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“10 minute ride on historic ferry”
Review of Star Ferry

Star Ferry
Ranked #1 of 866 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We combined this with a morning trip to Victoria Peak. After enjoying the vistas from up there, we took the #15 bus down to the central ferry piers. It turned out to be a slow drive down the mountain and through downtown noon-time traffic. At the central piers, it took a little time and walking to find the correct pier for the ferry to Kowloon. We looked for the ticket booth, but turns out you buy a token at a machine for the Star Ferry. It was a short 10 minute ride to Kowloon, and it is impressive seeing the Hong Kong buildings from the water. Sit at the windows for the best views.

Thank Penelope C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Star Ferry is one of the few things that remains unchanged in Hong Kong some twenty years after my first visit. Its a great way to travel between Kowloon to Hong Kong and is incredibly cheap. Travel after sunset and get a great view of the Hong Kong lights along the shore of both islands. The Star Ferry boats have been carrying passengers across Hong Kong harbour since 1888. While the two sides of the Harbour are now connected by a world-class infrastructure system of road and rail tunnels, tens of millions of people still climb aboard the humble Star Ferry vessels each year. Many visitors take the ride for an up-close look at one of the world’s most photographed harbours, while locals have kept their affection for it because, even after a century, it’s still a highly reliable and efficient form of transport. National Geographic rates the Star Ferry crossing as one of 50 ‘places of a lifetime’ and I think I agree with them

Thank deborahk3
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of the top 3 things to do when in Hong Kong and one of the most pleasurable rides in town.
Always fantastic to enjoy the great view of Hong Kong harbour on these historic boats.
A wonderful way to cross from Hong Kong to Kowloon and vice versa!

Thank Karin325
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This may not be the quickest way to cross the harbor, but it’s the cheapest and has the best view. For only 50¢ a crossing you get stunning views of Kowloon and Hong Kong. Make sure to do the crossing at night as well.

Thank Bruinjeepman
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the perfect way to cross from Kowloon to Hong Kong island - and/or back. Very accessible, fast and cheap. Also fun!

Thank ZulumannOslo
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