Malacca River Cruise will bring tourists back to the golden era of Malacca port founded by Pareswara in 1402. Along the Malacca river traders from across the continent, especially from the Malay Archipelago, India, China, Siam and Saudi gather to exchange the merchandise. Due to the shallow Malacca river, wooden boats or Sampan had to be used to transfer merchandise from a merchant ship anchored in the straits of Malacca to the Bazaar that runs along the Malacca river. Besides bazaars, some settlements used by foreign traders and top government officer was also built here.
Today, Malacca river has transformed from trading port became the tourist main attraction and things to do in Malacca. Regardless tourist only visiting Malacca for day tour or overnight in Malacca, Malacca river cruise is a must things to do when visit historic city Malacca. If you stay overnight you can do it twice, one in the morning and another one at the night. Malacca river cruise covering several traditional village, historic bridge and also well decorated old building. Malacca River Cruise tour duration about 35 – 45 minutes, the brief history about the places will be explained by using pre recorded voice. The boat able to bring 40 people at one time. During weekend or public holiday, try to go there in early morning to avoid crowded and to get the best seat on the boat if you plan to take a good photo. Make sure you go to toilet first before hop on to the boat.
Malacca River Cruise Boat Jetty Location
Malacca River Cruise has two jetty that can be used for boating. First boat jetty located at the Taman Rempah, second boat jetty known as Muara Jetty located near the Maritime Museum. Which Jetty should I use? Tourist can use both Jetty to take a boat, during weekend or Public Holiday strongly recommended use Taman Rempah Jetty due the Muara Jetty too crowded.
Boat Jetty Ticket Counter Contact Number:
During week day kindly check the exact time the Malacca boat cruise start the tour to prevent tourist wasting a time waiting.
- Muara Jetty Ticket Counter Contact Number: +606-2861530
- Taman Rempah Jetty Contact Number: +606-2861531
Malacca River Cruise Ticket Prices and Schedule:
|Passenger Type||Normal Prices||My Card Holder|
|Children (2 – 11 years)||RM7||RM5|
- Operation Time: 9.00am – 11.00pm daily.
- Every Friday the cruise will close from 1230pm – 200pm due Friday Prayers
- No fixed schedule/timetable – during slow period tourist might need to wait a bit longer until they get sufficient passenger to do the tour. Minimum 20 passenger is required.
- Best time to go for photo shoots -Morning from 10.00am – 12.30 noon and 500pm – midnight.