E-land Cruise [이랜드크루즈]

Soul Mechanic (2020); In Seoul (2019); Angel's Last Mission: Love (2019); Absolute Boyfriend (2019); Memories of Alhambra (2018-19); Dokgo Rewind (2018); Why Secretary Kim (2018); Tunnel (2017); Drinking Solo (2016); She Was Pretty (2015); My Lovely Girl (2014); Fated to Love You (2014); My Love from Another Star (2013-14); I Love You Don't Cry (2008-09); Alone In Love (2006); Beautiful Days (2001)

In a flashback in episode 9 (full episode 5) of Soul Mechanic/Fix You/Soul Repairer (영혼수선공) (KBS2, 2020), Lee Shi-joon (Shin Ha-kyun) had come here on a date with his patient-turned-girlfriend, who had borderline personality disorder. While his back was turned, his girlfriend disappears; when Shi-joon looks for her, she was found to have jumped off the boat and into the Han River.

It is here that a event for Fantasia’s sponsors takes place in episodes 11 and 12 of Angel’s Last Mission: Love/Dan, Only Love (단, 하나의 사랑) (KBS2, 2019) and Kim Dan (Kim Myung-soo/L of Infinite) and Ji Kang-woo (Lee Dong-gun) do their best to protect Lee Yeon-seo (Shin Hye-sun) from her adversaries.

Zero Nine/Young-Goo (Yeo Jin-goo) has won two tickets for a regular package ticket for a Han River Tour with this company in episode 11 of Absolute Boyfriend (절대 그이) (SBS, 2019) and he insists to make the cruise with Eom Da-da (Bang Min-ah). She reluctantly accepts –having also a dinner invitation from Ma Wang-joon (Hong Jong-hyun)– until the withdraws the last minute, trying to join Wang-joon and asking Young Goo to wait for her. Waiting he does; until she arrives late a night in episode 12 to fetch him.

It is at the E-land Cruise dock where Jung Hee-joo (Park Shin-hye) and Yoo Jin-woo (Hyun Bin) kiss in episode 12 of Memories of the Alhambra (알함브라 궁전의 추억) (tvN, 2018-19).

Pyo Tae-jin (Ahn Bo-hyun) and Kang Da-hyun (Shin Soo-jung) listen to a band that plays right in front of the Yeouido dock on their first ‘date’ in episode 3 of Dokgo Rewind (독고 리와인드) (2018).

Lee Young-joon (Park Seo-joon) takes Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) to this ship for his ‘blockbuster date’ in episode 3 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018) in order to fulfil her ‘perfect boyfriend bucket list’. Both of them are back at the E-land Cruise dock in episode 9, and while they go for a walk a alongside the dock Mi-so slowly puts the pieces together and is more and more convinced that Young-joon is the childhood ‘oppa’ she’s been looking for all these years.

This was where Park Kwang-ho (Choi Jin-hyuk) promised to bring his wife Yeon-sook (Lee Shi-ah) in episode 1 of Tunnel (터널) (OCN, 2017) when the cruise was about to open in the mid-80s. However, he couldn’t keep his promise as he’d travelled into the future. Both Kwang-ho and Yeon-sook visited it in both the past and present timeframes, with the latter also bringing a young Yeon-ho to the cruise. In episode 13, Kwang-ho finally kept his promise to bring Yeon-sook there, when he travelled back to the past.

Ki-bum (Key from SHINee) and Chae-yeon (Jung Chae-yeon from DIA) make a farewell trip on the Han River in episode 15 of Drinking Solo (혼술남녀) (tvN, 2016). He fulfils her wish to see the 63 Building up close.

After Ji Sung-joon (Park Seo-joon) and Kim Hye-jin (Hwang Jung-eum) have finally found each other —and Sung-joon has understood that he was played by Min Ha-ri (Koh Joon-hee)— in episode 11 of She Was Pretty (그녀는 예뻤다) (MBC, 2015), Sung-joon and Hye-jin take a cruise on the Han River from here.

Mi-young’s pregnant sister Mi-ja (Lee Mi-do) and brother-in-law Mr Choi (Lim Hyung-joon) come to Seoul to look for a house, and invite Mi-young (Jang Na-ra) and Gun (Jang Hyuk) to double-date on a river cruise in episode 7 of Fated to Love You/You Are My Destiny (운명처럼 널 사랑해) (MBC, 2014). Mi-young tells them that Gun is too busy running the company, but he surprises her and shows up for the fresh air and to feed the seagulls, but ends up delivering the baby!

Han Young-min (Lee Jung-jin) brings Jo Mi-soo (Lee Yoo-ri) to the (now closed) restaurant ELFEE [엘페] in episode 39 of I Love You, Don’t Cry/Don’t Cry My Love (사랑해, 울지마) (MBC, 2008-09) after they understand that they cannot get together as a couple. “I Love You, don’t cry”, apologizes Young-min to Mi-soo — the title-giving scene of this drama.

Kim Se-na’s (Lee Jung-hyun) introduction to the public as Muse’s singer takes place at a concert on a ferry in episode 14 of Beautiful Days (아름다운 날들) (SBS, 2001). Unexpectedly, her song-writer Lee Sun-jae (Ryu Si-won) gets outed by Muse’s president Yang Kyung-hee (Lee Whee-hyang) as cyber singer ‘Zero.’

Also seen in My Lovely Girl (내겐 너무 사랑스러운 그녀) (SBS, 2014) and episode 4 of My Love from Another Star/My Love From The Star/You Who Came From the Stars (별에서 온 그대) (SBS, 2013-14) as well as in Alone in Love (연애시대) (SBS, 2006), as Lee Dong-jin (Kam Woo-sung) and Jung Yoo-kyeong (Moon Jung-hee) marry on a ferry along the Han River.

Web Drama filmed here

Kang Da-mi (Min Do-hee) and her friends Yoon Sung-hyun (Ryeo-woon) and Lee Ha-rim (Jin Ye-joo) stop for a ramyeon snack at a convenience store outside this attraction, in episode 2 of In Seoul (인서울) (JTBC/Naver V, 2019). As they eat, Da-mi people-watches and comments enviously at how people in Seoul would be able to do such activities anytime they wish.


I Live Alone/Home Alone (나 혼자 산다) (MBC, 2013-present): Episode 345, featuring actor Ahn Bo-hyun

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E-land Cruise aka Hangang River Ferry Cruise [이랜드크루즈] first set sail in 1986, a fact that was detailed in Tunnel. It now departs from two locations along the Han River: from the Yeouido Fock (여의도 선착장 – at Yeouido Hangang Park [한강 공원 여의도 지구] (since 2013), from the west of Wonhyo Bridge [원효대교]) and the Jamsil dock (잠실 선착장). Their various cruise offerings pass by a number of notable attractions along the Han River, like Banpo Bridge, Some Sevit and the National Assembly Building.

The Yeouido dock, also known as Nodeul Dock [노들선착장], is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Yeouido [Yeouido-dong/여의도동], in the Yeongdeungpo District [Yeongdeungpo-gu/영등포구]. The convenience store that the friends of In Seoul eat at is actually CU Yeouido Marina 2nd Store (CU 여의도선착장2호점), near the dock.

E-World (이월드) (formerly Woobang Land/우방랜드), who operates E-Land Cruise, acquired this dock and its Hangang Cruise Ship (한강유람선) —a ship that was called Nodeulnaru (노들나루) and was formerly the Han River ferry in southern Seoul— in March 2010 and regained management control as major shareholder in 2011 over C&Han River Land (C&한강랜드). C&Han River Land (C&한강랜드) was how this ship was named until 2012.

The Western-style restaurant ELFEE [엘페/엘페레스토랑], open from about 2005 to ca.2009, was located on the second floor of Nodeulnaru. Formerly named after the ship’s name, Nodeul Naru (Ferry) Restaurant [노들나루 레스토랑이] it underwent a name change to Elfee after a renovation. Elfee was a popular spot for dates or important group meetings. In 2010 (and probably linked to E-Land taking over management control again), the restaurant seems to have gone back to a variation of its first name as a blog entry narrates a visit to Nodeul Restaurant [노들레스토랑] and was run as such until 2012. From 2013 onward, this is restaurant Ashley [애슐리 노들나루점].

Address of Yeouido Dock
290 Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 영등포구 여의동로 290
(여의도동 85-5)
Geolocation: 37.525749, 126.938358

Getting here
Yeouinaru Station [여의나루역], Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 3
(7 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 03/09/2022
Fated to Love You added by sarahms

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