Singapore is a small island nation right at the tip of the Malay peninsula. It’s a cosmopolitan city visited by more than 10 million people every year, who come for its culture, shopping, food and business. While in Singapore, visitors enjoy taking a city tour and one of the best ways to see Singapore is by boat. There are several cruise tours you can take to see Singapore from the water, but these are three of the best.
Morning Glory Tour – One of the most popular cruise tours in Singapore is the Morning Glory Tour. Beginning at around 10:30, you’ll go aboard a replica of a traditional Chinese Ming Dynasty imperial boat. Leaving the Marina South Pier, you’ll tour around the bay and harbour where you’ll see Sentosa Cove, the world’s busiest container port Tanjong Pagar Port, sail around Lazarus Island, and see the Singapore Flyer.
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You’ll stop off at Kusu Island to see Tua Pek Kong Temple and, back on the boat, you’ll be served a traditional Chinese morning tea. The tour takes about two and a half hours.
Admiral Cheng Ho Singapore Harbour Afternoon Tour – The Admiral Cheng Ho Singapore Harbour Afternoon Tour takes approximately two and a half hours and sails up the Singapore River and around the bay, where you’ll see container ships in one of the world’s busiest ports, sail past various islands and be shown where the famous Sir Stamford Raffles stepped ashore and went on to found modern-day Singapore.
The cruise stops off at Kusu Island too, where you’ll get to spend about half an hour visiting the old Kusu Temple and enjoying the scenery. The cruise is narrated by a guide, so you’ll also learn a lot about Singapore history and culture. The wonderful thing about the afternoon cruise is the English-style afternoon tea you’ll be served, complete with sandwiches, cakes, tarts and tea.
Singapore Harbour Dinner Yacht Cruise – If you’d like a romantic evening in Singapore, taking a harbour dinner cruise is one of the nicest things you can do. But, instead of taking the typical Chinese junk dinner cruise, why not splurge and try something unique and luxurious by taking a yacht cruise around Singapore Harbour at night instead.
You can hire a charter yacht, just for you and the person you want to romance, or for an entire group (up to 37 people). You’ll set off before the sun goes down, so you can experience sunset from the water in Singapore. Once the sun has set, you’ll eat on deck with a lavish dinner buffet serving all kinds of succulent Chinese and International dishes, all cooked fresh on-board by the yacht’s chef.
After dinner, enjoy a few drinks and dancing, while sailing around the harbour and bay and enjoying Singapore’s nightly fireworks.