio Tour is included with your pass.

Go City is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when sightseeing in Hong Kong. Your pass includes the Aberdeen Fishing Heritage: Sightseeing Boat and Floating Museum Audio Tour, plus admission to dozens more top Hong Kong attractions.

Experience Aberdeen 1773 Fishing Heritage: Sampan and Houseboat Audio Tour and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting in

Please arrive at Aberdeen Pier 6 10 minutes before your chosen departure time and show your pass to join the tour. 
(See how to get there.) 

If you're getting the Big Bus Discover Tour Green Stanley Line you can get off at the Aberdeen Ocean Court bus stop, just make sure to have your pass scanned again by the tour provider.

For more information, visit the tour website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Monday - Sunday: tours depart from Aberdeen Pier 6 at 11:25AM, 12:25PM, 1:25PM , 2:25PM, 3:25PM & 4:25PM.

Closings & holidays

Tours will be canceled in the case of extreme weather – Typhoon Signal No. 3 or higher, Red or Black Rainstorm Warning signals.
If the signals are in place at 7AM the morning tours (10:25 / 11:25 / 12:25) will be canceled.
If the signals are still in place at 11AM the afternoon tours (13:25 / 14:25 / 15:25 / 16:25) will be canceled. 

Please check local weather reports on the day and contact [email protected] if in doubt.

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Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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