Hong Kong – Star Ferries

Steaming in - taken from the pier waiting area, leaning out a window.

Steaming in – taken from the pier waiting area, leaning out a window.

The charming Star Ferry boats have been faithfully carrying passengers from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back since 1888. You can read more about them here and here.  In the photo above you are looking at Hong Kong island in the background.  In the photo below, you are looking east along the Kowloon waterfront. We rode the ferries over and back on both of the days we were in Hong Kong; they cost next to nothing.

The building behind the ferry terminal played a role during the evening light show with lights playing across it's large surfaces.   I believe it is an Arts Centre but cannot find it on a map to confirm.

The building behind the ferry terminal played a role during the evening light show with lights playing across it’s large surfaces. I believe it is an Arts Centre but cannot find it on a map to confirm.

There are several ferry routes. So while we waited at one berth you could see the boats coming and going from the neighbouring berths.

There are several ferry routes. So while we waited at one terminal you could see the boats coming and going from the neighbouring terminals.

Steaming out.

Steaming out.

A late evening sailing.

A late evening sailing.

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2 comments on “Hong Kong – Star Ferries

  1. Sandy Jess says:

    The modern building near ferry terminal is Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong Cultural Center I believe. Thanks for photos…would love to go back again!

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