Marina South Pier: Ferry Rides To The Southern Islands For A Relaxing Weekend Getaway

Marina South Pier guide

If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure beyond locations like Pulau Ubin and Coney island, Marina South Pier is your gateway to the Southern Islands. Besides having regular services to new things to do across waters, the ferry terminal also boasts calming sunset views over the waters. 

Here are some things you should know about Marina South Pier:

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Ferries to the Southern Islands

Image credit: @shirley_hellotitty

In order to set foot on one of the Southern Islands – namely St. John’s Island, Kusu Island, Sisters’ Island and Lazarus Island – you’ll have to book a ferry ticket and board at Marina South Pier. 

Ferries are operated by two providers, Island Cruise and Marina South Ferries, with rides departing every morning from 10AM on weekdays and 8.30AM on weekends. There are also regular ferries between the islands and back to the mainland.

Check out Island Cruise’s schedule and Marina South Ferries’ schedule to plan out your trip accordingly. 

Ticket operators are located at Level 1
Image credit: Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services 

Pricing of the ferry trips vary between $14-$18 for adult fare, according to the operator you choose. You can also book your tickets online via third-party sites if you’d like to apply any promo codes or credits you have to offset the ticket prices. 

Tickets are also available onsite at the counters located at Level 1 of the terminal. 

Things to do at Marina South Pier

Image credit: Maritime Port Authority of Singapore

Few people visit Marina South Pier for reasons not related to travelling, but this pier has its own share of amenities worth a visit. On the third floor, the 1,400 sqm rooftop space is available for rent for events and is able to accommodate up to 500 guests.

It boasts amazing seaside views of ships sailing, and you can also catch unobstructed views of the sunset here complemented with a sea breeze. 

Image credit: TripAdvisor 

Parents and kids alike will also take joy in the playground located on the same floor. Modelled in a shape of a ship, the playground features slides and adjacent benches for parents to watch over their younglings.

If you head down to the second floor, you will also be able to visit the Singapore Maritime Gallery where you can find out more about our Maritime industry and its history through interactive simulations and model displays.

Singapore Maritime Gallery
Image credit: @thegohbros

Singapore Maritime Gallery
Opening hours: 9AM-5PM, Daily

Find out more about the Singapore Maritime Gallery.

Visiting Marina South Pier

Whether you’re planning to head to one of Singapore’s Southern Islands or simply looking for a hangout spot with a waterfront view, be sure to check out Marina South Pier. You’ll be able to boat-watch, enjoy the sunset, and even discover lesser-known facts about the Maritime industry here.

If you’re driving there, do note that there are very limited parking lots available within Marina South Pier Ferry Terminal, and the nearest car park is Marina Bay Cruise Centre which is a 10-minute walk away.

Getting there: Take the North South Line towards Marina South Pier MRT Station (NS28). Take Exit B to arrive at the Ferry Terminal.
Address: 31 Marina Coastal Drive Singapore 018988
Telephone: 6375 1600

Book a trip to St John’s, Lazarus and Kusu islands.

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Cover image adapted from: @shirley_hellotitty, @itsme.nvt

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Megan Khoe

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