Ducktours: Amphibious Fun!!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

We've seen them on the streets, and we've seen them plying the waters off Marina Bay. Every time the Mookid catches sight of these Ducks, he would let out a whoop of delight and tell us he 'needs' to ride the ducky!

Singapore Ducktours takes passengers on a remodelled WWII Vietnamese craft which goes on land and water. For 60 minutes, the vessel will go along the Singapore skyline and landmarks.

We decided to ride on the duck one very sunny Sunday afternoon, only because we've promised the kid ages ago and he's been perfectly well behaved that entire week. At $33 per adult, it's not exactly cheap, but since both the hubs and I have also never experienced a duck ride before, we thought we would go at least once to see what it's like. The duckling rides on for $2 only because he's below 3 years old (perfect timing!)


The Ducktour starts at Suntec City Mall and leaves at hourly intervals. We were advised to go to the boarding point about 10 minutes before the scheduled time, and the kid's excitement turned to almost frustration when our ride was late by almost 15 minutes! It didn't help that there were three queue lines and we were directed to the last line. He had to watch 2 ducks trundle past without him!


When our Duck finally arrived, I was almost relieved because I couldn't distract him any longer!



All anger was instantly forgotten once he climbed on board, though. He was all excited and raring to go!





We travelled a short distance to a special 'pier' where the Ducky goes into the water. It was rather amusing to see many adults (women, especially!) attempt to 'cover up' in anticipation of getting drenched when the vessel enters the water because the tour guide did pre warn us. However, we met a low tide going in, and thus barely made a splash.


We went past the Singapore Flyer, and our very friendly tour guide gave us a blow by blow account of how much it costs to build, its initial hiccups upon starting operations, and the cost of a ride on the giant ferris wheel.


We then passed Gardens by the Bay, the Merlion, and took in the breathtaking Marina Bay sands skyline.





Once out of the water, we were taken on a tour of some of Singapore's landmarks such as the Fullerton Hotel, City Hall and The Cenotaph. For tourists, the guide provided a background of Singapore's history (with a few misses, to the hubs' chagrin!) but being the jovial person that he is, I was ready to forgive the lapses!

The kiddo loved the boat ride - but I suspect it's just being on the water which thrilled him no end. As compared to the Singapore River Cruise which simply plies the Singapore River between Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, we feel that Ducktours is more fun, and more value for money!

Singapore Ducktours

Tickets:
Adult: S$33.00
Children (3-12y): S$23
Toddler (2 and below): S$2.00

Tickets can be purchased online via their website, made through +65 6338 6877 or from their ticketing counters. Collection of tickets and boarding is at Suntec City Mall.

For actual Ducktour route, please see map.


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3 comments :

  1. Looks like a cool way to see singapore

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    1. Yes it is!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. It looks like awesome fun. I've seen them here too.

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