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No. Apparently pets are not allowed inside this River Cruise. Due to safety reasons, the staffs and management have made such restrictions to tourists.
As we know, pets like dogs and cats are jumpy, uncontrollable, and risky in a floating surface like boats.
It is advised not to bring them to an uncertain environment, which may lead to an accident if one is not attentive all the time. Hence, tourists can leave their pets in safe hands like neighbours or friend’s home before getting into the ride and have a memorable journey.
The timing followed in Singapore River Cruise is from 9.00 am to 11.00 pm every day. And the last boat ride for the day is at 10.30 pm. Tourists coming after 10.30 pm are not allowed to take part in this small voyage.
Considering millions of tourists every year, the first time visitors are requested to book tickets well in advance and reach the starting point at least 15 – 30 minutes before the scheduled time to finish the necessary formalities. Please note that the boat departs at every 30 minutes, so one can definitely experience this boat ride in a day without much hassle.
Tourists are required to carry valid ID proof for verification purpose. Once you have booked the tickets, you need to show the confirmation details along with the ID proof, and then you can enter the cruise.
Due to security reasons, the management has made this process compulsory to all tourists. If you’re skin sensitive, you can bring a sunscreen lotion, which protects you from Sun burns and/or other microscopic bacteria. Above all, don’t forget to bring your brand new sunglass, hat, and a high-definition camera. With these, the mood naturally elevates from normal to something exciting.
No. Reboarding is not allowed in this cruise. As per the tour guidelines, visitors who have left the cruise once, he or she can’t reboard the boat again.
After entering the cruise, one can enjoy the sightseeing of different locations, and get easily amused with the suitable climate.
This 40 minutes exotic ride gives a unique experience to all tourists, which makes them ride at least one more time. By considering each passenger’s safety into account, the management has made the tourists not to reboard the boat at any cost.
No. There is no alcohol served on board for tourists. Since it is a small time family entertainment cruise ride, alcohol consumption is not entertained amongst visitors, as it may cause discomfort to fellow passengers.
Similarly, due to safety reasons, no alcoholic beverages are offered on the cruise. If anyone found violating the rules, they will not be allowed to enter the cruise or expel from the place.
Being one of the iconic tourist spots in Singapore, this River Cruise allows one to enjoy the rustic charm of the Singaporean bumboats.
Some of the notable landmarks are Clarke Quay, Read Bridge, Fullerton, Merlion Park, and Esplanade. Each place has its own significant features that are truly inspiring.
When you look at the boat, it has the most sophisticated designs and seats that can cover nearly 60 passengers at one time. Its moderate speed ensures safety among tourists and gives them plenty of time to traverse the bustling city via water ways. In addition, the boat welcomes both adults and children, which makes the entire travel more special than other rides.
The River Cruise departing point is located at 1 North Bridge Road, No. 15 – 06 High Street Center, Singapore 179094.
For public transport commuters, you can go for a metro train and reach the place on time. The nearest metro stations are as follows:
Bayfront North Jetty is 14 meters away, and it takes only 1 minute walk.
Bayfront Ave – Marina Bay Sands Theatre (03501) is 370 meters way, and it takes just 5 minutes walk.
Bayfront Ave – Marina Bay Sands Mice (03511) is 566 meters away, and it takes nearly 8 minutes walk.
Raffles Ave – Seating Gallery (02051) is 700 meters away, and it is just 10 minutes walk.
Promenade Jetty is 703 meters away, takes around 10 minutes walking. If your stay is located far away, you can hire a cab/taxi from the hotel and head towards the starting point seamlessly.
Yes, of course. Visitors can take photographs inside the River Cruise. Since there are many beautiful destinations coming one after the other, it is very important to seize those magnificent architectures and great locations.
Tourists of different age groups, usually take numerous photos with their family and friends and save it to decorate their walls once they go back home.
Yes. You can cancel the ride at your convenience. However, there are certain rules you need to be aware of.
If you cancel up to 4 days before the activity date, you can get a refundable amount. If you cancel the ride between 0 and 3 days, you will not get any refundable amount.
Likewise, if there is no show, there is no refund applicable. Please note that the refund amount will be processed and given to you within 20 business days.
This River Cruise can accommodate up to a group size of 60 people at a time. Unlike other cruise ships, this river cruise is extremely wide and gives more space for its passengers to move and relax freely.
Mostly, family trippers with children, honeymooners, and friends will occupy enough space during season times; hence, other kinds of tourists like solo travellers, wanderers, and adventure-seekers can plan their visit accordingly.
The Singapore River Cruise is a great way to explore the wonderful landmarks of this incredible city-state. The boarding point is in Clark Quay which is easily accessible by Metro. You can also board or disembark from the bumboats from the other jetties such as Bayfront Avenue Jetty, Boat Quay Jetty, Read Bridge Jetty, Clarke Quay Jetty, Esplanade Jetty, Promenade Jetty, Bayfront South Jetty, Merlion Park Jetty and Fullerton Jetty. But the starting point of the cruise is Clarke Quay.
The easiest and most convenient way to get to these jetties is by taking the Metro. Bayfront North Jetty is only 14 meters from the metro station, Bayfront Avenue is 370 meters away from Marina Bay Sands Theatre, Bayfront Avenue is 566 meters away from Marina Bay Sands Mice (03511) is 566 meters away, Raffles Ave is 700 meters from the Seating Gallery and the Promenade Jetty is 703 meters away.
The Singapore river cruise is done on the old bumboats that have been re-engineered for this purpose. These bumboats were used to transport cargo and goods in the earlier days of Singapore. They were an important part of the trading activities and now they are a major tourist attraction in Singapore.
These river cruises offer a wonderful blend of Singapore’s history, colourful heritage and its modern lifestyle. You can view the most amazing landmarks of Singapore from the cruise such as the colourful shops of Clarke Quay, rows of old shops along Boat Quay, the Esplanade Singapore, The Merlion Park, Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort. You can also enjoy the Singapore river cruise with dinner on board while taking in its magnificent skyline.
The main boarding point for the river cruise is Clarke Quay as this is where the cruise starts.
However, you can disembark or board from the other jetties such as River Valley, Robertson Quay, Clemenceau, Read Bridge, Clarke Quay, South Bridge, Boat Quay, Fullerton, Esplanade, Merlion Park, Bayfront South, Promenade and Marina Barrage.
Baby chairs and wheelchairs are not available at the bumboat rides. River cruises provided by yachts may include wheelchairs and baby chairs. But you need to make sure of this before booking.
The jetties have ramps all the way down to where the boats are. So you can easily wheel the person in the wheelchair all the way but while boarding the boat you may need some help. Clarify this with your agent while booking in order to make sure you have the right information.
There are no upper or lower decks on the bumboats however there is the option of indoor or outdoor seating. Although the cost is the same, the outdoor seating provides a better view of the Singapore skyline.
You get an incredible view of the Central Business District, Clarke Quay, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, the Merlion and other attractions of Singapore as you cruise along the river.
Parking facilities are available near Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Esplanade and the other jetties which are at walking distance from the docks.
If you are looking for booking a Singapore River Cruise for private events then you are in luck because there are numerous yachts that offer such services.
You can book a yacht for a guest list of as big as 30 people and enjoy your party on the cruise. Make sure you check with your agent before booking.
The Singapore River cruise is open from 9 am to 11 pm and departure is every 30 minutes. However, the best time to book and enjoy the cruise is between 6 pm to 7 pm when you get to see when Singapore lights up. Also, the Marina Bay Sands Light show starts at 8 pm which you can enjoy from the boat.
If you go for the Singapore river cruise during the day then you can enjoy views of the major landmarks of the city-state such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, the Central Business District, the Merlion, Esplanade, the Art Science Museum and many others.
If you go for the bumboat rides in the evening then you can enjoy the Singapore sunset on board the boat and also view the incredible Light Show done by the Marina Bay Sands Resort. You can top your evening off with a dinner on the many cafes and restaurants along Clarke Quay or the other Jetties along the route.
There is no such thing as a dress code to enjoy the bumboat rides. However, it is advisable to wear comfortable clothing that will make it easy for you to board as well as disembark from the boat.
The Singapore river cruise tickets are available at Clarke Quay and the other jetties at INR 1325 for adults and senior citizens and INR 794 for children. Thrillophilia offers these tickets at INR 1150 per adult.
A typical Singapore River Cruise lasts for about 40 minutes. You can enjoy the audio-visual commentary while experiencing the beautiful cruise.
The Singapore River Safari takes about 2 hours as it goes past the winding river routes.
Some cruises in Singapore provide different types of entertainment for their passengers. Some provide singing, some dancing, some provide belly dancing, one of the exotic forms of dance.
However, the bumboat rides do not include any such entertainment options on board.
Yes, the boat is perfectly safe for adults as well as children. You just have to take the necessary precautions if you are travelling with children. Make sure they remain seated and do not run about on the boat.
The ride is not a very long one, it’s just for 40 minutes, so seasickness should not be a problem. You can sit in the outdoor section where you will get fresh air while you enjoy the sightseeing.
However, if you have any such doubts then take motion sickness medicine before boarding the boat. Children will enjoy the ride and great views. Just make sure they are seated at all times and by your side while boarding as well as disembarking from the boat.
The duration of the Singapore River Safari is about 2 hours.
The cruise is only for 40 minutes and you may take some snacks with you for the ride. However, restaurants and cafes are close by to the jetties. So, you can grab a meal while you wait for your boat or after the ride.
You can also disembark at any of the jetties but remember that you won’t be able to reboard and continue the cruise if you disembark.
Yes, the River cruise is perfectly suitable for kids and senior citizens. However, you need to observe simple precautionary measures while travelling with kids and senior relatives.
Help them while boarding as well as getting off the boat. Make sure they have comfortable seats. With kids, make sure they are seated at all times.
The Singapore river cruise tickets are available at SGD $25 or INR 1325 for both senior citizens and adults alike.
For children below 12 years of age, the price for each ticket is SGD $15 or INR 794. Tickets are not needed for children below the age of 3 years.
It is not possible to enjoy a candlelight dinner on the bumboats but there are other Singapore River cruises that offer candlelight dinners onboard the boat.
However, you can club the boat ride with a candlelight dinner at one of the restaurants at Clarke Quay or near any of the other jetties like Boat Quay and the others.
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