An unexpected foray into Pudong’s Century Park last week turned up a rare gem of a random activity for a warm afternoon: electric boating. At just 40 kuai per boat per hour it’s too much fun to pass up. These boats travel at approximately the same speed as an old Shanghainese woman walking backwards, but you shouldn’t let this deter you from setting sail. With a few friends, a backpack full of Reeb, and your best pirate costume the situation is ripe for some high-impact bumper boating*. The sleek stingray style boats go forward and in reverse, seating two, while the bigger battle cruisers (pictured above) can seat up to four seafaring types.
*Shanghaiist does not officially condone bumper boating and takes no responsibility for any repercussions incurred by bumper boaters physically, mentally, or legally. We do admit, in closed company, that it sounds like a hell of a lot of fun.