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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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Cool and relaxing

Cool and relaxing way to see some of thw sights in Singapore. They offer a hop-on-hop-off ride, return or one way and they also do night tours to see the light shows at Gardens... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Cool and relaxing way to see some of thw sights in Singapore. They offer a hop-on-hop-off ride, return or one way and they also do night tours to see the light shows at Gardens by the Bay. Commentary onboard. Staff courteous and helpful

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

As it was raining on and off we decided to take a boat tour to show my cousin (first time in Singapore) the sights. It was a pleasant way to cruise the river and we jumped off at Clarke Quay to browse around the shops and stay out of the rain. We didnt travel as far up the river as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

You can only pay in cash,$24, and you only get to see a very small part of the river, VERY FALSE advertising and the company doesn't care about your experience, the Fullerton hotel will no longer recommend as an attraction worth doing. The brochure is not true as to what you get. As also stated in other reviews, the night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Clarke Quay is a place to start very awesome river tour. I took the tour in the evening, the weather is perfect, the lamps of the nearby building made a astonishing view. There are many very good restarurants to dine while enyoing the river night life

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We purchased the River Experience 'Laser Show' ticket. This included everything that the normal bumboat tour does, plus a supposedly amazing view of the twice nightly Marina Bay Sands water and light laser show. The bumboat tour itself was enjoyable, with an informative commentary video and amazing views over the city. However, DO NOT pay the extra money for the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Taking a leisurely ride on the Singapore River Cruise will take you past the landmarks of the Rafffles' Landing Site, Asian Civilisations Museum, row of old shophouses along Boat Quay, Fullerton Hotel, Esplanade Singapore, The Merlion Park, Singapore Flyer and the latest attraction Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort. You can when purchasing the ticket sleepy on off options that is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Worth the trip - recorded overview of sights. Good view of laser light show, an opportunity to see the City from a different perspective. Not an easy step onto & off the boat for anyone with mobility issues - also several steps to negotiate before boarding - not wheelchair friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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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