Melbourne Cup Carnival

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a prestigious horse racing event held annually in Melbourne, Australia. It encompasses a series of race days, with the highlight being the Melbourne Cup, one of the world’s most famous horse races.

Melbourne River Cruises offers a unique and luxurious way to experience the Melbourne Cup Carnival. With specially curated cruise packages, patrons can enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline while indulging in premium hospitality services.

Melbourne Cup Day | Transfer Package

Immerse yourself in the pinnacle of horse racing glamour with Melbourne River Cruises on Melbourne Cup Day. Departing from Southgate, our luxury cruise promises an enchanting experience. Cruise along the picturesque Maribyrnong River in our 90-minute all inclusive Morning Transfer, absorbing the scenic beauty of Melbourne. Join us for a day of opulence, excitement, and world-class racing as Melbourne River Cruises elevates your Melbourne Cup Day to new heights

Duration: 90-180 minutes approx.
From:  $220 return.
Food and Beverage: Included

Melbourne Cup Water Taxi

Enjoy a luxurious and hassle-free transportation experience to the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington with our exclusive Water Taxi services. Departing from Southgate, our purpose-built boats provide a seamless journey directly to the racecourse, offering a unique and enjoyable way to reach the festivities.

Duration: 75 mins
From: $145.00 one way and $185.00 return.

Derby Day | Transfer Package

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with Melbourne River Cruises as we celebrate Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Setting sail from Southgate, our luxury cruise promises an indulgent experience. Cruise along the scenic Maribyrnong River during our delightful 90-minute all inclusive Morning Transfer, enjoying Melbourne’s stunning waterways. Join us for a day of sophistication, style, and top-notch racing as we redefine your Derby Day experience with Melbourne River Cruises.

Duration: 90-180 minutes approx.
From: EARLY BIRD – $165.00 return
Food and Beverage: Included

Derby Day Water Taxi

Enjoy a luxurious and hassle-free transportation experience to the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington with our exclusive Water Taxi services. Departing from Southgate, our purpose-built boats provide a seamless journey directly to the racecourse, offering a unique and enjoyable way to reach the festivities.

Duration: 75 mins
From: $130.00 one way and $160.00 return.

Oaks Day | Transfer Package

Step into a world of elegance and excitement with Melbourne River Cruises for Oaks Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Departing from Southgate, our luxury cruise promises an unforgettable experience. Glide along the picturesque Maribyrnong River during our scenic 90-minute all inclusive Morning Transfer, immersing yourself in the beauty of Melbourne’s waterways. Join us on this exceptional voyage, where luxury meets tradition, and create lasting memories during Oaks Day at the Melbourne Cup Carnival

Duration: 90-180 minutes approx.
From: EARLY BIRD – $165.00 return
Food and Beverage: Included

Oaks Day Water Taxis

Enjoy a luxurious and hassle-free transportation experience to the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington with our exclusive Water Taxi services. Departing from Southgate, our purpose-built boats provide a seamless journey directly to the racecourse, offering a unique and enjoyable way to reach the festivities.

Duration: 75 mins
From: $130.00 one way and $160.00 return.

Private Packages and Transfers

Elevate your Melbourne Cup Carnival experience with our private packages available on other vessels. Enjoy exclusive spaces, personalized services, and a tailor-made atmosphere for you and your guests.

Minimum Numbers:
Private transfers require a minimum number of 35, and maximum number of 145

Why Choose Melbourne River Cruises?

Melbourne River Cruises is a fantastic choice for those who want to experience Melbourne’s famous Melbourne Cup Carnival events in a unique and luxurious way. With over 40 years of experience, we’ve established ourselves as a leading provider of relaxing, enjoyable and memorable cruises.

We offer guests the opportunity to see Melbourne’s iconic landmarks from a different perspective. Our cruise takes you along the Yarra River, providing stunning views of the city’s skyline and attractions such as Federation Square, Docklands and more.

In addition to the fantastic views, Melbourne River Cruises provides top-notch dining experiences that cater to your dietary requirements. Our chefs use only the freshest and finest ingredients to prepare delicious meals. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan or have any other dietary needs, we can accommodate your needs and preferences.

Our boats are also fully equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable experience. You can sit back and relax in comfortable seats, enjoy the air-conditioning and take in the views from the deck.

Book a Cruise to the Races Today

Melbourne River Cruises is a reputable and highly sought-after company that specialises in providing unforgettable Melbourne Cup Carnival cruises in Melbourne. With our state-of-the-art vessels and exceptional service, we can provide a unique and luxurious way to enjoy the excitement of this event.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor to Melbourne, we’re proud to offer an experience like no other. You can take in the stunning city skyline while cruising down the Yarra River, all while enjoying gourmet food and drinks. With a range of packages to choose from, we make it easy to tailor your experience to suit your individual preferences and budget.

If you’re interested in booking one or more of our Melbourne Cup Carnival cruises, get in touch with us today. Submit an enquiry or book online today and start planning your unforgettable river cruise. You’re sure to have an experience that you’ll never forget.

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