truly a must-go experience for all tourists in Singapore.
The Singapore River Cruise is truly a must-go attraction for all tourists in Singapore. This unique tour highlights the heritage of the famous Singapore River, especially Boat Quay, Clarke Quay (the 2 Quays) and Marina Bay. Enjoy a smooth and relaxing ride in electric bumboats with both indoor and outdoor seats.
The Singapore River Cruise will be cruising along Boat Quay which is one of the many area that it will cruising pass. This quay marks the start of Singapore's affluence. Barely 100 years ago. labourers known as coolies and swaylos balanced heavy gunny sacks of rice and walked on springy planks, loading and unloading produce for trade. The Singapore River Cruise will also be cruising pass the Clarke Quay district. Lying at the mouth of the Singapore River, Clarke Quay used to be the centre of commerce in Singapore, bustling with bumboats and lighters loading and unloading cargo. It is definitely a ride worth going for and once in the lifetime experience.
35 mins River Cruise and 35 mins sightseeing
After tour pickup, your tour starts with the drive to Boat Quay - Singapore River, where it all begins. With your guide, walk along iconic river as you hear about the history the district, dating back to when early Chinese immigrants arrived here.
Next, the exciting part of your tour begins as you hop a bumboat, a modern replica of a traditional riverboat once used to carry cargo up the Singapore River. On board, glide along the river and admire Singapore's illuminated skyline, including Marina Bay Sands Resort and the Merlion statue
When you get off the boat, your tour ends with hotel drop-off.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Before the tour starts, pickup from your hotel, cruise, airport or anywhere in Singapore as previously agreed. (15 minutes waiting time)
End location: When the tour ends, back to your hotel, cruise, airport or anywhere in Singapore as previously agreed. (15 minutes waiting time)
Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
This is an outdoor experience subjected to weather conditions. STRONGLY RECOMMEND TRAVEL INSURANCE. There are different types of medical, baggage or trip cancellations insurance from the supplier or the agencies. This package does not have any insurance that covers any injuries or cancellations. By booking this tour, It will be solely traveler's responsibility to ensure sufficient insurance coverage
Private transport usage is included in this tour and this is for a maximum of 3 persons. For a group above 4 persons requires a bigger vehicle 7 seaters or 13 seaters will be arranged. If there is a need for customizations, contact me and I will send you a quote with a customised link with your requirements.
- transport to river cruise site
- 35mins river cruise ride
- return transport to pickup location
This tour includes my fees as your private guide for the booking and private transportation.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 SGD - For buying of drinks, snacks and souvenirs
Experience Olden Days Trishaw
The trishaw was a common means of transport back in the olden days in Singapore. The three-wheeled vehicle existed in its earlier form as the "Jinricksha" in Shanghai in 1880 and was manually pulled by a rider in front of a seat attached to two big wheels. The trishaw made its debut in Singapore in the 1940s, and although we do not see many trishaws on the roads now, it remains a strong icon of our rich cultural history.
The trishaw riders will take you along designated routes in Little India and Chinatown that promise the most interesting and enjoyable sights and sounds in these districts.
Each trishaw ride will last an average of 30 - 45 minutes.
It will be at traveler's own expenses.