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Bumboat River Tour

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Address: Clarke Quay, Merlion Park,Esplanade | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number: +(65) 63366111
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Board one of Singapore’s iconic bumboats, which have been retrofitted with...

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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I did this tour twice, having visitors from Europe. It is a nice tour and you get a good overview on what Singapore has to offer along the river and on Singapore's history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice ride with a perky female view describing the passing scenery. A great closeup view of the Merlion, Singapore's symbol.

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Thank brwydave02
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best river cruises that I have been on. Well informed commentary. Comfortable surroundings. Friendly, helpful staff.

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Thank Tracey K
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did this tour twice, having visitors from Europe. It is a nice tour and you get a good overview on what Singapore has to offer along the river and on Singapore's history.

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2 Thank lalalalalaura92
Gold Coast, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bumboat river tour was quite enjoyable. We got on at Clarke Quays. On the boat, a recording was played that provided an outline of some of the history of the buildings and structures that you were passing. It was informative and actually quite interesting.

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2 Thank Vicki M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the tourisms spots in Singapore. Evening rivercruise. We entered by Clarkequay pier. We cruised and witnessed the historical place on river bank. The hotel, parliament, shopping area, etc. After we finished, walked around Clarkequay, nice place to hangout as well.

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Thank AunChin
Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As well as a way to rest your feet for an hour, the views when the boat gets into the main harbour are amazing - straight over to the Gardens by the Bay - plus the usual skyscraper skyline.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice trip around! U need to pay with cash, but a ETM very close! It takes around 45 minutes, so the kids did a great time!even we did not find any cocrodille this time;)

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Thank Romesan
Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I think this bumboat tour is slightly over-priced for approximately 40 minutes ride. However, do try this at least once if you have yet to try it and preferably in the evening as you get to see how bright and beautiful Singapore is at night. The staff handling the counters can be a bit rude and grumpy.

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Thank merk_kl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We took the tour in the evening and I guess that's the best time .. The guide was nice and kept telling about the buildings and history as we passed by .. The view of the city was amazing and very lively .. Most of the well known structures of Singapore are covered in the tour .. We finally disembarked... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Quite pleasant trip, marred by the pre-recorded commentary which was rather cheesy and over enthusiastic. On our return from Clarke Quay, the girls at the kiosk were more interested in their telephones all the time and would not give us any information about when the next boat was due to take us back to Marina Bay.

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SRC1987, Manager at Bumboat River Tour, responded to this review

Hi There, I am so sorry about your unpleasant experience on that day. May I know the date and time the incident occur so that I can check back on the staff that is on duty. Once again sorry for the inconvenient caused. More 

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