Star Ferry Harbour Tour

It's impossible to miss Hong Kong's iconic skyline when in the city, take in the world-famous views with a relaxing cruise on the historic Star Ferry.

The Hong Kong Pass Free harbour day cruise with the Star Ferry Normally HK$105 - Free with Hong Kong Pass

Impressive skyscrapers set against a backdrop of rolling and rugged mountains, Hong Kong is home to one of the best city skylines in the world. The best way to see the city's best views and learn about Hong Kong's waterfront history is with a Star Ferry harbour cruise. Discover HK's different neighbourhoods from Sheung Wan and Tsim Sha Tsui to Central, Causeway Bay, Hung Hom and more during this unmissable 1-hour cruise.

Since its founding in 1880, the Star Ferry is the primary passenger ferry service across Hong Kong Victoria Harbour. Board the double-decker Shining Star ferry, take a step back in time to the 1920s and enjoy the views on the open decks or in the air-conditioned onboard cafe.

Hong Kong Pass Tips

  • Enjoy a 1-hour Star Ferry cruise of Hong Kong harbour
  • You must redeem your Star Ferry cruise ticket before boarding
  • Indoor and outdoor decks
  • Recorded commentary for Hong Kong's famous buildings
  • Board from Tsim Sha Tsui or Central piers

Redeem your Star Ferry cruise ticket

  • Show your Hong Kong Pass at any of the Big Bus Tours Information Centres to collect your Harbour Tour ticket:
    Big Bus Tours Information Centre (Central)
    Shop i2, 1st Floor, Central Ferry Pier 7
    9:00am – 6:00pm
    Big Bus Tours Information Centre (Tsim Sha Tsui)
    Unit KP-38, 1 st Floor, Kowloon Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui
    9:00am – 6:45pm
  • After collecting your Harbour Tour ticket, please arrive at the Star Ferry Harbour Tour counter at least 15 minutes prior to departure time:
    Tsim Sha Tsui ticketing counter, Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
    10:20am – 8:45pm
    Central ticketing counter, Central Pier No.7, Central, Hong Kong Island
    11:45am – 8:05pm 

Did You Know? - Star Ferry Facts

  • The Star Ferry opened in 1880
  • The mooring method not changed since the 19th century - a sailor onboard tosses a rope to another sailor on the pier who catches it with a long billhook before mooring it up to the pier
  • During the Japanese occupation of WWII, the Golden Star and Meridian Star boats were used to transport prisoners of war
  • In the book and film adaptation of The World of Suzie Wong, character Robert Lomax meets Suzie Wong onboard the Star Ferry

Learn more with our guide to the Star Ferry.

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Getting to Star Ferry Harbour Tour

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Getting to Star Ferry Harbour Tour

  • Star Ferry Harbour Tour Central Ferry Pier 7 or Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier
  • Closest Subway Central or Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Closest Bus Stop See map
  • Big Bus hop on hop off Tour Stops Stop 1 on Hong Kong Island Tour (red route)
    Stop 10 on Kowloon Tour (blue route)
    Stop 17 on Stanley Tour (green route)

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Opening Times

Central Pier tour times
12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm
1 Feb - 20 Sept: 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm, 5:15pm

Tsim Sha Tsui departure times
11:55am, 12:55pm, 1:55pm, 2:55pm, 3:55pm, 4:55pm
1 Feb - 20 Sept: 11:55am, 12:55pm, 1:55pm, 2:55pm, 3:55pm, 4:55pm, 5:55pm

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