If you have ever seen a red iconic traditional Chinese junk boat sailing in the Victoria Harbour -- either online or in person, you might have seen Dukling before.
While there are still a few junk boats sailing in the harbor, most are modern boats modelled after antique ones, and Dukling is the only original traditional Chinese junk boat still operating in Hong Kong.
Built in 1955, Dukling is now 68 years old. Before being a harbor cruise, it was used by former fishermen to go fishing and was their home. Because the shape of the hull looks like a duck, the owner named the boat Dukling, meaning Holy Duck. "Dukling" weighs 50 tons and has a length of 18 meters. It is a traditional three-mask Chinese wooden junk boat.
Dukling is an icon of Hong Kong, witnessing the growth of Hong Kong from a small fishing village to an international metropolis today. Currently, Dukling offers Victoria Harbour boat tours, including sunset tours, the Symphony of Lights night cruise and daytime tours.