HK Water Taxi resumes service, round-trip ferry service from Central To Tai start 29th May

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21st May 2022 – (Hong Kong) “Water Taxi” was temporarily suspended due to the fifth wave of the epidemic. With the stabilisation of the epidemic and the further relaxation of social distancing measures by the government, the water taxi has resumed service today (21st) and the company announced that it will add direct routes from Central to Tai O. The round-trip ferry journey from Tai O will start on Sunday from the 29th of this month.

The round-trip fare is HK$130 and the one-way voyage time is about 90 minutes. It is convenient for citizens to travel to Tai O on Sunday. Hong Kong Water Taxi stated that there are only two direct trips between Central and Tai O on Sundays. The first one departs from Central Pier 9 at 9.30am in the morning, and the other departs at 4.15pm in the afternoon. From the Tai O Public Pier, the round-trip fare is HK$130 per person, and the price is the same for adults and children. Infants under 3 years old are free.

The ferry will pass by Kwai Tsing Container Terminal, Tsing Ma Bridge, Tuen Mun Gold Coast, Hong Kong International Airport, near the bottom of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Tseng Kwan Shek. It is also said that depending on luck, there is a chance for citizens to see Chinese white dolphins . The “water taxi”, which has been in operation for 20 years, set sail in July last year. It has provided limited services since 1st July last year. There are also services between Hung Hom and Central via Tsim Sha Tsui East every Saturday.

To coincide with the opening of the M+ Museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District, the operator has launched another short-haul route since November last year, providing 2 services between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui via West Kowloon on Sundays and public holidays. Due to the outbreak of the epidemic, the above routes were suspended from 16th January and 9th February this year respectively.

The latest Legislative Council document shows that water taxis carried 3,569 passengers last year, or less than 600 passengers per month.

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