Ride a Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour

Hong Kong Travel Guides / September 19, 2016
Ride a Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour Image credit: pat138241

What
Victoria Harbour is an important water asset for trade and tourism in Hong Kong, covering an area of approximately 40 square kilometres between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula. But interestingly, there are no bridges that cross the harbour.

Along with underwater railway services, Star Ferry takes people across Victoria Harbour. Its fleet of 8 ferries caters for an average of 55,000 passengers daily.

Star Ferry operates along two routes: Wan Chai – Tsim Sha Tsui and Central – Tsim Sha Tsui. Harbour tours are also available and some ferries can be chartered for special events like weddings and birthday parties.

Why
Who can resist a leisurely ferry ride across Victoria Harbour? There are wonderful views of the harbour and city skyline for passengers to enjoy along the route.

Imagine yourself in the open deck with the wind in your hair and the ocean smell wafting in the air. Get yourself a cup of coffee at the air-conditioned ferry café to perfect the experience.

Take the sunset and evening rides to see the magical transformation of Hong Kong as the day turns to night.

For a mere HK$2.5 (US$0.32) on weekdays and HK$3.4 (US$0.44) on weekends and public holidays, you can have a wonderful time sailing across a world-renowned harbour.

What you should not miss
The Symphony of Lights is a free nightly attraction at Victoria Harbour. This dazzling light and laser show was awarded as “The World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show” by the Guinness Book of World Records. Watch more than 40 buildings beam their lights in rhythmic fashion at this nightly spectacle. The show starts at 20:00 daily. Evening Star Ferry tours stop along the route at this time to allow passengers to enjoy the show.

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