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Yellow River Estuary Cruise

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
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The Yellow River is the second longest river in China with an estimated length of 5,464 kilometers, just after Yangtze River. The Yellow River originates from the Qinhai-Tibet Plateau, passing nine provinces and emptying into the Bohai Sea at Dongying in the northeast of Shandong Province. It is one of the important craddles of China’s civilization.

The Yellow River is such named due to the large amount of the silt it carries from the Loess Plateau. The heavy load of silt makes new land a the Yellow River Delta. In 1993,the Yellow River Delta National Natural Reserve was established to protect both the delta wetland and the precious birds at the Yellow River Wetland.

The local Dongying government has invested huge amount of money for developing the Yellow River Delta Tourism. At the time of my writing, two tourist items of the delta tourism are comparatively well organized and have been open to the public – Visiting Yellow River Wetland park and Crusing on the Yellow River Estuary.

After you visit Yellow River Delta Wetland Park, you head to the Yellow River Estuary Harbour and board a small-sized ship cruising at the mouth of the Yellow River, where its emptying into the Bohai Sea.

The 10km boat ride takes 40 minutes from the port to the place where the rivers meets the sea, creating a spectacular view of “Yellow” and “Blue” blending. 

The Yellow River Cruise Boat is waiting for us at the Yellow River Mouth Wharf.

The Yellow River Cruise Boat

We are walking to the cruise boat. The boat has two-connected cabins and an upper sightseeing deck. 

The boat has two-connected cabins and an upper sightseeing open deck

Some of our group members are out on the open deck to have a clear view of the Yellow River.

Some of our group members are out on the open deck to have a clear view of the Yellow River

The fast going boat produces a great amount of yellow waves at its stern.

The fast going boat produces a great amount of yellow waves at its stern.

Some are just sitting in one of the cabins (VIP Cabin), air-conditioned, chatting and laughing.

Some are just sitting in one of the cabins (VIP Cabin),

The place where the Yellow River meets the Bohai Sea. We turn around and on our back to the Yellow River Estuary Wharf, enjoying a setting sun.

We turn around and on our back to the Yellow River Estuary Wharf, enjoying a setting sun.

The the Yellow River Estuary Wharf is about one hour’s drive to the northeast of Dongying City.
Ticket selling time: 09:00 – 17:00
Cruising Time: 40 minutes
Cruising distance: 20km round trip
Ticket Price: CNY100

The Administration of The Yellow River Delta National Natural Reserve
Add: 58 Yihe Road, Dongying City, Shandong Province 257091
Tel: 0546-8381988
Fax: 0546-8305828

Any questions, just drop a line