We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Singapore River Cruise

Singapore 179094, Singapore
+65 6336 6111
Review Highlights
A nice alternative to a taxi

A little bit more fun than the normal taxi if you are looking at the usual tourist spots like... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Melbourne, Australia

they explained everything we esat outside and one of the workers came and took stunning photos of... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Read all 1,221 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Singapore 179094, Singapore
The Quays

Similar Things to Do in Singapore

Write a ReviewReviews (1,221)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

51 - 60 of 893 reviews

Reviewed 26 October 2017

A little bit more fun than the normal taxi if you are looking at the usual tourist spots like Clarke Quay, Marina Bay Sands etc.

Thank Mavrick232
Reviewed 26 October 2017

they explained everything we esat outside and one of the workers came and took stunning photos of my husband and i. thankyou

Thank rayherbert
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Timing our river cruise to allow us to be on the water when the light show at the Marina Bay Sands was on was a stroke of brilliance. Very informative trip up the river showing several historic sights with a good soundtrack on a comfortable...More

Thank obscureauto
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Reaxing cruise from Clarke Quay but make sure you do not arrive with a e mail copy of a voucher or you will have to pay as the will not accept them.If you want to see Marina bay sky park make sure you get off...More

Thank 449Stephen_B545
Reviewed 23 October 2017

i been to Singapore many many times, this is the first time that I take a ride, very nice and viewing buildings ( old and new ) on both sides of the river enjoy the highlight of the city. personally I feel better on the...More

Thank EDNG333
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The Boat Cruise is a great way to see the city's highlights, such as the Merlion, and the best way to properly photograph the Marina Sands Hotel and the concert hall known as the Durian. It is about 45 minutes. If you do the loop,...More

1  Thank travelandshop2014
Reviewed 21 October 2017

It is a great way to see the city and a nice a relaxing loop after walking however the ticket sales staff were quite rude, boat staff only slightly better and the commentary while very informative was too over the top to the point it...More

Thank BenJessW
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Very interesting history of Singapore. Specific places and areas identified. Nice trip around by river. Fascinating information.

Thank Leigh W
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Took my family for a ride in river cruise. Costed me $65 for 2 adult and 1 child. I found it very ordinary. It could be good for people who are visiting singapore for first time. Boat starts from Clarke. you will see Boat Quay,...More

Thank Amit S
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is probably one of the best ways of seeing what the city has to offer. Its a mini tour with a detailed description of the buildings and bridges we pass by. The cruise lasted about 40 mins and was well worth the money. If...More

1  Thank Tamf1
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
Nearby Restaurants
63 reviews
.04 km away
My Little Spanish Place
62 reviews
.03 km away
Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall
20 reviews
.02 km away
78 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Boat Quay
1,072 reviews
.04 km away
Statue of Raffles
227 reviews
.16 km away
Elgin Bridge
39 reviews
.20 km away
Sisters' Islands
6 reviews
.21 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Arijit B | Reviewed this property |
It's easy actually.