Slow boat to Jeju

Now somewhere off Korea’s west coast on the boat to Jeju from Incheon.

Departed Incheon at 7pm. Will arrive in Jeju, God willing, at 8:30am.


Oh my, look at all the seagulls.


Hmm… sea slop. Actually quite tasty.

  • Year of the Dragon

    Isn’t Miyeok-Guk bad luck? or only before an exam?

  • Creo69

    Nice picture.

  • jk6411

    A boat from Incheon to Jeju?
    Reminds of the trans-Atlantic voyages of old..

    (Were the trains not in service or something?)

  • cm

    I haven’t had that much white rice in one serving since way back… I can’t remember.

  • bumfromkorea

    Ooh, is that the boat that shoots off fireworks around midnight?

  • Yu Bum Suk

    That first photo is one of the best I’ve ever seen. You really should enter it in a contest – it almost doesn’t look real.

  • Arghaeri

    JK trains usually have a small problem getting on to Cheku :-)

  • Arghaeri

    and that applies doubly to Cheju :-)

  • Arghaeri

    Seriously though Mr Marmot, I’ve wondered about making that trip myself. Would you mind giving a few indications of cost, comfort, sleeping arrangements etc….

  • jk6411

    I meant taking the train to say Mokpo, and then the ferry to Jeju.
    (unless, of course, Korea secretly built an undersea tunnel to Jeju. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  • bulgasari

    I took the Incheon-Jeju about ten years ago, during lunar new year. It was pretty comfortable – lots of space on board, and each sleeping room had bunk beds (my room had 8, maybe?). I think the rooms were different sizes, though, and I guess you could get stuck in a room with a group of ajjeossis drinking soju and playing go-stop through the night, though I don’t remember if you were assigned to a specific room or what. At any rate, it was a nice way to approach Jeju, and I’m sure I don’t have to tell Robert that taking photos at sunrise is a good way to pass the time.

  • sanshinseon

    Robert, i recommend Seondeok-sa temple on the SE slope of Halla-san… Interesting artwork, great views, different from the 3 that everybody else covers (Gwaneum, Yakcheon, Cheonwang)…