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Star Ferry
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$137.24*
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Afternoon City Coach Tour Plus Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup in Hong Kong...
Ranked #2 of 808 things to do in Hong Kong
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

I made a point of finding the ferry port as I had to have a trip on the ferry. I ended up using it to get to/from Kowloon each evening, for roughly 20 pence it was amazing value and a lovely way to see the harbour lights. I even did the 1 hr trip which was a great way of finding out more about the HK harbour and getting your bearings.

Visited September 2012
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“amazing after sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

watching the Hong Kong Island from Star Ferry Pier is amazing during evening . there are lots of tall building on the other side of the habour

Visited October 2012
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“A must do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

The ferry is cheap and safe and very quick. make sure you sit on the correct sides for taking pictures of Kowloon or Hong Kong Island and is just incredible at night.

Visited October 2012
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“Odd shaped but it works”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

The Star ferries have no Bows or Sterns as they ply between piers on Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Once docked the skipper moves to the wheelhouse to steer in the next direction as these ships have dual controls. When I first saw these ferries it struck me as odd but I am now convinced that the system is brilliant. Also the backs of the bench seats can be moved so the passengers can see the views ahead of them. Sometimes, though, people do not move the seat backs so you see a mixed group of people viewing where they are going and some seeing where they have been.
If you are over 65 and have bought an Octopus card that can be used pretty much everywhere just swipe it and go through the turnstile. The fare will be ZERO Hong Kong dollars. This is the city's way of thanking its senior citizens for living that long. :) BTW previously there used to be separate lane for senior citizens but this year they cancelled that and ask that you use your Senior Octopus card.
You can use the Star ferry system to get to your destination or just hop from one to another and have a great sightseeing tour of the city and Victoria Harbor.

Visited October 2012
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“Easy and Convenient”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

This was not far from our hotel and it was easy and cheap to get to Hong Kong. At $2.50HK dollars for each ride it's a bargin…

Visited September 2012
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