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West Lake Night Cruising Service

 

In traditional Hangzhou, West Lake is an ideal place to enjoy a cool and cozy summer night. The scholars of the ancient times ranked the night west lake the top when they summarized the highlights of the West Lake. As the old proverb goes – The rainy scenery of the West Lake is better than the sunny views, the snowy scenery exceeding the rainy scenery, and the night view is superior to the snowy landscape of the West Lake.

Generally, the night cruising or boating service kicks off in the early May and ends in the mid- November. In summer nighttime, enjoying a boating or cruising time on the West Lake will be a quite worthwhile experience. A multitude of boating and cruising routes are available to meet the different needs of the travelers. To let the travelers get the first-hand information. We list all types of service hereinafter.




Big Gaily-Painted Pleasure Boat(画舫船)


The big gaily-painted pleasure boats follow an around-lake route. The travelers can unbeatably view the rarely-seen sceneries of the cityscape of Hangzhou. It is a classic and poetic image that many poets describe to be a lake among the three-side cloudy mountains and one-side city

the night view of the Grand Canal at the Gongcheng Bridge

The Touring Route: The Broken Bridge -> Bai Causeway -> The Scenic Spot of Pinghu Qiuyue (Moon Over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn) - > Su Causeway ->The Scenic Spot of Santan Yinyue(Three Pools Mirroring The Moon) -> The Scenic Spot of Liulang Wenying(Orioles Singing in the Willows) -> Hubin Music Fountain -> Back to the Wharf .

The Touring Duration: 50 minutes or so

The Departure Wharf: The Wharf of the Hubin No.1 Park (The Twilight Cruise), the Wharf of the Hubin No.2 Park (The Twilight & Night Cruise) and the Wharf of the Youth Palace (The Twilight & Night Cruise)

The Service Time:
  • Time from May to October, the twilight cruise starts from 17:00 to 18:00;
  • Time from May to late August, the night cruise starts from 18:00 to 21:30;
  • Time from Sept. to Oct., the night cruise starts from 18:00 to 21:00.
The Ticketing Service: We offer the ticketing service, please contact us anytime if you need. The price of the service is 30 USD/per person.




Luxury Dragon Boat – Quan Rao (荃桡龙舟)


Quanrao Dragon Boat is the luxurious and five-star boat on the West Lake. Quan in Chinese means a sort of vanilla, and Rao means quant or oar. Two characters together express a sign that this boat is quite exclusive and deluxe. Travelers sit against the boat side, and enjoy the melodious music of string and pipe ensemble in southern Yangtze River when drinking the green tea. It is an extraordinary experience.

The Grand Dragon Boat on the West Lake, Hangzhou

The Touring Route: Bai Causeway -> The Scenic Spot of Pinghu Qiuyue (Moon Over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn) - > Su Causeway ->The Scenic Spot of Santan Yinyue(Three Pools Mirroring The Moon) -> The Scenic Spot of Liulang Wenying(Orioles Singing in the Willows) -> Hubin Music Fountain -> Back to the Wharf.

The Touring Duration: 50 minutes or so

The Departure Wharf: The Wharf of No.5 Park

The Service Time:
  • Time from May to August, the cruise starts from 18:30 to 21:30;
  • Time from Sept. to mid-Nov., the cruise starts from 18:30 to 21:00.
The Ticketing Service: We offer the ticketing service, please contact us anytime if you need. The price of the service is 40 USD/per person (including the fresh fruit, longjing green tea or beverage, and the performance of string and pipe instrumental music ensemble ).




Featured Coffee Boat (咖啡船)


This is a featured route of boating or cruising. The coffee boating service with a title of The Night of Beishan Road is highlighted with the viewing the glistering lamplight show.

The featured Coffee Boat on the West Lake

The Touring Route: Bai Causeway -> The Scenic Spot of Pinghu Qiuyue (Moon Over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn) - > Su Causeway ->The Scenic Spot of Santan Yinyue(Three Pools Mirroring The Moon) -> The Scenic Spot of Liulang Wenying(Orioles Singing in the Willows) -> Hubin Music Fountain -> Back to the Wharf.

The Touring Duration: 50 minutes or so

The Departure Wharf: The Wharf of No.6 Park (Yuhuchun) and Wharf of Xinxin Restaurant, Beishan Road.

The Service Time:
  • Time from May to August, the cruise starts from 18:30 to 21:30;
  • Time from Sept. to mid-Nov., the cruise starts from 18:30 to 21:00.
The Ticketing Service: We offer the ticketing service, please contact us anytime if you need. The price of the service is 40 USD/per person (including the fresh fruit, a cup of coffee or longjing green tea, and the performance of string and pipe instrumental music ensemble ).




Hand-Rowing Boat(手划船)


This is the oldest boating way on the West Lake, and the traditional poets and painters’ favorite way to feel the beauty and charm of the West Lake. It is not so big as the boat above but flexible and easily controlled. The service is available at all the wharfs. Row a boat under the moonlight to the center of the lake, and then stop over there to listen to the sound of the nature and breathe in the tranquility, mist and peace of the silvery world. It is the time to discover the depth of the lake and yourself.

The picture of Hand-Rowing Boat on the West Lake, Hangzhou

The Touring Route: It is not fixed but flexible, jut confirm it with the boatman.

The Touring Duration: one hour or so.

The Departure Wharf: Hubin No.1 Park, Hubin No.5 Park and the Broken Bridge

The Maximum of Travelers: 6 persons

The Ticketing Service: We offer the service for all people who want to have an experience, and the pricing of the service is 40USD/per boat/per hour.




Self-driving Boat (自开船)


It is the electrical-drive boat, and better for a couple or a family. At summer night, it will be a quite cool way to amuse yourself and friends.

the night view of the Grand Canal at the Gongcheng Bridge

The Touring Route: It is not fixed but flexible, mainly in the area of North Inner Lake.

The Touring Duration: starting from one hour.

The Departure Wharf: getting your boat at the point of the Broken Bridge.

The Maximum of Travelers: 6 persons

The Ticketing Service: We offer the service for all people who want to have an experience, and the pricing of the service is 30USD/per boat/per hour.





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