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Singapore River Cruise

Singapore 179094, Singapore
+65 6336 6111
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River cruise

This was a highlight of our stay in Singapore - relatively inexpensive, no waiting around....we... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Ann R
Sydney, Australia
Really really lovely

The ticket office counter is close by the merlion. The price I think I paid was 23 or 25usd. The... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
via mobile
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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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Singapore 179094, Singapore
The Quays
+65 6336 6111

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This was a highlight of our stay in Singapore - relatively inexpensive, no waiting around....we jumped on a bumboat and left straight away. My recommendation would be to do it at night - so many fabulous illuminations and a laser show in the marina.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The ticket office counter is close by the merlion. The price I think I paid was 23 or 25usd. The boat had wooden benches both inside the boat and outside (uncovered). It was a bright and sunny day and the the river was smooth. The...More

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This river is a big and clean thoroughfare lots of boats Most rivers I have seen were bit dirty but his one is clean. There are tours on their river along which you van see lots of bridges and beautiful buildings alongside. This river is...More

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We had our boat from Medilink park and enjoyed 40 min ride. It took through various parts like Clarke bay, various bridges and national museum. Comfortable soundless boat was pleasant experience. Guidance by audio-visual method was also perfect. Must take ticket with flyer (if combo...More

Thank gaurav4321
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is no doubt a must do in Singapore and should be on traveller's to do list in Singapore. The 40 min cruise starts from Clarke Quay and goes via Boat Quay and Robertson Quay back to Clarke quay. There is a recorded video guide...More

Thank Atri_Mandal
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I have taken this cruise a few times already and I always find it very pleasant to take when I'm in Singapore. After a busy/hot day it's a great possibility ot sit and calm down during the river cruise. I recommend it to everybody.

Thank Yves H
Reviewed 28 October 2017

i did it alone on a day trip and offers great views of all of singapore and the merlion statue, at night its another beast, and the lights bring the sky to life

Thank peter s
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a great trip to do i have done it twicw and its very interesting it give you a lot of information on the city

Thank MicheleS5
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Take a nice river cruise and enjoy Singapore from the river, You can see the skyline of Singapore and watch the old and new buildings you pass along the way.

Thank Bjarne L
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I took a quick trip around Marine Harbour Bay and stopped off a couple of times to get my Singapore city bearings. Good advice. With the usual humid conditions it was a nice way to relax and offered good value

Thank philipsmith
The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will
take you through the three Quays of the city, each
offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay
features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront
vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while
Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer.
Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a
peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the
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26 October 2017|
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Response from DrNiranjan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, You can board the Cruise on Clarke Quay Pier. Tickets are available there but i am not sure about Dinner Cruise. However eating/dining on the Quay itself is a very good option.
10 October 2017|
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Response from Kerry K | Reviewed this property |
Well the Light Show Cruise goes at a specific time to match up with the Light Show ..whereas the others just cruise around before/after the Light Show
10 October 2017|
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Response from Arijit B | Reviewed this property |
It's easy actually.