First Ferry

First Ferry, Hong Kong: Address, Phone Number, First Ferry Reviews: 4/5

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New World First Ferry Services Limited (“First Ferry”) operates five main inner harbour and outlying island ferry routes in Hong Kong, including North Point-Hung Hom and North Point- Kowloon City, as well as Central-Cheung Chau, Central-Mui Wo and Inter Islands (between Peng Chau, Mui Wo, Chi Ma Wan and Cheung Chau), together with one special ferry route (plying between North Point and Joss House Bay, Sai Kung during Tin Hau Festival only). First Ferry’s five main routes record a daily traffic footfall up to 38,000 passengers (as of 30 June, 2013)
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,944 contributions
Day Trip to Cheung Chau Island
Sep 2020
If you’re planning a day trip to Cheung Chau island, this is your ferry. It’s the only one to Cheung Chau. It really couldn’t be easier. The ferries run all day, roughly every 30-40 min from #5 Central Pier (the same place that the Star ferries leave from).
Central Pier is only a short walk from HK MTR station and the piers are numbered in order, from 1-10 so just walk halfway down to #5. You can’t go wrong.
You don’t even have to plan ahead because you buy your ticket at the gate (or use Octopus card) so you can make a spontaneous decision to go or not, on the day. Handy if weather is looking iffy because you want a good, sunny day for Cheung Chau.
The only decision you have to make is whether to take the big, slow ferry or the small, fast ferry. Unlike Goldilocks, there is no middle ‘just right’ option.
Both leave from #5. The slow ferry takes just under an hour and costs $13.6HKD one way. The fast ferry takes half that time and is almost double the cost, $26.8HKD (it’s a bit more on Sundays). Either way, it is incredibly cheap travel for what is a very scenic ride.
If you tend to get queasy on boats, I’d recommend the fast ferry. It’s a smoother ride and has a/c throughout. However, the thing I really like about the slow ferry is that you can sit outside and enjoy the view, making it a very cruisy trip.
There are toilets on both ferries, plenty of room for bulky bags and backpacks and you can buy drinks and some snacks.
We caught the fast ferry both ways on our recent trip to Cheung Chau, but only because there was one leaving shortly.
Written October 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,100 contributions
One of Hong Kong's regular ferry service providers
Feb 2020
New World First Ferry (or just First Ferry) is a service provider in Hong Kong providing sea bound transportation around Hong Kong including routes to/from outlying islands and popular places such as Cheng Chau, Peng Chau and Mui Wo.

Ferry service is similar to the Star Ferry and can be boarded by way of ferry piers. Entry can be purchased by way of cash payment or with an Octopus Card. Route service schedules are available at the piers or on their website directly.

Recently used First Ferry for a journey between Central and Cheung Chau and found my ferry trips to be just fine. Inside seating areas are standard and of little interest. Sailings went smoothly and were on time. Little more to comment other than finding First Ferry service on this route to be just fine and as expected.
Written March 2, 2020
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RayICue
Cornelius, NC3,888 contributions
No Problem, easy to use
Oct 2019 • Friends
We used this obviously to get to the island Cheung Chau. Ferry was punctual, on time, and clean comfortable. On off was typical crowded crunch. Not sure why everyone can’t queue with more class ! But the ferry is recommended.
Written October 27, 2019
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ceciliamorrison
East Grinstead, UK1,068 contributions
Good way to travel
Oct 2019 • Couples
One picks up the ferry at Central Pier Hong Kong Island. There is a fast one, which is newer with cold ac and a slightly slower one which is older, seats not so comfortable. But both are good. We travelled to 2 or 3 Islands with First Ferry and the on/off was very efficient. They run very regularly and there is a time table online.
Written October 19, 2019
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Lupe Martinez
39 contributions
Get on the water!
Apr 2019 • Couples
This was my first trip to HK and I am passionate about getting out on the water whenever I travel. First Ferry was quick, they depart every 7 minutes! You get amazing views of both HK and Kowloon side and you’re on the water!! Do this, it’s worth it!!
Written April 22, 2019
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,280 contributions
Punctual and clean
Nov 2018 • Couples
What more can i say about the ferry. we arrived at the terminal, bought our tickets and were on our way from Mui Wo to HK, pier 6 within a few minutes. I did not pay any attention to the price as we were using Octopus Cards and it was raining but it must have been the fast ferry as we were in HK 30 minutes later. Comfortable seats and smooth sailing.
Written December 13, 2018
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Walter Ash
271 contributions
HK to Lantau
Jul 2018 • Family
We walked from Central to Pier 6 for the fast ferry to Lantau. It was £3 each (HKD $30) Which for a 25 minute fast crossing was fabulous value for money. We bought the tickets in the kiosk but you can use your Octopus card, and leapt aboard. It is twin deck but no outdoor space, but seats are leather and like aircraft seats. It was air conditioned but sitting by the window in the sun was a bit hot. You can move around though. No refreshments are sold onboard but you are allowed to eat and drink your own. Easy fun and fast way to travel!
Written July 20, 2018
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eastridg
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
Mui Wo from Central
Feb 2018 • Couples
A comfortable return trip to Mui Wo from Central on the ordinary (slow) ferry. We travelled deluxe class, which offers airconditioned comfort away from the crowds. Well worth the extra few dollars to upgrade the seats from those downstairs.
Written February 18, 2018
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Anthony S
Coombabah, Australia1,198 contributions
Clean and frequent services
Dec 2017 • Solo
Found the First Ferry service to Cheung Chau clean, reasonable fast, well priced with frequent services. The ferry is easily caught from near the Staf Ferry Terminal or MTR station
Plus you get a great view equivalent to a harbour cruise day or night
Written January 18, 2018
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Ralph J
Warrington, UK119 contributions
Great Views
Dec 2017 • Couples
We took the ferry across to Lantau on a Sunday, if you time it wrong you can have a wait for the next one (usually 30 mins) but the views across the water on the trip is worth it. Ferries are efficient & air conditioned
Written January 5, 2018
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