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Address: Clarke Quay, Merlion Park,Esplanade | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number: +(65) 63366111
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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Great way to see the city

The bumboat tour is great, the boats are quiet (electric) and reasonably comfortable. We paid extra to be able to hop-on/hop-off the river taxis too but when it came to calling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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christchurch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This trip on the river was quite pleasant, but nothing special. We did not get 40 minutes, as was advertised. Not sure it was worth SIN$22 each.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The bumboat tour is great, the boats are quiet (electric) and reasonably comfortable. We paid extra to be able to hop-on/hop-off the river taxis too but when it came to calling one it was a 20 minute wait so we didn't bother. But the tour itself is good and fair value.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We did a trip at night on our final day in Singapore. It was great to see everything lit up from the river and a lovely end to our holiday. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The cruise around the river foreshore gives you a better level of experience than you might get from the Flyer.Whereas the Flyer gives great arial views the Bumboats give you a close up of same plus a commentary .We went daytime but the cruises go day and night.You can also arrange a dinner night on one as well.We had a... More 

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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a comfortable and graceful way to get oriented around the River hub. From the boat you will will see the Skypark, Science Museum, Singapore Flyer, Merlion, Opera House, financial centre skyscrapers, Boat Quay and Clarkes Quay. The recorded commentary tells you a bit about everything Boats go up as far as Clarkes Quay. You can do the round... More 

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Cambridge, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Battery powered boats that take you around the waterfront and along the river. Very touristy but an excellent way to get a good overview of the Singapore waterfront and riverside area. The lack of a smelly diesel/petrol based engine certainly improves the experience. Most enjoyable.

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Baixa da Banheira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A relaxing and beautiful trip, in which we move along the river by the most notorious places of Singapore. Has a TV on board who will tells the story of these points as we go through them. Recommend going at the time of sunset.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We boarded not far from the fullarton hotel. 45 minute tour, with sudio and video accompaniment. Lovely way to spend the evening.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We took a short taxi ride to Clarke quay, where we boarded a bum boat,for a tour of the marina Bay Area, this tour also included an alcoholic drink. It gave you a great view of the city by night, and also included a laser show. It was very enjoyable, and better than we expected, must do this.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

On the last day of a hectic holiday in Singapore we went down to Clarke Quay and on impulse jumped on a bum boat for a cruise. We got off at Marina Sands for a walk around the amazing shopping arcade there then jumped back on board and cruised past some incredible architecture. I enjoyed seeing the old shop houses... More 

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