When it comes to iconic waterways, Victoria Harbour is going to rank near the top of any well-informed list. Important in the past and today as a shipping port, the financial center of Asia has also developed an iconic skyline.
The ferry has frequent departures as it is a regular commuter service; try not to get in people's way if you're trying to get photos. I traveled across during a weekday while everyone else was at work or school so my ferry was relatively empty.
The Star Ferry has been running since 1888, and naturally can be accessed from Kowloon or Hong Kong Island. Kowloon's ferry terminal is a short walk from the MTR (subway system) Tsim Sha Tsui Station - head toward the clock tower. On the Hong Kong side (Central), the ferry is at the end of Man Yiu Street, a short walk from Hong Kong Station or Central Station. There is also a ferry at Wan Chai. Ferry rates are $2.50 on weekdays and $3.40 (HKD) on weekends. That's less than 50 cents per ride in US dollars.