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Aqua Luna, Hong Kong

Cruising Victoria Harbour in a hand-crafted junk, surrounded by Hong Kong's spectacular skyline


The Aqua Luna is a hand-crafted vessel, made entirely using traditional methods by a Hong Kong craftsman. It has been sailing around Victoria Harbour since 2006 doing 45-minutes harbour cruises day and night and also day cruises.

It is divided in two decks, where you can also order drinks (the first drink is included in the ticket). Its name in Cantonese, Cheung Po Tsai, comes from the name of a famous pirate in the South China Sea. It is property of the Aqua Restaurant Group.
 We picked the Aqua Luna for cruising the harbour because of its beauty, because it is allegedly the last remaining of these traditional junks and because there was a free drink (wine) included in the price. The wine was not good, but the experience was nice, we booked online for the Symphony of Lights cruise sailing at 7.30 pm from Tsim Sha Tsui's pier 1 (then picks up other people at Central, pier 9, at 7.45 pm, right in time for the lights show).
 If you are interested in this sailing to see the Symphony of lights, you must book online through their website, because the maximum capacity of the boat is 80 people and they get booked up quickly (they take reservations up to 10 days in advance). And if you want to be among the first ones to pick the best seats, arrive at least 40 minutes before the sailing time.
For us it was the best way to fully appreciate the Symphony of Lights show, that way we got to see the lights on both sides of the harbour.

 Aqua Luna
http://aqua.com.hk/
(check website for daily sailing times)
HK$195 per person, normal sailings; 19:30 & 19:45 cruises for 'Symphony of Lights Cruise' HK$275 per person
Departs several times daily from Pier Number 9 in Central and Pier Number 1 in Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel. +852 2116 8821
E-mail: aqualuna@aqua.com.hk