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Bumboat River Tour

Clarke Quay, Merlion Park,Esplanade | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
+(65) 63366111
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #28 of 174 activities in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

22 SGD per person is worth the value. Bum Boat River Cruise is a 40 minutes ride in the Singapore River. Sit back and enjoy the river breeze and the beautiful scenery lining the shores of Singapore's river bank; views include: Merlion Park, Esplanade Theatre on the bay, Marina Bay Light and Water Show, Fullerton Hotel, Floating Platform, Marina Bay... More

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São Paulo
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We went to this tour at night, when you can see all the lights and it is very beautiful but at the same time I was wondering if it would be better during daylight. Explaining: The night we went had a little fog so we couldn't see everything but the tour was pretty decent, with audio and video explaining the... More

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Logan City
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The bum boat ride we went on was part of a night tour around Singapore. It is a very relaxing way to see the city from the river. You can sit inside but it was a really nice night so we sat out the back in the open air. We had the benefit of an English speaking guide so it... More

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Truro Cornwall UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Ticket price included in a 2 day hop on/off bus ticket. Video commentary. Trip lasted about 40 minutes. A different view of this stunning city

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melbourne
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We ventured on the Singapore river cruise which was fantastic. The trip had audio so the history and places of interest were pointed out along the way. It was very relaxing and informative especially the laser light show from the marina sands building. as it was earth hour for part of the river cruise the peace and serenity was perfect... More

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Vienna, Austria
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We got a voucher for this Tour from our hippo hop on hop off sightseeing provider. We qued up but were not allowed to board the first boat because this was meant for "regular" customers. So we had to wait and wait and were treated like not real customers because we did not pay cash as we had a voucher.... More

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Somerset
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

After exploring Orchard Road, we took the MTR to Raffles Place in order to see what the river was like. We discovered that there was a kiosk selling river boat cruises there, so after looking at their brochure we decided that we would give it a go. The price was 22 SGD each. The young lady in the Kiosk then... More

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Romford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a good way to orientate to the area around the river and see some areas you may wish to visit and spend more time, and to have a break from walking, about what is a great city.

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NSW South Coast
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

By far the best value is to pick 24hrs when you can do this tour and then spend the next 24hrs on and off the water taxis. ($22 for tour, $30 for tour and 24hrs hop on hop off). This tour takes you past all the attractions river side and gives good views of most of the city buildings of... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Theses beautiful hardwood boats once plied their trade up and down the rivers of Singapore. Now they have been converted into electric boats so, no noise and no pollution (relative). The 45 minute trip is lovely, with a cool breeze and great opportunity for photographs. There is a recorded commentary playing giving good up to date information on sites such... More

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