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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 #34 of 190 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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Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was an unpleasant interlude in an otherwise perfect day - this water taxi service does not provide the unsuspecting traveller with any published fare information on their service or indeed how long you have to wait before you can board a taxi to cross the river. The only information published on the kiosk window is that the wait is... More

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BALEARES
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We got on the boat with the last light of the day, travel was spectacular, the light from the sky was turning and lights of skyscrapers were illuminated throughout the city, the Marina Bay view is something that you can not miss.

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Romeoville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The boat tour was really cool, Just relaxing while floating down the Singapore River. There was commentary however most of it I didn't listen too. Really cool experience. I'm sure it's even cooler at night when Clarke Quay is all lit up and very vibrant

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 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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267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
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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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was our last day on our trip so we decided to have a nice dinner. While we were walking along the river, we decided to join the river cruise. We paid S$20 each for a ticket & it was money well spent. The cruise went for around an hour & the view from the boat was fantastic from Merlion... More

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Jakarta
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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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