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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 tour on river

As others have said a nice way to see and hear some of the history of the area. We quite enjoyed it and commentary was sufficient. The woman where you board has down rated my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have said a nice way to see and hear some of the history of the area. We quite enjoyed it and commentary was sufficient. The woman where you board has down rated my stars as she is very bossy shouts at people unnecessary. E.g. I was ordered into a line there was only 4 passengers boarding empty boat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is a good way of seeing the area around Clarke Quay in the comfort of sitting in a boat and being told all the points of interest. Lasts about 30 minutes and you can get off at Clarke Quay.

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Thank Judy W
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great river trip to see all the sights and hear about the history of the Singapore waterfront. We followed this up by walking a similar route so explored the sights both by boat and on foot.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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Thank Kim R
Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 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 2 January 2017 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 1 January 2017

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 1 January 2017 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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