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Haeundae Cruise & Getting There | Busan, South Korea

Haeundae Cruise 해운대유람선

부산광역시 해운대구 달맞이길62번길 33-1 (미포항) | 33-1, Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Mipo Port)

Cruise Terminal Opening Hours: generally around 10:00-20:00

Cruise Departure Times: several departures a day / exact timings to check on-site at cruise terminal or ☎ 051-742-2525 on the day of cruise after 10:00 / boarding on a first-come, first-served basis

Haeundae Cruise - Admission Fees

Oryukdo Sea Tour / Gwangandaegyo Bridge Night Tour:

Adult & Youth (age 12+): ₩28,000, Child (age 3-12): ₩16,000, Child (under age 3): free

Photo ID required for boarding. Photocopy of your ID or photo ID on your mobile are also acceptable.

  • Haeundae Beach. Walk along Haeundae Beach (on the left of the sea) till past the tall blue 'Haeundae LCT The Sharp' building. You should see the cruise terminal near the water edge ahead from here. Continue 110m straight on the path along the coast to reach the cruise terminal. 12 mins walk.

  • Haeundae Station (line 2, exit 7). Take bus# 39, 100, 141 or 200. 9 mins ride.

  • Along Haeundae Beach. Take bus# 1003 or 139. 6 mins ride.

Get off at Mipo Moontan Road Entrance stop 미포문탠로드입구. Walk back to cross the junction, turn left to road, Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil and go straight. At the end of the road near the sea, turn left to the cruise terminal. 6 mins walk. 💡For orientation, this road has a sea view with the tall blue 'Haeundae LCT The Sharp' on the right of the road.

  • Jungdong Station (line 2, exit 7). Go straight along Jwadongsunhwan-ro and turn right at the junction to Haeundaehaebyeon-ro. At the next junction, turn left and walk along the road (also Haeundaehaebyeon-ro) towards the tall blue 'Haeundae LCT The Sharp' building. At the end of the road, turn right towards the beach/sea. At the end of the road again, turn left to walk towards the cruise terminal ahead. 16 mins walk.

Haeundae Cruise is a sightseeing cruise that offers passengers the rare opportunity of getting close to Busan's famous attractions of Oryukdo Islets and Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

Haeundae Cruise Terminal, Cruise Timetable & Boarding Procedures

The cruise departs from Haeundae Cruise Terminal that is conveniently located on the extreme left end of the popular Haeundae Beach in Busan.

The cruise operates 2 daily tours, namely, Oryukdo Sea Tour and Gwangandaegyo Bridge Night Tour that depart from the cruise terminal and return to the same place.

The cruise operating hours vary monthly and the daily tour cruise timetable will only be available on the day itself after 10:00. The timetable for the day will be placed at the entrance.

💡If you are going to visit BUSAN X the SKY Observatory or Haeundae Blueline Park (Haeundae Beach Train/Sky Capsule) that are within 2-3mins walk away, you may pop in the cruise terminal to get the cruise tickets for the day.

Once you have your boarding pass, you will need to fill up your personal details (name, date of birth, sex & contact number) on the boarding pass. There is even a writing table at the cruise terminal for this purpose.

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Haeundae Cruise - Cruise Tour Courses

Course #1: Oryukdo Sea Tour (Day/Sunset Cruise)

Haeundae Cruise Terminal - Dongbaekseom Island (Nurimaru APEC House) - Gwangandaegyo Bridge - Igidae - Oryukdo Islets - Haeundae Cruise Terminal

70 mins

There are 2 decks on the sightseeing cruise. The enclosed lower deck and the popular sheltered upper deck.

When the cruise departs, it is a refreshing change to view the beautiful Haeundae Beach skyline, Dongbaekseom Island (Nurimaru APEC House) and Haeundae Marine City skyline from the comfort of the cruise.

 

Seagulls fly alongside the cruise and entertain the passengers by trying to catch the prawn crackers thrown into the air skilfully.

💡Remember to get your packs of shrimp crackers before boarding if you wish to feed the seagulls.

Haeundae Cruise - Shrimp Crackers for the seagulls | Busan, South Korea

Next, the cruise will bring visitors to Igidae and Oryukdo coasts. If you look carefully, you may see the scenic Igidae Coastal Trail along the coast and Oryukdo Skywalk at the clifftop.

💡Both Igidae and Oryukdo coasts comprise of volcanic rocks and tuffaceous sedimentary rocks made about 80 million years ago. They are recognised as geosites of Busan National Geopark.

The next cruise destination is the famous Oryukdo Islets. It is a group of six rocky islets designated as Scenic Site No. 24 by the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea and a Marine Protected Area (MPA) by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.

 

The islets formed an exquisite natural scenery with almost vertical coastal cliffs, marine plateaus and sea cave. There is also a lighthouse at Deungdaeseom Island that serves as a guide for ships to Busan Port.

Course #2: Gwangandaegyo Bridge Night Tour

Haeundae Cruise Terminal - Dongbaekseom Island (Nurimaru APEC House) - Gwangandaegyo Bridge - Gwangalli Beach - Haeundae Cruise Terminal

50 mins

The Gwangandaegyo Bridge Night Tour is a popular cruise for the brilliant Haeundae nightscape of Haeundae Beach, Dongbaekseom Island and Haeundae Marine City.

Gwangandaegyo Bridge is normally enjoyed afar from Gwangali Beach. You can now appreciate this spectacular architecture up close on board Haeundae Cruise when it lights up so magnificently at night.

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Nearby Cafes, Restaurants, Attractions & Accommodation Picks

Cafes & Restaurants near Haeundae Cruise Terminal

There are many popular cafes and restaurants, particularly sashimi restaurants along the street just outside Haeundae Cruise Terminal and the street (Dalmaji-gil 62beonga-gil) behind it too.

a) Cafe Rendeja-vous Haeundae 랑데자뷰 해운대점

Here is an introduction on the varieties of F&B you can find near Haeundae Cruise Terminal (from right to left of sea). Please do explore other fabulous restaurants around the area too.

☗ 부산 해운대구 달맞이길62번길 23 3층 | 3rd floor, 23, Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

☼ 9:30 - 24:00

If Camellia Restaurant at The Westin Josun Busan (Hotel), located on the extreme right of Haeundae Beach has the best beach view, then Cafe Rendeja-vous Haeundae will be the other winner on the opposite end of the the beach! A must-visit in Haeundae for that picture perfect shot!

3F - Counter, Forest Concept & Photo Zone
5F - Cave Concept, Sofa Zone & Photo Zone
6F - Outdoor Terrace

b) Jo Bok-guk 박옥희할매집원조복국

This restaurant is well-known for serving the highly prized delicacy, blowfish. Its menu consists of soup/spicy blowfish with rice and side dishes, fried blowfish tempura and bean sprouts.

☗ 부산 해운대구 달맞이길62번길 28 | 28, Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

☼ 0:00 - 24:00

c) Tiger Gelato Rice Cake 호랑이젤라떡

☗ 부산 해운대구 달맞이길62번길 38 115호, 116호 | #115, #116, 38 Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

☼ 11:00 - 22:00 (breaktime 17:00-18:10, last order 21:30). Closed every Tuesday

Tiger Gelato Rice Cake is a famous dessert place for freshly wrapped gelato of your chosen favour (e.g. Roasted Pistachio, Lovely Cherry, Organic Jeju Matcha, Lotus Biscoff, Himalaya Pink Salt & Milk) in chewy glutinous rice cake. Takeaway only.

d) Haeundae Mipo Kkeutjib 해운대미포끝집

☗ 부산 해운대구 달맞이길62번길 77 | 77, Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

☼ 11:00 - 2:00

🌐 www.해운대미포끝집.kr

There are many raw seafood (sashimi) and BBQ restaurants at Haeundae Mipo. Of which, the  popular Haeundae Mipo Kkeutjib stands out from the rest as a fairly large restaurant with different interesting indoor and outdoor seating areas across its 3 floors.

 

The restaurant offers a wide variety of food like sashimi (e.g. fish, abalone, squid, sea cucumber), grilled seafood (e.g. clams, abalones, eel), spicy stew (eel, rockfish), seafood ramen and steam egg. It has amazing views of the ocean and Haeundae Blueline Park (of Haeundae Sky Capsule and Haeundae Beach Train).

 

The restaurant is 8 mins walk towards the end of street, Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil along the coast from Haeundae Cruise Terminal.

💡This restaurant does not have its 'official' English name. 'Haeundae Mipo Kkeutjib' is its Korean pronunciation, meaning 'Haeundae Mipo End House' as it is located towards one end of the street.

Nearby Attractions

a) BUSAN X the SKY Observatory

2 mins walk from Haeundae Cruise Terminal is BUSAN X the SKY Observatory located on the tallest building in Busan (2nd tallest in Korea). On the 99th floor of the observatory is the highest STARBUCKS in the World and Sky 99 Grill & Pasta, the filming location of the Korean Drama, 'Now, We are Breaking Up'.

3 mins walk away is Haeundae Blueline Park that operates both popular Haeundae Beach Train and Haeundae Sky Capsule along the 4.8km abandoned railway line. There is also a coastal walkway, Busan Green Railway that runs alongside the railway line.

b) Haeundae Blueline Park (Haeundae Beach Train & Haeundae Sky Capsule) & Busan Green Railway

Where to Stay in Haeundae Mipo - Recommended Hotels

Located across Haeundae Cruise Terminal is the affordable Mipo Oceanside Hotel with good ocean view and excellent review rating.

Alternatively, 2 mins walk away, located at Haeundae LCT The Sharp are the luxurious Signiel Busan and LCT Residence.

Map of Getting to Haeundae Cruise & Nearby Attractions

Map of Getting to Haeundae Cruise & Nearby Attractions | Busan, South Korea

Map - Around Haeundae Cruise Terminal (zoom in)

Map - Around Haeundae Cruise Terminal | Busan, South Korea

Map of Oryukdo Sea Tour Course

Haeundae Cruise - Map of Oryukdo Sea Tour Course | Busan, South Korea

Map of Gwangandaegyo Bridge Night Tour Course

Haeundae Cruise - Map of Gwangandaegyo Bridge Night Tour Course | Busan, South Korea

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