River Cruise on Singapore River

Singapore River Cruise Take a scenic cruise down the Singapore River and soak in the tranquil ambience of the past, present and future of the river. With live commentaries on board, cruising along the Singapore River couldn’t be any more informative and entertaining. The river tour is available every 25 minutes.

This river tour is the best way to experience the Singapore River. Boarding locations are at Clarke Quay and Esplanade. Our other jetties at High Street, Boat Quay, Riverwalk and Riverside will be operational in the near future.


  • Singapore RiverMerlion Park – Be sure to have your cameras ready as you cruise by the Merlion Park – home to Singapore’s tourism icon.
  • Singapore Flyer – Feast your eyes on Singapore’s magnificent cityscape from a height of 165m on one of the world’s largest observation wheel.
  • Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay – Check out this architectural icon with its distinctive twin shells, which houses world-class performance spaces.
  • Boat Quay – Situated along the Singapore River and distinguished by conserved shop houses, it is the place to visit at night for entertainment & dining.
  • Clarke Quay – One of the city’s trendiest nightspots for family with a variety of restaurants, wine bars, entertainment spots and retail outlets.

For more information on getting the location to take Singapore Cruise, please contact us here.

About Singapore River

For over a century, the Singapore River was Singapore’s trading and commercial lifeline. The sheltered harbour at the mouth of the river had facilitate entrepot trade, bring ships and immigrants to the island’s shores. By 1970s, the river had become one large dumping ground for the street hawkers and squatter settlements that had settled around its shores. There are hardly any marine lives because the river was so clogged up with rubbish. Thus, in 1977, the government embarked on the mammoth task of cleaning up the river. Ten years later, marine life started to thrive in this river. With the river cleaned up, the next stage is to redevelop the area around the river. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) undertook the planning of the Singapore River.

URA improved the connectivity and accessibility of the place and nodal points such as plazas and outdoor areas were implemented. Old shophouses and warehouses along the river have been conserved. These form the image of Singapore in the past. There are also government buildings that hint our colonial heritage. Modern structures thrust boldly upwards. One can see Singapore as a tropical sunny island, the gateway to the Orient and an important center for international commerce.

The Singapore River today is still flourishing with life and there are many activities that are still held on the Singapore River. Activities like the Annual Dragon Boat Race and the Adopt -a -duck race is still held on the Singapore River. And along the Singapore River, there are many different type of activites that takes place.