We’ve Been Doing This a Long Time!
At Li River Cruises, we like to think that we’ve perfected the fine art of the Li River boat tour. We have hosted over 200 million passengers on our cruises since we opened in 1973.

Today we’re the only cruise company in Guilin exclusively dedicated to the Li River. Our boats are specifically designed to let you see as much as possible in any weather. With over-sized glass windows that offer magnificent views of the beautiful river, Karst scenery and countryside – our steel vessels offer as comfortable a setting as you can get, all year round. Our dedication to offering you the best possible Li River experience has earned us world-wide recognition as one of the best boat rides in the entire world.


1973 - Opened

Tourism along the Li River officially commenced with a small number of visitors traveling to the River and exploring it.


The Li River was listed as one of the 13 major key rivers in China


Li River was announced one of the main 44 national scenic spots in China


Li River included in the list of the top 10 scenic spots in China


The Li River selected the as the second most beautiful area in China by the National Tourism Association


The Li River Cruise hosted the two-millionth passenger on-board


The Li River Cruise hosted the twenty-millionth passenger on-board (yes, that’s correct!)


New Four-Star Level Boats were introduced


All Li River 3-Star Boats facilities refurbished