3 Top Reasons Why You Should Charter A Private Ferry

Picture this: you are spending the weekends island-hopping and have the whole ferry to yourself!

While there are various public ferry services available, nothing could be better than chartering a private ferry to the Southern Islands of Singapore. If you are still not convinced, here are 3 reasons why chartering a ferry should be next on your to-do list!

1. Escape the crowds

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons why you should charter a ferry is the tranquillity and privacy that it offers. Bid farewell to big crowds and heavily-populated vessels as private charters offer you the serenity needed to unwind properly.

For most people, a trip to the Southern Islands of Singapore means a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. In saying that, the last thing you’d want is to hop on a ferry packed with people to start or end your trip on a bad note. If you are going to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the island, you may as well immerse yourself in that serenity on your journey there as well!

2. Flexible timings

Apart from the privacy offered, private charters allow you to be flexible with your timings – since there aren’t really any schedules to adhere to (unless you have a personal itinerary, of course!).

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. Considering the number of fun things to do on Lazarus Island, Kusu Island and St. John’s Island, it is likely that you’d lose track of time as you bask in the sun or indulge in your scrumptious picnic spread.

Eliminate that feeling of anxiety or scrambling to pack up your things in order to catch the last ferry back to Singapore. With a private charter, you are able to set your own timings to and from the Southern Islands, so you can thoroughly enjoy your passport-free island getaway.

3. Host an unforgettable private event

Chartering a private ferry means you can use them to host an unforgettable private event – from birthday parties to corporate functions.

Moreover, Singapore’s geography has the advantage of being sheltered by land masses from Indonesia and Malaysia, leaving our sea waters relatively calm. This is ideal for hosting an event on a ferry since stability and comfort are guaranteed for your guests.

Most ferries also come air-conditioned so you and your guests can remain cool and enjoy the event even in the hot and humid local weather. Some ferry service providers may even offer add-on packages such as food and drinks catering to make your personal ferry experience one to remember.


If you are looking for private ferry charters in Singapore, look no further. Singapore Island Cruise has been providing ferry transport services to the Southern Islands of Singapore daily (on a scheduled basis) since 2007. We have a fleet of 14 air-conditioned vessels available to transport passengers to their destination.

Private chartering of our ferries is also available. Drop us a message here to enquire more details or if you have any questions. Our office is also conveniently located just next to the main entrance of Marina South Pier.