Star Ferry - Hong Kong to Kowloon

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There are 9 ferries crossing between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon - and these form an essential part of the commuter transport and a great opportunity for tourists to explore. Named one of the 50 places of a lifetime to visit, by National Geographic Traveller, the Star Ferry's roots can be traced back to 1880 when Parsee cook Dorabjee Naorojee Mithaiwala, began a steamboat crossing with his boat - the Morning Star. By 1890, due to the service's popularity, there were 4 boats that were making this crossing - and later a second deck was added to the service. In May 1898, Sir Catchick Paul Chater purchased the boats and officially formed the Star Ferry Company. In 2003, the company launched a licensed 1-hour harbour tour - starting in Tsimshatsui and travelling to Central and Wanchai - and then returning to Tsimshatsui. There are different prices for upper deck and lower deck, and increased prices at the weekend. Tourists can buy a 4-Day ticket for $27.50. For the latest prices, check the company's website, linked to on this page. Image Credits: SHUJA OFFICIAL, Unsplash.com
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  • Central Ferry Pier No.7 (Star Ferry Pier), Central, Hong Kong
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    Standard 2.20 - 3.70 HKD
    Kids 1.50 HKD Under 12
    Seniors 0.00 HKD
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