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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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A great starting point

We had been to most of the attractions in Singapore, and decided to take a boat tour. Big mistake! Should have taken the boat tour first. It is a great way to get oriented. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

At night it gives the most beautiful views of the brightly lit market, buildings, banks and hotels on the banks of Singapore river.

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Perth Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Would highly recommend every visitor to Singapore to do a bumboat cruise on the Singapore River. There are many choices, we decided to do one way from Clarke Quay to Marina Bay, there is commentary on the boat pointing out different points along the way, it only takes about half an hour for this trip. You can do a return... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were fortunate to catch the bumboat in time to see the laser show at Marina Bay, the boat ride itself is great and something we do each time we visit Singapore, but the light show added that little bit extra.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

One of the best things to do on a short visit here and we were glad we did it first as it does make some sense of a very complicated city to get around. Laid back and entertaining commentary on our boat and not problem doing hop off for lunch and on again afterwards.

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Warrnambool, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We went up the river at night on a Bumbum boat to the Marina Bay area and watched the lightshow from the bay, it was absolutely amazing, make sure you do it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had been to most of the attractions in Singapore, and decided to take a boat tour. Big mistake! Should have taken the boat tour first. It is a great way to get oriented. There is a comprehensive video commentary running during the one hour cruise, which not only points out the places of interest but gives a bit of... More 

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Grafton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went on this tour after the 'Ducktour' and while some of the river sights were different the majority of the tour was in Marina Bay. This was a shame as we had already seen it comprehensively on the other tour. If you don't wish to 'double up' on quite a lot I would recommend saving your money and do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A recent ship's excursion in Singapore provided us with an opportunity to ride one of the bumboats. We boarded the boat at Clarke Quay. Although a warm and sunny day, we opted to sit on the uncovered rear of the boat for the best views and photo-taking. We enjoyed seeing all the sights along the river during our 1/2 hour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Doing the river cruise is quite an experience I must say, especially at night. Starting from the financial Centre to Marina South at one end to Roberson Quay at the other end and finish in front of the Fullerton Hotel. This is one cruise you must not miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had two trips on the bumboats, both were excellent. The first was an "out and back" journey that was very long and very enjoyable. However we must have had a beginner on the video!! Would recommend it as the perfect end to an excellent afternoon or evening. The second was a one way trip after a very poor and... More 

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Address: Address: Clarke Quay, Merlion Park,Esplanade | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number: +(65) 63366111
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore

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