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Bumboat River Tour

Clarke Quay, Merlion Park,Esplanade | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
+(65) 63366111
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Ranked #27 of 184 activities in Singapore
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Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Ride on 22/07/2014.Brought this tickets from Groupon. So it doesn't cover some of the Quay.Took MRT to Clarke Quay station-NE5 (North East Line).Our boarding Jetty is 1min walked from G-Max Reverse Bungy. We reached just in time for boarding no need to wait.The 2 boat captains were friendly n thoughtful, as one of them will hold especially the ladies' hands... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We went for a boat ride at Singapore River Cruise and can highly recommend them. Price was $22 adults and $12 kids. The trip narration is very informative and interesting. We took some lovely photos with landmark buildings and bridges in the background. However, I think the trip was too short. I still want to go around but we already... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went with Singapore River Cruise and can highly recommend them. Price was $22 adults and $12 kids. The commentary was provided by way of a video running inside the boat, and was very informative and interesting. The customer service on board was excellent....with one of the staff offering on a number of occasions during the cruise to take photos... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This boat is a great way to see the river through the city in Singapore. Pre recorded narration of landmarks as you pass them is really good quality and easy to hear, with some interesting facts. Multiple stops make it easy to access.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I took this tour with River Explorer Tours from Raffles Landing. I titled this review a mixed experience - as on the one way, this is a brilliant way to see the key sights in Singapore. The tour costs $22 and the boat brings you out into Marina Bay, under some of the key bridges, alongside the Sands Resort. Much... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Overall, very impressed. 4.5 stars. We got on at Boat Quay. The quay is signposted in the subway but the boarding point isn't obvious when you come out. Basically, head towards the water and you'll find a ticket booth. It's 22 SGD per person for the 40 minute trip but I think this is a fair price compared to similar... More

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sydney australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

OK so the sales guy was a little slippery : the answer to "what time is the next boat?" was "10 minutes" before I paid and "25" after i had paid, but the trip was a great way to get a sense of Singapore's history and geography. It oriented me very well, since it was the first tourist thing I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I note people are saying it is expensive but I guess we Londoners are more used to this sort if expense when holiday. I think it would be a shame not to do it as it was very pleasant and relaxing and a chance to see some of the sights at a more realistic level. We went during the day... More

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Asker, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I won't argue, it is a must do in Singapore. You can see and enjoy singapore from a different angle. Too bad it's too pricey (22 SGD).

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

No matter what you read and what people say, its a great tour and great way to see the iconic sights of Singapore. Probably the best photos i was able to take while in Sing. Cost wise commiserate with any attraction there. Cheaper than a taxi from airport to downtown Sing lol. After several trips to Sing me and and... More

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