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.

“Excellent River cruise tour, Worth a ride ..”

Singapore River Cruise
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Anyone who been to Singapore should take a little boat ride in the Clarke Quay .
Various reason given but simple one is this is the ONLY way to visualize the old Singapore River before it prosperous , or rather when Sir Stamford Raffles made Singapore a Free Trade Port.
Believed it or not, Singapore has gone thru so much changes in the land that even those people who lived at that time is unable to recognize the present Singapore

Well, this is not just a normal boat ride . One is able to see the current monuments, attractions from the boat right that no land transportation can give you that angle.
One cannot deny that only this boat ride gives you a Front angle of the well known Merlion (original at Fullerton ) that you will NEVER get on land.

Beside , there is a recorded commentary on the boat.

Well, there are also ways to get cheaper rides, just spend a little effort and go online to find local travel agencies . They should able to get you a lower price when you buy a package there.

TripAdvisor do also have a package for this and you can book directly .

Some tips for those who wants to know more about this attraction :

1) To guarantee a seat, one should be there 30 mins before the boat ride as the boat are normally goes out every hour
2) Next , this boat ride operates from 10 am to 10 pm daily.
3) Go in the evening time if you want a cooler ride as the day is hot and one likely to enjoy it , but note the crowd .

Last but not least , Enjoy !

2  Thank koolchinese
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,221)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

262 - 266 of 1,221 reviews

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Nice way to see the river area
Make sure you have Singapore dollars as they Only take cash .
Not a long trip but worth doing

Thank 876anon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 March 2017

You can sail down the river on a replica of an old trading ship that is now powered by electricity so as to be less polluting. There are outside and covered seating areas and a commentary on the interesting places on either bank in English. I don't know which other languages are available. The whole thing lasts about an hour and is a very nice way of seeing some of the more interesting buildings etc from the relative calm of the river rather than the bustle of the street.

1  Thank miniscot
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A 40 minute bumboat ride with many pick up and drop off points. There is an interesting pre recorded commentary. We started our trip at the MBS during the afternoon. Poor customer servce at booking booth. The female staff were disinterested and could not inform us when the boats were arriving or leaving. Heard that the evening cruises are good.

1  Thank TheAspdens
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We spent a lovely relaxing and enjoyable river cruise to see the famous laser light show. This informative cruise gives a history of the area along the way including the Merlion down to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. This quiet bumboat goes very close to the bay to view the laser light show whilst you drink the delicious fruit drink that the price includes. A very enjoyable attraction and some great photo shots can be obtained. There was no pre-booking required.

1  Thank Julie H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Singapore River Cruise also viewed

Singapore, Singapore
 
Singapore, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
 

Been to Singapore River Cruise? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing