Seafood Dining Experience on a Sampan Boat in Hong Kong

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable


Join this 3 hour small-group ultimate Hong Kong experience which includes a 6+ course seafood dinner on a sampan boat (Chinese traditional wooden boat) and witness an ancient Chinese folk ritual used for centuries to free people and deter evil spirits. After experiencing the 'Villain Hitting' ritual, you will enjoy a 10 minute ride on Hong Kong's iconic tram. Arriving at the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, an off-the-beaten path, authentic experience awaits you as you board a sampan boat for a scrumptious and tasty seafood dinner, which includes the infamous traditional spicy typhoon shelter crab that even Anthony Bourdain raved about.

Tour is limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience and includes the 6+ course seafood dinner, Chinese Hua Diao wine, the Villain Hitting Ceremony and an English-speaking guide.

Meet your guide at 7pm under the TV at Times Square in Causeway Bay. You can get there by taking the MTR to Causeway Bay Station, Exit A and make your way out to ground level. Once outside, you will see the TV above about 164ft/50m away from you.

Look for the human with the moose antlers.

First, you'll experience an ancient Chinese folk ritual known as,

'Villain Hitting' performed by Granny Chiu, a professional and government-licensed 'Villain Hitter' with over a decade of experience 'hitting' villains and demons.

After the traditional ritual, hop on one of Hong Kong's oldest transports, the tram. After arriving at the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, board a sampan boat to enjoy a scrumptious seafood dinner. If you’re an Anthony Bourdain fan, you may know about this experience which he tried on his show 'No Reservations' when he visited Hong Kong.

Whilst all other similar restaurants have already moved their restaurants inland, this restaurant insists on keeping the traditional dining experience alive. Floating restaurants were all the rage in the 70's and now, they're very rare and

you'll have a chance to embark on one of the last standing floating restaurants in Hong Kong.

During your meal, you'll try the infamous traditional spicy typhoon shelter crab that even Anthony Bourdain couldn’t stop raving about. Your guide will be there to explain the dishes, methods to eat them and sauces to dip them into.

Sample Menu (subject to change without prior notice):
• Blanched fresh prawns
• Stir fried clams in black bean sauce
• Razor clams with mince mushrooms and garlic on a bed of vermicelli
• Chinese kale with soy sauce
• Typhoon Shelter Crab
• Crab oil stir fried noodles 
• Chinese Hua Diao wine

Don't miss out on an experience that many Hong Kong travellers haven't even heard of. Definitely for the off-the-beaten path lovers. Your experience will end around 10:30pm at the  Causeway Bay MTR station.

- The sampan boat is moored and anchored to the typhoon shelter and will not be sailing
- Should you have a mobility issue that may hinder your ability to embark/disembark from the sampans, please inquire with us first.
- A sampan boat is a traditional fishing boat and is different to a glitzy junk boat or yacht
- The ambient is very authentic and Old Hong Kong; it's super unique but this is in no way fine-dining
- The food is cooked fresh and most courses involve seafood. Unfortunately, we cannot cater to dietary restrictions.
- The restaurant has a BYOB policy - if you want to bring a bottle of wine, please do
- We provide a bottle of water at the beginning and Chinese hua diao wine for tasting as part of the tour. Any extra beverages are at an additional cost.

  • 6+ course seafood dinner
  • Chinese Hua Diao wine (bottle shared among the group)
  • Villain Hitting Ceremony
  • Informative, friendly and professional English speaking guide
  • Bottled water - A 430mL bottle of water is provided at the beginning of the tour

  • Tram fee ($2.60HKD per person)
  • Drinks, unless specified
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase/BYOB)
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code: Casual with flat heeled shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Guests need to embark and disembark from the dock to the boats - it may be difficult for guests with physical limitations, please inquire with us prior to booking
  • May not be recommended for guests with walking limitations as we have to embark and disembark from the sampan boats, please inquire with us prior to booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Departure Point

1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Return Details

Causeway Bay Station, Great George St, East Point, Hong Kong

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3 hours 30 minutes

Package is not cancellable.

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