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 Day Cruises run hourly and last 45 minutes. (From January 2023 the first trip starts at 12pm 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.
There is also a Super Saver Sightseeing Cruise lasting 30 minutes which sails at 7pm daily.
The cost for this cruise is:
Dining Cruises last 1 - 2 hours and cost RM 170 per adult on weekdays and RM 190 per adult at weekends. Children cost RM 118 and RM 128 respectively. The menu is a delicious traditional Malaysian buffet with soft drinks. A minimum of 30 guests is required to set sail and reservations for dinner cruises are required 7 days in advance.
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. Subject to 7 days prior booking.
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 2023 the first trip starts at 12pm on weekdays and from 10am on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. The last sightseeing cruise departs at 6pm.
The Supersaver Sightseeing Cruise sets sail at 7pm daily and lasts 30 minutes.
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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