Want to celebrate a special occasion with friends and family, or host an event for your colleagues in style? Keen to have a romantic date with your partner, or see and explore the city of Melbourne from a different perspective? At Melbourne River Cruises, we offer enjoyable and memorable city river cruises that provide you with a unique dining experience, an incredible atmosphere, picturesque views of famous landmarks and surrounding scenery, and plenty of great entertainment along the way.
Celebrate in Style with Our River City Cruises
A cruise gives people the opportunity to do something different for an outing or celebration, making it a highly versatile activity with huge appeal. You can relax or have fun on a journey through familiar sights and attractions from a less familiar vantage point. From parties and dinner dates to sightseeing activities and more, a cruise is a great pastime that can create long-lasting memories. We’re proud to offer a range of Melbourne cruises to fulfil different needs, including:
Christmas and New Year’s Eve Parties
If you want to take the stress out of Christmas or experience New Year’s Eve on the water, Melbourne River Cruises offers a range of packages to choose from. You can take in the best views of the city, spoil your loved one, enjoy a relaxing meal, dance the night away, and have your fill of beverages. Whether you want a Christmas day lunch, a Christmas party cruise or a fireworks party cruise, you’re sure to have a great time.
Hen’s, Bucks and Wedding Cruises
Rather than hiring a party bus or going on a pub crawl, why not go on a cruise for your hen’s or bucks night? It’s something out of the norm and sure to give the groom or bride-to-be and their guests a night to remember. We keep things classy throughout the 3 to 4 hour journey, giving you access to a range of beverages and foods. You can also hire our jukebox or DJ and bring out your dance moves!
We can also host wedding ceremonies and receptions on our Melbourne cruises, allowing you to say your vows against the stunning backdrop of the city skyline and the Yarra River. Our highly trained staff will make sure your day rungs smoothly so you can get hitched without a hitch. You’ll also enjoy modern cuisine, whether it’s part of a stand-up buffet, a sit-down buffet or a full four course meal.
Sightseeing and Educational Cruises
If you want to embark on a Melbourne highlights cruise that showcases the city and the Yarra River, we’ve got you covered. We offer a selection of day cruises to choose from that operate most days of the year, giving locals and visitors alike the opportunity to discover the city and cruise past major attractions or landmarks (including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Southbank and Docklands).
In addition to Yarra River city cruises, we also offer educational cruises complete with interesting and informative commentary as well as complimentary tea and coffee. A Williamstown Ferry is also available, beginning at Southbank Promenade and taking approximately an hour.
Corporate Events and Conferences
Our river boat cruises in Melbourne can make for a successful corporate event, whether it’s a meeting, conference, business lunch or product launch. We offer buffet, banquet and cocktail packages for breakfast, lunch and dinner events, working within your requirements and helping the event to run smoothly from start to finish. You can gently meander your way down the Yarra River while networking with others.
Other Special Events and Celebrations
We also offer Melbourne city cruise options for other events, occasions and celebrations, including:
- Birthdays and anniversaries
- Lunch and dinner parties
- End-of-year school parties
In addition, we offer cruises for the annual Spring Racing Carnival which encompasses Melbourne Cup Day, Derby Day and Oaks Day. You can also come to us for themed parties – our staff will make every effort to incorporate your desired elements and ensure a fun celebration.
Why Choose Us for a Melbourne City Cruise?
We take pride in offering the best and most popular river city cruises in Melbourne. We have a fleet of six fully enclosed vessels that cater to different functions and events requirements, each of which has its own viewing deck and large windows for seeing the surrounding scenery. Our largest vessel, the Spirit of Melbourne, can accommodate up to 170 passengers standing up.
Other reasons people choose us include:
- Over 30 years of experience and a commitment to great service
- On-board amenities and helpful staff to assist passengers at all times
- We can accommodate your dietary requirements, including Gluten-free and vegetarian
- Beverages can be included and served throughout the cruise
- Children are allowed on board (must remain seated at all times)
In addition, the Yarra River is very flat and calm, which means our cruises are unlikely to cause motion sickness. We’re confident that you’ll have a comfortable, positive and pleasant experience on board one of our cruises.
Book River Boat Cruises in Melbourne Today
If you’re looking for exciting and memorable river boat cruises in Melbourne, you can’t go wrong choosing Melbourne River Cruises. Visit our contact page to book online, locate our departure points or get in touch with us for more details about the cruises we offer.