About Korea Express Ferries
Korea Express Ferries provide a passenger and car ferry service from Incheon to Deokjeokdo Island, Yeonpyeongdo Island, Jinhae and Geojed.
A trip on the ferry to the islands allows tourists to enjoy the beautiful ocean scenery along with magnificent sunrises and sunsets.
Korea Express Car Ferries can carry up to 800 passengers and up to 200 vehicles on each sailing operating crossings between Incheon and Deokjeokdo Island, Yeonpyeongdo Island, Jinhae and Geojedo.
Onboard their four modern ferry boats you will enjoy all the modern conveniences normally expected on a larger cruise ferry ship.
Although there are a variety of restaurants and coffee shops located inside the ship, visitors may bring along some snacks of their own.
Korea Express Ferries Departure Procedure
Since it is domestic travel, check-in procedures are quite simple. Walk-on passengers are asked to arrive at the passenger terminal at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Passengers bringing vehicles are asked to arrive at the appropriate departure gate at least 2-3 hours before departure for note issuance and boarding.
Korea Express Ferry Ticket Reservations
Reservations can be made at the ferry terminal or online at www.ferryto.com from three months to one day before departure (as long as seats are available).
VERY IMPORTANT: Passengers who are not Korean citizens and who are not already in Korea may only make a ferry ticket reservation online via www.ferryto.com. Cost of tickets purchased online are billed in the passengers choice of GBP £ or USD $. Foreign nationals may purchase their ferry tickets online at www.ferryto.com prior to obtaining any South Korean visitors visa that they may require.
About Deokjeokdo Island
Deokjeokdo Island is situated in the West Sea one hour from Incheon Coastal Passenger Terminal using a jet ferry.
Bijobong, a 292m-high peak in the center of the island, divides the island into Seopo-ri to the south and Buk-ri to the north.
The island boasts a moderately sloped, fine and clean golden and white sand beach at Seopori Beach that extends 2km in length and 500 in width. The the Beach is surrounded by a luxurious forest of about 1000 pine trees that are more than 100 years old.
The island offers fitness and entertainment facilities and presents the most beautiful view of the sunset at the West Sea. It's beach and trails are well-maintained and its amenities, including lodging, snack bars, restaurants, entertainment and fitness facilities, are very welcoming to visitors.
As the wetlands do not appear even in low tide, visitors can fish on rocks near Seopori Ferry.
Deokjeokdo Island's most popular tourism resources are the two sand beaches, Seopori and Batjireum, and one pebble beach, Jagalmadang, that are full of natural resources. Jinri Ferry operates transits to Seopo-ri and Buk-ri. Local businesses also offer pickup services using private vehicles.
About Yeonpyeongdo Island
Yeonpyeongdo Island consists of Daeyeonpyeongdo and Soyeonpyengdo. It is adjoining the Armistice Line to the northwest and its name comes from the fact that it is a flat island. Considering the artifacts excavated here, we can assume that people have lived here since the New Stone Age.
It became a part of Baekseong-gun of Hwanghae-do in 1938 and a part of Ongjin-gun of Gyeonggi-do in 1945. Finally, it became a part of Incheon City in 1995.
Yeonpyeongdo Island was the greatest yellow corvina catching ground in the 1960s, but it is currently known for crab catching.
Legend has it that when the prince was captured by the Chinese invaders in 1636, General Im, Gyeong Eop(林慶業) sailed to China to save him. On his way to China, his crews had to stop at Yeonpyeongdo to find food. They stuck tree branches in water and at low tide found that yellow corvina was captured by every branch. This is the legend of the beginning of yellow corvina catching.