The Star Ferry, one of the must-do's in Hong Kong, has been
running for about a century.
It is a leisurely 5-minute ride across the Victoria
Harbor for at most just HK$3 (~US 40cents, weekend & public holidays). Locals still take
it routinely. (Weekday adult upper deck fare: HK2.50)
There's one just about every 5 or 10 minutes, operating from
early in the morning till a bit after 11 o'clock at night.
There are three routes: one between Tsim
Sha Tsui and Central,
one between Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan
Chai, and one between Hung Hom and Wan Chai. They're all
short routes of under 15 minutes or so.
A good thing to do will be to take it from Central to Tsim
Sha Tsui, and then take the one from there to Wanchai. Arriving
at Wanchai, you can walk around the Golden Bauhinia Square & HK
Convention and Exhibition Center where the 1997 handover
ceremonies were held.
ferry has two decks. The bottom deck is cheaper, but riding even the
upper deck won't break your piggy bank. The
bottom deck is not as nice and if you don't like diesel fumes,
upper deck is your choice. But then, for some reason, the ferries
Chai and Tsim
Sha Tsui only take passengers on the upper deck.