There is no better way to view the illustrious skyline and magnificent mountains and peaks of Hong Kong than from the Star Ferry. The Star Ferry is one of the most important forms of travel between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island through the Victoria Harbour, and is also a major attraction for the visitors to the region.
Established in 1880 by Dorabjee Naorojee Mithaiwala, the Star Ferry service has grown from just a simple boat ride across the harbour to a highly advanced service with a grand fleet of 9 ferries. The ferry ride is also considered to be the most value-for-money ride in terms of viewing sights and scenery, thus making it one of the most popular aspects of Hong Kong.
Named as one of the Top 50 Experiences of a Lifetime by National Geographic Traveller and ranked number 1 in the Top 10 Most Exciting Ferry Rides by the Society of American Travel Writers, this ferry service offers the best and most vibrant scenery of the island. Commuters are able to witness the natural beauty of the region’s mist covered peaks lush with greenery, while marvelling at the grandeur of Hong Kong’s large skyscrapers and towers.
A ride on one of these massive double decked ferries is rather exciting, with the ferries stopping at the middle of the harbour for a few minutes to give tourists the opportunity to absorb every intricate detail of Hong Kong’s beauty. One need not worry about the cost of a ride in one of the Star Ferries, as it costs a low price of US$ 2.50 which is why it has been praised for having a high value for money. The Star Ferry service provides a glorious view of the several piers on the Victoria Harbour, such as the Central Star Ferry Pier. This ferry ride is one of the safest and the most worthwhile experiences.
Located in Wanchai District of the island is the elegant and trendy Cosmo Hotel, a prominent Hong Kong boutique hotel. Staying at the Cosmo Hotel during your visit to the region will ensure you the best comfort and service along with luxurious accommodation in one of their elegant rooms and suites. The hotel is also surrounded by the likes of Causeway Bay and Times Square, making it an exceptional 4 star hotel Hong Kong.