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Address: Singapore 179094, Singapore
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+65 6336 6111

Cruising since 1987.

  For more than a decade and a half, bumboats...

Cruising since 1987.

  For more than a decade and a half, bumboats have been plying the Singapore River.

The story of Singapore River Cruise begins in 1987. The "Clean Rivers Campaign" of 1983 saw the relocation of bumboats to Pasir Panjang. The familiar painted faces of our Bumboats were due to disappear from its home, until SRC was awarded the tender license to run river services here - the first also, to operate such services along the river.

  We are entering a new chapter in the Singapore River story. In this modern age, Bumboats on this historic waterway remind us of its rustic charm. SRC has been preserving the heritage of this important river for more than two decades. Its bumboats have become the icon of our river to visitors and locals alike.

  2008 was a year when our iconic bumboats underwent a transformation. The diesel-powered engines of SRC's fleet made way for a new generation of electric ones that boast quieter engines and zero CO2 emissions. These are the very boats that operate along the Singapore River today.

  SRC is committed to greater excellence. Under its strong management, the company has developed a firm network of channel intermediaries from government agencies, embassies, event organizers and other operators in the tourism sector, both local and overseas.

  From a humble fleet of 4 bumboats in 1987, SRC has since increased its number to 24 today with a few new additions coming onboard soon.

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Night time delight

We went on a river cruise at the end of the Gardens by the Bay tour - it was a beautiful night and the river was lit up like a christmas tree. Dropped at Clarke Quay which was... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a river cruise at the end of the Gardens by the Bay tour - it was a beautiful night and the river was lit up like a christmas tree. Dropped at Clarke Quay which was pumping with live bands and much fun

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's quite a boring trip at least it has been for us (family of three) and I wouldn't either recommend or do it again. Walking along the river has more value and it's free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Singapore for 10 days, and we did this on the last day, but I wish we had done it at the beginning of the trip - it gives you a good understanding of the layout of Singapore, you'll spot some attractions you want to go back and explore properly (that you might otherwise miss) and it's a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a Bum boat ride and we got a guided tour by a recorded voice around the Singapore river. It is very fascinating place as structures new and old add to the beauty of the boat ride. I got to know a lot about the Singapore history

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Salatiga, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Singapore experience not to be missed! Whether you are staying in Marina Bay or Clarke Quay, there is a jetty near you with bumboat departures every 15-20 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Cruise tickets (S$25) are available at ticketing kiosks at the jetties and need to be purchased before embarking. We chose an evening cruise... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Harbor Cruise, but short. Interesting to see hotels, Flyer, MerLion from water. Very enjoyable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to Singapore 4 times and walked almost every part of the river area, we had never actually been on the river. We decided to do a tour at 8PM, the added attraction being the backdrop of buildings lit up. Luckily our boat only had a handful of people on. We didn't bother standing on the small rear deck,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having earlier taken a tour of Singapore by City Sightseeing Bus we thoroughly enjoyed this alternative view of the City via a gentle boat tour around the harbour departing from Clark Quay. To see sights such as the Merlion and other iconic features from the water gave us another perspective of this fascinating city. The tour took about 45 minutse... More 

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Salvador, BA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive for what it offers. Boatman rude. I sat down on the first seat and he told me to go to the rear but there was no place to seat, when I came back there was another person sitting on the same place I was. Awful service. Hated it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a cruise both during the day and night - while the night time cruise was spectacular, the day time cruise had lots to offer as well. Well worth the money!

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