LivingTravelFisherman's Wharf Macau: What to Expect

Fisherman's Wharf Macau: What to Expect

If you only have one day in Macau, as many travelers do, there are so many things to see and do that it is important to prioritize top destinations. A good recommendation is to start with the Portuguese architecture and finish with the casinos and avoid spending time in tourist traps like Fisherman’s Wharf Macau.

Even if the kids are interested, it’s not really worth a visit, as the rides are of poor quality, or closed entirely, and the shops are too expensive. If it has a redeeming role, it’s the collection of Western restaurants on hand where you can find English menus and family favorites that are kid-friendly.

Overview and Features

Located on the Macau coast near the Hong Kong-Macau ferry, there is no doubt that the project’s ambition was to attract visitors upon arrival. Regarded as a theme park and one of Macau’s historic attractions, Fisherman’s Wharf Macau is actually a “theme attraction.” Actually, the pier is a collection of high-end shops, restaurants and bars located in themed areas, such as Renaissance-era Europe or Arabian nights. Within these areas, there are also attractions, but you may find that few are in operation during your visit.


The themed buildings are well executed, but the luxury shopping options are likely to exceed the budget of many families who may be visiting. There are a few costumed goers on certain features and a half dozen rides, like the magic carpet and bumper cars, but they’ll probably only appeal to the youngest kids. Generally, there is just not much to do on the pier and better ways to pass the time.

Restaurants and restaurants

Fisherman’s Wharf Macau was also originally intended to give Macau a district dedicated to nightlife and gastronomy, so in this regard, the attraction is more successful. While finding international food in other areas of Macau can be a challenge, at Fisherman’s Wharf you will find Indian, Thai and American food. Most restaurants have terraces and some even have sea views, which can be difficult to find in another part of a city that seems to avoid eating outdoors. Unfortunately, there are empty seats and empty streets throughout the area, a stark contrast to the Hong Kong buzz.


Address and information

  • Avenida da Amizade and Avenida Dr.
    • Sun Yat Sen, Macau
  • Take the free bus from the ferry terminal every 30 minutes.
  • Fisherman’s Wharf area is open 24 hours, but attraction opening hours vary
  • Free entry to Fisherman’s Wharf; attractions are individually priced

Do I need a visa to travel to Macau?

Generally, the answer is no; US citizens are assigned a thirty-day visa-free stay in Macau upon arrival. To the citizens

A review of Macau's city of dreams

It's fair to say that the battle for the best casino in Macau comes down to The Venetian Macau vs City of Dreams Macau.

Cotaijet ferry between Hong Kong and Macao

There are regular ferries between Hong Kong and Macau; in fact, it is really the only way to travel between the two islands. But if you head to the Macau casinos,

A Guide to Fernando's Macau Restaurant

Famous throughout Southeast Asia, Fernando's laid-back atmosphere and excellent food make the walk to Hac Sa beach worthwhile for

What to see and do in Macau

Dazzling casinos, pristine beaches, and world-class restaurants, Macau is a glorious slice of the Mediterranean tucked away in the South China Sea.