Take a stroll along Victoria Harbour and you may spot the imperial blue and white Mighty Ming Dragon soaring above the water. No we’re not on drugs, the brand new Aqua Luna II is unfurling her sails after two years of construction and she’s doing it in style!
Stealing the limelight somewhat from her famous big sister, the iconic Aqua Luna I (ironically smaller in size), the stunning new traditional Chinese junk boat and latest addition to the Hong Kong ‘bucket list’ is offering locals and visitors the chance to cruise against the city’s gorgeous skyline, and all Hong Kong ID holders the opportunity to sail for free on May 13 and 14 (from 12pm to 4pm).
During the day, guests can explore locations around the harbour on the hop-on/hop-off Harbour Discovery Tour, docking at destinations including Stanley, Cheung Chau, and Lamma Island. Night owls, on the other hand, can enjoy 45-minute cruises spent sipping on cocktails and relaxing on cushty lounge beds.
And that’s not all. Dim sum lovers will no doubt jump at the chance to hop on deck and tuck into a tasty lunch of signature dishes created by new eatery Dim Sum Library, available every Monday from 1pm (we’ve tried them, they’re epic!)
So if you have an HKID and you’re curious to ‘chase the dragon’, get yourself down to Central Harbourfront on May 13 and 14 and check her out. But be quick as it’s first-come, first-served, and don’t make too much of a fuss – we don’t want to make her big sister jealous!
Call (+852) 2116 8821 or visit aqualuna.com.hk for reservations and tag your nautical adventures with #localiiz.
Aqua Luna II Cruise Prices
Evening harbour cruises are priced from $195 and run from 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm from Central, and 5.45pm, 6.45pm, 8.45pm and 9.45pm from Tsim Sha Shui from Monday to Thursday. There are additional sails at 10.30pm/10.45pm from Friday to Sunday. All prices for Aqua Luna cruises include one complimentary beverage.
The ‘Symphony of Lights’ sail is $295, departing from both Central and Tsim Sha Tsui at 7.30pm and 7.45pm daily. Children’s tickets are available from $155 and $220 respectively.
Harbour Discovery Tours run from 12pm to 5pm daily, picking up and dropping off passengers at four key spots: Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Wan Chai, and Hung Hom. Day Passes are priced at $160 for adults and $100 for children.
Day Cruise to Stanley on Hong Kong Island’s south side is offered on every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Adult price round trip at $400 and single trip at $280, children’s tickets are available from $260 for a round trip and $190 for a single trip.
Lamma Day Tour runs every Wednesday, returning from Lamma Island at 3.45pm. Round trip priced at $500 for adults.
Cheung Chau Island Discovery Day Tour runs every Friday, returning from Cheung Chau Island at 3.45pm. Round trip priced at $500 for adults.
Dim sum cruises run every Monday boarding at 1pm from Tsim Sha Tsui and 1.15pm from Central. Tickets are priced at $400 for adults.