Try your hand at sailing onboard DBS sailboats, and enjoy amazing views as you sail around the Marina Bay waterfront promenade for 30 - 40 minutes – for free!
*This article was first published 2020, updated with additional information Sep 2023
Location: Marina Bay, boarding is at Pontoon beside Customs House, Singapore (70 Collyer Quay 049323).
Date: Booking is open monthly
The DBS Marina Bay Sailing Programme is part of the bank's ongoing and continual commitment to enliven the bay, and to provide more opportunities for everyone to try sailing around the Marina Reservoir.
Set sail on the SB20 (a 4-men crew boat, which is commonly used for racing) and the SM40 (which has an impressive height of about 4 storeys), and experience the view of Singapore's Marina Bay from a different perspective.
A new addition to the experience is the DBS Audio Tour — a captivating 11-minute audio guide that will accompany you throughout your sailboat journey, providing fascinating insights, intriguing stories, and fun facts about the breath-taking sights you'll encounter along the way.
Click on the play button below or scan the QR code onboard your sailboat to listen to the audio tour on your own device. We recommend using earphones for a better experience.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your session that you have successfully booked for. Each session will last for 30 – 40 minutes. This includes a 10-minute safety briefing and the submission of indemnity forms.
Photo Credit: DBS / Facebook
These sailboats are certainly a wonderful way to enjoy the local city's sights and sounds. The DBS Marina Bay Sailing Programme is open to anyone between 7 to 70 years old! Kids have to be at least 7 yrs old at point of registration and to provide proof of age through a photo ID.
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and each person may register for up to 4 participants. The actual boat that you will be allocated to will also be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis onsite at the meeting point.
Due to the popularity of the programme, limited slots are available. Take note that session bookings are opened one month before, the following month's registration will open on the 3rd Monday of every month at 12 noon.
We recommend you check regularly for free slots and sign up early to avoid disappointment!
To ensure your well-being, the programme will follow strict safety guidelines. These may change according to requirements and you may check the full updated list here.
Wear comfortable or casual attire with flats or sports shoes. Recommend to have covered shoes with good soles (as it can get slippery on board the boat).
Things To Bring
Pack along waterproof bags/pouches to store your belongings and phones. Don't forget to put on your sunscreen, caps and shades too!
For more details and/or to sign up for a slot, you may visit the DBS Sailing At The Bay.