Mother’s Day Lunch Cruise


$135.00 / per adult
  • 12th May 2024
  • Three-course Meal + Drinks
  • 3-hour Cruise

Mother’s Day Lunch Cruise

Treat your mum to an unforgettable Mother’s Day experience with our luxurious Mother’s Day lunch cruise on the picturesque Yarra River. Embark on a relaxing and memorable journey where you’ll be enchanted by breathtaking views of Melbourne’s iconic skyline. Our skilled chefs have curated a delectable three-course meal, ensuring every bite is a delight. Show your appreciation for Mum with this special and indulgent experience, courtesy of Melbourne River Cruises.

Duration: 3 hours approx.

The Mother’s Day lunch cruise operates on two vessels: Yarra Countess and Spirit of Melbourne.

Adult / Child Price Per Person Meal Options
Adult $135 Adult Main Course Menu Selection is Required
Children aged 14-17 years $85 Adult Main Course Menu Selection is Required
Children aged 2-13 years $65 Children’s Menu Selection is Required
Children under 1 Free of Charge No Meal Provided

Indulge in a delicious, all-inclusive 3 course meal (including beverages) while taking in the stunning views of our city and the cosmopolitan culture that makes up Melbourne. We provide multiple choices for the main course, allowing you to select the dish that best appeals to your taste buds. We also offer vegetarian options as well.

Treat your mum to our Melbourne Mother’s Day lunch cruise, a perfect way to express your love and appreciation. Our attentive team will ensure every detail is perfect for her special day.

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Please email us if you have any queries.

A Loving Gesture For Your Mum

  • Treat your mum to our Melbourne Mother’s Day lunch cruise, a perfect way to express your love and appreciation. Our attentive team will ensure every detail is perfect for her special day.
  • An experience you’ll never forget, the Spirit of Melbourne represents one of the best dinner options in Melbourne.

A Captivating Lunch Option in Melbourne

  • If you’re seeking a unique dining experience in Melbourne, look no further! Join us aboard the Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant for an unforgettable lunch cruise along the Yarra River.
  • Indulge in a tantalizing three-course banquet, complete with beverages, amidst a vibrant atmosphere. Prepare for a dining experience you’ll cherish forever, making the Spirit of Melbourne one of Melbourne’s top lunch destinations.

Our Mother’s Day lunch cruise in Melbourne is the perfect way to show your mum how much she means to you. Departing from our dock at Southbank Promenade, our vessel has spacious seating areas and large windows that offer amazing views of the city and its notable landmarks. You’ll get opportunities to see Flinders Street Station, Crown Casino, the MCG and more in a different way.

Our friendly and experienced crew takes pride in their high level of service. We’ll be on hand to cater to your every need, ensuring that your Mother’s Day celebration is nothing short of perfect. Our vessels are equipped with air conditioning and heating, indoor and outdoor seating options, and other basic amenities so you can enjoy the trip and your meal in comfort no matter what the weather may be.

An Array of Delectable Dishes

You’ll be immersed in an atmosphere of luxury and elegance from the moment you step aboard until the moment you disembark. Our menu features an array of delectable dishes ranging from fresh seafood to succulent meats and various vegetarian options, all made using the finest and freshest locally sourced ingredients. In addition to the food, our Mother’s Day boat cruise offers a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage, including wine, champagne and soft drinks.

An Experienced Cruise Provider

We’ve earned a reputation as one of the best cruise providers on the Yarra River. We’ve been giving locals and tourists high-quality cruise experiences for over 30 years, showcasing the city and its major attractions from a unique perspective. We cater to many functions and events, including birthdays, Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve celebrations, Valentine’s Day dinners and more. We also pride ourselves on our sustainability initiatives, disability and accessibility services, and indigenous culture appreciation. We’re always striving to improve the quality of our services for all of our guests.

Reserve Your Spot Today

Bookings for our Mother’s Day lunch cruise are essential, as our vessels have limited seating. We recommend that you reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment. Our cruises are an experience not to be missed, promising your mother a special celebration that she’ll never forget. Get in touch with us to find out more, discuss your requirements and book your tickets. We look forward to welcoming you aboard and providing you with a great experience.

Departure Point Map

Important Information

  • The Mother’s Day lunch cruise operates on two vessels: Yarra Countess and Spirit of Melbourne. Kindly check your email two days before the cruise for departure details.
  • Check-in starts at 11:45AM and closes at 12PM Sharp
  • Please reconfirm the Reservation and any Dietary Requirements at least 72 HOURS PRIOR to the Service Date
  • All online Ticket purchases require the Passenger(s) to produce evidence of the Ticket(s) upon arrival

Ticket Kiosk & Departure Locations

Below is a list of our all our key locations:

Locations Address Purchase Tickets Departure Location Map Hours Of Operation
Southgate BERTH 1, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 | Cruising Restaurant NO YES Click Here | Google Maps 9:30AM to 3:00PM (MON-SUN)
Southgate BERTH 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 YES YES Click Here | Google Maps 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Federation Wharf VAULT 10, Federation Wharf (Princes Walk), Melbourne VIC 3000 YES YES Click Here 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Head Office VAULT 11, Banana Alley, 367 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 YES No 9:00AM to 5:00PM (MON-FRI)
Williamstown GEM PIER, 1 Syme Street, Williamstown VIC 3016 No YES Click Here N/A

Click Here For Departure Times And Fare Information

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

Unfortunately, our vessels (including the on-board restrooms) are not wheelchair accessible and we do not have the facilities to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Passengers must be able to manage stairs to board and disembark the vessel on there own or be assisted by their carers only as our staff are not permitted to assist (by carrying any passengers for boarding) in any way.


We do not offer bookings for groups less then 15 guests for our sightseeing cruises however you are able to purchase a prepaid voucher from our website.

Please note that this does not secure a time or a date and we do recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to the cruise time you are after to secure your spot.

Yes, as our schedule is subject to weather and tidal conditions you will need to call us from 9.45am on the morning of your preferred cruise date. Please call 03 8610 2600

Yes. Spending the day is Williamstown is a great way to see a different part of Melbourne. Return times are 1 hour after the ferry leaves the City but must be confirmed on the day.

You will find us located across from the Langham Hotel on the rivers edge.

All beverages as listed are included and served throughout the cruise.

We ask that guests please arrive no later than 7.15pm for boarding.
Please note that our cruise will leave at 7.30pm sharp and will not wait for late guests.

The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant cruises up river, passing the Botanical Gardens and sporting stadiums.
Please note that our cruise path is subject to weather and tidal conditions.

We operate our dinner cruise Thursdays to Sundays at 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Alternative days can be arranged for groups of 15+

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

The Spirit of Melbourne can accommodate up to 90 passengers and the floor plan is designed for the bookings that evening. Each booking will have their own table, large groups of 15 or more may be split across two tables.

Yes we do welcome children on board. In the interest of other guests children must remain seated at all times.

Please see our menu for details. Much of our menu is Gluten Free and we also offer vegetarian catering.

Smart casual.

Unlike the ocean the Yarra River is very calm and flat. It is very unlikely that travelling on our vessels will cause any motion sickness.

Cakes can be purchased at a cost. At least 7 days notice is required to order these items. Call us for sizes and pricing.


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