NileGuide Expert tip:
A complimentary shuttle bus service joins the tours from selected hotels and from Marina Bay MRT station.
The Imperial Cheng Ho is a modern Chinese junk boat running cruises out around the southern coast of Singapore. The fleet is named after a renowned Chinese Admiral who commanded the Chinese imperial fleet between 1405 and 1433. The boats used for the tours have been modelled on the famous ship Da Fu of the Ming Dynasty, with ornately carved Imperial dragons, pagoda roofs and tiger's head at the bow.
The cruise sails from Marina South Pier and winds its way in amongst the queuing container ships to give stunning views over the city and out to the Southern Islands of Kusu and Lazarus. Both the morning and afternoon cruises include a 25 minute stopover at Kusu Island
, while The Imperial Dinner cruise sets sail at 6.30pm, allowing you to catch sunset on board before an international buffet is served.