Tangaroa

Houseboat · Aberdeen
2 ppl
Rating: 10 / 10
Code: H034

Boat Info

  • 2 complimentary adult tickets for 1-hour “Aberdeen Boat Tour 1773”
  • Perfect for party, staycation and houseboat experience
  • Max 14 ppl
  • Vintage-style 65ft houseboat – 3 floors of living area (~2,100 sq ft)
  • Cozy living room and dining area
  • Well-equipped open kitchen
  • Spacious front deck for breakfast & coffee
  • Perfect balcony for sunset
  • Optional to add on F&B

Tangaroa is one of the great gods, the god of the fish in Māori myth (the indigenous people of New Zealand). A vintage European-style houseboat interwoven with stylish furnitures, decorations and collections, creating a very warm cosy space on the water.

The houseboat is located near the Aberdeen Fish Market in South of Hong Kong Island. Close to Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau (Lei Tung MTR Station). It has an authentic 360° harbour view, experiencing the sunlight and sea breeze.As itis moored in the middle of the harbour, guest needs to take Sampan (water taxi) to the nearby pier, 3 mins to Ap Lei Chau Hung Shing Temple Pier (Lei Tung MTR Station).


There is an info pack for every guest with all important information, so that guests can freely get back and forth to the boat and travel around.

* Sampans (water taxi) run from 7am to 12am and costs $15-20 HKD per trip
* The houseboat is permanently moored and cannot be moved

Aberdeen Boat Tour 1773

Hop onboard our unique sampan boats, we will cruise through 13 different local landmarks around the charming Aberdeen fishing village. While cruising, try immerse yourself in the area’s rich culture and history, through our exquisitely designed audio guide, where you will listen to folk-tales, lullabies and narratives of the area. If you’re lucky, you may be able to witness traditional dragon boat trainings or live fish trade in action!

1 Day Houseboat Rental

Max 14 ppl
Boarding Time : 3-7pm ; Disembarkation Time : 11am

  • 1 - 2 pax weekdays $3,390 | weekends $4,190
  • 3 - 5 pax weekdays $4,490 | weekends $4,990
  • 6 pax weekdays $4,890 | weekends $5,390
  • 7 pax weekdays $5,290 | weekends $5,790
  • 8 pax weekdays $5,690 | weekends $6,190
  • 9 pax weekdays $6,090 | weekends $6,590
  • 10 pax weekdays $6,490 | weekends $6,990
  • 11 pax weekdays $6,890 | weekends $7,390
  • 12 pax weekdays $7,290 | weekends $7,790
  • 13 pax weekdays $7,690 | weekends $8,190
  • 14 pax weekdays $8,090 | weekends $8,590

* Different price for different number of guests. The more people, the lower per person rate
* ”Number of guests” is the max number of persons on board at all time, NO EXTRA guest is allowed to get on board
* Children of age 3 or below will not be charged

2 Days or More Houseboat Rental

  • Promo Code [1DAYISTOOSHORT] to get 25% off
    (For original prices please refer to 1 Day Rental rate)
  • For weekly / monthly rental, please contact us directly

Top-up Packages

  • Enjoy 20% off for an additional "Aberdeen Boat Tour 1773" ticket - $160/ticket
  • Drink Package
    (Please refer to the drink menus below)

For more package details, please contact us directly via whatsapp : +852 9858 5380

Minimum Rental Hours: 5 Hour
Maximum capacity: 2 ppl
Service Hours: 3pm - 11am(+1)

Facilities and Services

  • 3 floors of living area (~2,100 sq ft)
  • 4 bedrooms : 1 king-size bed, 1 double bed, 2 single beds
  • 2 bathrooms : main bathroom with bathtub, shower and toilet
  • Unique stylish living room : television, bluetooth speakers, board games, Netflix
  • Well-equipped open kitchen : refrigerator, microwave, oven, stove, toaster, kettle, cooking utensil, tableware
  • Cutlery and glasswares : knife/fork/chopsticks, bowls/plate, jars, water glasses, wine glasses. Ice bucket
  • Massive rooftop terrace : outdoor table and sofa set with a western LPG bbq grill
  • Chilled rear balcony – perfect balcony for sunset
  • Spacious front deck – spacious for breakfast with coffee
  • Life jackets

Food and Beverages

Sailing Area

  • Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter
  • Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter

Pier

Price Description

  • Non-refundable Deposit : 50%
  • Remaining balance : at least 14 days before event date
  • Different price for different number of guests. The more people, the lower per person rate
    * ”Number of guests” is the max number of persons on board at all time, NO EXTRA guest is allowed to get on board
  • Children of age 3 or below will not be charged

Things to note before booking

  • Upon reservation confirmation, any changes should be made according to cancellation/change regulation and bad weather policy.
  • Upon reservation confirmation, any extra services cancellation will not be accepted, the hirer should pay the fees according to the bill. Any extra services addition should be made 14 days before the boarding date.
  • The vessel owner owns the right to reject boarding, if the amount of passengers exceeds the vessel’s maximum capability.
  • The finalised cruising route is subjected to the weather condition on the boarding date, if any additional fee is applicable, please pay the vessel owner directly.
  • The hirer shall be responsible to meet the cost of repairing any damage caused to the yacht, and of repairing or reinstating or replacing any its parts damaged or destroyed (fair wear and tear excepted), stolen or removed during the use of the yacht.
  • Followed by the Hong Kong Ordinances, it is mandatory to have a 3rd party boat insurance coverage for your boat. But customers should take care for their own properties. Our company is not responsible for any damages or loss. Please seek for police's help if needed.
  • Extra fees may be charged due to late return.
  • Customers can purchase extra insurances if needed.

Mechanical Problems

  • If the engine fails prior to charter and cannot be repaired before boarding, the company will inform the charterer as soon as possible. An alternative vessel will be provided as quick as reasonably possible and if no vessel is available, a re-scheduled charter date will be guaranteed within 6 months of the original charter date. The customer will take possession of any and all catering on the day of the original charter, and will need to re-order for the rescheduled date.
  • If the engine fails during the charter, the Captain stall try his or her best to alleviate the problem. If this is not possible, the captain will make arrangements to take passengers back to shore. In regards to the possibility of compensation, in the form of a reduced rate additional charter date, arrangements will be made between Seayou Bookings Limited and the charterer on the first working day after the charter. The Captain's focus is the safety of the boat and its guests, and will not be responsible for any negotiations with the charterer.

Bad Weather Arrangement

  • No cancellation will be made due to Rain Showers, or when Typhoon signal 1, Thunderstorm Warning, Yellow or Red rainstorm signal is hoisted.
  • Boat trip remains scheduled when typhoon signal 1 or Red rainstorm signal are hoisted or 2 hours before departure, higher number of Typhoon signal changes to Typhoon signal 1 or Black rainstorm signal changes to Red rainstorm signal.
  • Customers should stay contact with vessel owners to confirm all arrangements when adverse weather occurs.
  • If the Black rainstorm signal or Typhoon signal 3 or above is still hoisted 2 hours before departure on the scheduled date, the trip is allowed to be rescheduled. The rescheduling date should be within 6 months of the original one, and should be settled within 2 weeks of the original date. If the vessel owner fails to provide appropriate time for rescheduling, Seayou Bookings Limited will make arrangements for refunding.
  • In accordance to the Hong Kong Shipping Ordinances and for safety reasons, when the Black rainstorm signal or Typhoon signal 3 or above is hoisted during the rental hours, vessel owners reserve the right to return at an earlier time than scheduled. No compensation will be provided.
  • Customers have to bear the extra cost for the ordered beverages and extra items charged due to the cancellation and reschedule.
  • If the pick-up point is changed to another pier due to adverse weather condition, customers should follow the advice made by vessel owners and board at the suggested pier.
  • Customers can only reschedule once.

Cancellation Policy

  • In the case of cancellations, the deposit paid is non-refundable.
  • For cancellations and re-scheduling requests, the customer must notify Seayou Bookings Limited in writing at least 30 days before the charter day, or will otherwise be responsible for the full payment of the charter and any services booked.
  • Any changes to the booking date will be subject to a $1,000 administration fee.
  • Rescheduled charter dates can be changed once only, and must be for the same vessel as originally booked.
  • In the case of the charterer not arriving at the agreed upon boarding pier within two hours of the charter start time, the charter will be considered cancelled.
  • If the customer requests to return to the pier before the appointed end time or terminated the charter before charter time, no compensation and refund for the charter will be given.
  • In any case of charter cancellation or postponement, the charterer will remain responsible for all catering and drinks ordered. Seayou Bookings Limited acts only as an agent on the charterers behalf when booking external catering and drinks supplies. For any and all disruptions, the charterer will need to collect the catering and drinks, and remain responsible for their payment.

Note

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can the guest walk to the houseboat directly from the shore?
A: No, the houseboat is moored in the middle of the harbour, you need to take sampan (water taxi) to get in and out of the harbour. Having said that, it is exactly one of the key experiences you have during the stay.

Q: What are the operating times of the sampan (water taxi) and how much is it?
A: Sampan (water taxi) runs from 7am to 12am and cost $15-20 HKD per trip. You can simply dial the numbers of Sampan Auntie/Uncle to arrange the pick up. 

Q: Is there sufficient water and power?
A: Yes, we have 24 hours water and power. Water is drinkable after boiling. Please kindly turn off the electronic applicants after use and turn off all the lights and AC before you leave to avoid waste and over consumption.

Q: Is there any Wifi? 
A: Yes we have wifi on the houseboat. However, please understand that the network may not be as stable as your home, as we are using 4G sim card instead cable.

Q: Bathroom?
A: The boat has 2 fully equipped bathrooms with hot water (one is with Jacuzzi). There are two 100% functional toilets, but please don't flush toilet paper, sanitary tissues, debris down the toilet. Trash bins are provided.

Q: Air Conditioning?
A: Our boat is equipped with AC. Even when it is summer, you can be assured that you will be staying in a nice comfortable environment!

Q: What to expect on the houseboat?
A: It's a houseboat, it is a unique authentic and relaxing experience. There may be noises and smells that you'd expect from a boat or the sea. It is the fishing village culture. Most of the time, it is very quiet.

Q: Wave action? 
A: The houseboat has a berth which dilutes the waves. There is still a reasonable amount of wave action due to other boats passing by so you'll feel a slight rock from time-to-time. This is just part of the experience of staying on a boat. Usually it does not create any inconvenience.

Q: Any boat service?
A: There are telephone numbers in the info pack that you can Call or Message for delivery of food, beer or any necessities from the shore anytime at a service charge. However, please always tidy and clean up the houseboat during the rental period, especially in the kitchen. We would expect you to treat it like your home.

Q: How's the neighborhood?
A: The houseboat is located near the Aberdeen Fish Market in South of Hong Kong Island. Close to Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau (Lei Tung MTR Station). It has an authentic 360° harbour view, experiencing the sunlight and sea breeze.