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Bumboat River Tour

3 River Valley Road Clarke Quay | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6336 6111
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Enjoyable ride

Kids enjoyed the ride but complained that 40 mins was too short. It's a good way to learn the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
A different sight seeing experience

This is a great way to see some Singapore highlights from a different perspective. An hour long... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3 River Valley Road Clarke Quay | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6336 6111

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kids enjoyed the ride but complained that 40 mins was too short. It's a good way to learn the history of Singapore.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to see some Singapore highlights from a different perspective. An hour long trip will take you past many great views of the city and you'll have a fantastic close-up of the Merlions Lots of stops to get on or off...More

1  Thank Andy D
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The bumboat river cruise I suppose is one of those tourist things you do when you go to Singapore. Now that we did it, wouldn't do it again. You would get more walking along the river bank exploring for yourself. Whole tour took us 30...More

1  Thank David-A-Frazer
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Pick up this boat from Clarke Quay (beside Jumbo restaurant) and experience a trip down the Singapore River to the Bay with a commentary explaining a little of the notable buildings an history along the way. Some great photo opportunities to see the city form...More

1  Thank Seatroutfisher-1
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The river tour would get 4-5 stars from me, because it is excellent and gives you a great view at the city, but you should book the river tour directly at the kiosk in Clarke Quay and avoid the unnecessary trip to The Marina Sound...More

1  Thank Darius B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Plenty of jetty's all way round the quays so you don't have to queue, we saw loads people queuing at Clarke quay but if you walk further round you could get boat to yourself as we did. $25 each for 40 minutes, it takes you...More

4  Thank thomsontrips
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent way to see the river by night.Informative commentary runs throughout the tour giving the history of the river

1  Thank 5252lynda
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a night cruise down the river taking in the sites. Good to do the full loop and have time to see more. Sat outside the cabin & watched the world go by. Great to do an attraction without walking

Thank evman00
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

It is a good idea to take this cruise as the very first thing to do in Singapore, so then you have a general idea and a list of places you want to return later on. 25$ ticket price is a bit expensive for a...More

1  Thank Fikret76
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We boarded the boat from marina bay sands. Only ones onboard until the Merlion, it was a nice relaxing way to see Singapore from the river. The colours and differences of the buildings was interesting to see. Would recommend as something to break up the...More

Thank Rachel E
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5 January 2017|
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Response from Whatdathink | Reviewed this property |
While I am not exactly sure as the bum boats seem to do a loop and not pull in and out of docks. If they did you would have to pay twice. Jump in a taxi they are very cheap
cristina c
9 July 2016|
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Response from Ambrose48 | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, you don't need to reserve tickets and you can get off and on as you wish, so long as you tell the driver where you want to get off. Good luck and have fun!
16 June 2016|
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Response from GRAHAM C | Reviewed this property |
The information you have been given is correct. These boats are on one level with an enclosed section at the front and an open section at the back. The back is always the best place to be if you are wanting to take... More