An Evening on the Aqua Luna
The Aqua Luna is one of the very few traditional Chinese junk boats left in Hong Kong. These boats are ancient sailing vessels that are still in use today. In the present day, these junks are used to give visitors harbour tours, to get a feel of Hong Kong’s heritage.
Iconically featured in many Hong Kong photos, the Aqua Luna is the famous brown boat with red sails and is a magnificent way to discover Hong Kong. Exquisitely hand-crafted from scratch, the Aqua Luna provides several variations of the harbour tour, so pick one that fits your needs!
A quintessential experience in Hong Kong, the cruise is a must for anyone coming to the city - no Hong Kong itinerary would be complete without an evening or night cruise on the harbour.
The Aqua group has recently launched the Aqua Luna II, a traditional junk, but with blue and white sails in reference to the Ming Dynasty. Together, both junks offers 45-minute harbour cruises with lounge beds for guests to relax in style, while enjoying the famed Hong Kong skyline with a complimentary cocktail in hand. Sounds like a perfect way to end a day of exploring!
An evening on the Aqua Luna can be easily accommodated into your itinerary because of its pick up points. You could finish exploring Sheung Wan and Central and then head down to the Central Ferry piers, or you could explore the museums and urban life in Tsim Sha Tsui and Mongkok and then head down to the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier. You could even fit in a Big Bus Tour during the day and then get off at Central pier or Tsim Sha Tsui! Even if you’ve only got 3 days in Hong Kong, this is one of the experiences you’ve got to do.
Harbour Discovery Tour
These are hop-on, hop-off harbour tours that operate 5 times a day on weekdays, with stops at Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Wan Chai and Hung Hom.
Tsim Sha Tsui, Pier 1, Hong Kong Cultural Center - 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm.
Central, Pier 9 - 12.10pm, 1.10pm, 2.10pm 3.10pm, 4.10pm.
Wan Chai Pier - 12.20pm, 1.20pm, 2.20pm, 3.20pm, 4.20pm.
Hung Hom Pier - 12.40pm, 1.40pm, 2.40pm, 3.40pm, 4.40pm.
Evening Harbour Cruise
These cruises are 45 minute cruises in the evening, between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. Definitely try to get the 7.30pm or 7.45pm sailings to catch the Symphony of Lights, but don’t forget to make a reservation beforehand! Either way, any of the sailings on this cruise will be spectacular. Watch the sunset go down spectacularly, or enjoy the night lights of Hong Kong’s famous skyline!
Tsim Sha Tsui, Pier 1, Hong Kong Cultural Center - 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm, 10.30pm.
Central, Pier 9 - 5.45pm, 6.45pm, 7.45pm, 8.45pm, 9.45pm, 10.45pm.
Note - the 10.30pm departure only runs on Fridays and weekends.
Stanley Day Cruise
This cruise goes from Central and Tsim Sha Tsui to Stanley, where the famous Stanley Market is located. This cruise is only on weekends.
Central, Pier 9 - 12pm.
Tsim Sha Tsui, Pier 1, Hong Kong Cultural Center - 12.15pm. Arrives at 1.45pm, and departs at 3.30pm.
Things to know before you go
Sit on the upper deck for comfortable seating and best views.
Board at Tsim Sha Tsui where the tour begins. This way you’ll be able to get the best seats.
Purchase the Hong Kong Tourist Pass to skip the lines to Hong Kong’s top experiences. Start your day on the Big Bus Tour, and finish up in style on the Aqua Luna. With the HKTP, visitors can skip the queues and get admission into both.
Arrive 15 minutes before sailing.
It takes 10-15 minutes to walk from to the piers, depending on where you’re coming from.
Getting to Tsim Sha Tsui Pier - Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, Exit L6. Follow signs to Hong Kong Cultural Center.
Getting to Central Pier - Central MTR Station. Follow signs to ferry piers.