|Discovering the scenic river in an authentic bumboat of yesteryear. The Singapore River runs through the city and used to be the lifeline of Singapore. It was here where the first immigrants erked out a meagre living and helped transform Singapore from an obsure fishing village to a great seaport. Hop on the Original Singapore River Cruise (SRC) and soak in the tranquil ambience of the river side as we embark on a unique journey down the river to discover the past, present and possibly the Future.
In 1987, Singapore River Cruise was awarded with the tender license to run river services on Singapore River and the bumboats were once again brought into Singapore River by SRC to preserve the river heritage of its old charm and memmory. This marks a new chapter in the Singapore River history, as SRC became the first to operate such service.
From a humble fleet of 4 bumboats in 1987, Singapore River Cruise has since increased its number to 24 today with a few new additions coming onboard soon. Under its strong management, SRC has developed a firm network of channel intermediaries both local and overseas, government agencies, embassies, event organizers and other operators in the tourism sectors.
As an active operator that has helped to transform the old Singapore River to one of our tourism icons today, Singapore River Cruise has repeatedly been awarded by Singapore Tourism Board with operating license to continue to run the river services on Singapore River.
"Stretching only 4.1 kilometres from its mouth at Anderson Bridge to Kim Seng Bridge at the other end, Singaopore River flows under 12 bridges and sees numerous historical buildings on its banks."
There are two types of River Cruise Tours: - The Singpapore River Experience and New River Experience. The Singapore River Experience is a 30 mins cruise which covers from Clarke Quay to Clifford Pier. The New River Experience is a 45 mins cruise which covers the whole river from Robertson Quay to Clifford Pier. We highly recommend the New River Experience tour.