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On a visit to Hong Kong decided to break it up with a few days in Macau. Travelled mid week as my research showed it was quieter in Macau during the week. Pre bought tickets online before leaving home. Website says to allow for an hour to check in. Arrived very early at terminal, check in was seamless. There is a baggage drop counter but it is not used. You have to take your bags onto the boat with you. The only negative is that there are stairs to navigate. So if you have bags be prepared to carry them. Even though we were early they just put us on the next ferry. Had Cotai first tickets. Great spacious seats and you get to disembark before everyone else which is good to clear immigration. Coming back was equally good. Competition is Turbojet but the Cotai boats are newer and look cleaner. Use the Taipa terminal if staying near the Casinos in the Cotai strip.
We took Cotai Water Jet from China Ferry Terminal to Taipa Ferry Terminal for nearly 1hr. The ferry was comfortable and it has wifi. Cruising across the sea was smooth sailing but for some ups and downs. Transit through both terminal was smooth and staff were courteous.