Huangpu River Cruises - Shanghai Boat Trip

Highly recommended and suitable for the family tour - Cruising down Huangpu River is a wonderfully romantic experience for visitors to Shanghai. Huangpu River is Shanghai's mother river.

  • Cruising down Huangpu River, Shanghai's mother river, is a wonderful experience. The cruise begins at the Bund, which is known as a "museum of architecture" and slowly cruises toward the Nanpu Bridge.
  • At the bridge, the ship makes a u-turn and passes under the Yangpu Bridge. The ship then cruises to the Wusong Kou before returning to the bund. Wusong Kou is the confluence of the Huangpu and Yangtze Rivers, and the East China Sea.
  • During flood season, the yellow water of the Yangtze River meets the Green water of the East China Sea and since the two waters are so distinct, you can watch the two colors flow side by side.

Huangpu River Night Cruise 

  • Length: about 50 minutes for a highlight short tour.
  • Opening time: usually 19:00 - 21:00 every day
  • Cruising Schedule: one cruise every half an hour 
  • It takes you up to the junction with the Yangzi river and back. There are also daytime cruises (over 3 hours) available.
  • You can book your river cruise from several places along the Bund.
  • There was an English commentary, describing the main points of interest.

Huangpu night river cruiseThe scenery of Huangpu River Night Cruise

Review & Tips

  • Can be very chilly on a cold day. Warm spring, summer and fall days are the best time to go so you can sit on the outer deck and enjoy.
  • Fun for young kids and family friendly.
  • Perfect views of the Bund's landmark buildings with an explanation on the way.
  • The best time to take a cruise on the Huangpu River is at night. The buildings along the river are lit up and the Western-styled buildings of the bund look extremely majestic. It is a wonderfully romantic experience for visitors to Shanghai.

Tours with This Activity

  • If you are interested in taking a Shanghai tour with Huangpu River Cruise experience; if you need a private tour and an English speaking tour guide to show you around Shanghai; China Odyssey Tours is here and ready to help. Contact us.
  • The following links lead you to sample a Shanghai tour, that you can add Huangpu River Cruise as one of your Shanghai tour special activities.  

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