- Type: Recreation, Sightseeing, Tours
- Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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The Star Ferry is an absolute must when you come to Hong Kong. Think of it as the most scenic (albeit slow) way to get between the Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island. Onboard, you'll discover amazing photo ops of the skyline, particularly at night. One TripAdvisor user remarks, "The ferries are cheap, quick, clean, and stable (so it should be fine for even those who tend to get sea sick)." So, you really have no excuse to avoid it.
Every day, the Star Ferry Company shuttles passengers from its Tsim Sha Tsui pier (near the promenade) on the Kowloon Peninsula to either its Central pier or its Wan Chai pier on the Hong Kong Island side. The short voyage costs between $2 HKD and $3 HKD (about $0.25 USD and $0.40 USD) for adults. The company also operates an hour-long tour of Victoria Harbour. You can hop on this circuitous route at any of the three piers. A variety of ticket types are available, but standard single-ride, round-trip tickets cost $70 HKD (about $9 USD) during the day and $140 HKD (about $18 USD) at night. For more information, consult the Star Ferry Company's website.