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Address: Singapore 179094, Singapore
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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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See old and new Singapore from the river

A pleasant 40 minute cruise down Singapore River to Marina Bay. There are several boarding points and the boats are comfortable and attractive to look at. A bit expensive at 25... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2017
Chester, United Kingdom

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

A pleasant 40 minute cruise down Singapore River to Marina Bay. There are several boarding points and the boats are comfortable and attractive to look at. A bit expensive at 25 dollars per adult but it was very enjoyable on a hot humid day. Only cash accepted for payment-no credit cards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is especially great at night as the whole of Singapore is visible. Boats circle almost the entire river showing downtown and other interesting buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Learn about the small living shops of years gone by mixed in with the skyscrapers that makevup the river views....history at its best

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The ticket price is $25 per person. There is different pick up/drop points along Clarke Quay/Marina Bay. We didn't need to wait long to board the boat. You have the option of sitting outside or inside and there is an English audio telling you about the history of the area. This is a great chance to capture some amazing photos... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our boat ride in Singapore. Beautiful scenery and views of the fantastic Singapore. An audio guide was provided that gave details on everything we saw. A must see in Singapore!

Thank Alaska23_Family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Clarke quay boats were immaculate. Outside seating at the rear and enclosed from middle to front for those who like the shade. Comentary throughout in English and trip lasts about 40 mins for 30 Singapore dollars. We really enjoyed it. Boats operated every 15 minutes, we did not experience long queues.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

It's an "ok-ish" experience, but there is just too much propaganda and ego-boosting about how great the city is in the audio description. Also, other than the polished up financial centre and Bay area, you don't really get to see anything authentic. Only modern skyscrapers or polished up shophouses. Given the price versus the length of the tour, you're better... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This was the only activity we came across in Singapore that was not wheelchair friendly, or for that matter friendly period. Unbelievable especially for Singapore! Upon arriving at the ticketbox, my wheelchair bound boyfriend received the up and down look by an older female staff member. Wow lady! You're disapproving look was already a bad sign. As we inquired about... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The first day we walked alongside the Singapore River we stopped at a number of alleged boarding points but all the boats sailed by without stopping. The next time we found a ticket office. They promised a boat would come soon but we had to wait some time in the sun while boats sailed past. Eventually the boat came. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the 40 minute cruise. 25 dollars for a great historical and river perspective of Singapore. We should have waited until 9 for the light show but it was worthwhile nonetheless!

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