Most of us are familiar with the stunning night view of Victoria Harbour and the renowned “A Symphony of Lights” show, usually enjoyed from the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. However, I want to introduce you to a different and extraordinary experience of Victoria Harbour, offering an alternative way to admire the “world’s top three night views.”
Last Sunday, our group of 25 people chartered a medium-sized yacht for a leisurely cruise along Victoria Harbour, accompanied by the mesmerizing “A Symphony of Lights” show. It was my first time exploring Victoria Harbour by boat, and the experience was truly enchanting. Viewing the harbor’s night scenery from the middle of the sea was simply captivating. To add to the excitement, we later indulged in a sumptuous seafood feast at Lei Yue Mun.
Here’s a breakdown of our evening itinerary:
Meeting at Tsim Sha Tsui Pier → Star Walk, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Museum of Art → Lei Yue Mun (Disembark for dinner) → Disperse at Tsim Sha Tsui Pier
We gathered at Tsim Sha Tsui Pier at 7:20 pm and officially set sail at 7:30 pm. Cruising along the Star Walk, we passed by iconic landmarks such as the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. The weather was pleasantly cool that day, and the gentle sea breeze along the expansive coastline made the experience even more delightful.
At precisely 8:00 pm, the “A Symphony of Lights” show began. Watching it from the boat was undoubtedly the best vantage point, surpassing the view from the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront near the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. The buildings on both sides of the harbor illuminated with a kaleidoscope of colorful lights and laser beams, illuminating the entire Victoria Harbour. The lights continuously danced and changed, bringing vibrancy to the harbor. As the speed of the light show increased, all the buildings lit up simultaneously, creating the most dazzling and radiant moment. We quickly grabbed our phones to capture the final scene of “A Symphony of Lights.”
Apart from “A Symphony of Lights,” some people choose to venture out on special occasions such as National Day, New Year’s Eve countdown, and Lunar New Year to witness the famous fireworks display over Victoria Harbour.
After the conclusion of “A Symphony of Lights,” the captain navigated the boat towards Lei Yue Mun. Yes, we arrived at Lei Yue Mun for a seafood feast. After a short walk from the pier, we reached Lei Yue Mun Seafood Restaurant. We ordered a variety of seafood dishes, and my personal favorites were the salt and pepper mantis shrimp, garlic butter lobster, and garlic steamed scallops with vermicelli. They were incredibly flavorful and fresh! The captain often recommends interesting routes and itineraries. So, if you’re ever unsure about your next destination, don’t hesitate to ask the captain for suggestions. You might be pleasantly surprised! (Actually, the idea of dining at Lei Yue Mun was suggested by the captain, and it turned out to be a fantastic recommendation!)
After enjoying this delightful seafood meal, we headed back to the boat to return to Tsim Sha Tsui Pier. We arrived around 10:00 pm and dispersed.
💁 The captain of Yacht Holimood is highly professional, and if you have any questions or need assistance in planning the best boating route, feel free to consult the captain.
💡The boat we chartered that evening was JY01N, a well-equipped yacht for urban nighttime cruises.