Birthday Party

Scenic Birthday Cruises in Melbourne

Do you have a milestone birthday coming up and want to celebrate in a unique and memorable way? A cruise with Melbourne River Cruises might be just the thing! Get your family and friends together and kick back as you enjoy a relaxing and scenic cruise along the iconic Yarra River. Whether you’re turning 18 or 80, you can be sure that a boat birthday party will be an enjoyable experience.

Venue Features:

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  • Specially Designed Boats for F&B Service and Party Atmosphere: Our boats are built with flat rooftops to navigate smoothly under the city’s historic low bridges.
  • Open Back Deck: All our vessels have an open back deck which doubles as a smoking area if required. If you prefer a no-smoking event, kindly inform us, and we will enforce the no-smoking rule on the outdoor decks.
  • Toilet Amenities on Board: Convenient and accessible facilities for your guests.
  • Optional Early Access: Arrive one hour prior to the cruise for personal decoration setup.
  • Microphone for Speeches: Ensure your messages are heard clearly by all guests.

Everything You Need for Your Boat Birthday Party

At Melbourne River Cruises, we’re determined to make your birthday party cruises unforgettable for all the right reasons. When you book with us, you’ll get to enjoy generous food and drink packages that include beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks for the duration of the cruise. We offer everything from light finger food through to a full four-course meal. Our talented chefs can prepare delicious dishes using the finest ingredients, ensuring a delightful culinary experience for everyone on board.

We can also provide you with a DJ to keep the party going, so be sure to get your dance floor moves ready! Our professional DJs are skilled at playing to their audience and creating the perfect ambiance with a wide range of hits to suit your preferences. Dance the night away as you celebrate your special day surrounded by the stunning views of the Yarra River.

Of course, the all-important birthday cake is an essential part of the celebrations. You can either bring your own or order a 7-inch cake from us starting from $55 (at least 7 days advance notice required). Our skilled pastry chefs can create a custom-designed cake that perfectly matches your theme and preferences, adding an extra touch of sweetness to your birthday party.

Why Book With Us?

There’s a wealth of reasons why you should choose us for birthday cruises in Melbourne, including:

  • Over 40 Years of Experience: We’ve been hosting events since 1983, with our first Christmas party on the Yarra. Our extensive experience ensures a flawless event.
  • Smooth Cruising on the Inner Yarra River: Enjoy a gentle ride as the river is never choppy.
  • Convenient Pick-Up and Drop-Off Options:
    • Southgate or Federation Wharf, both close to public transport.
    • Optional drop-off at Crown Casino available (tide dependent).
  • Melbourne City Lights and Decorations: Enjoy watching the city lights of Melbourne all lit up and see how beautiful the Yarra looks all illuminated.
  • Floating Dancefloor with DJ Options: Sing along to all the classics and create unforgettable memories.
  • Freshly Prepared Food: Our kitchen team of chefs prepares all food fresh. We cater to allergies and offer halal options.
  • Full Crew and Service Staff: The vessel comes with a captain, deckhand, and service staff to ensure a smooth event.
  • State-of-the-Art PA Systems: For background music and speeches. Hire a jukebox or DJ if required.
  • Dedicated Event Coordinator: Our event coordinator will help you with everything, making it seamless to book any add-ons, menu, entertainment, and coordinating your event.

Book a Boat Birthday Party with Us Today

Melbourne River Cruises can help make your birthday a celebration to remember. To make a booking or ask for further information, call us on (03) 8610 2600 or email We’re here to answer any questions you may have and assist you in planning the perfect birthday party cruise.

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