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Address: 3 River Valley Road Clarke Quay | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6336 6111
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Board one of Singapore’s iconic bumboats, which have been retrofitted with...

Board one of Singapore’s iconic bumboats, which have been retrofitted with zero-emission electric engines, and learn about the river’s colorful history while taking in the unforgettable skyline. Two tours circle Boat Quay, Circle Quay and Marina Bay. Taxi and charter services are also available.

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We enjoyed a night cruise down the river taking in the sites. Good to do the full loop and have time to see more. Sat outside the cabin & watched the world go by. Great to do an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Nairne, Australia
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent way to see the river by night.Informative commentary runs throughout the tour giving the history of the river

Thank 5252lynda
Christchurch, New Zealand
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a night cruise down the river taking in the sites. Good to do the full loop and have time to see more. Sat outside the cabin & watched the world go by. Great to do an attraction without walking

Thank evman00
Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a good idea to take this cruise as the very first thing to do in Singapore, so then you have a general idea and a list of places you want to return later on. 25$ ticket price is a bit expensive for a circular tour of 40 minutes, but so is Singapore.

Thank Fikret76
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We boarded the boat from marina bay sands. Only ones onboard until the Merlion, it was a nice relaxing way to see Singapore from the river. The colours and differences of the buildings was interesting to see. Would recommend as something to break up the day and relax for a while!

Thank Rachel E
Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A fun way to get from A to B without walking in Singapores humid weather.Have been, both day and night,informative comentry and gives you time to sit back and relax while taking in the sights.

Thank dianegarland0
Batemans Bay, Australia
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184 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We have done Bum boat tours in the past however I don't think we will go again. These boats are NOT original Bumboats but brand new replicas. They have lost all the character of the originals , the commentary , although interesting is just a recording , We prefer the original that was Live, from a local . The Boats... More 

3 Thank David P
Philadelphia, New York
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1,265 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We did a day time cruise and enjoyed it so much that we came back for a cruise at night. It is well narrated, and you can see from both inside or outside seats. It was a good way to see many iconic sights of the city comfortably and in a short time. It beats walking in the heat!

Thank annarc6
Mt. Airy, MD
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79 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We did a Bumboat ride in the day and also one at night. Both were worth it. They are clean, comfy with great views. Daytime was great for photography and the night was beautiful with all the lights!

1 Thank ilex21771
Stuttgart, Germany
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142 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We went on a daytime circular trip with a bumboat and enjoyed seeing Singapore from a different angle. The taped commentary was a tiny bit groan-worthy but it was still a nice relaxing way to discover some of the sights while giving our feet a rest.

1 Thank H B
Sydney, Australia
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184 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great way to explore the Singapore river netork. We did nigh a cruise starting at 7.30 from Marina Bay Sands dock. Wonderful nightime scenery, great and clear commentary in English. Everyone seems to head to the open rear of the boats so stay inside for a more relaxed ride. Still quite warm and humid in the evening and $25 a... More 

Thank Greg072

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