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Gyeongin Ara Waterway (경인 아라뱃길)

  • Gyeongin Ara Waterway (경인 아라뱃길)
  • Gyeongin Ara Waterway (경인 아라뱃길)
  • Gyeongin Ara Waterway (경인 아라뱃길)
  • Gyeongin Ara Waterway (경인 아라뱃길)
41 Jeongseojin 1-ro, Seo-gu, Incheon
경기도 김포시 고촌읍 아라육로270번길 74
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• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-1899-3650,
(Korean only)
(Korean only)
  • Information
    Ara Waterway flows downstream of the Hangang River to the West Sea.
    In the 13th century, King Gojong, the twenty-sixth king of the Korean Joseon dynasty started the waterway construction for the first time, but it was discontinued due to technical obstacles and the difficult state of the country.

    In 2011, Ara Wateway was finally completed. Along the main waterway are ports and water bridges. and people can enjoy the parkways and Ara-rium.

    +82-1899-3650, +82-31-999-7832

    Opening date
    May 25, 2012

    N/A (Open all year round)

    Activity Information
    [Aramarina Yacht School]
    ㆍDinghy yacht class: 40,000 won – 300,000 won (varies by level)
    ㆍCruiser yacht class: 250,000 won for certificate training course / 170,000 won for long distance sailing
    * Inquiries regarding Yacht school: +82-70-4247-6730 (Gyeonggi-do Yachting Association)

    [Water Leisure Experience]
    ㆍCanoe, kayak, water bike – 7,000 won (30 minutes) per person
    ㆍBumper boat – 7,000 won (20 minutes) / per person
    ㆍYacht – 15,000 won (50 minutes) / per person
    ㆍPontoon boat – 15,000 won (30 minutes) / per person
    * Waterway + (plus): Inquiry +82-31-999-7895

    [Gyeongin Ara Waterway Cruise]
    ㆍIncheon pier ↔ Ara Waterway: 16,000 won for adults
    * Departure and arrival points are subject to change according to dinner
    ㆍYeouido Island ↔ Ara Waterway ↔ Deokjeokdo Island: 57,700 won for adults
    * Departure and arrival points are subject to change according to dinner
    * Inquiry to Hyundai Cruise: +82-32-882-5555

    [Amphibious Bus]
    ㆍAdults 30,000 won / Teenagers 25,000 won / Children 20,000 won
    * People with disabilities & Seniors: 20% discount
    * Early-morning discount: 20% discount
    * Inquiries to Aqua Tour Korea: +82-1670-3355, +82-32-747-3355

    [Bike rental]
    ㆍ4,000 won for 1 hour * Inquiry to Waterway + (plus): +82-31-999-7834

    Operating Hours
    [Ara Waterway Incheon Terminal]
    Ararium Culture Hall 09:00-18:00
    Ara Tower Observatory 09:00-22:00

    [Ara Maru]
    Round-observatory 09:00-22:00

    [Aramarina Yacht School & Yacht Activity]
    March-November 10:00-18:00
    * Reservation must be made in advance via website or phone.

    [Water Leisure Activity (Ara Gimpo Terminal)]
    April-October 10:00-18:00
    * Permanent operation / Closed on every Monday
    Pontoon boat (11:00-20:00)

    [Cruise Experience]
    * Schedule and course must be checked in advance as it is possible to operate irregularly depending on weather conditions and boarding numbers.
    * Hyundai Cruise:, +82-32-882-5555

    [Amphibious Bus]
    10:00-18:00 / Intervals: every 1 hour
    * Check in advance for bus operations as it may subject to changes depending on weather conditions.
    * Aqua Tour Korea: +82-1670-3355, +82-32-747-3355

    Parking Facilities

    Available Facilities
    Main facilities
    Main Waterway
    Terminal (Gyeongin Incheon Port Terminal, Gyeongin Gimpo Port Terminal)
    Barrage (West Ara Barrage, Ara Hangang River Barrage)
    Bridges (Cheongungyo Bridge, Baekseok Bridge, Geyang Bridge, Baekungyo Bridge)

    Sightseeing facilities
    Barrage Control Center
    Ara Waterway Bridge

    Information center, coffee shop, observation deck, restaurants, rest areas, toilets, etc.

    Facility Utilization Fees
    [Duri Ecological Camping Site]
    Site A (for car): 25,000 won per night
    Site B & C (for general visitors): 20,000 won per night
    * Inquiries to Waterway+: +82-10-3824-0426


    Korean Info. Service
    * Operating hours: 09:00-18:00
    * Inquiry for reservation of the service: +82-1899-3650

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Available in Chinese (09:00-18:00)
    * Inquiries: +82-32-561-1339

    Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after. (Note, pets are not allowed to enter the buildings at Ara Waterway, including Ara Tower, passengers terminal, etc.)

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