A new ship on the West Lake is run into business to link the popular scenic spots via water buses.
Started from Ting Wan Qi She（亭湾骑射）, the water bus goes through No.5 Park, the Broken Bridge, to the middle of the lake Xi Li Hu（西里湖） and Mao Jia Bu（茅家埠）.
In the west area of the lake, people can also see the "underwater forest" on the boat to explore the mystery of the excellent ecological environment.
The water bus route goes through the "Ten Scenes of the West Lake" in the Southern Song Dynasty, "Eighteen Scenic spots of the West Lake" in the Qing Dynasty, "Ten New Scenic Spots of West Lake," and "the third version of the West Lake Ten Scenes".
There are ten stops along the route. Passengers may get on and off the boat at any stop. A round tour takes around 90 minutes. Stories about the scenic spots along the route are introduced with the free tour guide service.
Here are some reminders:
Ticket prices: 6-8 yuan per stop, 70 yuan for the whole tour, and free for the children who are shorter than 1.2 meters. Half-priced tickets are available for those between 1.2 and 1.5 meters.
How to buy tickets:
1.Scan the ticket-buying code at the stops.
2.Make a reservation via the West Lake Cruise（西湖游船） WeChat account.
Nov. 1st to Mar. 31st: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Apr. 1st to Oct. 31st: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
One in every 30 minutes.