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Singapore River Cruise

2,340 reviews
Singapore, Singapore
About Singapore River Cruise
Cruising since 1987. For more than a decade and a half, bumboats have been plying the Singapore River. The story of Singapore River Cruise begins in 1987. The "Clean Rivers Campaign" of 1983 saw the relocation of bumboats to Pasir Panjang. The familiar painted faces of our Bumboats were due to disappear from its home, until SRC was awarded the tender license to run river services here - the first also, to operate such services along the river. We are entering a new chapter in the Singapore River story. In this modern age, Bumboats on this historic waterway remind us of its rustic charm. SRC has been preserving the heritage of this important river for more than two decades. Its bumboats have become the icon of our river to visitors and locals alike. 2008 was a year when our iconic bumboats underwent a transformation. The diesel-powered engines of SRC's fleet made way for a new generation of electric ones that boast quieter engines and zero CO2 emissions. These are the very boats that operate along the Singapore River today. SRC is committed to greater excellence. Under its strong management, the company has developed a firm network of channel intermediaries from government agencies, embassies, event organizers and other operators in the tourism sector, both local and overseas. From a humble fleet of 4 bumboats in 1987, SRC has since increased its number to 24 today with a few new additions coming onboard soon.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

40 Minutes of great photos and amazing sights, the tour operator took our cameras at prime locations for photos and bundled us into a corner of the boat for the best photos opportunities. He spoke just enough English to answer most of our questions, and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kimandco_11
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great chance to take some photographs of the city attractions whilst listening to the commentary about the location.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PeterR5460
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great to chill and check out the city from a different aspect. Start at Clarke Quay and when you're finished wander along the banks to lots of eating places. Well worth it.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Greg J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Supposed start time of the cruise is 9 am. Only the ticket booth opens by them. Contrary to the advertisement it runs every 15 mins. It does not. Wasted over 1/2 hour of our time. Waiting for the boat to arrive. Cruise itself is nice

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank shamaliej
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to do a night cruise to see the lights if Singapore from the boat and the guide spoke to us all about the history of Singapore and The different land marks. He even took photos for us.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank carolw181
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They sold a tickets to me and my daughter, and nobody told us that ALL PLACES near windows and on the deck are occupied! So we sat near passage, from where nothing is possible to see. Thank you very much for that... After 5 minutes...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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SRC1987, Manager at Singapore River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback. As we want to know more details of the incident can you do write in to raymond@rivercruise.com.sg and state details of: 1. Date /Time of cruise 2. Location of boarding point 3. Vessel ID if any 4. Tickets...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best trips in singapore to see city sightseeing . You must try specially at night to watch the marina fountain show

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 670belalh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Art of are tour package was a river tour where ch is well worth the money lovely gentle sail down the river great photo opportunities

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank O1691MBandrew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to do the cruise at night and finding somewhere to buy tickets and get onboard was really easy. We boarded just by the Fullerton Hotel and when we boarded the boat was very busy. However, everyone except the three people we boarded with,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Django987
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't have much time in Singapore this is one if the things that you really must do!! It is $25 per person for a 40 minute tour. There is a commentary in English and the boat us nanned by 2 staff who are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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June 14, 2019|
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Response from patinhongkong | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember which company. There are several and they all do the same round trip. Just wander round Clarke and Boat Quay and you’ll find one.
May 13, 2019|
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Response from Pauldr62 | Reviewed this property |
We boarded at Clarke Quay and returned there we did not stop at Marina Bay it was evening trip not sure if daytime is different
January 15, 2019|
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Response from ToddyChristchurch | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tickets at Clarke Quay but I think you can purchase at other kiosks when you board the boat.