We can cater for a wide range of special occasions, including:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Lunch or Dinner Parties
  • Hens and Bucks Nights
  • Christmas Parties
  • Work Christmas Parties
  • Social Club Get-togethers

Party Cruises in Melbourne – The Perfect Idea for Birthdays & Celebrations

If you’re looking for a new and exciting way to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions in Melbourne, party boat cruises with Melbourne River Cruises are the way to go. You’ll not only get to enjoy a fine dining experience with us, but also see the city from a unique perspective and soak up a great atmosphere that ends with long-lasting memories. Whether you’re planning a birthday, hen’s night or work function, we’ve got the expertise and experience to make your event unforgettable.

Our party boat cruises are sure to impress your guests from the moment they step on board. We offer a wide range of packages that can cater to your needs, including lunch and dinner parties, birthdays, anniversaries, hens and buck’s nights, Christmas parties, social club gatherings and more. Our food and beverages can be tailored to suit your needs and our dedicated event coordinators will make sure that your event runs smoothly from start to finish, allowing you to sit back and relax.

Themed Party Boat in Melbourne for Special Occasions

Are you planning a themed party and feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry – the team at Melbourne River Cruises can help. Our flexible catering service can tailor a cruise to meet the unique needs of your party. Our packages provide you with the perfect solution no matter the occasion.

We can accommodate any party size with our party boat cruises, offering ample space for dancing or setting up tables for a more laid-back experience. Whether you’re looking to throw a sophisticated cocktail party or a high-energy dance party, we can help you create the perfect atmosphere.

To enhance your party vibe, our party boats in Melbourne also offer rented jukeboxes, DJs, karaoke that can complement your chosen theme. Our highly trained staff will work closely with you to ensure that your party is everything you’ve imagined and more.

We pride ourselves on taking care of all the details, so you won’t have to worry about a thing. All you need to do is decide on your guest list and let our team handle everything else. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, graduation or other special occasion, our team will ensure that you have an enjoyable and successful event.

Start Planning Your Party Today

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate your next special occasion, why not consider hosting it on the stunning Yarra River? Our party cruises in Melbourne offer breathtaking scenery and picturesque views for the perfect backdrop to any celebration, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, wedding or any other special occasion. Our experienced event planners will work with you to ensure that every detail is taken care of, from the catering to the entertainment.

To make an enquiry or book your next event with us, simply fill out our online form and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can call us directly on (03) 8610 2600 to discuss your specific requirements and learn more about our venue and services. Have a chat with us today to start planning your next unforgettable celebration on the Yarra River!

Ticket Kiosk & Departure Locations

Below is a list of our all our key locations:

Locations Address Purchase Tickets Departure Location Map Hours Of Operation
Southgate BERTH 1, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 | Cruising Restaurant NO YES Click Here | Google Maps 9:30AM to 3:00PM (MON-SUN)
Southgate BERTH 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 YES YES Click Here | Google Maps 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Federation Wharf VAULT 10, Federation Wharf (Princes Walk), Melbourne VIC 3000 YES YES Click Here 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Head Office VAULT 11, Banana Alley, 367 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 YES No 9:00AM to 5:00PM (MON-FRI)
Williamstown GEM PIER, 1 Syme Street, Williamstown VIC 3016 No YES Click Here N/A

Click Here For Departure Times And Fare Information

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

Unfortunately, our vessels (including the on-board restrooms) are not wheelchair accessible and we do not have the facilities to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Passengers must be able to manage stairs to board and disembark the vessel on there own or be assisted by their carers only as our staff are not permitted to assist (by carrying any passengers for boarding) in any way.


We do not offer bookings for groups less then 15 guests for our sightseeing cruises however you are able to purchase a prepaid voucher from our website.

Please note that this does not secure a time or a date and we do recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to the cruise time you are after to secure your spot.

Yes, as our schedule is subject to weather and tidal conditions you will need to call us from 9.45am on the morning of your preferred cruise date. Please call 03 8610 2600

Yes. Spending the day is Williamstown is a great way to see a different part of Melbourne. Return times are 1 hour after the ferry leaves the City but must be confirmed on the day.

You will find us located across from the Langham Hotel on the rivers edge.

All beverages as listed are included and served throughout the cruise.

We ask that guests please arrive no later than 7.15pm for boarding.
Please note that our cruise will leave at 7.30pm sharp and will not wait for late guests.

The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant cruises up river, passing the Botanical Gardens and sporting stadiums.
Please note that our cruise path is subject to weather and tidal conditions.

We operate our dinner cruise Thursdays to Sundays at 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Alternative days can be arranged for groups of 15+

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

The Spirit of Melbourne can accommodate up to 90 passengers and the floor plan is designed for the bookings that evening. Each booking will have their own table, large groups of 15 or more may be split across two tables.

Yes we do welcome children on board. In the interest of other guests children must remain seated at all times.

Please see our menu for details. Much of our menu is Gluten Free and we also offer vegetarian catering.

Smart casual.

Unlike the ocean the Yarra River is very calm and flat. It is very unlikely that travelling on our vessels will cause any motion sickness.

Cakes can be purchased at a cost. At least 7 days notice is required to order these items. Call us for sizes and pricing.


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