Situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula, Victoria Bay is the largest harbour in China and the third largest in the world. The harbour bustles day and night with all manner of watercraft – from the historic Star Ferries to cruise liners, cargo ships, and wooden fishing vessels.
The harbour was named after Queen Victoria in 1861 when the Kowloon Peninsula was ceded to Great Britain. As the natural centre of the territory’s dense urban region, the harbour has played host to many major public events, including the annual fireworks staged on the second night of the Lunar New Year, and its promenades are popular gathering places for residents and visitors alike. From the harbour one can enjoy stunning panoramic views: a myriad of lights twinkles at night from the skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula.
There is no better way to capture the magic of the harbour than by taking a cruise aboard a ferry, day or night.