Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hong Kong Star Ferry

The Star Ferry that runs between Hong Kong Central / Wan Chai to Tsim Tsha Tsui is an exciting and beautiful trip. Actually it’s the Number one most exciting ferry boat trip in the world, just ahead of the  the Sausalito Ferry to San Francisco according to The Society of American Travel Writers.
The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), the world's largest organization of professional travel journalists and photographers, recently polled its members to come up with the Top 10 most exciting ferry rides in the world. Here’s what some of them had to say:
“A ride aboard Hong Kong's Star Ferry is crammed with views and people to create the cheapest multi-cultural, multi-sensory cruise experience in the world." Chris McBeath, guide book author and freelance travel writer

"The view from Hong Kong's Star Ferry at twilight is one of the best in the world." Catherine Watson, freelance writer/photographer

"Hong Kong's Star Ferry provides great views of the city skylines and a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Hong Kong people for under a buck." Robin Robinson, Toronto Sun travel editor

"Star Ferry is the perfect introduction to the controlled frenzy that is Hong Kong." Fred Gebhart, freelance travel writer.
We try to take the Star Ferry as much as possible when we’re in Hong Kong and find it to be an exiting and beautiful way to get from Central or Wan Chai to Kowloon with beautiful world class views as you pass everything from Junks to freighters to cruise ships. 
It’s a great 20 minute ride across Victoria Harbor and only costs between 2- 3 Hong Kong Dollars which is .25 - .38 USD. What a deal. The ferries themselves are fantastic and look like they’re from the 1800’s but are all modified with diesel-electric engines.
The Star Ferry is one of the greatest things to do in Hong Kong and can’t wait to get back there and ride one. Highly recommended!

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