January 19, 2022

Malacca Water Taxi…

Taxi please!!! and the yellow vehicle will stop to fetch you. But this time it is a boat. Now we have new experience along the river to the straits of Malacca. Malacca Water Taxi. Well Although the name is Taxi, it is actually not function as a normal taxi for example you want to go from Melaka River Marina to the Melaka Sentral or other places in Malaysia. The service from Melaka water taxi are from the main complex at the Estuary (Marina Complex). To go the the Marina Complex just head to the Eye on Malaysia because it is on the same road.

The water taxi will island hope you around Malacca coastal area. From Upeh Island to Great Island (Pulau Besar). The details about this Island Hoping water taxi are below:

Starting Place : Marina Complex Melaka
Price for 1 boat charters : RM500 for one trip
Max passenger : 12pax
Voyage time : 10am, 2pm and 5pm.
Goodies provided for all passenger.
For Reservation Please Call : 062814322/23 or Fax :062814325

Actually the real taxi service are in trial basis from Melaka Sentral (The Bus Station) to the Melaka River Cruise dock at Taman Rempah to the Melaka Estuary. By next year, tourist will have another option of alternative public transport to the Banda Hilir Area. Water taxi is actually have been operated in many part of the world. Visit here to see the South Beach Express, South Florida Water Taxi.


Hi, I'am Asmaliana, I work at Tourism Melaka. I love my state, Melaka, the world heritage city by UNESCO. Don't Mess With Melaka.

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5 thoughts on “Malacca Water Taxi…

  1. Hi

    If I am not mistaken, am I right that the water taxi service have encounter some splashing problems? I was told that due to the powerful engine, the taxi is creating big waves that are creating havoc along the river especially if it speed along the river. The service has been halted and changed to take tourists to see the islands along the Melaka coast. Please correct me if I am wrong. TQ

  2. It is indeed a good idea, but where’s the originality,authencity and malayness of the service. We Malaysians are famous for copycat. Among complaints from the tourist is that, they want to feel, taste and enjoy the Malay culture. But who’s offering??? All this boatride/taxi maybe good for local tourist, since we do not have this in our country yet.

  3. Take example the boats plying Boat Quay and Clark Quay, it really makes the tourist mesmerize with the boat design.
    One may recalled the old days where those boat congesting the river and bring memories back.
    It also shows the true heritage of their culture, not some big yellow boat imported from who know where ( maybe China) that does not have any significance to Malay Culture.

  4. Satu lagi perkara yang paling memalukan Malaysia.
    Penggunaan bas London untuk promosi Melaka. Sungguh tak relevan. Dah lah kena jajah dgn British.
    Boleh berbangga pula dgn bas London merah tu.
    Bas London merah tak pernah ada siknifikannya utk negeri Melaka ini, kenapa itu dijadikan tarikan.
    Dah takde sgt ke bas buatan Malaysia yg boleh dijadikan tarikan pelancong.
    Bila saya memikirkan tohmahan “Malingsia” oleh puak ekstrimis Indonesia, saya terfikir,
    mungkin ada benarnya……..

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