Songdo Central Park

- Boating -

"My escape is to just get in a boat and disappear on the water."
- Carl Hiaasen -

Songdo Central Park

Songdo Central Park

Information current as of July 09, 2016

Songdo Central Park is beautiful, peaceful, and refreshing. Especially the canal that snakes through the middle of it. Nothing is better than splashing around in the canal while riding a boat on a hot summer afternoon.

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The Scouting Report

Boating in Incheon's Songdo Central Park is one of the highlights of the park. There are plenty of different kinds of boats to choose from for exploring the canal. There are boats that all but guarantee staying dry; there are also boats that all but guarantee getting wet. There something for everyone here.

Water Quality?

What do you expect? You're not going to find a pristine mountain stream. If so, you are badly mistaken.

It is about what you'd expect from a moderately industrialized port city. The manmade canal is filled with saltwater from the nearby Yellow Sea. It gets refreshed every 24 hours.


Vessel Rate
Water taxi between boathouses 4,000 won
Stand-up paddle boat 10,000 won / 50 minutes
Kayak 25,000 won / 50 minutes
Canoe 25,000 won / 50 minutes
Family boat 35,000 won / 30 minutes

Nearby Things to Do

  • Cycling
  • Walking / Running path

Cool Down

There are a coffee shop and a restaurant in the main boathouse near the parking garage.

About 100 meters down the canal from the main boathouse is a Holly's coffee shop in a hanok-style building.

Photo Gallery

Check out the Songdo Central Park photo album to see more pictures of the area.

How To Get There

Where: Incheon-si, Yeonsu-gu, Songdo-dong

From Incheon Line 1 - Central Park Station (센트럴파크역):

  • Walk out exit 4.
  • Do a u-turn.
  • Just on the other side of the very odd-looking buildings is the canal that runs through the park.
  • If you follow the canal to the right, it will lead to the main boathouse. If you go left, you will shortly arrive at the smaller boathouse.

From Incheon Line 1 - Incheon National University (인천대입구역):

  • Walk out of exit 4.
  • Walk straight for approximately 500 meters.
  • The main boathouse will be on the left.

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