Which Chao Phraya dinner cruises in Bangkok is the best in 2022

Top Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruises in Bangkok 2022 with Rooftop seating

Dinner Cruise in Bangkok: Once you are in Bangkok, Dinner Cruise is one of the most famous activities to do. The cruise takes about 2 hours, cruising up and down on the Chao Phraya River that you can enjoy the landmarks of Bangkok at night. 

Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River. Enjoy exclusive dinner with a special person by cruising along the main river of Thailand, watching colorful lighting of the iconic landmarks such as the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), Rama VIII Bridge, The Grand Palace and ICONSIAM.

Ticket2Attraction gathers facts and information for you to consider when you would like to select to dine in river cruise and enjoy the illuminated landmarks located along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. How much do the dinner cruises in Bangkok cost? What kind of food do they provide during cruising? Which pier shall I go to get on the cruise? How Can I get to the pier? All cruises operating in Bangkok use the same route and pass the same landmarks located along the river.  

Suggestion for Bangkok dinner cruises 
There are 2 types of cruises

  • 2 Decks Cruise - The first floor is an air-conditioned room and the second floor is an open-air area under the roof. Only the front deck which is an open area.
  • 3 Decks Cruise - It's a larger size boat and can serve more guests. The first and second floors are air-conditioned rooms. The front deck on the second floor and third floor are open rooftop areas. 

We recommend choosing outdoor rooftop seats or the front deck seats on the 2nd floor to get the best wide-angle view of the riverside. For those who prefer the airconditioned room, you can enjoy the view as well from the large window.

 

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There are 2 dinner cruise programs to choose from

1. Candle Light Dinner Cruise It's 2 hours nighttime program that is available on every cruise. You can watch the colorful lighting on each iconic landmark along the Chao Phraya River while cruising and enjoying dinner.
2. Sunset Dinner Cruise It's an alternative program which is available on Saturday and Sunday on some cruises only. This 1.30-hour program will be started at 5:00 PM. and the price is cheaper than nighttime cruises.

 

📌 For those who don't want to the journey during the nighttime, we recommend the cheaper sunset program. The experience is nearly the same as night program. You can enjoy the dinner buffet and watch the sunset which is a lot better for a photo opportunity. The ticket price is starting at 399 THB.

 

Special Promotion for Bangkok Dinner Cruise up to 50% Discount Updated December 2022

Dinner Cruise Promotions in December 2022
- Sunset cruise Promotions in December 2022
- New Year Eve Program
 

🚢 Top 9 Dinner Cruises

1. Royal Princess Cruise with rooftop seating

Pier / Cruising time
Asiatique the Riverfront 19:30-21:30 hrs.

Food:
Thai & International Seafood, Salmon Sashimi

What makes this cruise different from the others?
• Open rooftop
• Thai pop music

Price / Book and use before 28 February 2023
Adult 990 Baht
Child 690 Baht


 

 

2. Meridian Cruise from ICONSIAM Pier

Pier / Cruising time
ICONSIAM 19:30-21:30 hrs.

Food:
Thai & International Seafood, Grilled prawn, Salmon Sashimi

What makes this cruise different from the others?
• Open-air second floor with front deck
• Free flow soft drink

Price / Book and use before 30 December 2022
Adult 799 Baht
Child 650 Baht

 

3. Wonderful Pearl Cruise with rooftop seating

Pier / Cruising time
River City 19:30-21:30 hrs. Daily except Tuesday

Food:
Thai & International Seafood, Grilled prawn

What makes this cruise different from the others?
• Largest 3 decks cruise with fountain and escalator
• Premium service like 5 stars luxury hotel
• Thai & Western live music band

Price / Book and use before 30 December 2022
Adult 1,500 Baht
Child 1,200 Baht

 

  

4. Alangka cruise with rooftop seating

Pier / Cruising time
ICONSIAM 19:15-21:15 hrs.

Food:
Thai & International Seafood, Salmon Sashimi

What makes this cruise different from the others?
• Luxury cruise with an open rooftop

Price / Book and use before 30 December 2022
Adult 990 Baht 
Child 690 Baht 

 

 

5. Viva Alangka cruise with Rooftop from Asiatique

Pier / Cruising time
Asiatique the Riverfront 19:45-21:45 hrs.

Food:
Thai & International Seafood, Salmon Sashimi

What makes this cruise different from the others?
• Large open rooftop
• Special show: Cabaret show on Monday-Thursday and Thai classical dancing show on Friday-Sunday

Price / Book and use before 28 February 2023
Adult 960 Baht
Child 690 Baht

  

 

6. Chao Phraya Princess cruise

Pier / Cruising time
ICONSIAM and Asiatique 19:30-21:30 hrs. Daily

Food:
Thai & International Seafood, steak, Salmon Sashimi

What makes this cruise different from the others?
• Open-air second floor with front deck
• Jazz music with saxophone
• Special Indian food Cruise for Indian customer

Price / Book and use before 30 December 2022
Adult 1,200 Baht
Child 950 Baht


  

 

7. Smile Riverside cruise

Pier / Cruising time
ICONSIAM 19:00-21:00 hrs.

Food:
Thai & International Seafood, grilled prawn, Salmon Sashimi

What makes this cruise different from the others?
• Open-air second floor with front deck
• Newest cruise, operated since November 2021 

Price / Book and use before 30 December 2022
Adult 899 Baht
Child 799 Baht

  

 

8. Chao Phraya Cruise

Pier / Cruising time
Asiatique 19:15-21:15 hrs. Daily

Food:
Thai & International Seafood, New Zealand Mussel, Salmon Sashimi

What makes this cruise different from the others?
• Open-air second floor with front deck
• Book at least 4 people get free 1 jug of beer or book at least 6 people, get free 1 bottle of wine.

Price / Book and use before 30 December 2022
Adult 1,200 Baht 
Child 1,000 Baht 


  
 

9. White Orchid River Cruise

Pier / Cruising time
Asiatique and ICONSIAM 19:45-21:45 hrs. Daily

Food:
Thai & International grilled Seafood, New Zealand Mussel, Salmon Sashimi

What makes this cruise different from the others?
• Open rooftop deck on 3rd floor with open front deck on 2nd floor
• Free Flow beer for every adults.

Price / Book and use before 31 March 2023
Adult 899 Baht 
Child 599 Baht 

*BUY 4 PAY 3 promotion for using on Monday-Thursday

 

🌥 Sunset Cruise Programs

1) Meridian cruise Sunset

Pier / Cruising time
ICONSIAM Saturday-Sunday 16:45-18:45 hrs.

Food:
Thai & International Buffet

What makes this cruise different from the others?
• Open-air second floor with front deck
• Cheapest price for a dinner cruise

Price
Adult 599 Baht 
Child 500 Baht 

 

2) Royal Princess cruise Sunset

Pier / Cruising time
Asiatique the Riverfront / Saturday-Sunday 17:00-18:45 hrs.

Food:
Thai & International Buffet

What makes this cruise different from the others?
• Open rooftop

Price
Adult 790 Baht
Child 600 Baht


 

3) White Orchid Twilight cruise with Grilled seafood buffet

Pier / Cruising time
Asiatique the Riverfront / Saturday-Sunday 17:00-19:00 hrs.

Food:
Thai & International Seafood Buffet

What makes this cruise different from the others?
• Open rooftop
• Unlimited grilled seafood buffet
• April Promotion - Free Flow beer for every adults.

Price
Adult 699 Baht
Child 499 Baht

 

Other Interesting Cruise

Saffron cruise

Pier / Cruising time
ICONSIAM / Friday-Sunday 18:45-21:00 hrs.

Food:
Thai dinner set

What makes this cruise different from the others?
• Rooftop bar on the upper deck

  

Which landmarks in Bangkok shall I pass when I take the Dinner Cruise along the Chao Phraya River? 

Chao Phraya River is the largest and the most important river in Thailand. Thai people used to live near the riverbank since ancient times. Two late and current capital cities were settled near the Chao Phraya River which makes this river is important to Thai culture and history. It's the main trading route, national barrier, and food source which build Thai civilization. Cruising along the Chao Phraya River is a must-do activity for every visitor while staying in Bangkok. You can absorb Thai culture through many historical landmarks of the city which was once known as Venice of the East.

 

Important Landmarks along the river 

• Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) - First class royal monastery established in since 17th century. Famous for the beautiful architecture.
• The Grand Palace
• Wat Kalayanamitr - Royal monastery established in 1825
• Wat Rakang Kositaram - Royal monastery
• Phra Sumen Fort - Fortification established in 1783 to protect the northern section of the outer moat
• Siriraj Bimuksthan Museum - Former Thonburi Station, the terminal railway station of southern line.
• Rama VIII Bridge - A cable-stayed bridge crossing over the Chao Phraya River
• Memorial Bridge - A bascule bridge crossing over the Chao Phraya River. Established in 1932
• ICONSIAM
• Asiatique the Riverfront

 

Piers

In Bangkok, there are 3 major piers for the Chao Phraya River dinner cruise. Which are 1. River City 2. ICONSIAM 3. Asiatiques the Riverfront 

Pier

Cruises

River City

   • Wonderful Pearl cruise Luxury decoration with on board escalator and fountain
   • Grand Pearl Cruise
   • Riverstar Princess

ICONSIAM

   • Chao Phraya Princess cruise The longest cruise operator with more than 30 years experience
   • Meridian Cruise The 2-decks cruise with private feeling front deck
   • Alangka Cruise Only 3-decks cruise with rooftop that service from ICONSIAM 
   • Smile Riverside cruise The newest cruise on the river, operated since 2021

Asiatique the Riverfront

   • Viva Alangka Cruise 3-decks cruise with rooftop
   • Royal Princess Cruise The most popular cruise with rooftop 
   • White Orchid River Cruise special promotion on Monday-Thursday with seafood buffet
   • Chao Phraya Cruise modern Thai decoration interior
   • Vela Cruise

 

1. River City

River city is famous for antique shops and art galleries which attract many collectors and traders from around the world. It's a former major hub for river cruises but since the COVID-19 situation, it's the pier for Wonderful Pearl cruise only.

  • Facilities:
    • Parking lots
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Art Gallery/Exhibition
    • Shops
    • Restaurants
  • Location:
    • 23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100
      Google Map
  • How to go by public transportation: 
    • By Bus: Take bus no. 36, 93, 187
    • By Chao Phraya Express Boat: All boats (except blue flag boat) are stopped at Si Phraya pier, then take 5 minutes-walk to River City
    • By Free Shuttle Boat:
      From ICONSIAM pier no. 4 - depart every 10-15 minutes

 

2. ICONSIAM

A large shopping mall you should visit while staying in Bangkok. This new landmark near Chao Phraya River is a center of luxury lifestyle including indoor floating market “Sook Siam”, luxury cinema, famous restaurants, and brand name shops. Don’t miss the highlight Light and sound dancing fountain “ICONIC Multimedia Water Feature” during nighttime. One day is not enough to explore this gigantic mall.

  • Facilities:
    • Parking lots
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Indoor floating market
    • Brand name shops
    • Restaurants
    • Cinema
  • Location: 299 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600
    Google Map
  • How to go by public transportation:
    • By BTS (Skytrain):
      From Saphan Taksin station – take a free shuttle boat from Sathorn pier depart every 10 minutes
      From Krung Thonburi station - take BTS Gold Line to Charoen Nakhon Station which is connected to ICONSIAM
    • By Free Shuttle Boat:
      From Si Phraya pier (River City) - depart every 10 minutes
      From Sathorn pier - depart every 10 minutes

 

3. Asiatique the Riverfront

The largest outdoor shopping complex near Chao Phraya River, Asiatique the Riverfront will give you a feeling of the lively night market with many entertainment options for all ages such as a large Ferris wheel, show theatres and a variety of restaurants. Also, there are 7 historical wonders of Asiatique the riverfront which waiting for you to explore.

  • Facilities:
    • Parking lots
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Restaurants
    • Shops
    • Ferris Wheel
  • Location: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120
    Google Map
  • How to go by public transportation:
    • By BTS (Skytrain):
      From BTS Saphan Taksin station – take a free shuttle boat from Sathorn Pier to Asiatique (Depart every 15-20 minutes in the evening only)

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I book a river cruise?

You can book online through www.ticket2attraction.com. We accept credit cards and PayPal.
We offer the best price and our staff can help you recommend the cruise that suits you. Also, you can book without a specific date to get the promotion price first then book a date later. 

 

Where can I go for the Chao Phraya River cruise?

There are 3 major piers in Bangkok

1. ICONSIAM - Travel by BTS Gold Line. Free parking 2 hours  + additional 2 hours after stamp parking card at the cruise registration counter.
2. Asiatique the Riverfront - Free shuttle boat from Sathorn pier. Free parking 4 hours, next hours 20 Baht/hr.
3. River City - Travel by Chao Phraya Express Boat. Free parking 2 hours, next hours 20 Baht/hr.

 

How long does it take per trip?

2 hours per trip (roundtrip, back to the same pier)

 

Which seats are the best?

Most of the cruises have the same seat arrangement which are

1. Front Deck - able to see the 180-degree view from the front of the boat and more private feeling
2. Top Deck - Clear view from the top
3. Air-Conditioned Room - Don't worry about bad weather days, but the view is not clear compare to other zones

 

Which type of foods are provided?

The foods are Thai, International, and seafood buffet.

 

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Booking Tips

• Advance booking is required to get good seats.
• Most of the cruises' check-in times start at 18:00 hrs. We recommend arriving at the pier early due to bad traffic during rush hour.
• The best way to avoid traffic is by taking BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station which you can connect to all 3 piers by shuttle boat.
• Dress code: Casual

 

Last Update: December 2022

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