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Melbourne River Cruises

Melbourne River Cruises, born from a vision, showcases the city’s history and charm. With enchanting voyages along the Yarra River, passengers immerse themselves in Melbourne’s captivating tales. Beyond its origins, Melbourne River Cruises continued to evolve, adapting to changing times and embracing sustainability. Today, Melbourne River Cruises remains an iconic experience, cherished by both locals and visitors alike. It weaves together the past and present, the urban and natural, in a symphony of sights, sounds, and stories. Each voyage on the Yarra River is a reminder of the city’s beauty, resilience, and the enduring connection between the people and the water that flows through their veins.

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 six 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

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Vessel Min/Max People (standing up) Min/Max People (sit down)
Spirit of Melbourne 120/170 120/140
Yarra Countess 100/160 90/110
Yarra Empress 85/145 80/100
Yarra Queen 65/110 35/52
Yarra Princess 55/100 35/48
Yarra Duchess 28/38 N/A
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