Aberdeen Sampan Ride

Explore Hong Kong's Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter aboard a traditional sampan boat 

The Hong Kong Pass Free sampan ride in Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter Normally HK$80 - Free with Hong Kong Pass

Journey 20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of HK's Central district and you'll find Aberdeen fishing village - a charming and traditional neighbourhood that feels like a step back in time. Discover traditional junks, sampans, house-boats and luxury yachts against the backdrop of rolling hills and towering skyscrapers as the harbour opens out into the South China Sea. Hop aboard a sampan and motor around the typoon shelter and get to know the area's traditional ship-building and fishing roots.

A favourite of locals and visitors alike, Aberdeen village and typhoon shelter are unmissable for photography-lovers thanks to the areas blend of old and new; traditional and modern. The area is a thriving and busy fishing port, accounting for one-third of Hong Kong's total catch, with many boat-dwelling Tanka people still calling the area home.

From the floating restaurants and traditional shipyards to the seafood market, waterfront promenade and more, Aberdeen is a fascinating area that shouldn't be missed.

Hong Kong Pass Tips

  • Free cruise around Aberdeen typhoon shelter on a traditional sampan
  • Journey time approximately 15 minutes
  • The boarding area is at the pier of Kwun Hoi Path

Did You Know? - Aberdeen facts

  •  Aberdeen harbour was where the British first set foot in Hong Kong.
  • At the time, Hong Kong was at the center of the incense trade which is how Hong Kong got its Chinese name ""香港"" [heung gong], which literally translates into ""Fragrant Harbour""
  • During Tuen Ng Festival (also known as Dragon Boat Festival), the harbour is one of the main venues for dragon boat races across the territory
  • In 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Angelina Jolie's character is on a floating houseboat in Aberdeen Harbour"

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Getting to Aberdeen Sampan Ride

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Getting to Aberdeen Sampan Ride

  • Aberdeen Sampan Ride Public pier, Kwun Hoi Path, Aberdeen Hong Kong
  • Closest Subway
  • Closest Bus Stop See map
  • Big Bus hop on hop off Tour Stops Stop 22 on Stanley Tour (green route)

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Monday - Sunday: 9:00am - 5:30pm

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