The Li River Cruise boats leave between 9:00 – 10:00 am each morning from either Mopanshan (3 Star Boat) or Zhujiang Pier (4 or 4.5 Star Boat). Both piers are very close to each other and located approximately 35 kilometers east of Guilin City. Therefore, if, for example, your cruise is scheduled to depart at 9:30 am, we would strongly recommend you arrive at the correct pier at 9:00 am at the latest. By arriving a little earlier, it allows you to clear the security check and board your corresponding boat without any time pressure.
Considering the cruise departure times (between 9:00 am – 10:00 am), we recommend visitors who fly into Guilin in the early morning aiming to take a Li River Cruise to strongly reconsider this. If there is a flight delay (which is quite common in China) or a baggage delay, there’s a strong possibility of missing the cruise. If visitors miss the boat cruise, no refunds are available. Alternatively, the trains and high-speed train arrival times are a lot more reliable and we can accommodate train station pick-ups. We can also accommodate airport to pier transfers based on the understanding above.