Cruise Tasik Putrajaya offers a comfortable sightseeing and dining lake cruise experience and is one of the best ways to see the city's sights by day or night.
Located on Putrajaya Lake in the heart of Putrajaya next to Putra Mosque and Dataran Putra, it is one of the city's top tourist attractions.
The cruise operator has two types of sightseeing boat:
- Air-conditioned, glass covered catamarans similar to Paris's 'Bateaux Mouches' and river excursion boats in other cities. These can hold up to 76 people for sightseeing or dining cruises.
- Traditional hand-crafted Terangganu wooden perahu, the Malaysian equivalent of gondolas. These can hold up to 7 passengers.
Both types of boat can be hired out for private charters.
The catamaran Sightseeing Tours run hourly and last 45 minutes. (From January 2022 the first trip starts at 2pm on weekdays and from 10am on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. The last sightseeing cruise departs at 6pm). The route takes passengers past Putra Mosque, Istana Darul Ehsan, the Millennium Monument, imposing ministry buildings, Putra Bridge and other spectacular Putrajaya bridges.
The cost is:
Discounted fares are available for seniors and families and Supersaver fares are charged for off-peak hours.
Dining Cruises last 1 - 2 hours and start at RM 130 per adult up to RM 170 per adult depending on menu and time (lunch buffet/ Malaysian menu/romantic dinner cruise/western/international menu with soft drinks).
The Perahu sightseeing tours last 20 - 25 minutes and usually take passengers from Putra Mosque, past Istana Darul Ehsan and round towards Taman Botani before turning around.
The cost for the perahu ride is:
with cheaper senior and family packages available.
Perahu dondang sayang (love boat) dining packages for romantic couples cost RM 250 on weekdays and RM 350 at weekends inclusive of one hour ride with food and sparkling juice.
When I went on Cruise Tasik Putrajaya it was for a Night Sightseeing Cruise during the annual Floria Putrajaya event which is usually held in July each year. It was a good time to go as we were surrounded by brightly illuminated and decorated boats organised by Tourism Malaysia promoting the various tourism destinations in Malaysia.
From January 2022 the first trip starts at 2pm on weekdays and from 10am on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. The last sightseeing cruise departs at 6pm.
Night Sightseeing Tours are usually on Friday and Saturdays only after 7pm.
The jetty for buying tickets and boarding the boats is located underneath Putra Bridge, next to the Souq area (souvenir shops and restaurants) alongside Putra Mosque and Dataran Putra.
A map showing the location is on the Top Putrajaya Attractions page.
For more details on the cruises available, dining menus, fares, chartering and contact details, please refer to the official Cruise Tasik website.
See my Putrajaya Hotels page for a selection of nearby hotels.
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