There have still been many unlicensed tour boats and motorboats operating illegally in the Yalong Bay area, creating environmental concerns, even though the local governments have made enormous efforts to crack down on them.

At present, more than 50 tour boats operating without licenses are intensely concentrated at the Qingmei Port.

Due to the lack of effective management, the domestic garbage generated by the gas-fueled tour boats has seriously polluted the mangrove reserve and coastal water in the region.

Driven by profits, these unlicensed boating operators often fail to provide proper guidance and allow tourists to damage the underwater environment.

Local authorities in Sanya have been warning travelers of the dangers of unlicensed tour ships in recent years out of concern for travelers’ safety.

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