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Singapore Captain Explorer DUKw Tour

  • When does it run?
    Friday
  • Start time

    Friday : 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm.

    Saturday and Sunday: 9:30am to 5:30pm (multiple time slots).

  • Duration
    60 minutes
Inclusions
  • Captain Explorer DUKW®Tour
  • One way pick-up service from major city hotels
  • Transport in amphibious vehicle (25 minutes on land and 30 minutes in water)
  • English-speaking professional Guide
  • Audio guides available in English and Chinese.
Guests
  • Adult (18+)
  • Child (3-17)
  • Infant (0-2)

Key Highlights

  • See Singapore by land and sea on this unique tour!
  • Travel by amphibious Dukw around one of the world's most exciting cities
  • Get onboard the World War II DUKw amphibious vehicle and experience 60 minutes of fun and excitement on land and sea that you can never miss!
  • Drive around the city landmarks like Esplanade, Padang, Supreme Court, City Hall & War Memorial
  • Learn the fascinating facts with this audio guided tour
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

COVID-19 update: Due to government restrictions, the tour will be operational only on Saturdays and Sundays between 3:30pm and 5:30pm, every 1 hour, until further notice.This is a city tour with a difference and an experience you will never forget. Board a revamped World War II DUKw amphibious vehicle for a thrilling land and sea trip around dynamic Singapore. View the colonial district, where handsome historic buildings sit cheek-by-jowl with ground-breaking modern architecture. Learn how a tiny island fishing village grew into the sophisticated cosmopolitan city-state you see today. Hold your breath as your amazing DUKw plunges into Marina Bay. Admire the iconic Merlion statue, emblem of Singapore. And look out for the extraordinary Esplanade theater. Some people say it looks like a fly's eyes; others say it resembles a tropical fruit. Enjoy the insights and fascinating facts with audio guided tour.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Friday

  • Duration

    60 minutes

  • Start time

    Friday : 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm.

    Saturday and Sunday: 9:30am to 5:30pm (multiple time slots).

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Marina Square Shopping Mall, #01-207 - City Tourist Hub.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at Tourist & Transit Hub

Itinerary

  • The fun starts when you board the FunVee DUKW, authentic revamped WWII amphibious vehicle. You will be escorted by an English-speaking professional Guide to tell you all about the places you will see on your exciting Singapore Captain Explorer DUKw tour.

    You will drive to the historic Colonial District, the center of British colonial rule and still the seat of Singapore’s government. It was here that modern Singapore’s founder, Sir Thomas Raffles, landed in 1819.

    You can admire the splendid former Parliament House, now an arts centre. Built in 1827, this is one of the oldest colonial-era buildings in Singapore.

    You will also see the new Parliament House, nearby. The prism-shaped top is a modernist version of a traditional dome. The Singapore Parliament moved here in 1999 after the old building became too small for its needs.

    Another interesting pair of buildings is the old Supreme Court building and its modern counterpart. Completed in 1939, the old Supreme Court has Corinthian columns and a large dome. In June 2005, the Supreme Court relocated to the new building.

    Your Funbassador will also point out the handsome City Hall. This building has witnessed many important events, including the surrender of the Japanese at the end of World War II and the declaration of home rule for Singapore in 1959.

    After the colonial district highlights, the tour will take a new turn as your versatile amphibious vehicle splashes into the waters of Marina Bay.

    Marina Bay is an artificial bay formed by land reclamation. You will see the famous statue of the Merlion – a lion head with a fish body resting on a crest of waves – that is Singapore’s emblem.

    You will also catch splendid views of Singapore’s striking theater and concert venues, at the Esplanade. Aluminum sunshades covering the two curved roofs give the building an interesting spiky appearance. Some people think it looks like the tropical fruit known as the 'durian'.

    Opened in 2002, the Esplanade contains world-class performing spaces. Only five other halls in the world have such state-of-the-art acoustics.


    At the end of your exciting tour, you will be dropped off at the Tourist Hub close to the Singapore Flyer.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Captain Explorer DUKW®Tour
  • One way pick-up service from major city hotels
  • Transport in amphibious vehicle (25 minutes on land and 30 minutes in water)
  • English-speaking professional Guide
  • Audio guides available in English and Chinese.
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks unless specified

Useful downloads

Please note

COVID-19 update: Due to government restrictions, the tour will be operational only on Saturdays and Sundays between 3:30pm and 5:30pm, every 1 hour, until further notice.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

Complimentary pick-up service will be provided for minimum 2 passengers & above.

Additional info

The DUKw (pronounced ‘duck’) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck designed and produced by General Motors Corporation (GMC) in the US during World War II. It was used for carrying goods and troops over land and water and for crossing beaches in amphibious attacks.

The designation of DUKw comes from the model-naming system used by GMC. The D means a vehicle designed in 1942, the U meant ‘utility (amphibious)’, the K meant all-wheel drive and the w indicated two powered rear axles.

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

Customer Reviews

  • A good tour
    RAJIV BHALLA, India 02/18/2016
  • Tour experience
    R SUDHA, India 05/14/2014
  • A wonderful experience with very helpful staff
    Madhusudan , India 10/23/2013

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