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River Romance

January 02, 2017
Supanniga Cruise
Exploring Bangkok is an adventure, whether you’re zapping over the city on a Skytrain or hanging on for dear life in a tuk-tuk, but to really appreciate this vibrant, history-steeped city at a civilised pace, we advise you hit the water.

The mighty winding Chao Phraya river offers refreshing watery perspectives of temples, palaces and monuments. For a front-row view, hop aboard spiffy new 40-seat river barge Supanniga Cruise, and treat yourself to a sunset sail paired with cocktails, champers or a top-notch dinner.

Shaded but open to the air, the stylish contemporary twin-deck vessel sports comfy seating around vista-hugging tables, as well as a curvy alfresco banquette for sociable sipping.

Ideal for a romantic tête-à-tête with your squeeze, Supanniga hosts three superb options: the hour-long weekday ‘Evening Cocktail Cruise’ or weekend ‘Evening Champagne Taittinger Cruise’ is a pre-dinner sunset punt accompanied by a cocktail, mocktail or glass of bubbly with canapes. Alternatively, push the boat out with a six-course banquet of authentic Thai tastes on the ‘Dinner Champagne Taittinger Cruise’ (approx. two hours), with sparkly nighttime views.

Seasonal menus embrace local produce, with prettily plated dishes such as Hor Mok Pu (steamed, curried crab served on a banana leaf) and Moo Cha Muang (pork stew flavoured with rare Thai herbs). Thai herbs star in the bar’s signature cocktails too. The route passes stellar sights including Wat Pho, The Grand Palace and Wat Arun. Bottoms up and anchors away!


Supanniga Cruise / River City Pier / Talat Noi / +66 2 714 7608 or +66 97 238 8284 / Evening Cocktail Cruise from 4.45pm Mon-Fri / Evening Champagne Taittinger Cruise from 4.45pm Sat-Sun / Dinner Champagne Taittinger Cruise from 6.15pm daily / book online at

Photos © Sanchai Kumar, Geet Theerawat /