Christmas Party Private Boats

Fun & Unique Christmas Cruises in Melbourne

Searching for the perfect venue to host a Christmas event in Melbourne? Need fresh and exciting Christmas party ideas? If you’re looking to switch things up this year, why not choose a memorable Christmas boat cruise in Melbourne along the picturesque Yarra River?

At Melbourne River Cruises, our cruises offer an ideal setting for your Christmas festivities, allowing you to relax and celebrate as you glide along Melbourne’s main waterway. It’s an experience that promises relaxation, enjoyment and no shortage of unforgettable memories.

Venue Features

  • Specially Designed Boats for F&B Service and Party Atmosphere: Our boats are built with flat rooftops to navigate smoothly under the city’s historic low bridges.
  • Open Back Deck: All our vessels have an open back deck which doubles as a smoking area if required. If you prefer a no-smoking event, kindly inform us, and we will enforce the no-smoking rule on the outdoor decks.
  • Toilet Amenities on Board: Convenient and accessible facilities for your guests.
  • Optional Early Access: Arrive one hour prior to the cruise for personal decoration setup.
  • Microphone for Speeches: Ensure your messages are heard clearly by all guests.

Why Book With Us?

There are several reasons to choose Melbourne River Cruises for Christmas cruises in Melbourne:

  • Over 40 Years of Experience: We’ve been hosting events since 1983, with our first Christmas party on the Yarra. Our extensive experience ensures a flawless event.
  • Smooth Cruising on the Inner Yarra River: Enjoy a gentle ride as the river is never choppy.
  • Convenient Pick-Up and Drop-Off Options:
    • Southgate or Federation Wharf, both close to public transport.
    • Optional drop-off at Crown Casino available (tide dependent).
  • Melbourne City Christmas Lights and Decorations: Enjoy the city’s festive lights and decorations visible after sunset, enhancing the holiday ambiance from the comfort of our cruise.
  • Floating Dancefloor with DJ Options: Sing along to all the classics and create unforgettable memories.
  • Freshly Prepared Food: Our kitchen team of chefs prepares all food fresh. We cater to allergies and offer halal options.
  • Full Crew and Service Staff: The vessel comes with a captain, deckhand, and service staff to ensure a smooth event.
  • State-of-the-Art PA Systems: For background music and speeches. Hire a jukebox or DJ if required.
  • Dedicated Event Coordinator: Our event coordinator will help you with everything, making it seamless to book any add-ons, menu, entertainment, and coordinating your event.


Celebrate the Festive Season with a Christmas Cruise

Melbourne River Cruises stands as the top choice for a Christmas boat cruise in Melbourne. Contact us today to learn more, request a quote or make a booking. Reach out to us by calling (03) 8610 2600 or submitting an online enquiry. Let us make your Christmas celebration a truly memorable one.

About Our Christmas River Cruises

If you desire a unique venue for your work Christmas party, Melbourne River Cruises won’t disappoint. Our Christmas river cruises are an unforgettable experience, allowing you and your staff to indulge in delicious canapés and cocktail food, have access to a well-stocked bar and groove to the tunes of a talented DJ throughout the 3-hour cruise, with plenty of space to unleash your dance moves!

We also offer a delightful Christmas lunch cruise on the scenic Yarra River. Enjoy a relaxing family gathering on a boat and let us take care of everything for you. Indulge in a mouth-watering feast featuring roast turkey, smoked salmon, potatoes, summer vegetables and an array of delectable desserts. Our onboard bar offers a selection of red, white and sparkling wines, an assortment of beers, and non-alcoholic beverages to cater to everyone’s tastes.

For a magical Christmas dinner experience with friends and family, join us onboard as the sun sets and Melbourne’s skyline lights up. The Yarra River takes on a captivating charm, with the lights from the nearby skyscrapers dancing on the water’s surface. Our Christmas dinner cruise promises delicious cuisine that caters to all tastes, complemented by a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Enjoy the festive ambiance with background music and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

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