The Ultimate Adventure: Exploring Singapore with Captain Explorer DUKW® Tour

Ananthu Syam

March 19, 2024

4 min read

Singapore, a country full of life, vibrancy, and rich history, has become a destination of choice for many travellers. For those who are looking for things to do in Singapore, the Captain Explorer DUKW® Tour promises an unique experience.


Picture exploring the heart of Singapore with a genuine, Vietnam War-era amphibious vehicle, which has been reimagined into a mode of transport. Captain Explorer DUKW® Tour offers adventurous sightseers exactly that. Named after its World War II identification, DUKW® , or “duck,” vehicles were initially created for military purposes. Now, these amphibious vehicles serve as guided city tours for travellers in many world capitals.

On Land and Water

The tour commences with guests boarding Captain Explorer DUKW® at Suntec City Mall. The location is convenient for many, as the mall is in close proximity to many tourist attractions. While the vehicle moves through the city, passengers are treated to an informative commentary by enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guides. They share fascinating information on every aspect of Singapore’s heritage, phenomena, and points of interest. 

View on the Majestic Landmarks

The highlight of the tour is the exhilarating splash into the Marina Bay. With hardly a pause between water and land, passengers get to observe the stunning Marina Bay Sands, The Merlion, Esplanade, and more.


Now, consider having to sail past Marina Bay, one of the most beautiful parts of the Singapore skyline, a three 55-story, skyscraper hotel and its sloping rooftop. The owner of This beautiful construction used to be Las Vegas Sands, an internationally renowned gambling company. 


There is no person who has visited Singapore and has not heard of the mythical Merlion, which serves as a symbol of the country’s history. On the Captain Explorer DUKW®, tourists can see the Merlion up close by gazing at the statue from Marina Bay, where it stands majestically, spouting water across the bay.


The second building that the cruise passes by is Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, which has been coined as “the Durian” by some tourists. The source of the humorous nickname of the cultural hub is not difficult to guess as the construction resembles the tropical Durian fruit. This fruit is also famous for its smell, which is very repelling for some people, making the fun connection between the Esplanade and the fruit. The onboard guide will provide you with other interesting insights into this design.


One of the major advantages of the Captain Explorer DUKW® Tour is that it can satisfy both history buffs and individuals interested in the city’s landmarks. Furthermore, it is a great option for families that decide to spend a fun day in Singapore as they can have fun and also get to know the country’s history. Children, especially, will be fascinated by the adventure and educational value related to the cruise and learning multiple interesting historical facts.


Practical Tips for Your Tour

  • To secure your spot on the Captain Explorer DUKW® Tour, it’s advisable to book your tickets in advance, especially during peak travel seasons.
  • Suntec City Mall, where the tour starts, offers various shops and restaurants. You can also visit nearby attractions like the Singapore Flyer or Gardens by the Bay before or after your tour.
  • As the tour takes you on both land and water, bring sun protection such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to shield yourself from the sun’s rays.
  • Ask questions and learn as much as you can about Singapore’s history and landmarks.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera or smartphone to capture the stunning views and memorable moments during the tour.

Safety and Comfort Guaranteed

The DUKW is not only unique but also safe to ride on while taking the cruise, thanks to the experienced drivers. The cabins are also equipped with modern safety features, making the tour comfortable and entertaining for everyone.


When you are in Singapore, next time do not miss out on this unique adventure. Hop aboard the Captain Explorer DUKW® Tour and let the fun begin!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What is the Captain Explorer DUKW® Tour?
It’s a unique sightseeing tour of Singapore using a re-imagined amphibious vehicle from the Vietnam War era. You’ll explore the city streets and then take a thrilling splash into Marina Bay for stunning views of iconic landmarks.


Is the DUKW safe to ride in?
Yes, life jackets are provided onboard the DUKW® for the safety of all passengers. Our experienced crew members will make sure that all safety measures are in place throughout the duration of the tour.


What are the highlights of the tour?
The tour features an informative commentary, breathtaking views of Marina Bay, and up-close encounters with iconic landmarks like Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion, and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.


Where does the tour start?
The tour starts at Suntec City Mall, conveniently located near many tourist attractions.


Is the tour suitable for children?
Absolutely! The Captain Explorer DUKW® Tour is a family-friendly experience. Children under 3 years old may ride for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Please note that for safety reasons, children must remain seated throughout the tour.

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