Cotai Water Jet
Cotai Water Jet
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About
Launched in November 2007, Cotai Water Jet is a premium high-speed ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. As of Dec 2017, the maritime jet fleet has serviced more than 67 million passengers and in 2017 averaged approximately 94 daily sailings. Its 14 custom-built catamarans have the capacity to carry more than 400 passengers each and operate at top speeds of approximately 42 knots. Passengers on Cotai Water Jet have a choice of three classes of service as well as direct sailings between ports in Macao, Taipa, Hong Kong, Kowloon and Hong Kong International Airport, thus providing an important transportation option for both locals and visitors to Macao. The Cotai Water Jet service is managed and operated on behalf of owner Sands China Ltd. by Chu Kong High Speed Ferry Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong.
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Neighbourhood: Sheung Wan
Unlike most of Hong Kong’s other popular districts, Sheung Wan welcomes wanderers with an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere. Art galleries are plentiful and boutique cafés are tucked away in every side street in the sub district known as “PoHo.” Browse through the vintage clothing and handmade leather goods stores – it’s no surprise fashionistas flock to this area. History enthusiasts will be rewarded with sites of beautiful architecture, reflecting Sheung Wan’s past as one of the earliest settlements by British forces. As night falls, the entertainment scene reveals itself to be just as laid back with its private kitchens, speakeasies and underground bars dotted throughout the area. When in Sheung Wan, everyday feels like the weekend.
How to get there
  • Sheung Wan • 3 min walk
  • Hong Kong • 9 min walk
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  • Fredric John
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates848 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cotai Water Jet from Macau to Hong Kong
    I choose Cotai Water Jet going to Hong Kong from Macau vice versa. They follow the exact timings which is really efficient for a tourist like me that needs to catch up another train and plane going back home. The staff from the Macau and Hong Kong terminal speak English which is really helpful.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 November 2023
  • CanuckJames
    Nishinomiya, Japan1,737 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Compared with the other guys
    They leave at the same berth, they use the same immigration and customs controls, and they have the same pricing. However, Cotai has an evening surcharge of about 40 HKD. Cotai ships look newer and the seats were much better than the other guys. After you buy your tickets, and go through immigration controls, you need to go to the counter which is located at the gate to the dock. There you will receive your seat assignment. My only grip with Cotai is their slip assignment. It is very far away comparatively. You need to walk a narrow pathway to get processed. You will end up in the exact same place as the other guys. Given a choice, I think I would choose the other guys for the location of their dock berth. It is so much closer than these folks.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 May 2024
  • KMBH NZ
    Masterton, New Zealand164 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gets the job done efficiently
    This is a well run and well organised service. There is plenty of people to tell you where to go and when. We caught the free casino bus to Taipa Ferry terminal & purchased our tickets there for the next sailing.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 May 2024
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thalia h
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Buying the tickets is easy and everything is well organised. The ferry was fairly full but the seats are very comfortable and it was a smooth ride.
Written 5 July 2024
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KMBH NZ
Masterton, New Zealand164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a well run and well organised service. There is plenty of people to tell you where to go and when. We caught the free casino bus to Taipa Ferry terminal & purchased our tickets there for the next sailing.
Written 24 May 2024
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CanuckJames
Nishinomiya, Japan1,737 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
They leave at the same berth, they use the same immigration and customs controls, and they have the same pricing. However, Cotai has an evening surcharge of about 40 HKD.

Cotai ships look newer and the seats were much better than the other guys.

After you buy your tickets, and go through immigration controls, you need to go to the counter which is located at the gate to the dock. There you will receive your seat assignment.

My only grip with Cotai is their slip assignment. It is very far away comparatively. You need to walk a narrow pathway to get processed. You will end up in the exact same place as the other guys.

Given a choice, I think I would choose the other guys for the location of their dock berth. It is so much closer than these folks.
Written 15 May 2024
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Lester Gencianeo
Macau, China731 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The quality of service has regressed, huge difference from pre-covid period. The seats are not well maintained. Took a roundtrip first class between Macau-HK, no huge difference for the price to service ratio against the normal fare - the priority boarding only applies when your trip is from Macau to Hong Kong, no priority boarding from Hong Kong. The snacks provided are not good good as before.
Written 21 December 2023
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Fredric John
Dubai, United Arab Emirates848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I choose Cotai Water Jet going to Hong Kong from Macau vice versa. They follow the exact timings which is really efficient for a tourist like me that needs to catch up another train and plane going back home.

The staff from the Macau and Hong Kong terminal speak English which is really helpful.
Written 24 November 2023
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MylaAbejaron
50 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was our first time going to Macau and booked with Cotai as their ticket booth is right by the escalators, not knowing that TurboJet was to the left of the escalators. Make sure to go to TurboJet first as they have more boats and better customer service. The staff at Cotai were rude and unhelpful. We arrived at 11:30am and were made to purchase a ticket for a 1:30pm as the lady at the counter said that there were no boats/tickets available at all and we had to get the 1:30pm so we made the purchase. As we walked down, TurboJet had tickets available for 12:15, 12:30 and so on. I went back to Cotai straight away and asked for a refund as we needed to get to Macau sooner. Staff were rude and said to wait at the stand by line for the 12:30pm which we did and with no luck. So basically we sat around waiting for nothing for 2 hours which we could have spent that time elsewhere. It was the worse experience I have ever encountered as a first timer to Macau! Never again will I go with Cotai and would highly recommend TurboJet instead.
Written 15 October 2023
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tkpuar
Singapore, Singapore1,340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
It has been many years since l last visited Hong Kong. Even more years going to Macau from HK.
I used to go to Macau from HK by fast ferry jet. Was not sure if this is still a good option with the opening of the land bridges.
I have to compliment Cotai Jet for the many improvements since l travel that route many years ago. The processes were very smooth. The ride took close to one hour. It was a seamless journey. This has to be the best way to get to Cotai from Hong Kong.
Written 26 April 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China20,290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Cotai Water Jet offers fast and reliable ferry service between Sheung Wan and Taipa. While seats are in tight supply amid post-covid boom, the trip itself is pretty pleasant and hazzle-free. Seats are more comfortable than Turbojet and staff way friendlier. Highly recommend.
Written 1 April 2023
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Ma Imelda P
Mandaluyong11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
it is just a forty (45) minutes ride on a comfortable seat with air conditioning cabin...
you can even use the time to sleep and relax for a while
Written 6 March 2020
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Avrilx
San Francisco, CA584 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We had a great experience with Cotai Water Jet. We brought first class tickets and had a pleasant trip from Macau to Hong Kong. The boat ride was generally smooth and quiet. Enjoyed the experience and would do the waterjet again rather than the bus as there were not that many people and the boarding and disembarking process was smooth.
Written 13 December 2019
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We thank you for your positive feedback and delighted to note that you had a positive experience on your last trip on Cotai Water Jet. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future and thank for your continued support.
Written 6 January 2020
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