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Star Ferry

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Address: Kowloon Point, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852-23677065
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Old time favorite

Just something I grew up with when I was studying here. Love the view and the ferry itself is really cool to ride. Loved it as a child and I still take my children to ride it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Just something I grew up with when I was studying here. Love the view and the ferry itself is really cool to ride. Loved it as a child and I still take my children to ride it when ever we visit hong kong.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Started on time and arrived on time. Typical ferry - nothing too special. The old ferries have some character but are not particularly comfortable - but the crossing is only 5-6 minutes. Fun way to cross.

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Boise, Idaho
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

There was a time not long ago when Star Ferry Terminal was the literal heart of Hong Kong transportation. Time has changed its role but the romance is still there if you want to find it.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Costs next to nothing o use the ferry, very busy waterway but great wy to see what is going on in this bustling port

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

It was the cheapest boat tour I ever had. I would have spent more money just for fuel, to do a ride in my own boat in Negombo Canal. The boat ride and the service was excellent. I never expected such a budget service in TST area.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We took the Star Ferry from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island and it was a fun little journey. It only takes a few minutes and you get a nice view of the skyline as you're traversing the harbor. Cheap too.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

A lovely way to get from one side of Victoria Harbour to the other, as one ferry leaves another pulls in. There aren't many comforts on board the seats are hard, but it such a short trip they don't become an issue.

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Still only a few coins to travel to and from Kowloon & Hong Kong Island...this Ferry Service has been running since 1890. Each Ferry has a unique "Star" name..see if you can ride them all...!

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I love Star Ferry. It is a 10 minute ride from the Central to Kowloon. It is a great ride with wonderful views and really cheap. Take one ride during the day and one during the night.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Kowloon but wanted to spend a day in Soho, so we hopped the ferry and it was such a neat experience. What a wonderful view of the entire harbor.

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Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighborhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
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