Riding a Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island is a signature Hong Kong experience.
The low-slung, double-decker, green and cream ferries are a Hong Kong emblem, dating back to 1888. Until the cross-harbor road tunnel and underground train link were built, the only way to cross between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island was by ferry.
Take a trip by day to experience the harbor and see the buildings on both sides, then take another trip at night to see the buildings light up and enjoy the nightly Symphony of Lights.
You can also cruise Victoria Harbour aboard a circular Star Ferry harbor tour, or book yourself onto an evening dinner cruise to sit back and drink in those twinkling views.
Review by Jane, Australia, January 2013
Doing what: Hong Kong Sunset Cruise plus Dinner at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant
What a great way to spend an evening, cruising beautiful Victoria Harbour...what an amazing skyline! After the cruise, on to delicious dinner at the famous Jumbo Restaurant. We loved this experience!
Review by Linda H, October 2012
Doing what: Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise and Dinner at Victoria Peak
We thoroughly enjoyednthisntripnThe meal at the Buba Gump was average although I informed them of my specific dietary requirements and they were very attentive. The views are stunning across Hong Kong and the cruise on Victoria Harbour is worth the trip alone. We could have done without the market as this was just to fill up the time. Our tour guide Patrick was very informative and extremely helpful. Only disappointment was we were not collected at our
hotel as we were in the New Territories we had an additional thirty minutes to get to Hong Kong. Overall we enjoyed this and would certainly look at using viator in the future
Review by stainless, Australia, October 2011
Really great step back in time and good point to point transfer. At the Kowloon side be amazed by the pro democracy type informational signage and people brave enough to stand there! Ridiculously cheap and although the MTR is faster this definitely should be used at least once during your stay
Star Ferries run on a number of routes, from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central and Wan Chai, and Hung Hom to Central and Wan Chai. Ferries run every 10 to 22 minutes. The route from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central is the most popular and iconic.