The river was the main artery of trade for Melaka in its heyday when it was bustling with traders from all around the world.

Some buildings from that era still stand majestically by the river, which is also lined by old villages, or kampungs, and modern day buildings.

The 45-minute cruise is accompanied by an entertaining and informative commentary. And, for just RM8, it’s a good bargain. See parts of historical Melaka, get a history lesson for next to nothing, and never break a sweat!

Getting Here
By Taxi and Boat
Because of the Melaka River Cruise’s very central location, it is very easy to get to and from if you are staying in Melaka.

Who To Contact
Melaka River and Coastal Development Corporation

Phone: +606-281 4322/ 23


Address: Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, Kampung Bunga Paya Pantai, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia

Official Website:

Open Hours

Day Time
Monday 10am–9:30pm
Tuesday 10am–9:30pm
Wednesday 10am–9:30pm
Thursday 10am–9:30pm
Friday 10am–9:30pm
Saturday 10am–9:30pm
Sunday 10am–9:30pm


Melaka River Cruise photoPhoto by Phalinn Ooi Melaka River Cruise photoPhoto by Phalinn Ooi


Map Location

Source: Malaysia.Travel

Featured Photo by mynikfoto