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Singapore - Yachts, Boats and Marinas


Taking a boat ride in Singapore can be a very exciting experience. At the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore, you can take a leisurely cruise and end up on Sentosa where you can spend the day shopping, relaxing, or even visiting Universal Studios. At Singapore River Cruise (http://www.rivercruise.com.sg ) you can take a cruise, ride in a water taxi, or charter your own boat. Bumboat River Tour also offers tours. Children enjoy the Duck Tours which takes visitors on a land and water tour of the city.

Recently, Singapore has also become a destination for cruises. Not only is it now a departure for various cruises, it’s also often used as a stopover point with travelers getting off their boats and exploring the city. Some of the cruise lines that offer departures from Singapore include: Asuka Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Classic International Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Fred Olsen Cruises, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Holland America Line, Saga Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Princess Cruises. Destinations include Jakarta, Phuket, Bali, and Vietnam.

Owning a boat in Singapore is possible, but can be very expensive. Since vehicles are not allowed to tow boats behind them, you must park your boat in a marina. Marina fees can vary but can be as much as S$500 per month. You must also possess a license for your boat and this requires you to pass a test. The test can be administered by one of the yacht clubs.

Marina Bay is one of the most popular spots in Singapore. In addition to hosting water transportation it is also a new business and leisure hub as well. The government has implemented a 3.5 km waterfront promenade around the Bay and there are plans to add bicycle trails and other walking paths, too. Not only do 7 rail stations serve Marina Bay, water taxis are also popular modes of transport.

Keppel Bay Marina is close to the public transport, but can get crowded and full. Still, they offer many services including 168 berths which can accommodate super yachts of up to 280 feet, a concrete pontoon system, entertainment venues, and a sailing academy. The Marina also has a modern reticulated vacuum sewer pump-out system, the first of its kind in the country. The berths for the super yachts have a dedicated pump-out connection each. At the same time, a common pump-out point close to the fuel dock services other yachts. There are six dining options at the marina. For more information, visit: http://marinakeppelbay.com

The Republic of Singapore Yacht Club is another option for mooring your boat. Some of its facilities include restaurants, sea sports, a swimming pool, a 32 guest room lodge, and wet and dry berths. For more information, visit: http://www.rsyc.org.sg

There are some people who choose to live on their boat while they are living in Singapore. Due to the cost of eating out nearly every day, mooring fees, and utilities it doesn’t always work out to be a cheaper option than renting a flat. Still, if you have a boat, then it’s a possibility.


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