I had the entire cruise to myself for the 40-minute duration.
A look into Singapore River Cruises "the Tale of 2 Quays" river experience;
- Includes photos and tour information -
The Singapore River Experience is called 'the Tale of 2 quays', and covers Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Marina Bay; cruising past key attractions such as Merlion Park and Marina Bay Sands.
I boarded the boat at OUB Plaza (One Raffles Place ticket booth) and aside from one couple that only boarded to travel two stops; I had the entire cruise to myself for the 40-minute duration. An impromptu private tour, huzzah!
The tour was in presented in English with information displayed on a tv-screen and sound projected throughout the boat.
I always like completing timely boat or bus tours like this when I don't possess much knowledge of an area, or I don't have much time to spend in a city. They point out all the key points and give you plenty of general history about the sights you are cruising past.
As to not end my experience on that note - history is a stark contrast to the beauty along the river that you see today. Every sight you see on tour is great, and Singapore City is definitely worth seeing from the river. The architecture you cruise past is phenomenal. The tour also gave me a glimpse of Clarke Quay - an area I was yet to explore.
Scroll to the end for pricing information and jetty locations.
SINGAPORE RIVER CRUISE SCHEDULE
9 AM - 11 PM daily.
The last boat leaves approx 10:30 PM.
Departs at approximately 15-min intervals, however, if they are low on people they will postpone cruises in hopes to attract more customers.
For example, I arrived at 12:05 PM and was the only person waiting for the 12:15 PM cruise. I was told by the attendant to come back at 12:30 PM. While waiting, I went and grabbed an amazing salad nearby at The Salad Shop (which we need in Melbourne, stat!). The tour ended up starting at 12:40 PM.
SINGAPORE RIVER CRUISE TICKET PRICE
SINGAPORE RIVER CRUISE JETTY LOCATIONS AND ROUTE MAP
Singapore River Cruises
Phone: +65 63366111
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