We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Melaka, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 6-281 4322
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 460 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 159
    Very good
  • 111
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Nice cruise but very average service

We got there at 9am and ticket counter was already open and sold a ticket with no mention of boats not starting yet. Went over to get the boat and told to come back at 10, maybe... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
196JerryS
,
Perth, Australia
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Melaka

Add Photo Write a Review

460 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 381: English reviews
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got there at 9am and ticket counter was already open and sold a ticket with no mention of boats not starting yet. Went over to get the boat and told to come back at 10, maybe 10.30. Would have appreciated a heads up at the ticket counter. Came back at 10.15 to see a huge line up with no... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 196JerryS
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When we visited the price for foreigners were 21ringgits. Almost 3 times what locals pay. The cruise is a 30minute round trip of a riverside which you can actually walk. There are nice walkways either side of the river and it was shaded during the day and cool at night.

Helpful?
1 Thank Heewon K
Bombay
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical river cruise style - showcasing the entire little historical town of Melaka. Dont miss the murals on the walls & the mock-village views. Just long enough not to be bored!

Helpful?
1 Thank RasikaTM
Kuala Lumpur
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving around Melaka, it seemed to us another historic town with the buildings and shops etc. However, we were surprised to realise that a lot of the shops had a very nice back alley by the river which we wouldn't have realised if not for this cruise!

Helpful?
Thank Chin Teng L
United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I should start by saying we were there on a very busy (deepavali) weekend. The boats were all full and the organisation at the queue (actually what queue?) was abysmal. People pushing in, boats not arriving when they should, not fun. We went back in the pm and the crowds were the same but the boats more plentiful so there... More 

Helpful?
Thank coachles
Port Dickson, Malaysia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A number one top and a must-do in Melaka, i felt like it must be a different part of the world which full of heritage, as the boat goes by the Melaka River, it felt like we were going down memory lane..the kids had so much fun to! Boat, water bliss,old buildings,heritage marks, friends & families...wow! What else we want... More 

Helpful?
Thank kucengbiru
Melaka, Malaysia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take a morning stroll along the riverbank not only you achieved your 10,000steps but you get to enjoy the wall art along the river and alleys. Come back in the night to enjoy the fantastic lighting effects along the river. The fee for the boat ride is about MYR 10 if i not mistaken

Helpful?
Thank sweekong
Pakistan
Level Contributor
40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Iam in love with Melaka..seriously. Okay..it comes second after Kl! The river cruise..ah..definitely worth trying. It was a breeze for us as the pick up point (where the cruise starts) was within walking distance of our hotel..The Majestic. We just walked right over,paid for our tickets and hopped on! It was great seeing Melaka by night and that too in... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Shama K
Davao City, Philippines
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I had river cruises in other countries but I only find this unique and different since I saw on the river big komodo dragons freely swam on the river. The boat trip is not that long and at day time most of the stores,cafe and restaurants beside the river where closed.My guide told me it is lively at night time... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jubrealle88
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Nice view. You can see malacca trough the river road. My children like this boat. But unfortunately the melaka photographer insist to take out photo for purpose of sale

Helpful?
Thank zakinawawi

Travellers who viewed Melaka River Cruise also viewed

Melaka, Central Melaka District
Melaka, Central Melaka District
 
Melaka, Central Melaka District
Melaka, Central Melaka District
 

Been to Melaka River Cruise? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Melaka River Cruise and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Melaka River Cruise staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?