Want to experience Oaks Day and the annual Spring Racing Carnival in luxury and style? Melbourne River Cruises is excited to offer the ultimate Oaks Day experience with our exclusive Oaks Day cruise for Melbourne locals and tourists. This 8-hour event will commence with boarding at 11:45am at Melbourne City Marina, where guests will be welcomed aboard on our premium vessels. From there, we’ll set sail to the iconic Flemington Racecourse where the Oaks Day festivities will take place.
Our Oaks Day boat cruise promises to be unforgettable, with luxurious amenities, unbeatable views and exciting entertainment. Our Oaks Day water taxis not only offer hassle-free transfers to and from Flemington Racecourse, but also showcase the city of Melbourne and its iconic Yarra River landmarks in a fresh way. You’re sure to get a newfound appreciation for Flinders Street Station, Southbank, Docklands and many other attractions. We’re backed by over 30 years of experience and can be trusted to provide guests with a relaxing journey. Our team caters to many function and event requirements, so you can rely on us for a terrific experience no matter what you’ve got in mind. It’s important to note that our Oaks Day water transfers are 18+ and we have a strict dress code in place. We ask our guests to dress elegantly and in line with the racecourse dress code, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the day in style.
Our Oaks Day cruise full packages include everything you could want or need. On the way to the racecourse, passengers can enjoy a delectable morning tea that includes a selection of danishes, mini muffins, quiches and croissants. We also offer a range of premium Australian red, white and sparkling wines, heavy and light beers and soft drinks for you to indulge in.
As you make your way to the racecourse, you can keep appraised of the day’s events with television monitors that broadcast live race day coverage. Upon arrival, our vessel will be docked adjacent to the entrance gate, allowing for easy access to all the festivities. Throughout the day, you can access the vessel and choose from indoor or outdoor seating options so you can relax in comfort at your discretion.
As part of our Oaks Day cruise packages, you’ll be treated to gourmet cocktail food served from 1:30pm till 5pm, showcasing some of Melbourne’s finest culinary delights. After an unforgettable day at the races, you’ll then be treated to a live DJ performance on the return trip back to Melbourne City Marina, giving you an opportunity to unwind while enjoying the stunning views of the city as the sun sets.