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Address: south side of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
Name/address in local language
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Aberdeen is known for its floating islands where local fishermen can be...

Aberdeen is known for its floating islands where local fishermen can be seen plying their craft from their junks. It is also home to the floating restaurant, Jumbo. The best way to experience Aberdeen Harbour is to take a cruise tour by sampan.

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Hong Kong Sunset Cruise plus Dinner at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant

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Not Fishing Season

We really enjoyed the ride and the antics of our driver. Quite a fun place going in and out of the fishing boats. Wish we could visited the floating restaurant. A real treat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the ride and the antics of our driver. Quite a fun place going in and out of the fishing boats. Wish we could visited the floating restaurant. A real treat and would have done it again.

Thank andymarkey
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Hong Kong's bustling Zigang Harbour is historic and well worth a visit. We booked a tour which included a boat ride around the harbour, with splendid sunset views and a fine dinner at the "floating" restaurant. Yes, it floats, but it does not go anywhere, and every couple years it has to be "dry-docked" for cleaning. The restaurant is a... More 

Thank whereiscookie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Sadly a sampan tour has become a trip around a watery car park. The boat dwelling Tanka population seem to have declined so the atmospheric liveaboard boats, providing picturesque alleys where you would almost expect James Bond speedboat cat and mouse chases, have largely gone. It is no longer on my must do list unless anyone wants to see the... More 

Thank BathAstra
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I always do this. Leave a comment written in bad English. Better then not to speak it out and see someone step on a trap. - Basically, over price. Same type of food you could get from Aberdeen Center. Which is where you take the Zigang harbour boat from. Head to any restaurant in Aberdeen Center instead. Is wayyyyyyy cheaper!!!... More 

Thank Gamenfun
Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Even in the bitter cold... I loved this! We were with friends when we decided to jump aboard the sampan for a quick trip of the harbour area... I would definitely recommend the trip! First of course is the initial excitement of a cold day jump--- will you make it if you slip and fall into the cold water?!!? Now... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Aberdeen Harbour is a feast for photographers and very much worth a look, you can get a sense for what things were like long ago and how modern life is catching up to the old traditions, which stubbornly co-exist with contemporary amenities.

Thank Bruce H
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The Jumbo Kingdom is two restaurants: the Jumbo and the Tai Pak, which "float" (on concrete pillars) in Aberdeen Harbour. You reach them via a free ferry from the Aberdeen Praya. They appeared in the harbour after WW2 and have become a Hong Kong institution, appearing in novels and movies and millions of tourist photos. They've been burned down and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

As we were walking along the promenade at Aberdeen harbour, we were approach by a woman offering us an hour ride in a Sanpan. We agreed. A quick phone call later and the Sanpan was waiting for us to board. Our guide was fantastic. His English was passable and his accent was difficult to understand. We only understood half of... More 

Thank Sophie741
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Very cool trip to restaurant, always reminds me of a Bruce Lee movie. The food is very good and service was excellent. I found medocre reviews online but I have to say that I found the place excellent

Thank Wing T
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place gets a slating from many people because of the cost and food quality. I've eaten here several times and never had a problem. yes, it is more expensive than some of your run-of-the-mill dim sum restaurants but this is a top tourist lure and you are not just paying for the view but also for the entertaining experience... More 

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