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Melbourne River Cruises

Discover the beautiful city of Melbourne from a unique perspective with one of the most experienced companies on the Yarra River.

Melbourne River Cruises has been showcasing this city and its important Yarra river landmarks to locals and visitors alike for over 30 years. Cruise past Melbourne’s major attractions including the Botanical Gardens, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and sporting precinct, Federation Square, Southbank, Docklands and also further to Williamstown.

We operate every day of the year with Sightseeing Cruises and Williamstown Ferry. Every cruise offers interesting and informative commentary with complimentary tea and coffee as our passengers enjoy a relaxing journey.

The Cruising Restaurant offers a unique dining experience on the Yarra river with modern cuisine enhanced by the moving scenery of riverbanks and Melbourne city lights.

Our vessels are a unique venue option for private celebrations and special events. With a fleet of seven fully enclosed vessels, each with its own viewing deck, we are capable of catering to many function and event requirements, sizes and styles.

Our fleet is used for Sightseeing, The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant, Functions and Private Events. Each vessel has large windows and an outside deck area for viewing the Yarra River and its surrounding scenery, as well as on-board amenities and staff to assist passengers along their river cruise.

We look forward to welcoming you on-board.

Our Cruising Fleet

Vessel Min/Max People
(standing up)
Min/Max People
(sit down)
Spirit of Melbourne 100/170 100/144
Yarra Countess 100/165 90/110
Yarra Empress 85/145 80/100
Yarra Queen 65/120 54/56
Yarra Princess 55/100 48/52
Yarra Duchess 30/40 N/A
Yarra Explorer 25/30 N/A