Sailing in Qingdao
by Jeppe Mortensen
Adventure Duck Anyone?

Ever wished the Olympic Sailing Center had ducks? Now at least there is one - the Adventure Duck.

The Qingdao Adventure DuckThe Adventure Duck has been in test operation for a while, but starting from June 2009 it should be in regular service inside the Olympic Sailing Center from 7am in the morning to around 6pm.

The Duck departs from gate #1 (the gate facing May 4 Square), and tickets are RMB 120 per person. When accompanied by a paying adult, there is no charge for children under 1.1 meter in height.

A trip lasts 45 minutes. The on-land sightseeing tour inside the Olympic Sailing Center takes approximately. 15 minutes, while the remaining 30 minutes is spent on the water.

Trip starts with the Duck sliding down a ramp, and from inside the marina you'll then "sail" outside to the area around May 4 Square and Music Square, then return to the Olympic Sailing Center.

The Duck bus originates from Australia, so vessel safety has been taken care of. Floating vests are provided for the ride. For more photos and information, visit or call +86 (532) 8097-2888.

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YouTube: Qingdao Adventure Duck