Normally, the 3 star Li River cruise departs from Mopanshan pier by 10:00 am every day to Longtoushan Pier in Yangshuo. In August, some of the 3 star boats leave at 09:00, some leave at 09:30 am and some leave at 10:00 am. Whether the departure time of 10:00 am of the 3 star Li River cruise boat is applied just depends on the number of the passengers. If the number of the passengers taking the 3-star boat is small, the 3 star Li River cruise departing at 10:00 am will be unavailable.
Generally speaking, the cruise lasts for 3.5 – 4 hours from Guilin to Yangshuo. If the water currents in the river is large, the duration of the cruise could be just 3 – 3.5 hours. The 3 star Li River cruise is the most popular among domestic Chinese tourists as the ticket is the cheapest. The pricing of the lower deck seating and the upper deck seating is the same. There is just a simple Chinese packaged lunch on the 3 star boat.