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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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Relaxing n interesting tour.

We went at night. Beautiful view of the city lights n nightlife. An interesting video was played on board. Information about the history of the river n the many features along the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Cairns, Australia

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went at night. Beautiful view of the city lights n nightlife. An interesting video was played on board. Information about the history of the river n the many features along the river. We really enjoyed. Cheap price.

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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I took the Bumboat tour as part of our SIA stopover . This was a good way to see Singapore from a different angle along the river. Boat was old but this added to the atmosphere of the cruise.

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Geelong, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Don't get me wrong, the boat trip was great with fantastic views of the city from the boat. Unfortunately for us the initial experience with a particular staff member was disgusting at best. Here is the email of complaint to the company about our experience, to which I have still not had a reply. I am writing to make a... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Route was only about half the brochure map. Ticket offices nearly all shut, unable to get anyone to answer questions. Staff spoke no English. Only went one way and still had to pay $24. Commentary didn't match the route. Very expensive rip off. Don't bother.

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Did the bumboat tour on a trip to Singapore last year (2 adults & an 8 year old). On that trip there weren't very many passengers so we got to sit out the back & enjoy the full vista of the Singapore river - even though the commentary didn't work - it was interesting & enjoyable & we were able... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Lovely period boat electric powered though. 40 minutes with pre recorded commentary. $24 in cash per person. Felt expensive but on balance worthwhile.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Esplanade jetty was closest to our hotel, so my daughter and I headed down there only to discover the ticket booth closed. Annoying. We walk across the bridge to the Merlion to try our luck from there. Success - the booth was open, but they only accepted cash payment. I had enough SD to pay, but then they told... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It was nice to see the sights of downtown Singapore from a different angle. We started our tour at the Esplanade jetty but there are lots of jetties you can get on at - and the little guy captaining our boat made quite sure you got off at the same stop you started at too! There is a very interesting... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We opted for the long tour (45 mins) which gave us a great view of Singapore's regions and landmarks such as the Merlion, from the water. The commentary is also good but you will have to sit inside if you want to hear it. A relaxing way to spend a morning or afternoon..

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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