Derby Day

Derby Day Cruises

The Victoria Derby is one of the most anticipated events of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. If you want to experience it in a unique and luxurious way, there’s no better way than with a Derby Day Melbourne cruise. Melbourne River Cruises can provide you with an eight-hour cruise that takes you along both the Yarra and Maribyrnong River to Flemington Racecourse, where you’ll enjoy a memorable day on a private cruise, berthed alongside the racecourse adjacent to the entrance gate.

What Our Melbourne Derby Day Cruises Include

Our Melbourne Derby Day cruises are an enjoyable and relaxing way to experience the Melbourne Cup Carnival. You’ll get to avoid the crowds, eliminate the hassle of finding transportation and parking on race day, and take the stress out of choosing what or where to eat and drink. With Melbourne River Cruises, everything is taken care of, including hassle-free transfers and all-day access to the racecourse.

On board, you’ll be treated to gourmet cuisine and quality Australian wines while enjoying amazing panoramic views from our fully enclosed vessel that includes a sundeck and restrooms. Television monitors will keep you up to date on the action on the track so you won’t miss a moment of the excitement.

When you arrive at the racecourse, you’ll be docked adjacent to the entrance gate, making it easy to get in and out of the venue. You’ll start your day with a morning tea of danishes and muffins before enjoying a gourmet stand-up buffet. We offer a selection of tasty seafood, cold platters, salads and desserts for you to choose from. You’ll also have access to a selection of premium Australian red, white and sparkling wines, as well as heavy and light beers, spirits and soft drinks.

In addition to all of the amenities and luxuries offered on our Derby Day water transfers, you’ll also receive a souvenir race-book to remember your special day at the races. What’s more, on the return transfer to Victoria Harbour, you’ll be entertained by our staff to make your day with us truly special and unforgettable. We’re confident you’ll walk away with nothing but great long-lasting memories.

Derby Day (Drinks & Buffet Full Day Package)

Cruising to Flemington Racecourse along the Yarra and Maribyrnong River is the most enjoyable and relaxing ways to experience the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Derby Day is the most classic and elegantevent on the racing calendar, with a traditional monchrome dress code. Enjoy a day of luxury on …

Duration: 8 Hours approx
From: $295.00

Derby Day Water Taxi

Cruising to Flemington Racecourse along the Yarra and Maribyrnong River is the most enjoyable and relaxing way to travel to the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Book a One-Way Water Taxi Service with us or a Return Water Taxi Service.

Duration: 2 Hours approx
From: $110.00

A Respected Cruise Company

Melbourne River Cruises is a well-known and respected river cruise company that has been operating on the Yarra River for over 30 years. Our Derby Day water taxis offer locals and tourists alike a fresh and exciting way to experience the event. We depart from the Southbank Promenade and take you on a leisurely journey up the Yarra River towards Flemington Racecourse. Along the way, you’ll take in stunning views of the city skyline and the picturesque Yarra River. The return journey is just as enjoyable, with the city lights providing a stunning backdrop for the cruise back down the Yarra River.

Melbourne River Cruises caters to all your needs, including dietary requirements. We take pride in our exceptional customer service and attention to detail, ensuring that every passenger will have a wonderful time on board our boats. Our knowledgeable and experienced crew members are always on hand to answer any questions and make sure that everyone is comfortable and enjoying themselves. With the convenience and luxury of a private cruise and all-day access to the racecourse, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Sit back, relax and enjoy the races in style with Melbourne River Cruises.

Book a Derby Day Cruise Today

Whether you’re a seasoned racegoer or a first-time attendee, Melbourne River Cruises’ Derby Day cruises are a terrific way to experience the excitement and glamour of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Book one of our Derby Day cruise packages or get in touch with us for more details and advice.

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