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Review of Cotai Water Jet

Cotai Water Jet
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Cotai Water Jet Round-Trip Ferry Tickets Between Hong Kong and Macau
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Owner description: Our maritime jet fleet – renowned for its fast, efficient, and hassle free service – offers passengers up to 86 sailings per day between the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, the Hong Kong-China Ferry Terminal, the Hong Kong Airport Skypier, and the Macau-Taipa Ferry Terminal and Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminals.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

i rode cotaijet from taipa ferry terminal to hongkong macau ferry terminal in hongkong. the cotai jet harbour in taipa worst than macau ferry terminal. Although the interior of cotai jet better than turbo jet,the cotai jet rode more terrible. It felt just like rode a roller coaster. i don't know it was because of the big wave or something else.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you are staying in any hotel at Cotai Strip then this is best and cheapest option for travel. Other mode of transport is Helicopter which is obviously very very costly.

Jet were new but ride was shaky for some time both while going and coming. It takes you upto Taipa terminal of Macau which is very near to Cotai Strip. One can board into the free shuttle of various hotels to get down to the destination. We stayed at ‘The Venetain’ and Cotai Jet is having dedicated counter in that hotel. So a return trip can be booked with some additional offers in the hotel.

The whole journey taken nearly an hour after boarding. I found turbo Jet ships faster than Cotai however from outside Cotai looks attractive and new. We went Macau by economy class of Cotai Jet which was decent. While returning we paid HKD 50 extra per passenger for the upgraded to first class. Only benefit in first class is a little clearer view and refreshment options. We did not look much outside because sun was just above us and refreshment hardly had any options for options for vegetarians (only coke). So first class journey is just okay and economy class journey is more value for money.

People having motion sickness might find difficulty when ship runs or shakes in between but overall it was a safe journey.

3  Thank Mohit M
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

This ferry brings you to Taipa, which is just around the corner from the Cotai Strip. So it is best for those who are staying at hotels around the Cotai Strip such as Venetian, Sheraton etc.

It appears to be newer and more comfortable than the other ferry TurboJet, though it seems to be less frequent.

From Taipa to reach Macau island (e.g. where the ruins of St. Paul is), it is a 20min taxi ride.

2  Thank rdreamer
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We took the Cotai Ferry to Taipa because it was convenient for the City of Dreams and the Grand Hyatt. Another review recommended upgrading to First Class, but frankly it's not worth the little extra it costs (about $200 HKD for 3 people). It is a 60-70 minute trip and a fairly smooth ride. We took the economy class on the return trip and the differences were:

First Class had seats that were soiled and leaned back, making it difficult to get in and out of the rows; First Class provided a free pop or small (tiny) bottle of water and ramen noodles; First Class gets off the ferry before Economy Class. You pay more.

Economy class had comfortable seats that didn't recline (or at least they weren't permanently in reclining position); no free drinks. You exit after First Class. It costs less.

The restroom was pretty clean. Avoid the stairs whilst en route unless you can hold onto the handrail! Both ferrys were fast, pretty clean, no rubbish. The crew quickly took our orders for drinks or ramen in First Class and cleared the little tray quickly as well, but were no where to be seen in the Economy return trip!

NOTE: There are many shuttles to the City of Dreams upon exiting Immigration. We took the City of Dreams shuttle to the Grand Hyatt, the second stop after the Hard Rock Hotel. The bus was anything but dreamy and had a strong mildew smell. We had to ask the driver repeatedly to open the luggage door and then put our own bags into the compartment because he / they wouldn't exit the bus, both ways! It was free though, and only accentuates the "you get what you pay for" adage!

That said, we won't pay for First Class again and bring our own drinks!

3  Thank IntrepidTravelerMe2
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We went from Hong Kong to Taipa on the Cotaijet. We actually got to the terminal too early as we allowed extra time to go through immigration. I had booked the tickets on their web page from home. It was a public holiday and I thought that the ferries would be fully booked.

Thought we were in for a long wait at the terminal. We were approached by one of the staff, and told that if we wanted to catch an earlier ferry and not wait so long, that we should go to the standby line. We stood in this line for 5 mins beore we where told that we would be boarding the ferry leaving in 10 mins. Very happy about this.

The seats were nice and comfy. But I was very disappointed as all the windows had painted signs of them and you couldnt see the scenery outside. No choice but to have a nana nap. Trip took 1 hour.

Thankfully we didnt take our suitcases with us to Macau, as the footpath from the ferry to immigration, was not good. There is a new terminal being built at Taipa.

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