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Top 10 Boat Tours In Bangkok, Thailand - Updated 2021

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Bangkok — also known as the city of angels — is known for having the longest city name in the world. In Bangkok, you’ll always have a lot of things to do such as shopping, partaking on a food trip, temple hopping, and more. The city is also known as “Venice of the East” because it is a city built on canals and buildings standing on stilts. Chao Phraya River flows along the city and serves as a way for tourists to really get around the city while avoiding traffic and crowds. The city offers a lot of boat tours that allow locals and tourists to really enjoy the views of Thailand. If you want to the avoid traffic, see the city from a different perspective, or avoid the crowds in attractions — a boat tour is always a great idea. To make sure you only get the best experience, we’ve listed down the top boat tours in Bangkok, Thailand. Check it out below.

1. Cruise along the rural villages (from USD 117.0)

It’s also nice to see and experience a different side of Bangkok. This four to five-hour boat trip will take you to the rural villages and canals of Bangkok. Along the trip you’ll be passing the Chao Phraya River going to Nonthaburi. Admire the beautiful sceneries along the way and enjoy the traditional market. For lunch, you’ll stop over at a local Thai restaurant for you to experience what it feels like to be a local. Everything is so well-planned — you also get be picked up at your hotel.

Bangkok Off-the-Beaten-Track Tour: Rural Villages and Khlongs

Duration: 4 to 6 hours

1 review

2. Exploring Bangkok landmarks at night (from USD 34.0)

This two-hour boat ride lets you enjoy the beautiful sceneries of Bangkok at night. Everything seems to look prettier when you’re enjoying the city at night. An international and Thai buffet dinner is included while the boat is cruising along the Chao Phraya River. Remember the memories you’ll create here by taking pictures of the Grand Palace and Wat Arun, which are some of the many landmarks you’ll be able to admire. This boat trip also has live entertainment where you can dance along to while you’re here.

White Orchid Dinner Cruise with Optional Return Transfers

Duration: 2 hours

8 reviews

3. Enjoy live Thai performances with a buffet (from USD 70.0)

You’ll immerse yourself more in Thai culture with this boat tour because you’ll get to enjoy endless performances and get to savor mouthwatering Thai food. Be blown away by the beautiful sceneries you’ll get to see along the cruise. Plus, take nice pictures with your loved ones as you cruise on Chao Phraya’s tranquil waters. You’ll be passing by some of the must-visited tourist attractions in Bangkok and see it from a different view. Eat as much as possible and enjoy the spicy and delicious Thai buffet.

Grand Pearl - Luxury Dinner Cruise Experience at Bangkok with Return Transfer

Duration: 4 hours

4. Experience the floating markets (from USD 49.0)

Floating markets are one of the tourist attractions people look forward to in Bangkok. In this boat tour, you’ll be able to ride a nice long boat where it will cruise along 19th-century canals before going to the famous floating markets of Damnoen Saduak. Make the most of your time in the floating markets by indulging yourself in the Thai food they’re selling by their own boats. You’ll see the people selling a number of a wide variety of food choices like mango sticky rice, freshly picked fruits, sweets, and noodles as well. When you arrive at the floating markets, you’ll be overwhelmed with the number of things you can buy because there are people selling souvenirs and clothes aside from food. Make the most out of this six-hour boat trip and see what there is more to discover.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Markets Day Cruise from Bangkok

Duration: 6 hours

10 reviews

5. Dance the night away on a romantic cruise dinner (from USD 73.0)

Prepare for a feast as you enjoy a romantic dinner by the boat. The feast features a wide variety of Thai dishes ranging from appetizers to main courses and desserts. The boat will be passing the Chao Phraya River wherein you’ll be able to enjoy the sceneries of the temples, buildings, and other tourist attractions at night. Throughout the boat tour, sing to your heart’s content and dance the night away as the tour also has live music you might love. It’s also very convenient as they do hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Bangkok Traditional Dinner Cruise by Loy Nava Including Hotel Transfer

Duration: 2 hours

9 reviews

6. Embark on an elegant and intimate cruise trip (from USD 100.0)

This small and intimate boat ride lets you enjoy the company of your loved ones. It’s a classic and elegant boat tour wherein the boat is designed with restored antique rice barges. The food served here is a complete authentic Thai course starting from appetizers, soup, main courses, and desserts. You’ll feel as if you’re at a five-star restaurant because of how good all the food tastes here. The service of the staff is always quick and accommodating. Make sure to admire the beautiful temples and attractions from the water.

Manohra Luxurious Dinner Cruise by Anantara Bangkok

Duration: 2 hours

3 reviews

7. Indulge in an intimate Thai experience along Chao Phraya River (from USD 49.0)

Take a boat tour along Chao Phraya River wherein you can enjoy the views of the city without worrying about the traffic and the crowds. Compared to other boats, this one is smaller and more intimate which will give you the serenity you might have been looking for the whole time. Plus, be blown away by the beautiful traditional Thai dancers’ performances during the tour while sightseeing the illuminated sceneries. To add to the tour experience, authentic Thai cuisine is served for dinner. Spring rolls, spicy shrimp soup, and curry are a few of the many dishes they’re serving.

Wan Fah Dinner Cruise Along Chao Phraya River

Duration: 2 hours

2 reviews

8. Go on a night tour along Chao Phraya River with tuk-tuk (from USD 114.0)

This private night tour is perfect for those who want to enjoy the night just to themselves. You’ll start with a boat trip along Chao Phraya River wherein you’ll get to enjoy the views of Wat Arun, Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge, Memorial Bridge, and more at night. The private guide will ensure that you have a good time and will also educate you with some facts of the most-visited places in the city. After the boat trip, you’ll be able to ride a tuk-tuk, take a city tour, and try out some of Bangkok’s famous street food.

Private Tour : Bangkok Night Tour and Street food By Tuk Tuk and Boat

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

9. Have fun under the sun at Pattaya and Coral island (from USD 75.0)

Enjoy the sun’s heat and the cool waves as this boat ride takes you to Pattaya and Coral Island, which are two of the most beautiful islands in Bangkok. Fall in love with the cleanliness, beauty, and the pristine blue waters throughout the trip. There are so many things you can do while you’re here such as swimming, snorkeling, and playing at the beach. You could also admire the beautiful views from Pattaya while just relaxing at the beach. Entrance fees and hotel pick-up and drop-off are already included in the tour package. Pack your beach stuff, because it’s swimming time with this boat tour.

Pattaya and Coral Island Small-Group Day Tour from Bangkok

Duration: 13 hours

4 reviews

10. Explore the Indian culture in Thailand (from USD 35.0)

What about an Indian cultural experience in Thailand? Well, that’s an exciting experience. This boat tour allows you to enjoy an Indian buffet while enjoying a view of Bangkok’s temples and tourist attractions. The boat will be passing through the Grand Palace, Temple of Dawn, and Rama VIII Bridge which are a few of the many beautiful places you should explore when in Thailand. Aside from the Indian buffet, the boat also plays Indian music.

Bangkok: Grand Arena River Cruise & Indian Buffet Dinner

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Fall in love with the fresh air, beautiful views, and amazing culture of Bangkok

Taking a boat tour in Bangkok allows you to see a different perspective of the country’s tourist attractions. A boat tour is always a good idea if you’d like to avoid the crowds and just enjoy the city from a distance. The best part of taking a boat tour is that you get to breathe in the fresh air, see the city’s night life, and eat delicious food in a boat. Make picture-worthy memories here, so don’t forget to bring out your camera too. You’re in for a sweet ride as you book a boat tour in Bangkok!

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