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Singapore River Cruise

3 River Valley Road Clarke Quay | BayFront South, Singapore 179019, Singapore
+65 6336 6111
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3 River Valley Road Clarke Quay | BayFront South, Singapore 179019, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Singapore river cruise gives you a riverside view of the City. Tickets can be bought at many points and you can board and off board at these. We boarded near the Singapore Flyer and got off at Marina Bay. It saves a lot of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice and relaxing ride. We did a sunset ride got to see daylight and when the buildings lit up as well. We really enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely 40 minute river cruise the showed us the highlights and history of the river the crew were brilliant taking photos for us. It was so relaxing and a wonderful photo opp trip.and a great photo view of Merlion from the water I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have improved these bumboats since we were here 15 years ago. Now all electric instead of deisal. Was disappointing to not be able to do the full ride but part of river blocked off for there Independence Day birthday.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never thought of travelled with this cruise as my kid like to explode. Well I think is really good to travel at night, the cooling wind, the light and the environment. I felt that is relaxing and good for young kid.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cruise was informative and provided an overall view of Chinatown . The narrative that was provided gave one a better understanding of just how Singapore came to be and the amazing foresight that Raffles had for that city (country) to become as a major...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A excellent way to see the city from the River, see how important the river was to the workings of Singapore in the bygone years with very significant landmarks seen, a very informative comentary along the way explaining sights seen

Thank Suzanne S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice ride and you can get down at the Promenade and go to the Merlion Park... Lovely for tourist and also a good experience for school children...

Thank caroltay2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was recommended by a Tourist Info Centre. A tour of Singapore River in a Bumboat which lasted approx. 40 mins and cost $25/adult. We embarked at Clarke Quay and travelled around towards Boat Quay then up the river to Marina Bay where we...More

Thank meg57
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cruise for 40 mins, nice scenery. We were lucky to have few guests in our ride, more conducive. Attitude of driver (capt) average. Was on phone while boat was cruising. No smile from him. His partner a Malay staff was more helpful when we...More

Thank Hellen T
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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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Kirstie R
June 26, 2018|
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Response from SL9999 | Reviewed this property |
We boarded from Clarke Quay. I am sure there are plenty of other locations as well.
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Barbet55
June 26, 2018|
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Response from LudgerZ | Reviewed this property |
At the stern you get the best view.
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susan p
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Julie1962Qatar | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I cant remember the price. You can find prices here on trip advisor. To be honest the best view is from the walkway outside marina bay sands mall. Theres a bar also in that area. Just get the 1/2 hr before the... More
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