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Singapore River Cruise

Attraction Highlights

  • Enjoy a unique tour of the famous Singapore River
  • Journey past landmarks, cosmopolitan bars and restaurants
  • Trained guides on tour
  • Choose between day and night sessions
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40 Minute Cruise

Regular Price: Adult USD 19.32; Child USD 11.59
Address Clarke Quay (near G-Max Reverse Bungy)
Phone (65) 6336 6111
Hours Daily 9am - 11pm
Last departure at 10:30pm

What to expect

The Singapore River Cruise is a must-see attraction for all tourists in Singapore! The Singapore River Cruise is a unique tour of the famous Singapore River, but especially Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and the Marina Bay. The tour uses an electric bumboat (kids will laugh at the name) and it has both indoor and outdoor seating. The cruise is really educational and has even won awards for its services to tourism and sightseeing, making it a great activity for those who want a fun way to learn more about Singapore’s history and heritage.

The Singapore River Cruise starts in Boat Quay, which looks very different now to how it looked even just 100 years ago when it would have been filled with labourers carrying sacks of rice and unloading produce from the docks. Today, it’s a colourful area filled with cosmopolitan bars and restaurants, propping up Singapore’s international cuisine scene. You’ll also gain valuable insights into the changes experienced in the Clarke Quay district. Clarke Quay lies at the mouth of the Singapore River and was once filled with bumboats unloading cargo. Today, you cruise around the areas’ colourful mix of lights, restaurants, shops and entertainment. Not one to miss.

Things to look out for

The Singapore River Cruise on-board commentary is really very good and you’ll learn a lot about the Quays and the marina and given direction on what to look out for. But not all things on the tour are historical. It’s definitely worth booking a cruise during Spectra, a free-to-public outdoor light and water show displayed over the water that happens regularly and lasts 15 minutes. Sometimes Singapore River Cruise passengers are lucky enough to stumble into it but we recommend looking ahead at when the next show might be as it is stunningly beautiful. You’ll be completely immersed in a symphony of music, water and light that is powered by advanced lasers, jets and visual projectors. The light looks like it is dancing on the water and there’s a lovely orchestral soundtrack to accompany it. The show is supposed to reflect Singapore’s journey as a multicultural society into the cosmopolitan city it is today, with light representing a complex history and cultural background.

Helpful Tips

Definitely try to take a cruise at night, and you’ve got more chance to see the light shows if you aim to embark the bumboat at about 10 pm. That said, the daytime cruises are just as impressive and you’ll get to see a different kind of light show with the sun hitting the Bay and the skyscrapers!

As you’ll be on a boat, it’s worth taking into consideration what you might need to have an extra comfortable ride. Daytime cruisers should take sun cream and even a hat whereas at nighttime the water does create quite a wind so it’s worth taking a jacket to keep the chill off.

Important Notes

Please contact Singapore River Cruise directly at [email protected] to redeem your ticket using your iVenture Card.
Address Clarke Quay (near G-Max Reverse Bungy)
Phone (65) 6336 6111
Hours Daily 9am - 11pm
Last departure at 10:30pm