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1 Hour Saigon River Tour in Ho Chi Minh
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1 Hour Saigon River Tour in Ho Chi Minh

By Saigon Boat Company
Recommended by 90% of travellers
90% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Hop on board and join us on a luxury cruise on the Saigon River in the city center of Ho Chi Minh City. During a relaxing 1-hour cruise through the central district of Saigon our guides will provide you with information on the major landmarks and serve you ice cold drinks. The cruise will give you fantastic views of the center and a short break from the hustle bustle of Saigon.
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Duration: 1h
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Live guide: English
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  • Luxury boat with captain
  • Good times
  • In-person English speaking guide
  • Drinks and snacks available on purchase
  • Sliding roof against sun or rain
  • Restroom on board
What's not included
  • Food and Drinks (Available for purchase)


Start:
  • Saigon Waterbus Station, 10B Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, P, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
    (In English: 10B Ton Duc Thang, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) Meet us at the entrance of the Waterbus Station. Our tour guide will be holding our company sign right at the entrance. PLEASE BE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE TOUR ON THE DEPARTURE POINT. THE BOAT WILL NOT WAIT. NO REFUNDS FOR LATE.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16652P6

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Saigon Waterbus Station
      10B Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, P, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
      (In English: 10B Ton Duc Thang, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) Meet us at the entrance of the Waterbus Station. Our tour guide will be holding our company sign right at the entrance. PLEASE BE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE TOUR ON THE DEPARTURE POINT. THE BOAT WILL NOT WAIT. NO REFUNDS FOR LATE.
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Saigon River
      Hotel Majestic Saigon
      Tran Hung Dao Statue
      Nguyen Hue Street
      Thu Ngu Flagpole
      Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department
      State Bank of Vietnam - HCMC Office
      Mong Bridge
      rạch Bến Nghé
      Sài Gòn River Tunnel
      Dragon Wharf - Ho Chi Minh Museum (HCMC Branch)
      District 4
      Thu Thiem
      Bitexco Financial Tower
      Đền Quan Lớn Đệ Tam
      Vietcombank Tower Saigon
      Bộ Tư Lệnh Hải Quân Phía Nam
      Cau Ba Son
      Landmark 81
      Cầu Sài Gòn
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Saigon Boat Company
      181
      Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
      Joined in March 2015
    • 865amitc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must do when in Saigon
      Lovely experience; a must do when in Saigon. We took our guests who were visiting and they felt it was the best thing that they did while in Saigon. They organize food, drinks (beer on tap), cutlery, crockery, music et al…you dont have to do anything. Plus there is a toilet onboard too 😊
      Written 6 December 2023
    • Cryptozoan
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super fun thing to do in HCMC!
      Just did a sunset cruise last night and it was totally fabulous! Worth every penny! Hanh, the director, was charming and informative. Boat is very nice, I think much cooler than a lot of the other ones available for hire (originally built for cruising the canals in Amsterdam according to Hanh). All sorts of odd things to see along the river front. We booked for a little later than the usual time and I would recommend that as the city looks spectacular when it starts to get dark.
      Written 28 February 2020
    • 459kashifs
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Trip 2020
      Enjoyed this thoroughly, it was a nice evening we spent around 2 hrs on the boat and 45 mins in the cocktail bar. Our guide Demi was nice and very informative
      Written 28 February 2020
    • Goldengapkiwi
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a gem Ngan is
      We choose this river cruise because of the reviews, and we're not disappointed. From the moment we were picked from our hotel in the taxi, we knew this was a friendly tonight company who are genuinely interested in your ad a tourist to their city. Ngan (sorry if the spelling is incorrect), spoke excellent English and she was very knowledgeable with any question we asked. A smiling, friendly person. The river cruise was very relaxed, with drinks in boarding the boats, nuts, olives, sliced salami for drinks and nibbles. Ngan answered any questions we had. There was only 4 of us on this cruise. I always like to see a city from the river perspective, and this cruise did not disappoint. Ending this tour, coming back to the city whilst the sun was setting was such a nice sight to see. I would highly recommend this tour.
      Written 22 February 2020
    • Odyssey519515
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to see the city
      We enjoyed a relaxing ride along the river, taking in the sites of the city and of the sunset. Snacks and drinks pillows on the comfortable benches, one other group with which to share travel stores and plenty of selfies made for an enjoyable evening. We also appreciated the opportunity to disembark in the main part of the city to explore that area on foot. (We then took an Uber home). Recommended!
      Written 28 January 2020
    • I7800LUrosab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely sunset cruise!
      Very good guide, drinks and food! Very cosy and a bit of relaxing time away from the big city. Go for it :-)
      Written 7 January 2020
    • richarddD2752MV
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Didn't live up to its potential
      I did this trip with Ngan as the guide on 1/1/2020. While she was sweet, the trip itself left much to be desired. It was nothing short of a long boat ride with little to no context about the neighborhoods the boat went through. More could have been done and said the various neighborhoods. Additionally, one of the guests smoked on the boat. The company should have a no smoking policy for the duration of the trip. Some of us can't stand the smell of cigarettes and oh by the way, there were kids on the boat. The guy smoked 3 cigs. Will NOT recommend this trip for any tourist. Your money is better spent eating the amazing food that Saigon has to offer instead.
      Written 1 January 2020
    • hayazatoru
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Precious morning time.
      Nice relaxing time, good city view from water level. VN sandwich coffee snacks. Various type of vessels go ay.
      Written 10 December 2019
    • Katrina D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely couple of hours on the Saigon River
      We had a fantastic time on the river with our fabulous guide. Our guide told us a lot about life on the river and in Ho Chi Minh in general. Very relaxing and enjoyable tour
      Written 6 December 2019
    • 543deandrab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A lovely and relaxing cruise
      We really enjoyed our cruise around the river. Bonus we were lucky enough to have the boat and all the wine to ourselves. If you are looking for something chill and fun to do, escape the hear and sip on some wine. Then we went out to dinner in D1. I recommend.
      Written 29 October 2019
    • F2003OIstevec
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Breakfast cruise with personality
      We went on the Saigon Breakfast Cruise which turned out to be a private cruise for my friend and I. There were two lovely guides who both spoke excellent English. The breakfast was traditional for the area and our guides explained everything we were eating. The tour itself was wonderfully relaxed, there wasn’t a hint of ‘standard script’ to anything from our guides as they enthusiastically told us about their city. This was such a great way to start our time here, highly recommended!
      Written 14 June 2019
    • MauriceLuxemburg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice boat ride
      Jenny took us on a nice boat tour on the Saigon river with good explanations. Her english is excellent. By chance we were the only passengers so we had a private tour. If you want to be 2 hours out of the beep beep of the saigon motorcycles take the tour!
      Written 6 March 2019
    • Les G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sunset cruise
      We were only here for the evening as we were visiting on a cruise ship. I was initially concerned about our pick up point as the ship docked further out of the city than anticipated. We contacted the Saigon Boat company and changed our pick up point which was no problem. We were met by our guide, a very pleasant young lady called Jenny who accompanied us through out our trip. A very quiet and peaceful way to explore the hectic city. Jenny is an expert at crossing the road, I am sure we would still be there now if not for her. Thanks for a great afternoon. Les and Marian Gagg
      Written 5 March 2019
    • Robin1110
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great end to our trip
      Did this on our last evening in Vietnam - a perfect ending to the trip! Ngan was an excellent guide both in the car ride to the pier and along the boat ride, more than I was expecting. Light snacks and unlimited beer/wine available. We only had 7 people on the ride when the boat can handle 27, which was a welcome surprise. Would recommend this tour!
      Written 19 February 2019
    • 550kristofferk
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazong experience
      We did the sunset cruise, and it was such an amazing trip. Great experience and you see the city from a different view. The sun set was so beautiful and Ngan and the crew was so a nice tour guides and spoke very good english
      Written 23 November 2018
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    Prue
    Perth, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a lovely relaxing way to spend a hot afternoon seeing Saigon from a very different perspective. Trang, was very friendly and we learnt a lot about Saigon and about daily life in Saigon. There was a gentle breeze on the water and the boat does have a full roof to keep off the sun making for a cool relaxing way to see Saigon on a hot afternoon. Great value for money.
    Written 15 April 2024
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    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your relaxing journey along the Saigon River and found it to be a unique perspective of our beautiful city. Trang will be pleased to know that you appreciated her friendly manner and the insights she shared about Saigon life. It's great to hear that the boat provided a comfortable and cool retreat from the heat. We aim to offer great value and memorable experiences, and your feedback is incredibly valuable to us. We look forward to welcoming you aboard again soon for another delightful escape! Warm regards, Hanh Nguyen Founder & Director Saigon Boat Company
    Written 24 April 2024
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    Jade
    Miami Beach, FL6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Friends
    There was great communication from the start, our guide was kind and very informative. The boat ride was peaceful and the top was covered, but there was an offer for the crew to remove the top for a better view. The cost was very affordable and they had drinks for purchase during the trip. We both loved it and we would definitely do this again.

    The pictures others posted of the boat were exactly what the boat looked like.
    We did a 4:30 PM cruise so the sun was not setting yet but you could see everything very well.
    Written 17 April 2024
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    Thank you for your fantastic review! We're so pleased that our communication, informative guide, and the peaceful boat ride contributed to a memorable experience. It’s great to hear you appreciated the flexibility with the boat’s canopy and found our services to be affordable. We’re thrilled that everything met your expectations, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another delightful cruise! Best regards, Hanh Nguyen Founder & Director Saigon Boat Company
    Written 24 April 2024
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    Rebecca L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An enjoyable afternoon on the river.
    Our tour guide was Steve. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. The boat is very comfortable and considering the weather was 38 degrees today, lovely breeze in the boat. We had a great time thank you to Steve and the crew.
    Written 30 April 2024
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    Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable afternoon on the river with Steve and found the boat comfortable, especially in the heat. We look forward to welcoming you aboard again soon for another memorable journey on the Saigon River. Warm regards, Hanh Nguyen Founder & Director
    Written 12 May 2024
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    Lisa H
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Family
    We are not huge fans of tours, so this quick and easy, sunset jaunt up the river was perfect. A really different perspective on Ho Chi Minh city and the tour guides were really great.
    Written 17 May 2024
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    Ulirich W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great 1 hour tour in a cosy boat and atmosphere. Trang was an excellent host and guide. Organisation was efficient, communication in perfect English and tour well organised. Departure point super central, you can’t miss it and Trang met us at the entrance. She even ensured suitable life wests are available for the kids.
    Written 15 May 2024
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    Mark V
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great quick tour around the Saigon river. Trang was lovely as a tour guide and the boat is very authentic, but also very comfortable
    Written 13 May 2024
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    laplander
    Willington, UK32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Friends
    Very friendly little boat tour. Got some great photos of the city from from the water. Our tour guide was very helpful. Other guests were all friendly. Well with the small price tag -m
    Written 12 May 2024
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    Tilde R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Family
    Very nice tour of the city. We had Steve as our guide, he was very friendly and we had a great time. Would recommend for you who want a simple but nice tour of the city.
    Written 8 May 2024
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    elsiek
    London850 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Couples
    Very disappointing
    The confirmation emails did not specifically identify the exact meet up location
    The Google maps pin drop was inaccurate and we had to again ring the company for where we should meet
    Once on the boat, we had to wait for 15 minutes for the missing participants to arrive
    Drinks from the bar were OK .... certainly better than the lead guide who gave up on any intersting commentary after 15 minutes
    Written 8 May 2024
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    Dear Elsiek, May I know which day did you book our cruise and what time please? According system we cannot find any customer with your name. In addition, we never wait any customers for 15 minutes. Please clarify if your review means for our service? Kind regards Hanh Nguyen Saigon Boat Company Founder & Director
    Written 10 May 2024
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    Diana B
    20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Family
    A relaxing and interesting trip up and down the river to see the urban landscape from a scenic angle, getting out of the bustle of the streets. Very welcome cold beers were available .
    Written 6 May 2024
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    Hello, Thank you for your kind review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed a relaxing trip on the Saigon River and appreciated the scenic views away from the hustle of the streets. It's great to know that the cold beers added a refreshing touch to your experience. We hope to welcome you aboard again soon for another peaceful journey along the river. Warm regards, Hanh Nguyen Founder & Director
    Written 12 May 2024
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