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Silk Island Half-Day Lunch Cruise and Tour from Phnom Penh

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Excellent value for money
Silk Island Half-Day Lunch Cruise and Tour from Phnom Penh
From US$ 24.00
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Guided half-day cruise & tour with lunch on the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers. Snacks on return trip. Full bar, cocktails, coffee available for purchase. Visit silk farms, plantations and pagoda.
From US$ 34.00
Silk Island Cruise & Tour
Half-day cruise & tour along the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers. No food included. Food, full bar, cocktails, coffee available for purchase on board. Visit silk farms, see plantations and pagoda.
From US$ 24.00
Escape the city for a scenic 4-hour cruise to the Silk Island from Phnom Penh, including hotel pick-up. Sail past the floating villages and fishing farms of the Mekong River, as you sip cocktails and tuck into a delicious BBQ lunch (included) on-board. After docking on the island, get a taste of local life as you visit the temples, silk plantations and villages, then learn about the island’s silk production as you tour a silk farm.
What to Expect
Journey begins with free hotel pickup inside Phnom Penh. Upon boarding you will receive a free Sunset Cocktail.

After departure, at approximately 12pm, a lunch is made from fresh, local, organic food is served that is prepped and cooked just for you on the boat in a stainless steel kitchens; never on land hours before, and definitely not on a rusty charcoal grill. No food is frozen or foreign. No fish from the river is served, ever. Salad, spring rolls, organic brown rice, curry, fruit, fresh bread, sandwiches, and a variety BBQ with Texas-style BBQ and Asian teriyaki sauce is available. There are low-carb, vegetarian, vegan, and halal options available.

At the bar, most any cocktail can be made, but be sure and try an original signature cocktail. Local and imported beers, as well as wines by the glass or carafe. Fresh, locally grown coffee beans are ground just before brewing to ensure fantastic espresso, and coffee.

Cruising along the Phnom Penh riverfront, enjoy the view from the upper deck or down on the main deck for a more cozy experience near the bar. Passing the Royal Palace, see the junction of the Tonle Sap, Mekong, and Bassac Rivers. Up the Mekong River you will see floating villages and fishing families living on their boats. The trip to Silk Island takes about 1 hour.

Docking at Silk Island you are a short ride away from the silk farms. Along the way you can view plantations and see village life. A traditional pagoda nearby is also an active monastery. This is not a tourist attraction, be respectful. At the silk farms you can watch the intricate process of silk being made from larvae to finished goods. Tour guides will be provided.

The boat will be open for food, drinks, relaxing or for using the facilities while in port.

On the 1-hour ride back to Phnom Penh cool off with a cocktail. Snacks will be provided, if the lunch option was purchased.

The cruise boat is a newly constructed vessel designed solely with lunch/dinner cruising in mind. With 365 degree views from the top, it has 140 seats with a rustic, wooden, Cambodian design with modern touches. It is equipped three toilets, men’s, women's, and staff's, running water from fresh water tanks, and a water filtration system for clean, purified drinking water. Hygiene, safety, and guest satisfaction are the priorities. A large commercial kitchen with floor to ceiling stainless steel walls and appliances, and rubber flooring is designed to prepare food for up to 120 guests in short order. The boat is licensed, inspected, and has staff that is well-trained in safety and first-aid procedures, with flotation devices, safety equipment, and fire extinguishers onboard. No other boat in Phnom Penh can offer you all of these things.
Reviews (53)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Yes, go!

Perfect way to escape the CRAZY of the city. Picked up at hotel and taken straight there, the boat looks a million times better in real life (looks like an old photo but it's actually really nice), lovely leisurely sail along the Mekong. It was...More

Thank kaleighm90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Go for it!

This tour really exceeded our expectations. Kindly hosts, excellent food and lovely weather - all contributed to a very enjoyable and relaxing cruise along the Mekong. At Silk Island, we were given a warm welcome and shown how silk is produced and woven. A really...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AndyWhitelaw
Reviewed 5 November 2018
Not recommended. Could have been better

We really wanted to love this day out visiting the silk island of Phnom Penh. Sadly we didn't. Arranging the tour directly through the Cambo Cruise website was smooth and easy, they got back quickly with confirmation of a hotel pick-up for our nominated day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mr_rossduncan
Reviewed 23 March 2018
The best boat on the river

I have been on this boat several times and each time its been fantastic! The staff are great. The boat is really clean with heaps of seats. The staff explain everything in English. The food is really tasty and generous serves. Easy to book online...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank BethanyVaughan
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile
Nice get away from the city

This is a great way to spend the afternoon. The boat is comfortable and clean with lovely friendly staff. And the kitchen is a shining clean environment. The food was great and plenty of and twice I was asked if I wanted more just to...More

3  Thank leanne_wishes
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Richard M
11 July 2018|
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Response from BethanyVaughan | Reviewed this property |
Brian is very good to deal with and he speaks English
Mary W
12 April 2018|
Response from landra h | Reviewed this property |
Did you get it booked? When do you go?