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Address: 3 River Valley Road Clarke Quay | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6336 6111
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Board one of Singapore’s iconic bumboats, which have been retrofitted with...

Board one of Singapore’s iconic bumboats, which have been retrofitted with zero-emission electric engines, and learn about the river’s colorful history while taking in the unforgettable skyline. Two tours circle Boat Quay, Circle Quay and Marina Bay. Taxi and charter services are also available.

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Singapore River cruise

We recently took a night time river cruise leaving from Clarke Quay. It was not necessary to pre book tickets, we just lined up and paid $25 per person and there are so many boats... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbie R
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

According to it's brochure the Singapore River Cruise company has won a couple of Singapore tourism awards including a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Unfortunately, my experience with this company was no where near excellent. In fact, I would rate their customer service as very poor and the cruise that I went on as a rip off. Let me... More 

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286 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good way to orientate your self to the water side area with all the old and modern areas , slow relaxing way to see the area

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently took a night time river cruise leaving from Clarke Quay. It was not necessary to pre book tickets, we just lined up and paid $25 per person and there are so many boats running we virtually got straight on. It's best to sit at the back of the boat in the open air to get best views. A... More 

Hyderabad
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235 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our Guide proposed to go this Ride and he said you can cover entire Singapore by Boat we believed his words and paid 50 SGD Per Person .It's a big cheat they just go up to Merlion and come back ,this boat moves very very slow to make up time and the staff talks by themselves continuously in Chinese language... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was the first trip I took after my conference finished and was a great introduction to the city. A video plays as you trundle along but it is very relaxed and easy going.

Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We've done this tour twice & have enjoyed it both times. You get wonderful views of Singapore from the river, great photo ops. A good time to go is as the sun is setting. Sitting in the back or in the front as the boat approaches the Marina Bay Sands Hotel gives better views for wonderful pics.The staff were friendly... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting 45 minutes don't expect to get any in depth historic information / a video us played and only covers basic information

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a must you go on the river and under the bridges with commentary. Try and sit out at the back although not covered you do get a better view. Go during the day and you see the buildings and landscape and then at night with all the lights on really a good ride at S$25 and you do... More 

Perth, Australia
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605 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

What impresses me about this tourism company is the cleanliness of the vessels - they are also environmentally friendly due to battery power. Staff are friendly and professional...I really enjoyed the 45 minutes onboard. Have completed a separate review under "Singapore River Cruise.. the trip was enjoyable, interesting and relaxing. Recommended

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a good tour to give you a flavour of Singapore. It takes about 45 minutes and goes up the river in the city and into the marina bay. You can get off at various places but check which ones are open as not all were open the day we went. Good commentary and leaflets so you can follow... More 

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