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Unique Experience

Discover Melbourne from a unique perspective. Experience all Yarra River has to offer. Make memories you can share with your family and friends!


Commitment to Quality

Quality is the key to our service. We achieved high ratings on both Tripadvisor and Google.


Award-Winning Business

Longest standing cruise business on the Yarra River. With 40+ years of experience and award-winning services.

Relaxing River Cruise in Melbourne

River city cruises in Melbourne have grown in popularity over the years due to their versatility and mass appeal. They can cater to a diverse range of interests and offer a uniquely refreshing way to see, experience and enjoy Melbourne’s iconic landmarks, waterways and attractions from a new perspective. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening with your significant other, a social gathering with friends or an office Christmas party, a river cruise in Melbourne is a great option for anyone looking to add a touch of excitement and adventure to their plans.

In Melbourne, the go-to provider of top-quality river cruises is Melbourne River Cruises. We have an experienced and knowledgeable team that takes great pride in showcasing the city from a decidedly unique vantage point, with highlights including the Yarra River, Federation Square and Southbank Promenade. You can rely on us to cater to different needs, preferences, events and budgets with our specialised city river cruises in Melbourne. Our tailored packages include romantic sunset cruises for couples, party cruises for social gatherings, Christmas-themed cruises for corporate events, and much more. You can rest assured that you’ll have an unforgettable boat ride with Melbourne River Cruises that will leave you with lasting memories.

Melbourne Yarra Cruises for Parties

Hosting a party can be fun and exciting, but it can be boring going to the same old venues after a while. At Melbourne River Cruises, we offer a unique alternative to traditional party venues. Our river boat cruises in Melbourne are a great choice for many different celebrations and events, ranging from milestone birthdays and corporate Christmas functions through to engagement parties and more.
When choosing our boat cruise in Melbourne for your next event, you’ll know that your guests will get to enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience. Imagine going on a picturesque Yarra River cruise and enjoying stunning views of Melbourne’s skyline and iconic landmarks all while celebrating with your friends, family or colleagues. Our boats are well-equipped to cater to your party needs, with ample space for guests to socialise, dance and enjoy the views.

We know that every event is unique, which is why we’re proud to offer custom packages that suit your specific needs. Whether you’re looking for a simple and no-fuss option or a fully catered package with food, drinks and entertainment, we’ve got you covered. Our experienced team can work closely with you to create a tailored package that perfectly matches your requirements, preferences and budget.

Booking Yarra cruises with Melbourne River Cruises is easy and hassle-free. Simply choose your date and time, select the package that best suits your needs, and let us take care of the rest. With our friendly crew, top-notch facilities and breathtaking views, your next event is sure to be a hit.

Boat Cruise in Melbourne for Dinners

If you’re interested in an unforgettable dining experience, our dining boat is available for you to enjoy multiple courses and unlimited drinks. Step aboard the Spirit of Melbourne and dine luxuriously while taking in the stunning sights of Melbourne at night as you cruise down the Yarra River. Whether you want to impress a first date or celebrate a special occasion, our Melbourne Yarra cruises will ensure a memorable experience. We’re equipped with all the amenities and comforts you could need, including a fully stocked bar along with a professional and attentive staff.

We’re also proud to offer a range of special Melbourne cruises on certain days of the year. This includes themed events for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Melbourne Cup Day and New Year’s Eve. These cruises can give you and others a fun and stylish way to celebrate any occasion with special menus, decorations and entertainment to match. Book your spot on the Spirit of Melbourne to experience some of the best dining and entertainment that Melbourne has to offer.

Educational Boat Tour in Melbourne

If you’re looking for a unique and enjoyable way to explore and learn more about Melbourne, you won’t be disappointed by an educational boat tour with Melbourne River Cruises. Our routes take you past notable landmarks and attractions, providing schoolkids and children with an amazing opportunity to learn about the city’s history and development from a different perspective.

During the tour, our captain will provide interesting and informative commentary about each and every location you pass, all of which is tailored to be engaging for children and school groups. Our captains are knowledgeable and passionate about Melbourne, ensuring kids will walk away with a wealth of new knowledge and a much deeper appreciation for the city.

We understand that cost can be a concern, which is why we offer affordable discounted rates for primary and secondary schools. This makes our boat trips in Melbourne a cost-effective option that can be easily incorporated into your school’s curriculum. We can accommodate groups of various sizes, so whether you’re planning a trip for a class or an entire year level, we can help.

Contact Us Today

To learn more about the various Melbourne Yarra cruises we offer, or to hire a boat as your next function centre, get in touch with Melbourne River Cruises today. Give us a call on (03) 8610 2600 or send an enquiry through our online contact form.

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