Hong Kong Dolphinwatch
Offers six different tours of the harbour on junk-style boats, as well as dinner and cocktail cruises. Prices range from HK$260 (HK$170...
Former Marine Police Headquarters
Built in 1884, this gorgeous Victorian complex is one of Hong Kong’s four oldest government buildings. It was used continuously by the...
Former KCR Clock Tower
This 44m-high clock tower (1915) in red-brick and granite on the southern tip of Salisbury Rd was once part of the southern terminus of...
Grand Ocean Cinema
This modern movie theatre complete with vibrating seats shows local and international blockbusters.
The name means ‘Shànghǎi Nights’. Dark woods and subtle lighting inspired by 1920s Shànghǎi fill the air with romance. The modern...
15th fl, Middle Block, 1528A Star House, 3 Salisbury Rd · interesting places nearby
Hong Kong Dolphinwatch information
Hong Kong Dolphinwatch was founded in 1995 to raise awareness of Hong Kong's wonderful pink dolphins and promote responsible ecotourism. It offers 2½-hour cruises to see them in their natural habitat. About 97% of the cruises result in the sighting of at least one dolphin; if none are spotted, passengers are offered a free trip.
Guides assemble in the lobby of the Kowloon Hotel Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui at 9am for the bus to Tung Chung via the Tsing Ma Bridge, from where the boat departs; the tours return at 1pm.
Between 100 and 200 misnamed Chinese white dolphins (Sousa chinensis) – they are actually bubble-gum pink – inhabit the coastal waters around Hong Kong, finding the brackish waters of the Pearl River estuary to be the perfect habitat. Unfortunately these glorious mammals, which are also called Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, are being threatened by environmental pollution, and their numbers are dwindling.