This longtime home to the Tanko and Hoklo people, Aberdeen Harbour is still a sparkling bay busy with fishing junks, although nowadays they are juxtaposed against a backdrop of skyscrapers and urban sprawl. Along promenades on both sides you may also find local operators of sampans, which are tourist boats that allow you a chance to see the area from the water. These usually go for about $80 HK (about $10 US) and are negotiable.
The main attractions of the area are Ocean Park, a large theme park and aquarium, and the "floating restaurants" moored next to each other on the edge of the water. Jumbo Kingdom is the more famous, having grown into a massive, intricately designed selection of restaurants, tea houses, and shopping stops. Aberdeen Harbour is a must-see for its glimpse of a world between modern and traditional life, as well as the uniqueness of a meal had in a floating restaurant.