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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 #31 of 205 Activities in Singapore
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Thought it was a really nice way to travel between Marina Bay and Clarke Quay / Robertson Quay whilst seeing the sights. Thought it was a bit costly for a relatively short boat ride, although I found a good way to get good value out of a return ticket. I caught the boat from Marina Bay to Clarke Quay during... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The "River" actually is a reservoir and provides drinking water for the city. If you are in Singapore for more than a day or two, find the hour to take this tour. This is the only way you will see Singapore from the "inside." The boats are comfortable enough for an hour, and every seat has a good view. The... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We waited until sunset for the bumboat ride so we can enjoy the night view and city lights frm the open boat. We boarded the boat from Esplanade, after having hot chocolate at Max Brenner. The fee was SGD 22 for each person. It was about 45 minutes to 1 hour. There was a video explaining spots beside the river... More

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

What a fabulous tour to take on a nighttime in Singapore. All the major sights and attractions are covered in a 40 minute trip on the cutest boat with a stunning display of lights and colour. Singapore at its best. We sat outside at the back and it was a magical experience. Don't miss doing it. We left from Clarke... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Absolutely fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and highly recommend it. There was audio commentary to explain everything to you and the views are amazing - an excellent photo opportunity and a superb way to see some of the sights with a slight welcoming breeze. It's suitable for all ages and is situated just across the road from the Singapore... More

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Pinjarra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Can totally recommend a tour in one of these beautiful boats. The history along the journey is interesting. Especially enjoyed hearing about the sculptures along the river and the significance of them. Some amazing landmarks Singapore is renowned for.

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Delmar, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Took an Asian trip - 4 nights in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Seoul. Did many activities and saw many sights. This was my favorite. We did it at night and it was spectacular, seeing the many river sights and the magnificent Singapore skyline lit up at night. A must do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went on a river cruise while in Singapore for work with our entire team. It was a great way to see the city and with the exception of the usual "our credit card machine is broken" which is nonsense for 2014, the rest of the cruise was awesome. Everyone had great fun and the best way to see the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We boarded our Bumboat from Clarke Quay. The boats have both inside and outside seating areas. The whole tour lasted about an hour. The boat gently moved along the Singapore River allowing you plenty of time and opportunities to take photos. The commentary was very good and was informative. When you get into the bay the boats do a circuit... More

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We bought discounted tickets for the bumboat tour from the representative of Safari Gate rides at the Singapore Zoo. The representative advised us to get on to the tour from Clarke Quay and even gave us directions to the starting point on a map. We took the ride in the daytime. The 40 minutes ride was relaxing and the audio... More

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