Melaka River Cruise
Location to Catch the Cruise
- Muara Jetty, next to Quayside Heritage Centre, close to the Maritime Museum easily recognisable by the replica of the Portuguese ship Flor De la Mar. From here the cruise takes you upstream as far as Taman Rempah jetty where the boat turns around and brings you back to the starting point.The round trip takes 45 minutes and covers 9 km.The boat’srecorded commentary will begin on the return leg of your journey (from Taman Rempah to Muara Jetty).
- Taman Rempah Jetty, where a small spice garden is located, next to the Hang Jebat Bridge linking Jalan Tun Mutahir to Jalan Tun Sri Lanang. From here the cruise travels downstream as far as Muara jetty where the boat turns around and takes you back to the starting point. The round trip takes 45 minutes and covers 9 km. You will hear the recorded commentary as far as Muara jetty. On the way back you might be treated to Abba’s greatest hits or a similar soundtrack.
2019 Ticket Prices
Prices were increased on 1 December 2018:
- MyKad holders pay RM 25 for adults and RM 15 for children aged 2 to 12.
- Foreigners have to pay a little more, RM 30 for adults and RM 25 for kids.
If you want to arrange a group outing or corporate event you can charter the whole 40 seat boat for RM 1,000.
- Kampung Morten. A traditional Malay village and living museum. Some of the houses, notably Villa Sentosa, are open to the public.
- Pirate Park. A modest funfair with a ferris wheel, swinging pirate ship, flying fox, rock climbing wall and trampoline.
- Ghost Bridge of Melaka. Where Japanese soldiers during WWII dangled the decapitated heads of local Chinese businessman.
- Kampung Jawa. A small residential and commercial area where descendants of the original Javanese settlers still maintain some of their traditions.
- Clock Tower. In the famous square of red painted Dutch buildings.
- Jonker Walk. One of the best streets in Melaka to shop for souvenirs and enjoy local speciality dishes.