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Singapore River Cruise

2,301 reviews
Singapore, Singapore
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

I could not see the scenery properly!! The roof was blocked and I was not sitting beside the windows which was where my kids were seated at. The other boat company had a very open concept. Should have went there instead.....

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EmmaKleigh44
Reviewed 1 week ago

SG is an artificial wonder river crusie provide us to look how beautiful is man creativity. Enjoy a nice ride of about 20min capture high tall buildings and street food shops. Never miss this crusie.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank karthik_vidyut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you visit Singapore then don’t leave without taking a cruise down the river. Comfortable ride to see the sights with clear commentary on the boat as you pass key places of interest. Starting from the Merlion by the Fullerton Hotel, trip lasts 40 mins....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TonyGlancy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cruise from Clarke Quay lasted approx 40 mins and did a circuit of the river and Marina Bay. It is a great way to see the lights of Singapore at night. We had quite a wait to get on the boat at night even...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cruizee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the threatening rain and overcast skies, this was a good way to see the city. Lucky we had a local with us who was able to tell us what we were looking at as the commentary was recorded and we couldn’t hear it outside,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tonig548
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our river cruise in the evening before the start of the 8pm fountains and laser lights show on the river. We had a nice tour of the river and then parked for about 15 minutes in a prime position to watch the show....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many other things in Singapore this is a gentle exploration of the river and the city. It has auditory commentary in English. It takes 40 mins and is a slow cruise. Staff were very helpful. It is not wheelchair accessible. If you have a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Margron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They run these cruises form Clarke quay and goes out to the marina sands where you can get some great photos of the hotel , takes about 45 minute round trip and very relaxing as you take in the sights

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ben H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not plan to have a river cruise, but walking along Clarke Quay we saw these nice little ships and decided to try them. It was really worth! It takes about 45 minutes and gives you a unique view on the downtown and famous...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gszekely
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the cruise on Sunday night from Clarke Quay.Singapore skyline in the evening was a pleasure. The cool breeze added to the experience. The pre recorded English commentary was really helpful. I will definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: April 2019
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anujagar
May 13, 2019|
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Response from gszekely | Reviewed this property |
The one we took did not stop anywhere, We started and returned to Clarke Quay. I think there is a regular line along the river, but then there is no historical information
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TeeW113
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.
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avrah73
November 3, 2018|
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Response from thordurev | Reviewed this property |
Recommend Clarke Quay.
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