Chinese Junk Tour
Take a trip aboard a Chinese Junk Boat… an experience 1,800 years in the making! Learn about the unrivaled nautical prowess of the Ming Dynasty Chinese Admiral Zheng He, while aboard an authentic two-masted Chinese wooden junk ship!
In the Wake of Zheng He:
Chinese Junk Boat Tour and Interactive Experience
May 19th – October 9th
Departure Times: Every Day
Morning Excursion: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm 2.5 hours
Afternoon Excursion: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm 2.5 hours
Sunset Excursion: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 2.5 hours
Adults (over 12 years old): $93.75 per adult, plus 15% HST
Children 1 – 12 years: $70.30 per child, plus 15% HST
Infants under 1 year old: Free
Traditional Chinese Dinner
(Optional, Sunset Excursion Only)
additional $20 + HST per Adult
additional $15 + HST per Child
Must be ordered at time of booking.
Alcohol available for sale on board.
Canadian snacks & refreshments also for purchase
Tickets can be purchased through your tour operator, online, in person or at various locations around the city, call 416-432-7067 if required.
Chinese Junk Tour
Your hosts: Shan Long and Daniela Luo
Location: Charlottetown Marina (between Prince St. and Weymouth St., near Steamers Boathouse)
The Chinese Junk Boat
Chinese Junk Boats were first built in the second century (circa 200 AD) but flourished during the Song and Ming Dynasties.
During the Ming Dynasty, under the capable leadership of Admiral Zheng He, the world became much smaller as foreign lands were peacefully discovered and merchant trade established. The Chinese junk proved to be the greatest ship design the world had ever known, with Treasure Ships in the Chinese fleet which measured 150 meters!
Until the 1980s, there were thousands of Chinese Junk Boats in Hong Kong Harbour…
Zheng He (1371–1433 or 1435), formerly romanized as Cheng Ho, was a Hui Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat, and fleet admiral during China’s early Ming dynasty. Born Ma He, Zheng commanded expeditionary voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, Western Asia, and East Africa from 1405 to 1433. His larger ships stretched 120 meters in length (Columbus’s Santa Maria, for comparison, was 26 meters). These carried hundreds of sailors on four tiers of decks.
As a favorite of the Yongle Emperor, whose usurpation he assisted, Zheng He rose to the top of the imperial hierarchy and served as commander of the southern capital Nanjing (the capital was later moved to Beijing by the Yongle Emperor). These voyages were long neglected in official Chinese histories but have become well known in China and abroad since the publication of Liang Qichao’s Biography of Our Homeland’s Great Navigator, Zheng He in 1904. A trilingual stele left by the navigator was discovered on the island of Sri Lanka shortly thereafter.
— from wikipedia.org