The Melaka River and Coastal Development Corporation (PPSPM) founded and currently operates the Melaka River Cruise.
We wanted to provide local and international travellers an opportunity to enjoy an overview of Melaka’s spectacular heritage, culture and creative spectrum; with a relaxing river cruise.
This section of the Melaka River is embued with history, as it was a former hub of essential river transportation for trade and commercial goods in days gone by. We strive to provide a 360 degree immersive experience for everyone onboard.
From the moment we gave Melaka River a facelift to make way for the river cruise to the influx of travellers that we service daily, we consistently practice our sustainability-focused values to ensure that our river cruise sync in harmony with the Melaka River’s ecosystem.
We allocate a certain percentage of ticket sales for river maintenance and also to the improvement of our river cruise facilities.
Our operation hours are from 9.00am to 11.30pm, Monday to Sunday.
We are open daily from Monday to Sunday, including Public and School Holidays.
The river cruise is a 45-minute round-trip and covers 9 kilometres.
Although we do not have a dress code policy, it is advisable to wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes to make it easier for you to embark and disembark the river cruise boats.
We recommend bottled water for you to rehydrate and to ensure your comfort, as well as the comfort of other passengers who would be joining you on the cruise. We would like everyone to have a wonderful river cruise experience.
We ensure that our river cruise is suited for families and children, as long as kids under 12 are properly chaperoned by an adult.
The Melaka River’s waters are calm and still and ensures a comfortable journey for our passengers. We advise you to take precautionary measures if you are sensitive to motion sickness
You can purchase the tickets at our River Cruise Ticketing Counters located at the Spice Garden or Grand Pier Melaka. Alternatively, you can use the “Purchase Ticket” option on this website and collect your tickets at the Ticketing counters mentioned.
You can find detailed ticket prices at the “Tickets” option on this website.
You can purchase the tickets on the date of your cruise at the ticketing counters mentioned.
Complimentary (free) entry is applicable to infants aged 2 and below.
Tickets over the counter can only be purchased during official operation hours, starting at 9.00am daily.
Tickets are only valid for the duration of the purchased date.
Since the tickets are only valid for the duration of the purchased date, the tickets will be considered null and void if you were to use it on another date. You can purchase new tickets for the date that you are available to enjoy the cruise.
Purchased tickets are non-refundable, unless we encounter unforeseen circumstances from our operations on the date of your cruise. In this event, we will advise you on the refund process.
All transactions are in Ringgit Malaysia (RM) only. You can exchange your foreign currency to the required currency at any authorised money changer/currency exchange agency in Melaka or within Malaysia.
We accept all major Debit/Credit cards for the purchase of online tickets. For payment over the counter, we apply a CASH-only policy in Ringgit Malaysia (RM).
Once you have purchased your ticket over the counter or have a print out of your online ticket purchase, you will be shown to the embarkation point. Our ticketing master will allow you onboard once it is time to fill the river cruise boats. You are required to produce your tickets to the ticket master and only then you will be allowed onboard.
The ticket master will collect your tickets upon boarding.
You are not required to show your tickets as you disembark since the ticket master has collected your tickets/print out when you came onboard.
Our river cruise boats are inspected and maintained frequently to ensure they are safety compliant and fit for use.
We provide life jackets which fits the ratio to passengers per boat.
As a safety measure, we always adhere to the maximum limit of allowed passengers per boat. We want our passengers to feel safe and secure while enjoying our river cruise experience.
There is a supervisor at the embarkation/disembarkation point to ensure that the boats are docked properly. He/she will inform you when it is safe to embark or disembark your boat.
We are happy that you are considering our Dinner Cruise, VIP Cruise or Water Taxi services. You can book/enquire your preferred service by contacting us here
For the use of our services, we would advise you to make payment upon confirmation of your booking. Payment procedure will be advised by our personnel with whom you are making your booking with.
We strive to provide the utmost efficiency for our services and to make your experience memorable. If you find certain sections of your event to be unsatisfactory or not delivered as confirmed, you may inform the person in charge and we will do our best to resolve the matter amicably.