Pearl River Cruise

At 2,214 kilometers (about 1,376 miles) long, the Pearl River is the third largest river in China and the largest one in Guangzhou. It is so called because it contains a stone island resembling a huge pearl, polished by the constantly-flowing water of the river. Spanning eight provinces, the river is composed of four river systems including the West River, North River, East River and Liuxi River. The four river systems converge in Guangzhou and flow into the South China Sea.

Pearl River Cruise Map
Pearl River Cruise Map

This river is picturesque, adorned by charming views along the river. A cruise along the river in Guangzhou City has become a must for visitors to Guangzhou. Whether you choose a daytime or an evening cruise, it will be a highlight of your trip.


One can not be considered to have visited Guangzhou if he hasn't cruised the scenic Pearl River. Views along the river in Guangzhou City are charming and gentle. Historical sites and unique architecture scattered along the river are numerous and are a goodly reflection of the Guangzhou culture. Among them are architectures in Shamian where converge a number of ancient architectures from various countries, the White Goose Pool that is one of the eight most famous scenes in Guangzhou, and ten characteristic bridges. View more scenes along the Pearl River.

Cruise Ship on the Pearl River
Cruise Ship on the Pearl River
Pearl River, Guangzhou
Night View of the River, Guangzhou

Night Cruise

Compared with the daytime cruise on the river, the night cruise is even more fascinating under the sparkling lights. It starts from the White Goose Pool and ends at the Guangzhou Bridge in the east and Baihedong (White Crane Cave) in the south. This section offers visitors vistas such as 'Night Moon over the Goose Pool' and 'Red Heart of the Pearl River'. Every visitor will be captivated by the beauty of the Pearl River during this two-hour evening cruise.

Night Cruise Intro
Cruise Ship Information
Night Cruise Schedule

 Further Reading:
 Pearl River
 Canton Tower
 Guangzhou Nightlife

Note: We are sorry that the booking service for this cruise is not available at present.

- Last updated on Apr. 15, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Pearl River Cruise
Asked by jass99 from SINGAPORE | Nov. 22, 2019 20:36Reply
price for night cruise (prefer tianzi wharf or Dashatou Wharf
Hi, can i know how much is per ticket for the pearl river night cruise ? I have 4 adult 1 child.
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Answered by Callie from DENMARK | Nov. 26, 2019 01:58

As I know, the fare is CNY 50 to CNY 200/person in general based on cruise type. For more details, you are suggested to consult the staff when you arriving there.
Asked by Lim from MALAYSIA | Nov. 08, 2019 06:51Reply
Cheapest ticket for pearls river cruise for 8 person
Any pearl river cruise,dinner?where to get the ticket for 8 person. Is there any special price for group of 8 tickets ? I am staying in beijing road so where should I depart and stop?
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Answered by Angela from USA | Nov. 13, 2019 18:21

It is suggested to take a cruise from Tianzi Wharf, whic is closed to Beijing Road.
As I know, there is no discount ticket for 8 people. You are suggested to buy the tickets when you arriving there because the online ticket booking page only has Chinese version.
Answered by Lim from MALAYSIA | Nov. 13, 2019 19:06

So shall I buy ticket in Tianjin wharf or online website? Which one is cheaper? What is the price with and without dinner on cruise? Please provide the,amount please.thank you
Answered by Angela | Nov. 14, 2019 22:08

You just need to purchase the tickets in Tianzi Wharf. As I know, the fares are same. For more detailed prices, you are suggested to consult the staff when you arriving there.
Asked by LKS from MALAYSIA | Sep. 28, 2019 00:27Reply
Where to I buy ticket & board of Guangzhou Pearl River Cruise?where it stops at?how long it takes?
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Answered by Kennedy from FINLAND | Oct. 09, 2019 19:53

You can purchase the ticket at Tianzi Wharf (天字码头), which is located at No.200, Middle Yanjiang Road. Generally speaking, it takes around 2 hours.
Asked by Vijay Kulkarni from HONG KONG | Aug. 08, 2019 21:10Reply
The best Pearl River Cruise
Hi, can you please help which is the best Pearl River Cruise for couple along with dinner and how can I book the ttks.
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Answered by Emily from GERMANY | Aug. 12, 2019 18:05

Oh, there are different types of cruises with dinner. You can purchase the ticket when you arriving at the boarding site. It will be easy for you to find the ticket counter.
Asked by janel jacobsen from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 27, 2019 21:16Reply
I will be in Guangzhou on a Monday and would like to take a short cruise starting in the morning.
Probably no more than 3 or 4 hours. are there plenty of these and do I have to book ahead? do I have to take a dining cruise? what would be a rough guide to price for such a cruise, preferably with an English speaking guide or headphones?
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Answered by Harry from USA | Mar. 28, 2019 18:06

Hi, actually there is only the night cruise. In the day time, it has been called Water Bus and the fare is much cheaper. There is no dining cruise and no guide is available, just a kind of public transportation.
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