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Address: Clarke Quay, Merlion Park,Esplanade | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6336 6111
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Board one of Singapore’s iconic bumboats, which have been retrofitted with...

Board one of Singapore’s iconic bumboats, which have been retrofitted with zero-emission electric engines, and learn about the river’s colorful history while taking in the unforgettable skyline. Two tours circle Boat Quay, Circle Quay and Marina Bay. Taxi and charter services are also available.

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Enjoyable Cruise

We did a day time cruise and enjoyed it so much that we came back for a cruise at night. It is well narrated, and you can see from both inside or outside seats. It was a good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, New York
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Batemans Bay, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have done Bum boat tours in the past however I don't think we will go again. These boats are NOT original Bumboats but brand new replicas. They have lost all the character of the originals , the commentary , although interesting is just a recording , We prefer the original that was Live, from a local . The Boats... More 

Thank David P
Philadelphia, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a day time cruise and enjoyed it so much that we came back for a cruise at night. It is well narrated, and you can see from both inside or outside seats. It was a good way to see many iconic sights of the city comfortably and in a short time. It beats walking in the heat!

Thank annarc6
Mt. Airy, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a Bumboat ride in the day and also one at night. Both were worth it. They are clean, comfy with great views. Daytime was great for photography and the night was beautiful with all the lights!

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a daytime circular trip with a bumboat and enjoyed seeing Singapore from a different angle. The taped commentary was a tiny bit groan-worthy but it was still a nice relaxing way to discover some of the sights while giving our feet a rest.

Thank H B
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way to explore the Singapore river netork. We did nigh a cruise starting at 7.30 from Marina Bay Sands dock. Wonderful nightime scenery, great and clear commentary in English. Everyone seems to head to the open rear of the boats so stay inside for a more relaxed ride. Still quite warm and humid in the evening and $25 a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

As others have said a nice way to see and hear some of the history of the area. We quite enjoyed it and commentary was sufficient. The woman where you board has down rated my stars as she is very bossy shouts at people unnecessary. E.g. I was ordered into a line there was only 4 passengers boarding empty boat... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This tour is a good way of seeing the area around Clarke Quay in the comfort of sitting in a boat and being told all the points of interest. Lasts about 30 minutes and you can get off at Clarke Quay.

1 Thank Judy W
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great river trip to see all the sights and hear about the history of the Singapore waterfront. We followed this up by walking a similar route so explored the sights both by boat and on foot.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a morning to spare so decided to go on the Bumboat River cruise. Years ago the Bumboats used to take cargo down the river to the port. These days they are a good way of seeing the sights from a different perspective. The $25 ticket gives you the circular trip which we did. Our boat was not crowded... More 

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Venice, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We read the reviews and were looking forward to a circular boat ride. We bought our tickets and the elderly chap showed us the map of where the boat would be going. Fab seats at the back. Really enjoying ourselves until we got to Marina Bay where we were asked to alight. The elderly chap we had thought so helpful... More 

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