I traveled to Macau and back from Hong Kong in “super class” on a TurboJet ferry with a friend for one epic night of partying in Asia’s Vegas. The ferries are quick to load and unload, and the journey itself takes a little over an hour. Even with a window seat, there isn’t a lot to see or do on the boat, so make sure your phone or laptop is fully charged before you head off.
Sadly, our cellphone service died while we were still in sight of the pier at HK, and there was no Wi-Fi option on the boat, nor was there an inter-provider agreement with Three to allow connections in Macau without a new SIM card. There are SIM card dispensing machines right in the terminal at either end, but bring your credit card and plan ahead.
The “super class” breakfast meal of instant ramen and beer was hilarious, but appreciated nonetheless. Definitely pack your favorite nausea/motion sickness prevention pills, because this is a bumpy ride.
Plan your journey ahead of time by checking the schedule and buying tickets online.