Travelers may take Hung Hom to Central ferry to sail across the Victoria Harbor
Taking a local ferry ride is always a good way to TIY, tour Hong Kong yourself.
The Hung Hom to Central ferry, which just resumed in June 2020 mainly for the commuters, is a good choice to TIY, especially for the guests of Kerry Hotel and Harbor Grand Kowloon Hotel near the Hung Hom (South) Ferry Pier.
Just dodge the crowds in the morning and afternoon peak hours, travelers can see the best Victoria Harbor view when the ferry sails across the Victoria Harbor.
You can get the schedule and details from the Transport Department website for the Hung Hom to Central ferry.
Frank the tour guide shows travelers this ferry ride’s video and photos in this post.
Frank also brings clients to take the local ferry ride during his Hong Kong Kowloon full day private tour.
Travelers can be Frank’s clients to tour Hong Kong’s major highlights and hidden gems easily.
Dodge the peak hours crowds to see the nice Victoria Harbor by ferry
As the resumed ferry service is mainly for the commuters in the morning and around sunset, travelers should dodge the crowds to enjoy the more relaxed ride.
Quite often, if travelers take the ferry in the late morning and early afternoon on the weekdays, the ferry seems to become travelers’ semi-private yacht as the number of passengers is low.
It is easy and good to take a seat on the upper deck to enjoy the natural AC, i.e. the refreshing wind, and the scenery.
When the ferry leaves the Hung Hom Pier, TIY travelers first see the Kerry Hotel, Harbor Grand Kowloon Hotel, the short but modern business buildings on the Hung Hom waterfront and the compact cityscape of North Point on Hong Kong Island side.
When the ferry approaches East Tsim Sha Tsui, you can see the Avenue of Stars and the brand new 8th tallest building in Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside.
When the ferry is at the center of the Victoria Harbor, you can see the famous and major architectures of Hong Kong, Central Plaza, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Cultural Center, Clock Tower, and the tallest ICC.
It takes about 15 mins to sail to Central Pier No.8.
After alighting from the ferry, you may go to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and IFC Mall near the pier.
Through the IFC Mall, it is easy to walk to the Central-Mid-level Escalator.
You may take the travellator to reach the Old Town Central and the Soho Area.
At last, you may take the last ferry to enjoy the night view and go back.
From the Transport Department website, you can get the schedule and details of the Hung Hom to Central ferry.
Take local ferry ride and visit other attractions in Frank’s easy Hong Kong private tour
Taking a local ferry to cross the Victoria Harbor is always an interesting things-to-do for travelers.
Travelers can be Frank the tour guide’s clients in his easy, relaxed and popular Hong Kong Kowloon full day private tour programme, which includes the local ferry ride and local dim sum lunch.
The private car tour programme covers major highlights and hidden gems in the two main parts of the city, Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Nan Lian Garden etc.
See you in 2021!
Full day private car tour for Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Tour programme includes…
- English / Mandarin / Cantonese speaking private tour guide service
- Air-conditioned sightseeing car with driver
- One-way Peak Tram ride
- Sampan ride at Aberdeen
- One-way public ferry ride
- Local dim sum lunch