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Bumboat River Tour

Clarke Quay, Merlion Park,Esplanade | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
+(65) 63366111
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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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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our issues with the Boat Tours is not so much the tour itself but the way in which we were dealt with trying to get a River Taxi. We were eventually up sold to a Bumboat Cruise but when it came to changing over to the Water Taxi for our specific destination request it all fell apart. We were told... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visited last August. We got on at Boat Quay and sat in the sun and really enjoyed the tour. The audio narration was good and we saw everything - the skyline is just brilliant. We took some excellent photos of the skyline buildings and bridges but my favourite is the Singa - pore merlion. We thought the trip was so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was a nice way to get an overview of downtown, but I didn't learn or see anything I hadn't already discovered on my own walking long the river parks. It was nice to be on the water thought. Don't sit up front. The driver kept talking the whole time, and was louder than the speaker on the pre-recorded tour.

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Jakarta
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I took the tour after visited esplanade and merlion statue. I bought tourist pass in airport worth $30 for 3 days..but free to take the bus,mrt,river tour. After a long walk and visited merlion statue..this tour is very helpful. I couldnt walk at the time, mrt station and bus is very far, Luckily i bought tourist pass and i could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Bumboat tours cost about $20 per person but you won't find a better way to see Singapore. The view of the CBD from the water is something to behold.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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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