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Bumboat River Tour

Address: Clarke Quay, Merlion Park,Esplanade | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number: +(65) 63366111
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Board one of Singapore’s iconic bumboats, which have been retrofitted...
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
77 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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47 helpful votes 47 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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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Oakville, Canada
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The bumboat tour was one of the first things we did in Singapore. It was a pleasant ride and provides a different view of the sights you will see on land. The commentary was very interesting and it gave us a good overview of the city. It is a hop on hop off ride so you can go from one... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Three friends and I bought tickets for the bumboat cruise at its Merlion Park center. The ticket office provided the same map that is shown on the company's website, which clearly lists the stops/sites to be visited along the 40 minute cruise. We boarded the boat and crossed over to Marina Sands, where we sat for about 5 minutes, as... More 

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Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Bought ticket for tour today. They give you a map showing all the things you will go by to see. However, our boat driver decided to serve as a taxi service and we went back and forth between Merlion Park stop and Marina Bay Sands and skipped all the sights to see on Marina Bay. Map shows boat tour goes... More 

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