Pearl River is a famous attraction in Guangzhou. Many travelers go to the daytime cruises on the Pearl River. But Pearl River night cruise is more attractive. Pearl River Cruise starts from the White Goose Pool and end at either the Guangzhou Bridge in the east or the Baihedong (White Crane Cave) in the south.
One big difference from the daytime cruises is that you can watch the sparkling lights on both banks of the river. Guangzhou is a modern city, the lights at night is extremely beautiful when the lights reflecting on the waters, especially at moon nights. The Pearl River night cruise takes around two hours. During the travel process, visitors can enjoy the beautiful sights including the White Goose Pool, Zhuhai Square, Aiqun Mansion, the Guangzhou Hotel and the European architecture of Shamian Island buildings. The ship also passes under ten famous bridges including Renmin Bridge, Haizhu Bridge, Guangzhou Bridge, and Jiefang Bridge.
Guangzhou ‘Information Times’ Ship
one of the most luxurious sight-seeing ships in China. It features a transparent design and holds up to 300 visitors at one time. Buffet dining and exotic singing and dancing shows are provided.
Tianzi No. 1 Ship
a luxurious and comfortable ship that can hold 250 visitors. A 100 square meter outdoor sightseeing platform is located at the bow of the ship and this is the perfect place from which to view the beauty of the Pearl River.
Bright Pearl of Flower City
one of the most luxurious sight-seeing ships in China. With three decks in total, the ship can hold 250 visitors. It features a coffee house and a small ballroom on the first floor, a Chinese style banquet hall on the second floor, and a sightseeing platform on the third floor. Many international leaders have taken this ship to view the Pearl River and have spoken highly of their experience.
Bright Pearl of the Pearl River
a two level ship that can hold 280 people. The ship is well furnished to satisfy visitors with a range of requirements. Chinese food, and snacks can be tasted and the Kara OK chambers are also designed for visitors to relax in.
Address: Beijing South Road, Guangzhou
Bus Route: 1, 4, 57, 59, 64, 194, 183, 194, 219, 281, 544
Subway: Getting off at Haizhu Square Station
Bus Route: 12, 18, 36, 57, 61, 80, 125, 128, 131, 184, 192, 194, 229, 238, 247, 287, 543, 546
Address: Yan Jiang West Road, Guangzhou
Bus Route: 31, 38, 181, 186, 202, 217, 219, 227, 251, 236, 239, 288, 281, 527, 538, 541, 556, 823
How to Get To Guangzhou Pearl River Cruise?
Travelers can take buses No. 182, 184, 188, 192, 194, 125, 551, 12, 18, 36, 44, 4 (night bus), 287, 128, 208, 277, 546, 61, 80, 543, and 131 and get off at Dashatou Port bus stop.
19:30 – 23:00
There are two departures every night:
A: 18:30 -20:00, a buffet dinner will be supplied on board.
B: 20:30-22:00, tea and coffee are available on the ship for free
Day Cruise is sometimes available on major holidays, Sunday, Saturday or even Peak tourism seasons.
Guangzhou Pearl River Cruise User Review
“Don’t spend more than you need to”
Reviewed March 7, 2014
We arrived at one of the docks on the river and proceeded to buy tickets. There were a lot of people around and we felt rushed. Pointed at a time on a piece of paper but ended up paying for third floor. This is an unnecessary expense as anyone can go to the top floor. The only plus is that you get a seat but I stood the whole time taking pics anyway.
“Awesome river cruise!”
Reviewed March 3, 2014
Guangzhou is awesome during nighttime, and the best way to experience it would be to do a river cruise and visit the Canton Tower. The colorful lights on several buildings and bridges are really amazing.
We did a river cruise for about one hour. Absolutely worth paying a bit extra so you get access to the upper floor of the boats. Highly recommended trip!
The snack food we got given was disgusting. Damp banana chips, sour fruit etc.
The actual cruise was really awesome though. Take a sweater as the wind can get a bit chilly.
Take your time buying tickets and you will have an affordable, fun time.