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Bumboat River Tour

3 River Valley Road Clarke Quay | BayFront South, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6336 6111
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Very relaxing - do it!

Loved our 40 minute trip on one of Singapore's famous bum boats. A short trip up the Singapore... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
via mobile

Due to our early morning arrival in Singapore we had time to fill in before accessing our hotel... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sherril E
Auckland, New Zealand
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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.
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  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

Loved our 40 minute trip on one of Singapore's famous bum boats. A short trip up the Singapore river into the bay. Audio commentary was available on board too. Would recommend as it is a good way to see the city, very relaxing and saves...More

Thank ZoeLouise19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to our early morning arrival in Singapore we had time to fill in before accessing our hotel. Clark Quay was just a short walk away for us, but there are other places the river can be accessed; we found the Bumboat pier without any...More

Thank Sherril E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time I have done this tour at night...and I'd do it again! The lights at night are stunning reflected on the water and nice to do outside of the heat of the day.

Thank debskender
Reviewed 27 July 2017 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.

Thank Love2Travel_France
Reviewed 18 July 2017 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

2  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

5  Thank thomsontrips
Reviewed 7 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
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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
8 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