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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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Singapore's Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour with Transfer

Singapore’s Chinatown is a dynamic neighborhood where old meets the new. See its street markets, medicine halls, and restaurants and bars come alive at night as you explore on foot, by trishaw, and riverboat. Dine at a local restaurant, visit a street market, and view the illuminated Singapore skyline from a traditional boat.
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4 hours
from $77.19

Private Tour: Nighttime Sightseeing with River Cruise

An intoxicating blend of high-tech skyscrapers and traditional shophouses, Singapore comes into its own at night. Hit the highlights on this private guided tour, with time-saving air-conditioned transfers. Inhale the sights and scents of bustling Little India; catch the spectacular sound and light show in Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay; soak up 360° views from Marina Bay Sands; and cruise the Singapore River from high-energy Clarke Quay.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $145.83

Half Day or Full Day Private Custom Walking Tour of Singapore

Experience Singapore exactly how you want to on a private sightseeing tour. You choose the duration, ranging from four to eight hours.  Whether you want to explore gardens, enjoy local cuisine, take in the architecture, or all of the above, a 100% customized itinerary will be created for you. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and all public transportation costs along the way are included.
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4 to 8 hours
from $167.88

Gardens By the Bay with 2 Flower Dome & Light & Sound Show & River Cruise

Enhance your experience of one of Singapore’s top attractions on a tour of Gardens by the Bay. As well as witnessing a sound-and-light show at the futuristic gardens, you’ll enjoy access to the world’s largest greenhouse, where you can admire exotic flowers and experience a cloud forest. Plus, a sightseeing cruise is included in the package.
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3 to 4 hours
from $73.81

Private Full Day Singapore Highlights Tour with Private Vehicle

Singapore is a popular stop-over on international flight routes, but exploring this cultured capital city with limited time can be challenging. On this concise and comprehensive tour, explore Singapore by private air-conditioned vehicle and hit the sites with ease. Discover top attractions including Arab Street, Little India, Masjid Sultan, and the Thian Hock Keng Temple—with pickup and drop-off at Changi Airport, the cruise terminal, or your hotel included.
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9 to 10 hours
from $326.58
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Robert Gaxiola wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions10 helpful votes
There are few Singapore attractions that cover so much of Singapore's past, present, and future. I have lived in Singapore for years now but I always bring my visiting friends and family to the River Cruise. It is a perfect little cruise following dinner or drinks. It goes down the historical Singapore river all the way into the Marina Bay which is really a sight to behold. The Esplanade Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, and the Merlion are all there for you to take in. I would suggest a sunset or evening cruise when it is cooler and you enjoy the city lights on this charming little trip back in time and back to the future.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Rohan Sirsi wrote a review Jun 2020
Pune District, India127 contributions2 helpful votes
The cruise was smooth and visited many places. Places were really picturesque and incredible. The boat started from Clarke Quay and dropped us at Merlion park.
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Date of experience: July 2019
baghdadlian wrote a review Apr 2020
Montreal, Canada3,289 contributions122 helpful votes
We got on the Singapore River Cruise for 1 hour. It was really nice to experience Singapore from the river. It was a beautiful night and we sat outside on the deck and enjoyed the ride
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Date of experience: March 2020
parkhelen1960 wrote a review Apr 2020
Adelaide, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
If you’re getting tired walking in the humidity it well worth having a rest on a cruise. We saw all the sites with a running commentary on all the land marks we passed. Well worth it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Rhonda J wrote a review Mar 2020
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We decided to do a river cruise at night as we felt we'd seen quite a bit on hop on hop off bus during the day, plus the heat was a deciding factor. What a great choice, it was absolutely magnificent, truly one of the best things we did.
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Date of experience: March 2020