We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Melaka River Cruise

Melaka, Malaysia
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 10 activities in Melaka
Type: Tours
135 visitor photos
Write a Review

160 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    34
    72
    39
    5
    10
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Bangkok
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were picked up outside our hotel for the cruise which lasted about 35 minutes for 10 RM each. It is a good way to take photos of all the wall art which is very good. It also takes you past the major sites of Melaka. We had the boat to ourselves and the river was very quiet at 10.00... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marang, Malaysia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Melaka River Cruise is a great way to see the sights of Melaka at a leisurely pace, in comfort and without breaking the bank. The Melaka River is where the town began and it has played a key role in Melaka's colourful history. Taking a river cruise is like seeing Melaka from the back door. A few decades ago... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Have to que for long hours to buy tickets. But worth it as the scenery is definitely mesmerizing. A lot of great wall arts. Thank you, Malacca!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The reason is this: walking on the Riverside is such a wonderful experience and it is not very long. And it does not cost anything.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We arrived at the ticketing counter at 8.30am on 18Jun14 hoping to catch the 1st boat which is supposed to depart at 9am as indicated in their time schedule chart placed outside the counter. There was not a single staff on site when we arrived. We waited until almost 9am and then two female ticketing staffs appeared. When i said... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Rawang, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We came here after enjoying "Asam Pedas" at Hajjah Mona's Restaurant in Taman Kota Laksamana. View over the river is very beautiful and interesting weaves historical places in Malacca. View the most exciting night in Kg Morten where rich Malacca traditional home design stands out. Information regarding historic sites along the river edge is also very useful for tourists to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Best taken at nite where all is lighted up n weather is cooler. View pretty wall murals n see the back of hotels n shops in Jonker. Cruise could have been better with more commentary like giving more info on Melaka instead of just info on what's on both sides of the river bank. An interesting cruise especially for first... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Penang
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
64 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I visited during the recent public holiday (7th June 2014). The queue was very long. But the cheap ride (RM10 for adults) just compensate the 40 mins boat ride. Well worth. But don't expect much to see. Just enjoy the ride and relax.

Was this review helpful? Yes
AUSTRALIA
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Did the 45 minute cruise, nothing special about it and doesn't show anything exciting that you can't see from a river walk.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Imagine a Safari river cruise with exotic animals around you? Don't hope for it as actually this is a cruise to enjoy the old town of Melaka. Last year (2013) I needed to spend around 20 MYR to get into the boat. Was it worthy? Yes and No. Yes as you will enjoy the exotic part of Melaka such as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Melaka River Cruise also viewed

Melaka, Central Melaka District
Melaka, Central Melaka District
 
Melaka, Central Melaka District
Melaka, Central Melaka District
 

Been to Melaka River Cruise? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Melaka River Cruise, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing