Boat and Ferry Travel
With fabulous views of both sides of Victoria Harbour, the Star Ferry is so much more than just a boat. This icon has been circling the harbor since 1888. Double-bowed, green-and-white vessels connect Central and Wan Chai with Kowloon in less than 10 minutes, daily from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm. A ride on the upper deck costs HK$2.50 on weekdays and HK$3.40 on weekends and public holidays, making it the cheapest scenic harbor tour in town. You can use cash or your Octopus Card to pay the fare. The Star Ferry also offers an hour-long harbor tour for HK$85 during the day and H$160 at night.
There’s also regular ferry service to outlying islands, such as Lantau, Lamma, and Cheung Chau. Ordinary ferries are cheap but slow, while fast ferries travel at twice the speed for twice the price. As a general rule, fares are more expensive at night. You can pick up printed copies of the ferry schedules at the Hong Kong Tourist Board information center at the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Concourse.
Discovery Bay Transportation Services Limited. 2238–1188; www.discoverybay.com.hk.
New World First Ferry. 2131–8181; www.nwff.com.hk.
Star Ferry. 2367–7065; www.starferry.com.hk.