Sightseeing Cruises

Sightseeing Cruises

Melbourne is a vibrant city with plenty of things to see and experience. However, if you’re looking for a unique way to explore the city, a Yarra River boat cruise is an excellent option. At Melbourne River Cruises, we offer a range of Melbourne city sightseeing cruises that allow you to experience the city from a whole new perspective. Our boat cruises depart from Southbank, one of Melbourne’s most popular destinations. Home to an array of restaurants, bars and cafes, Southbank is a great place to start your day before you board one of our boats. Once you’re on board, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and take in the stunning views of Melbourne as you cruise up and down the Yarra River.

Ports & Docklands (1 Hour | Downriver)

A scenic and relaxing cruise tour that allows you to explore the city’s waterfront, with panoramic views of the city skyline and iconic landmarks such as Flinders Street, Crown Casino and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

Duration: 1 Hours approx
From: $35.00

Summer Sunset Cruises

Combines our Port & Docklands cruise with our River Gardens cruise, offering unforgettable panoramic views of Melbourne’s skyline and landmarks. We cruise upstream to the MCG and then head downstream towards Docklands while you get the opportunity to watch the sunset with a beverage.

Duration: 2 Hours approx
From: $69.00

River Gardens (1 Hour | Upriver)

A unique and memorable experience for locals and visitors alike, this leisurely Melbourne boat tour gives you the opportunity to glide along the tranquil waters of the Yarra River while taking in breathtaking views of Melbourne’s cityscape. Relax, unwind and learn about the rich history of Melbourne from a brand-new point of view from the comfort of our spacious outdoor deck or indoor seating area.

Duration: 1 Hours approx
From: $35.00

Melbourne Highlights

A relaxing two-way Melbourne sightseeing river cruise to Docklands and the River Gardens, taking you past everything from the Melbourne Arts Precinct and the Crown Entertainment Complex to Flinders Street, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and Melbourne and Olympic Parks. Our River Garden and Dockland sightseeing cruises come with an expert guide who offers informative commentary about the city’s rich history and culture along the way.

Duration: 2 Hours approx
From: $58.00

Summer Twilight Cruise

Discover what makes Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world on this 1-hour scenic cruise. Set sail at twilight down the river from the Arts Centre, taking in the shipping channels and marvelling at the luxury homes along the way. We then head upstream along Melbourne Park and Herring Island. Enjoy lush greenery and beautiful natural landscapes while you sip on a beverage and relax to some calm background music.

Duration: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
From: $49.00

Safe & Enjoyable Melbourne Boat Trips

At Melbourne River Cruises, we’re committed to providing our guests with a safe and enjoyable experience. Our boats are outfitted with all the necessary safety equipment, and our crew members are trained to ensure that your trip is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We also follow all relevant COVID-19 guidelines to ensure that our guests and staff are safe at all times.

See Melbourne from a New Perspective

Our Melbourne boat trips allow you to see and explore Melbourne from a fresh perspective. The city is home to some of the most famous landmarks in the country, many of which can be seen from the Yarra River. This includes the Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious sports stadiums. You’ll also get great views of the National Tennis Centre, which hosts the Australian Open. Another must-see landmark is Federation Square, which is a modern cultural precinct that houses galleries, restaurants and performance spaces. The square is also home to a number of public artworks which can be seen from the water, including the iconic orange sculpture.

Melbourne is also known for its impressive modern architecture, and there’s no better way to see it than from the water. The city’s skyline is dominated by sleek skyscrapers like the Eureka Tower, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Passengers can also see the striking Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and other notable buildings like the Crown Entertainment Complex and the Arts Centre, which features a distinctive spire design.

One of the best things about taking a Melbourne sightseeing cruise along the Yarra River is getting a chance to see stunning views of the city and its surroundings. You’ll get to enjoy a leisurely cruise while taking in lush parks, charming bridges, and picturesque gardens that line the riverbanks. The Botanic Gardens are a particularly beautiful spot to see from the water, with their manicured lawns and stunning flower displays.

Book a Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise Today

Make Melbourne River Cruises your first choice when you want to embark on Melbourne city sightseeing cruises. Learn more or make a booking today by calling (03) 8610 2600 or sending us a message online.

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