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Address: Clarke Quay, Merlion Park,Esplanade | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6336 6111
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Relaxing cruise.

We had a morning to spare so decided to go on the Bumboat River cruise. Years ago the Bumboats used to take cargo down the river to the port. These days they are a good way of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Canberra, Australia

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a morning to spare so decided to go on the Bumboat River cruise. Years ago the Bumboats used to take cargo down the river to the port. These days they are a good way of seeing the sights from a different perspective. The $25 ticket gives you the circular trip which we did. Our boat was not crowded... More 

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Venice, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read the reviews and were looking forward to a circular boat ride. We bought our tickets and the elderly chap showed us the map of where the boat would be going. Fab seats at the back. Really enjoying ourselves until we got to Marina Bay where we were asked to alight. The elderly chap we had thought so helpful... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful boat. Relaxing and easy way to view the river. It is not a hop on/hop off tour but a round trip we did from Clark Quay. A bonus for us was that it actually stopped at Marina Sands to we were able to hop off there to visit the Marina Sands Skypark. Since we were staying in that area... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These guys have taken something that shpild be fantastic and turned it into a frustrating experience. You can't get on/off at the different stops and can't buy a day ticket. The only offering is a single lap returning to the starting point. Once you are on the boat the best option is ro sit in the open section in the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go at night, cooler and much more spectacular. Don't be put off by queues as boats appear out of nowhere and boarding happens quickly. Good value for $25! Great views from both sides of the boat. Just be wary of the strange woman with an irritating clapper stick that shows you where to queue.

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Aventura, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hop on a bumboat from several docks along the river. Very hot during the day... recommend an evening tour when the city is all lit up. Especially pretty during the sound and light show from the Marina Sands.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like it nice and friendly staff,, it covers most of the main tourist attractions on the river, good for family,, you can drop off in any station you like or return back to main station,,

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Denia spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boarded the boat at Clarks Quay in the evening, good tip is to sit at the back in the open, you have 180 degree view. Great way to see the river with its high rise and traditional buildings lit up, the laser show from the Marina Sands Hotel is something to see. The commentary on the boat explains the area... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the evening river tour and it was lovely to see the city lit up!! Very relaxing and not too full on the boat-some seemed to be packed out! Informative video regarding the history of Singapore too! Quite expensive but it's all about the tourist-y things to see!! Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For all first time travelers to Singapore, if you have time, you should include this in your itinerary. Evening tours are awesome. You will learn about the history of Singapore, famous monuments and landmark buildings. View of Marina Bay Sands is majestic.

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