Lonely Planet review
Sampan tours are a fun way to see parts of the island’s south coast, and you can easily find sampan operators milling around the eastern end of the Aberdeen Promenade. Usually they charge around $68 per person for a 30-minute ride (about $120 to Sok Kwu Wan and $150 to Yung Shue Wan on Lamma). If you want just a glimpse of the harbour, you can take a small ferry across to Ap Lei Chau Island (adult/child under 12 $1.80/1), which is also a destination for bargain hunters drawn to its outlet stores. Alternatively, just hop on the free ferry to Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant and come back.
If you fancy more luxury, Island Junk runs a daily boat tour ($550) that leaves Aberdeen at 11am and arrives in Stanley, via Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma, four hours later. The price includes a seafood lunch. A minimum of eight people is required.
The promenade can be easily accessed from Aberdeen bus terminus. To get to it just take the pedestrian subway under Aberdeen Praya Rd.