Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Star Ferry

The Star Ferry in Hong Kong is one of the cheapest ways to enjoy the skylines of both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. 

The company was established in 1880 with a single steamboat dubbed "the Morning Star" and has grown to a fleet of nine ferries. The ferry goes to and from either Central or Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island to Kowloon's Tsim Sha Tsui. They also provide the only licensed harbour tour in Hong Kong aboard the "Shining Star," a replica of the steamboats used in the 1920's. The tour is an hour long and even has an air-conditioned cafe for those hot and humid summer days.

The ferry costs HK$2.50 (about US$0.32) Monday through Friday and HK$3.00 (about US$0.38) on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays. It's such a great deal!  

The ferry ride is an iconic part of Hong Kong that should not be missed by anyone visiting the city. It's inexpensive and beautiful both day and night

Have you ever ridden the Star Ferry in Hong Kong or another famous ferry somewhere else? What did you think? We would love to hear about your experiences in the comments. 

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