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Star Ferry Pier

Kowloon Point, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
852-23677065
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Ranked #17 of 122 Activities in Hong Kong
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Type: Ferries/ Boats
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: National Geographic has called it one of the 50 places to visit during a lifetime.  The Star Ferry is considered a heritage and cultural treasure for... more »
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Moscow
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Cheap, quick, reliable and offers stunning view of the bay. The pier in Wan Chai is difficult to find though, the best way is to go through business centres rather than make your way along construction sights =)

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Definitely use the Star ferry to get to/from the island but avoid the light show tour. Save money and watch it from the riverbank instead. You'll get the full experience from that so job done.

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ChilliGarlic
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13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A great mix of locals and tourists ride this historic run. The ferry's themselves are from another era, and are wonderfully Maintained. Buying your token and lining up on the floating pier is reminiscent of an older time. Also, there is that incredible view! Also the similarities to Sydney's ferries and Circular Quay abound, and they were so obviously built... More

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Rockhampton, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The Kowloon Pier is definitely in need of an upgrade and the number of hawkers can make things a little oppressive.

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Seattle, Washington
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122 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Cheap and easy to get on and off with a nice view as you go across the harbor to or from Hong Kong to Kowloon.

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Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My friend and I took the Star Ferry Symphony of Lights cruise from Central to TST and back. The boat was very rocky, and the light show was not impressive. (If you stay for the round trip it takes 1-hour). At the very least, they gave us a ticket to redeem for a free drink and a cookie; but the... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It's a 'must do' while visiting Hong kong & is really cheap.Just get on to the Star ferry and enjoy the ride & the view of Hong Kong skyline.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is SO Hong Kong (and cheap) and you get great views. As an added activity, try to get through during rush hour and feel like a real Hong Kongite :) There are upper and lower deck access points (you cannot change once you are on board) and lower is a tad cheaper (for those who want to save a... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

its a must just to experience the the iconic ferry travesting the victoria harbour. Its just a short ride but it was definitely more fun riding the mtr. If you are on the Kowloon side and going to visit the victoria Peak. I suggest you ride the star ferry and cross the harbour . Take the Bus 15c at the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed on Kowloon side so had no choice but to use it...it was always fun....people watching...locals/commuters etc. Take a trip just for the short experience...you wont be disappointed if you are interested in human nature...

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