Enjoy the historic part of Singapore while taking a relaxing ride on the Singapore River Cruise.
Heritage homes. The cityscape of the CBD. The Marina Bay skyline is magnificent. The bridges are charmingly illuminated. Riverfront restaurants and bars offer a vibrant scene.
Simply let your instructor talk you through how everything is connected.
History of The River Cruise Singapore
The Singapore River was once a bustling trade centre, with godowns full of products located along the river’s quays and barges sailing up and down the waterway.
From the 19th to the 20th century, these wooden boats known as tongkangs (sea-going barges) carried goods along the Rochor, Kallang, and Singapore rivers.
Since 1987, Singapore River Cruise has been conducting trips on the Singapore River, allowing travellers to see contemporary Singapore from the rear of a bumboat.
The Singapore River Experience is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines Singapore’s history and modernity in one activity, taking you on an unforgettable journey along with the city’s signature areas of Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, and Marina Bay.
Take in the magnificent heritage of Raffles Landing, admire Marina Bay Sands®‘s towering modern architecture, and learn about how our city was born from a river.
Purchasing Your River Cruise Tickets
Tickets for the River Cruise may be purchased at the ticketing counter next to the Slingshot ride on River Valley Road, or from any of the ticketing counters along the Singapore River (check below for a complete list).
The tour takes 40 minutes, and visitors are welcome to leave at any of the 13 jetties to explore. Visitors should keep in mind that this will be their final stop.
Singapore river cruise rediscover voucher
Come and explore Clarke Quay, Marina Bay, and other locations with us as we learn about the history of Singapore’s popular landmarks through their trading history and warehouses. Take a chill and comfortable river cruise along the Singapore River as you enjoy the stunning night cityscape bathed in brilliant lights from the comfort of your cruise. End the day with a delectable seafood supper and share stories about your day’s adventures with your friends or relatives.
Interested in more activities? Check out our guide on Clarke Quay.