Melbourne Cup Day is one of the biggest events in Australia’s sporting and social calendar, attracting people from all over the world. At Melbourne River Cruises, we offer a Melbourne Cup Day cruise for locals and tourists who want a luxurious, unique and enjoyable way to experience the Spring Racing Carnival. Approximately 9 hours long, our Melbourne Cup boat cruise offers guests plenty of time to experience the race day festivities. We depart from the city and take guests on a scenic journey along the Yarra and Maribyrnong River to Flemington Racecourse, giving them the opportunity to sit back and relax while taking in stunning views of Melbourne’s cityscape and harbour.
Our Melbourne Cup cruise full day packages include everything you need for a fantastic Melbourne Cup Day experience. Upon arrival, guests will receive drinks and morning tea, including danishes and muffins. Our Melbourne Cup cruise packages also include a gourmet stand-up buffet with a selection of seafood, cold platters, salads, desserts, tea, coffee and various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can choose from a selection of premium Australian red, white and sparkling wines, heavy and light beers, spirits and soft drinks.
Once guests arrive at Flemington Racecourse, they’ll enjoy a full day of luxury on a private cruiser berthed alongside the racecourse. Our vessels are fully enclosed with panoramic viewing, sundecks and restrooms, ensuring guests have a comfortable and enjoyable experience throughout the day. Our Melbourne Cup cruise package also includes all-day access to the racecourse and trouble-free transfers. Guests can watch the races on high-quality television monitors onboard and enjoy premium food and drink options while cheering on their favourite horses.
To add to the party atmosphere, a DJ will be playing hits on the way back from Flemington to the city. This is a great opportunity for guests to dance, relax and enjoy the stunning views on the return journey. It’s important to note that our Melbourne Cup Carnival cruise is a strictly over 18+ event and has a strict dress code. Guests are required to dress smartly and adhere to the dress code to ensure a sophisticated atmosphere throughout the day.
Duration: 9 Hours approx
Melbourne River Cruises takes pride in offering the best cruise to Melbourne Cup festivities. We’re one of the most experienced companies on the Yarra River, with over 30 years behind us. Our cruises showcase the city and its iconic Yarra River landmarks, including Flinders Street Station, Southbank, Docklands and more. We’re confident you’ll disembark at the end of your cruise with a huge smile on your face and great memories that will last for years to come.
If you want to embark on a relaxing and enjoyable carnival cruise to the Melbourne Cup, you won’t be disappointed by what Melbourne River Cruises has to offer. Get in touch with us today for more details by visiting our contact page and choosing your preferred method of speaking to us.