Bangkok River Cruises: Best Chao Phraya River Cruise 2019

Bangkok dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River is a MUST DO experience when you are visiting Bangkok. During your dinner cruise you will have an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Thai capital’s stunning scenery and famous historical sites such as the Royal Grand Palace & Wat Pra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha), Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Bangkhunprom Palace, Kanlayanamitr Temple and the Rama VIII Bridge while floating on the river, sipping drinks and enjoying food on board.

Bangkok River Cruises: Best Chao Phraya River Cruise 2019

There are many dinner cruises to choose from, so we have listed 15 best Bangkok dinner cruises down below to ensure that you could choose the right one for your memorable night out in Bangkok with a gourmet dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River. 

Wan Fah Cruise

Wan Fah Cruise is a Bangkok dinner cruise on a high-class luxury Thai northern style boat. The boat was built in 1984 and opened for service in early 1987. This boat is small in comparison to the massive dinner cruise boats that roar up the Chao Phraya River as its capacity is up to 120 persons. Wan Fah Cruise serves Thai Set Menu, Seafood Set Menu and beverages accompanied by Thai classical music and Thai dancing performance. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery with famous landmarks such as Wat Arun, the Grand Palace, and Rama VIII Bridge while floating along the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

Wan Fah Cruise

Meal: Authentic Thai Food

Cruise time: 19:00-21:00

Meeting Point: River City Pier

Walk-in Price: 1,600 baht/person

Special Price: deal on KLOOK, deal on Trazy

Horizon Dinner Cruise

Horizon Dinner Cruise is one of the most luxurious Bangkok dinner cruises on the Chao Phraya River operated by Shangri-la Hotel. The dinner is available in both air-conditioned rooms and spacious decks and can accommodate up to 160 persons. You will catch sights of the Grand Palace, Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha) and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) while cruising along the river in the delightful evening atmosphere of Bangkok. Horizon Dinner Cruise provides high standard food including Thai, Western, Asian and seafood served in buffet style.

Horizon Dinner Cruise

Meal: Thai and International Buffet

Entertainment: Live music band, Thai classical dances and performances

Cruise time: 19:30-21:30

Meeting Point: Shangri-La pier

Walk-in Price: 2,500 baht/person

Special Price: deal on KLOOK, deal on Trazy 

Apsara Dinner Cruise

Apsara Dinner Cruise is operated by one of the leading 5-star hotels in Bangkok, Banyan Tree Hotel. One of the most elegant vintage-styled rice barges, around 120 years old, is used for the cruise that lets you see the Bangkok city and Chao Praya River illuminated at night time. The boat has been reconstructed into a beautiful dining room, providing an intimate space that can cater for up to 64 persons. Apsara Dinner Cruise provides set menu dinner featuring authentic Thai cuisine ranging from curries, seafood and soups to delicious traditional desserts.

Apsara Dinner Cruise

Meal: Thai Set Menu

Dress code: Smart casual

Cruise time: 20:00-22:00

Meeting Point: River City Pier

Walk-in Price: 2,550 baht/person

Special Price: deal on KLOOK, deal on Trazy 

Chao Phraya Princess Cruise

Chao Phraya Princess Cruise is one of the most popular cruises along Chao Phraya River in Bangkok where you can dine in a romantic atmosphere with an easy-listening jazz played by a professional live band. Chao Phraya Princess Cruise serves delicious Thai & International cuisine in buffet style. You can spend an exciting and memorable evening cruising and dining along the Chao Phraya River. For Indian customers, there is also a special cruise with Indian buffet served.

Chao Phraya Princess Cruise

Meal: Thai and International Buffet

Entertainment: Live music band

Cruise time: 19:30-21:30

Meeting Point: River City Pier, Asiatique The Riverfront Pier, ICONSIAM Pier

Walk-in Price: 1,500 baht/person

Special Price: deal on KLOOK, deal on Trazy

Grand Pearl Cruise

Grand Pearl Cruise is another luxury Chao Phraya River dinner cruise on a beautifully decorated modern style boat. There are 3 floors with 200 seats and an open roof deck on Grand Pearl Cruise boat for you to experience the beauty of the scenery along both sides of the Chao Phraya while enjoying Thai & international buffet. Jazz music performances by professional singers will add up to the romantic night.

Grand Pearl Cruise

Meal: Thai and International Buffet

Entertainment: Live music band and a Thai Classical Dance Show

Cruise time: 19:30-21:30

Meeting Point: River City Pier

Walk-in Price: 1,800 baht/person

Special Price: deal on KLOOK, deal on Trazy 

White Orchid River Cruise

White Orchid River Cruise offers new experiences in the romantic and enjoyable atmosphere on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. White Orchid River Cruise uses a large white cruise ship which can accommodate up to 500 persons and provides its guests the luxury, comfort and convenience. It is a 3-deck cruise ship with an open-air deck on the 3rd floor where you can overlook the scenery of both sides of the river at night. Buffet Dinner is served with a variety of delightful Thai and Western cuisines. The highlight of White Orchid River Cruise is a possibility to enjoy the special “Cabaret Show” as well as Thai classical dance show, live music and disco.

White Orchid River Cruise

Meal: Thai and International Buffet

Entertainment: Live music, Cabaret Show and Thai Classical Dance

Cruise time: 19:45-21:45

Meeting Point: River City Pier

Walk-in Price: 1,500 baht/person

Special Price: deal on KLOOK, deal on Trazy 

Wonderful Pearl Cruise

Wonderful Pearl Cruise is a large and elegant Bangkok river cruise ship offering a romantic dinner along Chao Phraya River that can take up to 350 persons on board. You will enjoy your meal with delightful Thai, Japanese, Western and International cuisine served in buffet style. There are performances of the Classic Thai masked play Khon and live pop and jazz music on the 360-degree panoramic deck of Wonderful Pearl Cruise deck.

Wonderful Pearl Cruise

Meal: Thai and International Buffet

Entertainment: Live music band, Thai classical dance and performances

Cruise time: 19:30-21:30

Meeting Point: River City Pier

Walk-in Price: 1,600 baht/person

Special Price: deal on KLOOK

The Vertical Cruise

The Vertical Cruise is a large Bangkok river cruise on the Chao Phraya River with a friendly and cozy atmosphere. The cruise boat is divided into 3 decks, including two lower air-conditioned decks with clear large windows for enjoying the view of the Chao Phraya River and an open-air upper deck where you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the night in Bangkok. The Vertical Cruise provides wide selection of Thai, Western, Japanese and seafood dishes. There are performances of easy-listening jazz music and Thai classical dances.

Vertical Cruise 

Meal: Thai and International Buffet

Entertainment: Live music band and Thai classical dance

Cruise time: 20:00-22:00

Meeting Point: Asiatique The Riverfront Pier

Walk-in Price: 1,600 baht/person 

Chaophraya Cruise

Chaophraya Cruise is another choice for you to enjoy impressive moments on Bangkok river cruises. It is a luxury 5-star cruise ship with an interior emphasizing the diversity of Thai art. Chaophraya Cruise 290-seat ship is divided into upper 120-seat open-air decks and 170 seats in air-conditioned rooms. The delicious food served on the cruise is prepared by a skilled chef. On board, you can enjoy the harmonious Live Music with professional singers and a traditional Thai Greeting Dance. Chaophraya Cruise passes by important sites such as Fort Wichai Chai Prasit, Kalyanamit Temple, Wat Arun, the Grand Palace, Santichai Prakan Throne Hall and Rama VIII Bridge.

Chaophraya Cruise

Meal: Thai and International Buffet

Cruise time: 19:00-21:00

Meeting Point: River City Pier

Walk-in Price: 1,700 baht/person 

Supanniga Cruise

Supanniga Cruise is a brand-new 40-seat dinner cruise boat on the Chao Phraya River. Supanniga Cruise offers two exciting options: Evening Cocktail Champagne & Cruise and Sunset Dinner Cruise which is designed for those who would like to indulge in a 6-course dinner of genuine and exquisite Thai taste while enjoying the grand nighttime view of the Chao Phraya River.

Supanniga Cruise

Meal: Authentic Thai food

Cruise time: 18:15-20:30

Meeting Point: River City Pier

Walk-in Price: 2,750 baht/person

Special Price: deal on KLOOK

Manohra Cruise

Manohra Cruise operated by Bangkok Anantara River Resort & Spa is one of the most luxurious Thai style river cruises in Bangkok. Manohra Cruise is different from other cruises as they are offering cruise on an antique rice barge with a quiet and private dinner cruise experience. Manohra Cruise serves delicious Thai dishes for a luxurious 5-course dinner. The menu highlights are Gaeng Massamun Neua Gam, Ped Yang Sauce Cha Thai, Goong Lai Super Pad Pong Garee.

Manohra Cruise

Meal: Thai Set Menu

Cruise time: 19:30-21:30

Meeting Point: Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort Pier

Walk-in Price: 2,300 baht/person

Special Price: deal on KLOOK, deal on Trazy 

Loy Nava Dinner Cruise

Loy Nava Dinner Cruise is offering a journey into Thai culture on a luxury rice barge that can accommodate 50 to 60 persons on one cruise. The elegant traditional wooden boat of Loy Nava Dinner Cruise creates a unique atmosphere for the dinner. Thai food dishes here feature specialties from each region in Thailand, all made with fresh high-quality ingredients. The special atmosphere of the cruise is created by Thai traditional dance performances and Thai music. At the end of the trip, you will get a souvenir – an illustrated map booklet with the history of all major sites on the river.

Loy Nava Dinner Cruise

Meal: Thai Traditional, Thai Seafood or Thai Vegetarian

Cruise time: 18:00-20:00, 20:10-22:10

Meeting Point: River City Pier

Walk-in Price: 2,295 baht/person

Special Price: deal on KLOOK, deal on Trazy

Read more about our experience on Loy Nava Dinner Cruise here: Review of Loy Nava Dinner Cruise. 

River Side Bangkok Cruise

River Side Bangkok Cruise is another large cruise in Bangkok which can take up to 800 persons for a cruise from Krung Thon Bridge to Rama 9 Bridge on the Chao Phraya River. The cruise ship is decorated in modern Thai style. On River Side Bangkok Cruise you can enjoy delicious food from a variety of cuisines, including Thai, Chinese and Japanese. There are live music and Thai dance performances throughout the night.

River Side Bangkok Cruise

Meal: Thai and International Buffet

Entertainment: Live music band and Thai classical dance

Cruise time: 19:30-21:30

Meeting Point: Riverside Bangkok Hotel Pier

Walk-in Price: 1,400 baht/person

River Star Princess Cruise

River Star Princess Cruise is a new cruise on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. On board, you will enjoy Thai and International Buffet cuisine while cruising along the river and passing by Wat Arun, Grand Palace & Wat Pra Kaew, Rama VIII Bridge, Asiatique The Riverfront. River Star Princess Cruise offers live music entertainment and Thai classical dance performances.

River Star Princess Cruise

Meal: Thai and International Buffet

Entertainment: Live music band, Thai classical dance performances

Cruise time: 19:30-21:30

Meeting Point: Yodpiman Pier (Flower market)

Walk-in Price: 1,500 baht/person

Special Price: deal on KLOOK 

ARC Arena River Cruise

ARC Arena River Cruise is a Bangkok river cruise on a classical Thai rice barge with a capacity on board of up to 50 persons only. ARC Arena River Cruise serves authentic Indian food buffet such as Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Chicken and Gulaab Jamun which includes Indian Masala Tea as well. There are also Indian live singers and Bollywood DJ on cruise to entertain you while cruising along the Chao Phraya River.

ARC Arena River Cruise

Meal: Indian Food Buffet

Entertainment: Live Music by Indian Singer

Cruise time: 20:00-22:30

Meeting Point: Asiatique the Riverfront Pier

Walk-in Price: 1,400 baht/person

Special Price: deal on KLOOK

Tips

Normally, the rate is a subject to surcharge on special days such as Loy Krathong Festival (November - date to be advised), Christmas Eve (24 December), Christmas Day (25 December), New Year's Eve (31 December), New Year’s Day (1 January) and Valentine’s Day (14 February).

Cruise operation will also cease during the annual dry-docking period; exact dates will be advised by the cruise company on booking.

Round-trip transfer from hotel in Bangkok is often excluded. 

How to get the pier

How to get to Asiatique the Riverfront Pier

By BTS and Boat: Take BTS to Saphan Taksin station (Exit No. 2), walk to Sathorn Pier and take a free shuttle boat of Asiatique the Riverfront for about 5 minutes

How to get to River City Pier (Si Phraya Pier)

By BTS and Boat: The nearest BTS Station is Saphan Taksin station (Exit No. 2) which is nearby Sathorn Pier from where you can take a free shuttle boat to River City Pier / Si Phraya Pier

By MRT: Take MRT (metro) to Hua Lamphong Station (Exit No. 3). Then take a taxi or tuk-tuk to the River City Pier

How to get to ICONSIAM Pier

By Boat: You can take a free shuttle boat from Ratchawongse Pier (09:00-23:00), Si Phraya Pier (09:00-23:00), CAT Telecom Pier (09:00-23:00) or Sathorn Pier (08:00-23:30) to ICONSIAM (departs every 10-15 minutes)

By BTS and Boat: You can take BTS to Saphan Taksin Station (Exit No. 2) and take a free shuttle boat from the nearby Sathorn Pier to ICONSIAM

By BTS and taxi: You can take BTS to Krung Thonburi Station and take a taxi for around 10-15 minutes to ICONSIAM

How to Get There Yodpiman Pier (Flower market)

By BTS: Take BTS to Saphan Taksin Station and go out through Exit No. 2 to Sathorn Pier, then take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Yodpiman Pier

How to get Shangri-La Bangkok boat pier

By BTS: Take BTS and get off at Saphan Taksin Station, take Exit No. 4 and walk for 550 m to Horizon Cruise at Shangri-La Hotel pier

Where to Stay in Bangkok?

What is the best place to stay in Bangkok if you're planning to take one of Chao Phraya River Cruises? The answer can be found here: Where to Stay in Bangkok - Guide to Bangkok Best Areas.