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5 unique things to do in the Southern District this summer

By Localiiz Branded | 3 August 2022

Header image courtesy of Seayou

Explore a different side of the city this summer for a pulsating blend of nature and modernity. Thanks to the opening of the South Island Line, the Southern District is more accessible than ever, and with that, new places are opening with even more things to do.

Keen to experience what this area has to offer? We speak with Seayou—a yachting and travel platform specialising in water-related activities and experiences—to find out the best activities to do in the Southern District.

Photo: Seayou

Have a FLOAT-ing event on a boat

Hong Kong’s harbour view is truly one for the books, but gone are the days when events can only take place on firm land. Make use of the fine weather this summer to host a floating event on a boat. FLOAT, a 78-feet-long recreational boat, is built for exactly this! It has more than 3,000 square feet of entertainment space, complete with a glass ceiling and grand entry stairs that rival even the most luxurious landlubbing venues.

Enjoy the alfresco bar before showing off your moves on the dance floor and enjoy the panoramic views of Hong Kong that will guarantee a magnificent backdrop for your occasion. Whether you are looking to host a cocktail party, product launch, company retreat, weddings or summer cruise, FLOAT is the hottest new option in town.

Photo: Seayou

Travel out to sea on a junk, sail boat or yacht

Has your summer really reached its full potential without a junk trip or a day out aboard a yacht? Make unforgettable memories with your friends, family, and loved ones while embracing the spectacular sea and stunning blue sky from a chic vessel.

Seayou offers plenty of experiences to suit your needs. The SK Shui and Junk Explorer experiences are classic and the perfect choice for the ultimate junk boat party with catering and toys included. For more luxurious experiences, pick the White Pearl, complete with karaoke and mahjong or the Jade 38, great for family and friends. Whichever you choose, you are about to have the best summer ever!

If you fancy a small party, marriage proposals or overnight charter, the sailboating experience is your best best. The Adela is one of the finest built cruising sailboats in the world while the Lagoon 450 boasts massive space with comfortable seating.

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Party with friends on a houseboat

How does a party on a houseboat in the heart of the Aberdeen Fishing Village sound? You can experience exactly that with Aberdeen Flair, a unique houseboat experience that allows you to enjoy incredible panoramic views of the harbour against the fresh sea breeze.

There are various types of houseboats to choose from, but all are spacious, with bedrooms, bathrooms, a living room, and a fully equipped open kitchen. You can even take advantage of a massive rooftop deck with a dining table set and outdoor furniture to host your party, while the rear balcony and front deck are perfect for taking in the stunning vistas.

Relive Hong Kong’s timeless floating village culture while experiencing a unique way to celebrate the season away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The houseboat is also available for birthday parties, family gatherings, bachelor parties, bridal showers, and more.

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Go on a historical boat tour

Embark on a boat ride and take a trip down memory lane with this hour-long Aberdeen 1773 tour around the charming Aberdeen Fishing Village. Take a peek into the time-honoured fishing practices of old Hong Kong by visiting up to 13 landmarks while riding the traditional sampan.

Some of the places you will visit on the tour include the Hung Shing Temple and Ap Lei Chau shipyards. Each sampan has a particular theme, so take your pick! Whichever you choose, the experience will surely reignite your interest in Hong Kong’s roots as a fishing village.

For a deep dive into the culture, individual audio guides in Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and Japanese are available to guide you through. Don’t miss the spectacular photo opportunities and complimentary drinks and local snacks on board.

If you want truly make use of the fine weather in the summer, the Nature in Panoramas - Above and Below the Southside Waters tour in partnership with Ocean Park is perfect. By combining nature and a cultural experience, you get the chance to tour the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelters via a sampan, visit a traditional fisherman’s houseboat, and admire the lush greenery at Aberdeen Country Park. After the outdoor activities, head back to Ocean Park and replenish yourselves with dinner at Neptune’s Restaurants. There will be a 13-metre-wide viewing panel at the Grand Aquarium.

Photo: Seayou

Tuck into a classic seafood boil with daily catches

A visit to the Southern District is not complete without delicious seafood. Over at Aberdeen Fisherman’s Wharf, you will be spoilt for choice on the freshest daily catches.

Perfectly encapsulating the Aberdeen spirit, this landmark preserves the Hong Kong fisherman’s culture while balancing a modernised approach, as seen through the product offers of locally made fresh and dried seafood, snacks, lifestyle products, and souvenirs. A must-try is the seafood boil, where different types of seafood are tossed and mixed, complete with a mouth-watering boil sauce. It’s the perfect meal to dig into this summer!

Experience the best of what Aberdeen has to offer with the houseboat, boat tour, and seafood meal as a two-day bundled cultural experience. Book the package here!

Leave it to Seayou to become your trusted confidant at sea! From helping you find the best yacht for an ocean-bound adventure, a unique boating experience to remember, to the most fun celebration above water, Seayou has got it covered. In fact, the company has curated nine different ways to enjoy the sea. Visit the official website to learn more about the activities you can do in the Southern District, recommended by the experts at Seayou.

Seayou Explorer

As a young brand with extensive experience in travel, yachting, and water activities, Seayou Explorer is a travel agent-licensed company that specialises in water-related activities and experience, primarily focused on the southern side of Hong Kong. Established back in 2016, Seayou has also developed four distinctive brands: FLOAT, Aberdeen 1773, Aberdeen Fisherman’s Wharf, and Aberdeen Flair. They are not merely a yacht booking platform; they strive to connect the public to the sea by offering a more accessible and joyful experience.

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