Are there better ways than enjoying the Fireworks Harbour Tour on Victoria Harbour? Hong Kong is about to celebrate the 68th Anniversary of Founding of the People’s Republic of China with splendid fireworks show on the 1st of October 2017.

Why not celebrate this special anniversary aboard a cruise ship or one of Hong Kong’s iconic traditional Junk boats? Sailing to the middle of Victoria Harbour and feel the stunning scenery in the closest distance. Nothing beats these views and there is no better vantage point to enjoy the spectacular fireworks.

Beside enjoying the fireworks from all the recommended best locations, you also have a chance to watch the fireworks while you are on the Victoria Harbour. There are several travel companies offering different options.

If you are just checking out for standard harbour tour (Day Harbour Tour, Night Harbour Tour and Symphony of Lights Harbour Tour), you can also get an overview from Review of Hong Kong Victoria Harbour Tours.

Fireworks Victoria Harbour Tour - Aqua Luna Tour

Fireworks Harbour Tour

Hong Kong Harbour Tours – DUK LING
The Last Authentic Traditional Fishing Junk

DUK LING was built in Macau in 1950s and served as fishing boat in Hong Kong till 1985. It was restored to her original glory and re-sails on Victoria Harbour since 2005. As an icon of Hong Kong, it is now “the only inheritant sailing junk in Hong Kong”. It represents Hong Kong’s glorious history as well as the impression of Hong Kong while Hong Kong was a fishing village.

Fireworks Harbour Tour - Duk Ling Tour

DUK LING Harbour Tour

2017 DUK LING National Day Fireworks Tour (latest)

Smile Unlimited soft drink and beer + 2 glasses of red/white wine + snack
camera Watch fireworks display
clock 19:15 – 21:45 (the 1st of October 2017)
map Mau Tau Kok Public Pier (19:15) and Tong Shui Road Pier (19:35)
Price HK$ 688 for adult / HK$ 638 for child and senior

Map and Location of Piers:

The DUK LING Junk ride can only be booked directly from their official website “https://www.dukling.com.hk/. Last but not least, we also would like to mention that you can private charter the DUK LING for your own and individual Harbour Tour experience.

Aqua Luna
Chinese Junk Harbour Tour

Taking Aqua Lana and sailing on Victoria Harbour is a unique experience. Aqua Luna junk is operated by the Aqua Restaurant Group and is one of the last remaining traditional junks still in operation in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Harbour Tours - Aqua Luna Harbour Tour

Red-sail Aqua Luna Junk Boat

Hong Kong Harbour Tours - White Sail Aqua Luna Harbour Tour

White-sail Aqua Luna Junk Boat

2017 Aqua Luna National Day Fireworks Tour (latest)

Smile 2-hour Night Tour with dinner meal in HuTong or Aqua restaurant
camera Watch fireworks display
clock 20:00 – 22:00 (the 1st of October 2017)
map Embark at Hung Hom Pier (red-sail boat, 19:30)
map Embark at North Point Public Pier (white-sail boat, 19:30)
Price HK$ 988 for adult / HK$ 588 for child and senior (limited to 60 persons per boat)

Map and Location of Piers:

Please refer to the original website of Aqua Luna (http://www.aqualuna.com.hk) for more information about the special day cruises as well as the exact sailing schedule and pick up times.

Watertours Fireworks Harbour Tour

Watertours Hong Kong Ltd. is a subsidiary of Wing On Travel and established in the late 1950s. Their tour is on a Chinese-style tour boat offering narrations in English (supplementary by Putonghua).

Hong Kong Harbour Tours - Watertours Harbour Tour (Wing On Travel 220 persons ship)

Watertours Harbour Tour

The price includes pick-up service from selected hotels.

2017 Watertours National Day Fireworks Display Cruise (latest)

Smile Open bar onboard and potato chips
camera Watch fireworks display
clock 19:45 – 21:45 (the 1st of October 2017)
map Embark at Sai Wan Ho Public Pier (19:30)
Price HK$ 480 per person

Map and Location of Piers:

If you have interests in this Harbour Tour, please book through the webpage of HK Watertours (http://www.watertours.com.hk/) or simply give them a call at +(852)2926 3868.

Fireworks Harbour Cruise from Bauhinia Ltd.

Similar to Watertours Harbour Tour, you can enjoy a buffer dinner on board as well as fireworks. The boat from Bauhinia Ltd. is a three-deck boat with a capacity of 300 passengers.

Harbour Cruise – Bauhinia

Harbour Cruise – Bauhinia

The Harbour Cruise from Bauhinia Ltd. will board at Hung Hom Ferry Pier. Just take MTR to Hung Hom station / Whampoa station and follow the map below to get to the pier.

National Day Fireworks Display 2017 – Dinner Cruise (latest)

Smile 2-hour Night Tour with Dinner Buffet (live band performance included)
camera Watch national fireworks during dinner
clock Embark from Hung Hom Ferry Pier (before 19:30)
Price HK$ 680 per person ( child under 1 is for free)

Map and Location of Piers:

For your reference, there was Star Ferry operating between Hung Hom to Central/Wan Chai, which is unfortunately closed at the end of March 2012 (more details please refer to the article” Final sailings or the End of the Star Ferry Services from Hung Hom” ). It is about 15-20 minute walk from the Hung Hom MTR station to the Hung Hom pier. So please plan your schedule ahead of time.

Fireworks Harbour Tour from Jetway Express Ltd.
(not offer Fireworks Harbour Tour since 2014)

There was another option for watching fireworks on the harbor tour from Jetway Express Ltd. also offers pick-up service. But they are not offering fireworks harbour tour in the past year.

However, they still operate the day tours. Their boats is a Chinese Junk Boat called “Oriental Dragon”. Please be aware that the dinner included is seafood dinner and is at Lei Yue Mun Fishing Village (not on board). However, they provide Tour narrations in five languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, German as well as Italian.

If you have interests in this Harbour Tour, please contact:
Jetway Express Ltd.
Enquiries Call: +(852) 2336 6916 (8:30am-6:30pm daily)
Email: jetwayhk@biznetvigator.com

box-info2 Do You Know
  • The prices of the above tours are much higher than their usual prices (almost 2-3 times). The main reason of course is that these tours will be during the firework display. Therefore, if you are more interested in one harbor tour instead of specific fireworks harbor tour, you can check out other options of Hong Kong Victoria Harbour Tours.

  • Be aware that the quotas of these harbor tours are limited. If you want to experience this special firework event with this unique way, please contact with the companies and book as soon as possible while seats are still available.

  • If you unfortunately miss the chance of getting a ticket, don’t be unhappy. Usually on the 1st of October (China National Day), on the last day of a year (31st of December) and on the second day of Chinese Lunar Year, Hong Kong will also have fireworks display. You can consider to book it if you have a chance to visit Hong Kong by the time.

  • Otherwise, just go to locations we recommend in our article “Where Are the Best Places to Enjoy Hong Kong Fireworks Show“. Watching on land is also fantastic.

By |Aug 22nd, 2017|

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