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The Best Boat Trip Bangkok

Long tail boat in Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand in a summer day

Uncover the magic of Bangkok from a unique perspective with a captivating boat tour. Glide along the Chao Phraya River (River of Kings)and delve into the city's intricate network of canals, nicknamed the "Venice of the East."

Bangkok boat tours offer a memorable experience, whisking you past iconic landmarks and hidden treasures. Imagine cruising past the glittering spires of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) bathed in golden sunlight. Witness the grandeur of the Grand Palace, an architectural marvel and former residence of Thai kings.

But Bangkok's beauty extends far beyond its historic landmarks. Our tours venture beyond the main river, taking you on a journey through a labyrinth of canals. Immerse yourself in the local way of life as you weave through charming neighbourhoods lined with traditional wooden houses on stilts.

Witness the vibrant energy of Bangkok's floating markets, where vendors sell their wares from colourful boats. Cruise the "Venice of the East" - Bangkok's canals and river - for a unique perspective on the city's life.

Whether you seek a romantic evening cruise under the stars or a thrilling longtail boat ride boat tours offer something for everyone. So, climb aboard and discover the magic of Bangkok from the water!

Tour Highlights

Long tailed boat with passengers sitting for touring canal in Bangkok,Thailand.

Evening Sightseeing Boat tour 

  • Experience the beauty of Bangkok's skyline as it comes alive at night on our Evening Sightseeing Boat Tour. Glide along the Chao Phraya River, taking in iconic landmarks bathed in a warm glow. Marvel at the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew) and other glittering riverside wonders.
  • Witness the Grand Palace shining against the darkening sky. Feel the gentle breeze and soak in the magical atmosphere as you cruise through Bangkok's dazzling cityscape.

Ayutthaya One-day Private Tour with Boat

  • Uncover the ancient city of Ayutthaya on a private boat tour. Journey up the Chao Phraya River in style and comfort. Explore the ruins of amazing temples, including Wat Mahathat and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Immerse yourself in Thailand's rich history and marvel at the architectural wonders of this bygone era.

 Bangkok Canal Boat Tour & Big Buddha

  • Explore the heart of Bangkok with our Bangkok boat tour. Hop on our Bangkok boat and cruise along the bustling Bangkok River. Cruise the Bangkok River on our boat, soak in the city's beauty, and explore its hidden treasures along the canals.
  • The tour includes a visit to Wat Paknam also known as the Big Buddha. Explore the temple grounds and marvel at the towering Buddha statue. This tour offers a unique perspective on Bangkok's rich history and vibrant culture.

Bangkok Canal Tour

  • Venture beyond the main river and cruise Bangkok's intricate canals, or Khlongs, on a traditional longtail boat. These historic waterways were once the city's lifeblood, acting as transportation routes and marketplaces. Weave through charming Thonburi neighbourhoods, lined with stilted wooden houses. Witness the daily lives of locals, selling from boats or tending to riverside gardens.
  • Learn about the canals' deep cultural significance and history. Catch a glimpse of the stunning Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen temple. Enjoy the personalized experience of a small group tour. Discover hidden gems like The Artist's House (Baan Silapin), showcasing traditional Thai art.

Longtail Boat Tour to Floating Markets

  • Hop on a longboat tour from Bangkok to visit two famous floating markets: Damnoen Saduak and Amphawa. Feel the lively atmosphere as you cruise along the waterways. Local vendors sell their wares on traditional wooden boats laden with fresh produce, handicrafts, and delicious street food.
  • See the colourful stalls of Amphawa Floating Market, known for its delicious street food. Don't forget to experience the charm of the Lao Tuk Luck floating market.

Cruise the Chao Phraya River

  • Cruise the Chao Phraya River in style with our selection of cruises. Choose from luxury dinner cruises or opt for a relaxing sightseeing tour. Book your experience 24 hours in advance to secure your spot. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city's skyline and iconic landmarks as you glide along the river.
  • MarvelMarvel at the Grand Palace's dazzling spires and the stunning Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun with its pointed tower. See the bustling river life with working barges and local ferries. Glide along and witness vibrant river life - from working barges to local ferries bustling with commuters. Experience the best of Bangkok with the best river cruises in Bangkok!

Visitor Highlights

Wat Arun - the Temple of Dawn with a boat frontview in Bangkok, Thailand

Unique Experiences

  • The boat ride in Bangkok promises a memorable experience that will leave you enchanted and inspired. As you glide along the Chao Phraya River, you'll find yourself immersed in a world of timeless beauty and cultural richness.
  • Some tours offer a glimpse into the local way of life. Learn about traditional Thai cooking methods in a riverside workshop. Savour delicious local dishes at a floating market. Or you can buy handmade souvenirs from the markets along the way.

Cultural Insights

  • Gain fascinating insights into Thai culture and traditions. Interact with locals along the riverbanks and learn about the significance of the waterways in shaping the city's identity.

Engaging the Senses

  • Engage your senses with street food, souvenir shopping, and age-old traditions. Exploring landmarks or relaxing on the boat, every moment is a chance for discovery and delight.

Invitation to Adventure

  • Embark on a boat tour in Bangkok and let the river carry you on an adventure of discovery and wonder. Explore iconic landmarks and embrace the warmth of Thai reception along the way.

Embracing Warmth and Reception

  • But perhaps the most memorable aspect of the boat tour is the genuine warmth and welcome of the Thai people. From the friendly smiles of the boatmen to the welcoming gestures of the vendors, you'll find yourself embraced by a sense of belonging.

Travel Tips

  • Book in advance, especially for popular cruises.
  • Consider the time of day, morning offers cooler temperatures, while evenings boast stunning cityscapes.
  • Arrive early to secure preferred seating.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
  • Stay hydrated with a water bottle and protect yourself from the sun.

Know Before You Go

What to Bring

  • Camera to capture memories.
  • Snacks for energy.
  • Cash for purchases or tipping.
  • Water bottle for hydration.
  • Mobile phone for navigation and photos.

What not to Bring

  • Large bags due to limited storage.
  • Unnecessary valuables to minimize risk.
  • Non-waterproof items without protection.
  • Heavy items for ease of movement.

Getting There

Reaching the Central Meeting Point:

Many tours offer pick-up at a central location in Bangkok, like a popular hotel or landmark. This is usually specified when booking your tour.

  • Public Transportation: Use the BTS Skytrain, MRT subway, or public buses, to reach the meeting point.
  • Taxi or Tuk-Tuk: Hail a taxi or tuk-tuk and provide the driver with the meeting point's name or address.
  • Ride-Hailing Services: Use various taxi apps to reach your destination.
  • By Walking: If your accommodation is nearby, just walk to the tour meeting point.
  • Your Hotel: You can opt for our hotel pick-up service, offering a hassle-free start to your day trip.