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Top 5 Best Ferries to Ride Around Singapore [2023]

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If you’re looking for the best way to experience Singapore, then you should definitely check out its many ferries. There are a variety of different routes to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your needs.

In this blog post, we will discuss the best ferries to ride around Singapore and what makes them so special. We’ll also provide a list of some of the most popular routes so that you can start planning your trip today! Whether you’re looking for a scenic tour or a quick way to get from one point to another, we have you covered!

1. Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

In 1995, Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal was constructed. The terminal got a S$3 million refurbishment in 2007 to enhance the area and better serve its patrons.

Regional ferries now use 4 berths to travel to the following locations south and east of Singapore: Batam Centre, Batam and Telok Sebong (Bintan Resorts), Bintan.

Additionally, the port acts as the main entryway to other islands like as Pulau Lobam, Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Resort, Batam Nongsapura, and Malaysia Pengelih.

The two-way shuttle service from Changi Airport to the terminal is available for travelers who want to visit Bintan. There are pickup locations at Terminals 2 and 4.

In addition to being a convenient method to go by ferry to surrounding Indonesian islands, it acts as a small access point for vessels entering and leaving Singapore.

2. Horizon Fast Ferry

Prior to the introduction of modern, quick, pleasant ships, Horizon Fast Ferry was known as Prima Ferries.

The majority of Horizon’s daily crossings take place between eight in the morning and nine in the evening. With the tagline “Horizon, your comfort choice,” Horizon distinguishes itself from the other ferry operators in the area rather than simply aiming to compete on price. They also place a strong emphasis on the comfort of their customers.

The Horizon ferries can carry 240 passengers, comprising 208 passengers in standard class on the main deck, 30 passengers in upper business class, and 4 passengers in a VIP room.

3. Majestic Fast Ferry

The busy Singapore Strait is crossed by the Majestic Fast Ferry between Singapore and the Indonesian island of Batam.

The Majestic Fast ferry service travels to and from two ports in the northern section of Batam Island, sailing from the Harbourfront Centre terminal in Singapore. The journey to Sekupang operates up to nine times per day, while the trip to Batam Centre operates up to twelve rotations per day.

From around eight in the morning until nine in the evening, ferries on both routes run virtually hourly to Batam, and the voyage takes around 45 minutes.

4. Marina South Ferries

Want to make your visit to the South Islands and the waters nearby even more memorable?

Try them out for some genuinely priceless interactions with your loved ones.

With the help of Marina South Ferry, travel from Singapore’s waterways to Sisters’ Island, Lazarus Island, St. John’s Island, and Kusu Island’s sandy beaches. Depending on your plan and schedule, you might choose to take a Singapore island cruise to see these stunning locations.

Starting at Marina South Pier, you can choose to explore Kusu, St. John’s Island, or Sisters Islands by exchanging your voucher for a 1-day boat ticket or an island-hopping pass. Enjoy a day of island hopping from Marina Bay and see what the Singapore Southern Islands have to offer, including the local marine species!

You may view efforts being undertaken to safeguard Singapore’s coral reefs and learn more about the endangered species in Singapore Waters at the Marine Park Public Gallery (on St. John’s Island).

5.  Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services

Visit Lazarus Island, St. John Island, and Kusu Island by taking an island-hopping ship from Singapore. Your journey might begin at Marina South Pier, where you can purchase tickets for the Singapore Island Cruise ferry at their ticketing counter.

The cruise will depart from Marina South Pier and travel to St. John’s Island, Kusu, and then return to Marina South Pier. You can visit Lazarus Island and take in the beautiful scenery and immaculate beach before taking a short walk (15 minutes) across a causeway to reach St. John’s Island.

Visit Kusu Island if you also wish to go fishing, take a picnic, or see the temples. Plan a trip to the Islands and spend your weekends outside in the sunshine with your loved ones. You may independently explore the gorgeous coastal island’s natural surroundings and take part in some unwinding activities thanks to round-trip ferry services and flexible departure times.

Start your adventure to the Singapore islands by going to Marina South Pier right now!


So there you have it – our pick of the best ferry services to ride around Singapore. We hope you found the route suitable for your vacation trip. Do note that there are other options available, so do your research before deciding on which service to take. Whichever you choose, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable journey!

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Singapore. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Singapore. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Singapore has to offer.